Skip to comments.Obama Caught Begging For Cash…Illegally?
Posted on 07/03/2012 7:04:01 PM PDT by opentalk
It was reported on Sunday that Obama was so broken up after touring the devastation caused by the Colorado wildfires that he promptly hopped aboard Air Force One and made an 18-minute conference call to his big donors asking for cash that was described as pleading and a tad worried.
Daily Beast columnist Lloyd Grove, who obtained the audio tape from an Obama donor, went on to refer to the call as rambling[s] from a dog-tired idealist.
Almost a year ago today, Obama was in hot water for videotaping a campaign commercial in the White House Map Room begging for cash; U.S. Code clearly states that fundraising in a government building is strictly forbidden. The question is, does this also apply to Air Force One? The law does not include the term airplane, but by extension, one would think it applied to anything serving a building-like function.
Furthermore, presumably while on Air Force One paid for by taxpayers at a cost of $180,000 per hour, Obama should be engaged in activity relating to his job, not on his hands and knees begging for cash from his cronies.
Heres the relevant U.S. Code: 18 U.S.C. § 607 (a) Prohibition.
(1) In general.
It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit or receive a donation of money or other thing of value in connection with a Federal, State, or local election from a person who is located in a room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties by an officer or employee of the United States.
It shall be unlawful for an individual who is an officer or employee of the Federal Government, including the President, Vice President, and Members of Congress, to solicit or receive a donation of money or other thing of value in connection with a Federal, State, or local election, while in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties by an officer or employee of the United States, from any person.
(2) Penalty. A person who violates this section shall be fined not more than $5,000, imprisoned not more than 3 years, or both.
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One thing I’ll say about Barry, he sure loves everyone else’s money. I don’t believe we’ve ever had a White House occupant who was this greedy.
(yawn) So who’s going to do anything about it? Certainly not the Republicans. Absolutely not the Justice Department. And Supreme Court Justice Roberts would figure out why it’s okay.
Trust me, Soros will insure the purple lipped prince has all the cash he needs.
Anyway algore got away with it.
Its a good sign...tells me he hadn’t really planned to need to run a campaign this fall....but now we ARE gonna have elections and he’s got a little work to do.
His affirmative action Attorney General let him down with F&F..we were all supposed to be disarmed by about now....
If Soros doesn’t deliver,then European socialists or the Russians will make sure Old Blue Gums has plenty of cash.
No one gives a $hit if zero does illegal stuff. In fact I think some of his supporters like him better for it - the Chris Rock attitude “he’s really gonna do some gangsta $hit”.
Some people in Colorado were not happy with him for interrupting the fir fighting.
The Liberals went NUTZOID! And no, he wasn't pictured on the Phone talking to his Cash Bundlers.
I have the official framed Picture hanging in my Office.
Good grief! Is there a single Repub with the guts to stand up and scream about this crap? As long as the “loyal opposition” act like neutered mice, Obama will only get worse and continue to flaunt the laws!!!!!!!!!!
Every day brings another horror story. But nothing but impotent little chirps from the Repub “leadership”
The Republicans are paving the way for a second term for Obama.
I think he’s actually been able to hone “Jive Turkey” to the level of a Fine Art.
Exactly, Obama is just playing games, just like when AF 1 flew low over new york shortly after the creep was inaugurated. All the stories of a mole in the White House detailing how he is in ill health, about to resign, blah blah blah, still more garbage from the punk in chief. He is pure punk slime having a grand ol time shi*ting on Americans.
If he’s not on his knees sucking d**k, he’s on his knees begging for cash to continue his destruction of America.
Time to take out the trash.
Whatsamattawityou? Haven’t you ever heard of Al Gore’s “no controlling legal authority”?
If he was caught selling his real birth certificate for a large donation in front of the White House you would hear the sound of crickets.
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