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Political Karma Will Get You in the End

10/24/2008 5:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If the path of Justin Zatkoff is any indicator, things don't go well for young Republicans who make up stories about fake beatings.

With the news that Ashley Todd lied about that whole "I was mugged and beaten because I support McCain" story, our good friends at Gawker reminded us of the tale of Justin Zatkoff. Back in 2006, Zatkoff invented a story that he was beaten up because of his political views after a Michigan College Republicans meeting.

Turns out Zatkoff made the whole thing up and was just beaten up by his friends. Ooops!

Flashforward to last month -- Zatkoff, now chair of the Michigan Federation of College Republicans, was fired from his position within the Republican National Committee's "Victory '08" Campaign. According to the Michigan Review, Zatkoff was fired after he stole 300,000 pieces of campaign literature from Michigan campaign headquarters.

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Barfalufugus    

Let's hope these two don't meet and breed.

2003 days ago
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Mr.Jones    

Both of em are A-holes!

2003 days ago
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Pieta    

who cares............

two lost souls

why the frig past judgment on them?

Get over yourselves!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2003 days ago
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Hpipy2thahiphiphop    

Put some moose steaks on that shiner

2003 days ago
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who has the facts? ME    

Just another example of what measures the Republicans will go to win - whether it's lies, fearmongering or election fraud - they are always desperate and hopefully, will always get caught!!!!

2003 days ago
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diana g    

it's so obvious her so called bruises are fake, her eye isn't even swollen, the B is backwards, like she did it to herself in the mirror.
What a retard. All republicans are.

2003 days ago
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MG    

Im surprised that someone from the Lancaster PA Republican Headquarters didnt do something like this...they are all a bunch of Wannabee Ass Kissing Idiots!!! and yes I am a Republican so don't blame my post on the Democrats....

2003 days ago
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Anon2    

Politcal Karma works both ways. Obama may get a taste of his own political Karma. Hint: Alice Palmer. Additional hint: 1996, registration forms.

Interesting similarities between the allegations against Acorn and what was done to Palmer by Obama's "election guru" to knock her right off the ballot. This time around, Obama can't eliminate McCain through those tactics. But he can smooth talk and buy his way into the White House. Plenty of Americans are ignorant enough or frustrated enough to let him do it.

2003 days ago
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Spongebob    

This has nothing to do with Tawana Brawley (or Jackson, Jones or Jenkins). If you want to sight a related case, why don't you bring up Susan Smith drowning her kids and blaming it on a black man. It more closely related and more recent. You don't have to dig back 20 years.

You just wanted to say, "oh look, we aren't the only ones...the black lady lied too"

2003 days ago
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Food4thought    

Republicans are DESPERATE in the final weeks. They want people to see them as victims. John McPain and Sarah Pain ran the most. culturally divisive, racist, ignorant, hate-filled campaign ever. So much for putting country first by suggesting that some parts of the country are more pro-American than others and that if one doesn't vote for Republican, he/she is not patriotic. It was disgusting and thank goodness it'll be over soon when Obama/Biden are elected. Republicans have beeen getting away with preying on the FEARS/XENOPHOBIA/HATRED of Americans to win elections. On November 4, Americans should send a message to Republicans--we want to make progress. We're not ignorant so don't insult our intelligence/nature by thinking we're stupid enough to vote for you because you tell us that Obama is a terrorist. It's not okay to call Obama names and spread hate and fear and we want to move on: Vote Obama/Biden.

2003 days ago
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CoolGirl2008    

I love how she carved the letter B backwards because she was looking into a mirror.

That's plain dumb and I'm not surprised.

2003 days ago
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Proud American    

Amen. Desperation is a ugly thing, especially for Republicans!

2003 days ago
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Barfalufugus    

At least his shiner is real. Hers looks like eyeshadow.

2003 days ago
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Spongebob    

Susan Smith

2003 days ago
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Spongebob    

Susan Smith

2003 days ago
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