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RNC to File FEC Complaint on Obama Fundraising Practices
washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/05/08 | Matthew Mosk

Posted on 10/05/2008 11:29:06 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3

A lawyer for the Republican National Committee today said the party will ask the Federal Election Commission to look into the source of thousands of small-dollar contributions to the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama.

The RNC is alleging that the Obama campaign was so hungry for donations it "looked the other way" as contributions piled up from suspicious, and possibly even illegal foreign donors.

"We believe that the American people should know first and foremost if foreign money is pouring into a presidential election," said RNC Chief Counsel Sean Cairncross.

Cairncross alleged there was mounting evidence of this, and cited an Oct. 4 report in Newsweek that documents a handful of instances where donors made repeated small donations using fake names, such as "Good Will" and "Doodad Pro."

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaignfinance; corruptdems; donors; doodadpro; fec; fundraising; goodwill; obama; rnc
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1 posted on 10/05/2008 11:29:07 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3

a bit late eh?


2 posted on 10/05/2008 11:30:32 AM PDT by Taggart_D
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http://www.newsweek.com/id/162403

Newsweek article


3 posted on 10/05/2008 11:30:33 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Lipstick wearing Okie Moosehead!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

RNC,

How about finding out if he is a citizen while you are at it.

I know it’s a small thing to you, but just maybe he isn’t.


4 posted on 10/05/2008 11:31:15 AM PDT by Hang'emAll (WE WILL NOT DISARM!!!)
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Are we seeing an actual NARRATIVE being written before our eyes?

Ayers, Rezko, Foreign donations.....


5 posted on 10/05/2008 11:31:27 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: TornadoAlley3

Hopefully McCain will start putting Obama on the defensive for a change.


6 posted on 10/05/2008 11:31:29 AM PDT by cblue55 (Palin is Reagan in high heels)
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To: TornadoAlley3
About 6 months too late!!!

No wonder we call ourselves the stupid party

7 posted on 10/05/2008 11:31:49 AM PDT by Popman (Dont worry Barney Frank has your ass-ets covered!!!)
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To: Taggart_D

Maybe they waited until more and more objective evidence became clear. Hopefully, they sat a trap on the dems.


8 posted on 10/05/2008 11:32:12 AM PDT by caffe (please, no more consensus)
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To: Taggart_D
"a bit late eh?"

Indeed. And the McCain/Palin ticket are campaigning in CA. It's almost like they don't want it. And what could that mean?

9 posted on 10/05/2008 11:32:37 AM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" white guy voting McCain/Palin)
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To: TornadoAlley3
I DARE CNN,ABC,CBS TO REPORT THIS !
10 posted on 10/05/2008 11:32:51 AM PDT by timestax
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To: cblue55

Well now, using this as a reference McCain will show up at the voting booth on Feb 1, 2009.


11 posted on 10/05/2008 11:33:19 AM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama! - The corruption has not changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Yeah, NOW you decide to file something, now that the money is already in and most of it spent or going to be spent. What’s next, you gonna get after that voter fraud issue? What a collection of incompetent clowns running the RNC, a bunch of complete losers. The average Free Republic poster would be a significant upgrade to virtually any of the Republican Party ‘leadership’.


12 posted on 10/05/2008 11:33:42 AM PDT by raptor29
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To: TornadoAlley3

Sure they’ll look into. Next year.

Maybe the Senate could hold hearings. And McCain could divert our attention with a call for Campaign Finance Reform?


13 posted on 10/05/2008 11:34:04 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("Nice to meet you. Hey, can I call you Home Depot Joe?")
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To: TornadoAlley3

Good. We need as much negative stuff about Obama as we can come up with.


14 posted on 10/05/2008 11:34:26 AM PDT by Proudcongal (POW/WOW '08)
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To: cblue55

There is going to be so much sh*t flung against Osama, there is no way he will be able to deflect it all, even with the MSM carrying his water.


