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Is a donor scandal about to rattle the Obama campaign?

posted at 4:59 pm on October 6, 2012 by

As Katie Pavlich posted on October 5, the Obama campaign is about to get rocked by a fundraising scandal involving “taxes and foreign donors.”  Pavlich wrote that since “billionaires like George Soros support him and considering Hollywood is partially controlled by European money, naturally Obama has foreign support. Obama’s economic philosophy is also similar to European style resdistribution of wealth, which is why French President Francois Hollande supports him.”

This development comes after Obama raised $181 million dollars for the month of September.  As Allapundit noted yesterday, that’s a lot of donors.  If there wasn’t anything to hide then why is the campaign trying to put a kibosh on the story.

Back in April, I stumbled upon a video that recorded an anomaly with respect to donating to Obama’s campaign online.  As the man in the video donates online, he notices that “the Obama campaign does not have the universal 3-digit security code feature for credit card transactions on their website. It appears that anyone, anywhere can donate to President Obama’s re-election campaign, all you need is a credit card number.”

He tried the same thing with the Romney campaign, but the donation was denied since it wasn’t verified.

Nidal Hasan…big Obama supporter

 

Donation successful!

Paul Bedard of The Washington Examiner wrote on October 4 that:

According to the sources, a taxpayer watchdog group conducted a nine-month investigation into presidential and congressional fundraising and has uncovered thousands of cases of credit card solicitations and donations to Obama and Capitol Hill, allegedly from unsecure accounts, and many from overseas. That might be a violation of federal election laws.

The Obama campaign has received hundreds of millions in small dollar donations, many via credit card donations through their website. On Thursday, the campaign announced a record September donor haul of $150 million. [$181 million]

At the end of the 2008 presidential campaign, the Obama-Biden effort was hit with a similar scandal. At the time, the Washington Post reported that the Obama campaign let donors use “largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor’s identity.”

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That Obama donors are forced to use prepaid credit cards and sub $50 donations is totally Bush’s fault. Obama just inherited this payment scheme…

MunDane68 on October 6, 2012 at 5:09 PM

“largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor’s identity.
Personally, it has gotten to the point that this is an absolute necessity to the free exercise of a person’s inalienable right to to participate in the election process.
The gay marriage amendment in California where people are threatened and run out of work and business. Wisconsin the same thing with the public unions.
You do not fix free speech by limiting free speech and putting those who exercise free speech in jeopardy of their lives.

astonerii on October 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM

So does anyone have the guts to use their personal credit card to donate $1 to 0bama, and use the name Muammar Gaddafi instead?

cane_loader on October 6, 2012 at 5:32 PM

So does anyone have the guts to use their personal credit card to donate $1 to 0bama, and use the name Muammar Gaddafi instead?

cane_loader on October 6, 2012 at 5:32 PM

What the hey, why not use Osama Bin Laden? The mere fact that they would accept a donation from that name … then again, who knows that they haven’t?

stukinIL4now on October 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM

For the record, the story on illegal foreign campaign contributions was first reported by AtlasShrugs.com in July and August of 2008. The “mainstream media” covered it (barely) in October 2008. The Washington Post and others were late to the story, and reported only a fraction of what AtlasShrugs.com exposed. Give credit where credit is due. I followed the stories carefully, and WaPo deserves no credit.

Colony14 on October 6, 2012 at 6:43 PM

astonerii on October 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Dude get a grip. The scandal is FOREIGN money donated to Obama which is ILLEGAL under our election laws, and for good reason! Our Founding Fathers were strongly against other countries meddling in our political process (see for example US Constitution, Article I Section 9 Clause 8, which limits foreign titles from being presented to Legislators).

dominigan on October 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Colony14 on October 6, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Agreed. I was really surprised that Allah didn’t credit Pamela Geller after she put in so much work uncovering much of this, including donations from Palestinians.

She was actually pretty peeved that Allah credited WaPo but didn’t mention her and her work that the WaPo article was based on.

dominigan on October 6, 2012 at 8:04 PM

crickets chirping
-lsm

unstinkingbelievable….

cmsinaz on October 6, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Obama has been an absolute disaster for our country on every front. His administration has exhibited every single behaviour that the press typically loves to jump on…..corruption, scandal, hypocrisy, obvious lies and failed promises. Minorities and the poor are in free fall as is virtually every industry but the government machine. Everyday the alternative media reports stories of big government crushing the little guy…. And what does the media do…. Exactly what the will do with this donor story… Either ignore it completely or destroy the messenger. The press doesn’t care what Obama does and he knows it which is a frightening prospect should the idiots crawl out of their mothers basements and vote.

Caseoftheblues on October 6, 2012 at 8:11 PM

This has been discussed on blogs since Barry did the same thing during the 2008 campaign. Someone ought to get a clue sometime.

mchristian on October 6, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Big whoop! HHS Sec campaigned for the mt chair against election rules and it didn’t get any attention beyond HA and Drudge. You don’t seriously think that this will make a hill of beans difference to Ophone users do you? MA dems will still vote for the faux indian.

Kissmygrits on October 6, 2012 at 9:12 PM

No way. Not the cool black dude.

envycat on October 6, 2012 at 9:36 PM