15 posted on 10/05/2008 11:34:51 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: Taggart_D

Yeah, how many months have they been claiming that Obamessiah is raising 10’s of millions a month from “small, online donors”? Crap. Somebody needs to donate a few thousand cases of Red Bull to the RNC and McCain campaign.


16 posted on 10/05/2008 11:35:34 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: TornadoAlley3

TOO LATE,... they let tooooo much time slip by! The majority of WICKED liberal judges are in the tank for the false messiah!! Only God can stop their wicked deeds!


17 posted on 10/05/2008 11:35:43 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Popman

I think that gazillions of small credit card payments from Saudi Arabia might have an effect on some voter’s perceptions of this guy.


18 posted on 10/05/2008 11:35:46 AM PDT by Need4Truth
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To: TornadoAlley3

And the only way to stop this stuff is to make the offending campaign give the questionable donations to the OPPOSING party. This business of “returning” the money is bogus since that is never enforced to see if it was really done. Ditto for “giving it to charity.” If you can’t trust these corrupt campaigns in raising the money, you certainly shouldn’t trust them to give it back.


19 posted on 10/05/2008 11:36:01 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Taggart_D

Yes. We all no nothing will be done about it before the election. They should have filed the complaint before the campaign began!


20 posted on 10/05/2008 11:36:19 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: caffe
Maybe they waited until more and more objective evidence became clear. Hopefully, they sat a trap on the dems.

I heard Obama's campaign has 1/2 billion dollars....much is expected to have come in from overseas.

Hey, but do not fear we have McCain's campaign finance laws protecting us....(sarc)

Obama does not have to disclose contributions coming in under $200, McCain does anyway. I suspect some smart Oil sheik has contributed most of it in $200 increments.

21 posted on 10/05/2008 11:36:29 AM PDT by Taggart_D
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To: TornadoAlley3
FEC investigator Clouseau Leadshoes will get right on this, and the investigation will be complete the day after President Obama signs the pardons.
22 posted on 10/05/2008 11:37:56 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (The beauty of conservatism, Sarah Palin.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

How about also demanding to see an authentic birth certificate?

Why do you think Obamination went abroad if not to collect campaign funds? The Muzzies have complied, I have no doubt.


23 posted on 10/05/2008 11:38:13 AM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge.)
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To: dr_who
We all no nothing will be done about it before the election

Obama's already run his 24 hour ad....you would think that any reporter, even in the MSM, would be even a bit curious about where all this mega money is flowing in from. But hey, why should we worry about the money, campaign finance reform is keeping everyone honest.

24 posted on 10/05/2008 11:38:41 AM PDT by Taggart_D
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To: TornadoAlley3

the media will call the RNC crybabies and spin as such


25 posted on 10/05/2008 11:39:38 AM PDT by wardaddy (everyone has underestimated the media and their bias, it's killing us)
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To: Hang'emAll

“How about finding out if he is a citizen while you are at it.”

Sure, why shouldn’t a foreigner use foreign money. LOL


26 posted on 10/05/2008 11:39:48 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Need4Truth
I think that gazillions of small credit card payments from Saudi Arabia might have an effect on some voter’s perceptions of this guy.

I would love to know just how many CC donations are $199.99 just under the limit?

27 posted on 10/05/2008 11:40:02 AM PDT by Popman (Dont worry Barney Frank has your ass-ets covered!!!)
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To: timestax
FOLLOW THE MONEY, AND DO IT QUICKLY !
28 posted on 10/05/2008 11:40:22 AM PDT by timestax
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To: TornadoAlley3

How about hundreds of thousands of volunteers investigating RAT voter fraud that has been plotted for months and old standbys that have been used for decades. They’re digging in grave yards and going into nursing homes and homeless shelters stealing votes. Let’s not forget the illegals voting too.


29 posted on 10/05/2008 11:40:31 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: TitansAFC; Clintonfatigued; LS

Yet another piece of the attack narrative.


30 posted on 10/05/2008 11:43:01 AM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Isn’t this a little too late?


31 posted on 10/05/2008 11:43:06 AM PDT by wastedyears (Now sadly living in the DPRNYC [Brooklyn])
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To: Crimson Elephant
Are we seeing an actual NARRATIVE being written before our eyes?

Timing is everything.

All the issues being raised are "common sense" type issues that Joe six-pack will understand.

The convoluted explanation that would be required for the MSM to bail out Obama will not be able to be implemented in time to outweigh the damage of the people see his true colors prior to election day.

IMHO, California is still in play (as is evey other state in the union).

32 posted on 10/05/2008 11:43:33 AM PDT by JEH_Boston (There's a landslide coming.....)
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To: TitansAFC; Clintonfatigued; LS

Yet another piece of the attack narrative.


33 posted on 10/05/2008 11:43:33 AM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Agree.

He has to be overwhelmed with negatives before voters will take a serious look into them.


34 posted on 10/05/2008 11:44:19 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: TornadoAlley3

About frickin’ time. Too bad the Glorious Leader and his shock troops will shut the investigation down in about three months.


35 posted on 10/05/2008 11:45:16 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Taggart_D

Day late and a dollar short guys.....


36 posted on 10/05/2008 11:46:26 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Popman
About 6 months too late!!!

For Hillary it is.

For McCain/Palin October is prime time.

37 posted on 10/05/2008 11:47:20 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Crimson Elephant

Bingo!


38 posted on 10/05/2008 11:47:28 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: raptor29

***The average Free Republic poster would be a significant upgrade to virtually any of the Republican Party ‘leadership’.***

I completely agree with you.


39 posted on 10/05/2008 11:49:46 AM PDT by wastedyears (Now sadly living in the DPRNYC [Brooklyn])
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To: FreeReign

Thank you! This is perfect timing to get inside the Obama head even more. It has been known for sometime but the electorate doesn’t start listening until right before the election.

What’s Obama’s next move? Say it is racist again?

So many people on here are so quick to judge that everything McCain is doing is wrong that it makes me wonder. This is a chess match and McCain is controlling the board right now.


40 posted on 10/05/2008 11:49:46 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: Taggart_D

No doubt AP will say this has a racist tinge.


41 posted on 10/05/2008 11:50:35 AM PDT by TonyM (E)
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To: TonyM

Bookmark


42 posted on 10/05/2008 11:51:27 AM PDT by tapatio
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To: PhiKapMom
This is a chess match and McCain is controlling the board right now.

I hope you're right....I also hope that McCain/Palin will win in a landslide and I can have faith in my fellow Americans again....because it looks as if they're out to lunch....at my expense.

43 posted on 10/05/2008 11:52:48 AM PDT by Taggart_D
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To: TonyM
No doubt AP will say this has a racist tinge.

True enough....but I'm confused....I thought Jesse Jackson said Obama wasn't a REAL black person....so if he's not black, are we still racist?

44 posted on 10/05/2008 11:54:30 AM PDT by Taggart_D
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To: timestax

Foreign money is the only way he could afford his own TV channel 73, 24/7 and no commercials.


45 posted on 10/05/2008 11:55:48 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: timestax

Obama: Thank you fellow citizens of Germany! Thank you! Thank you! Yes, American is an imperfect country! Thank you for your contributions!


46 posted on 10/05/2008 11:56:31 AM PDT by Goldie Lurks (professional moonbat catcher)
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To: Taggart_D

Thanks finally to the RNC for looking into this gigantic fraud.


47 posted on 10/05/2008 11:56:34 AM PDT by Doug TX
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To: Taggart_D

Palin Criticizes Obama’s ‘Terrorist’ Connection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi3oP74kMjA


48 posted on 10/05/2008 12:00:14 PM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: TornadoAlley3

The FEC is toothless. The only remedy is a fine, and even that won’t come for more than a year.

The FEC is a humorless joke.


49 posted on 10/05/2008 12:01:03 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Popman
About 6 months too late!!!

No it's not!!!!!!!
(since I used more exclamation points, naturally I win)

50 posted on 10/05/2008 12:04:08 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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