Skip to comments.Rove, Gillespie Slam Obama for Spreading 'Baseless Lie' Over Foreign Contributions
Posted on 10/11/2010 4:44:09 AM PDT by bestintxas
Two top Republicans lit into President Obama and the Democratic Party Sunday over accusations that the GOP strategists and the Chamber of Commerce were using foreign contributions to influence the election, calling the claim a "baseless lie" and accusing the president of "abuse of power."
Karl Rove, a Fox News contributor, said on "Fox News Sunday" that the president had gone too far.
"Have these people no shame? Does the president of the United States have such little regard for the office that he holds that he goes out there and makes these kind of baseless charges against his political enemies?" Rove said. "This is just beyond the pale. How dare the president do this."
Rove was referring to a series of charges that have been leveled over the past week. Obama first said at a rally in Maryland Thursday that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which he referred to without mentioning by name, was paying for ads against Democrats while taking money from "foreign corporations."
"So groups that receive foreign money are spending huge sums to influence American elections, and they won't tell you where the money for their ads come from," Obama said. Then Obama twice mentioned Rove by name at an Illinois rally, saying "two groups funded and advised by Karl Rove have outspent the Democratic Party 2 to1 in an attempt to beat" Democratic Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias.
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His actions are one of a foreigner, and this cannot be tolerated.
Sue him. Libel is not presidential protected speech.
I caught this segment. Rove did a great job responding to this charge.
Does anyone remember the financial statements from the 2008 election cycle? Reviewing the records for the Emperor and dimocrats you will see many many donations that included both dollars and cents. How many people make donations, via checks, etc, in dollars and cents? Whole dollars, yes; dollars and cents?
IMHO such transactions are the mark of foreign money activity since international exchange rates are very seldom even amounts. When you travel overseas hotels and other round off the exchange rates, normally downwards, to obtain a little extra profit.
As usual, the dimmys accuse others of the very things they, themselves do.
True notice how the democrats avoid the issues about Obamacare and jobs they play the same tired old game of blame,dodge,double talk.
1. Quit referring to the bastard squatter as president.
2. Stop defending yourself and start attacking the accusers as the known liars, communists and sabateurs that they are. Laugh and say this is rich coming from them...pot meet kettle.
3. Turn the tables and demand the dnc and the bastard squatter prove where his foreign campaign contributions came from. Take a "You show us yours - We'll show you ours" approach.
4. Quickly use their own words and actions against them in campaign ads and plaster the market with them.
5. Quit playing by the insipid "gentleman's rules" against known enemies of the state who blatantly lie, steal and coerce.
Asked about the charge, White House senior adviser David Axelrod put the onus on groups like the Chamber of Commerce to prove foreign money is not influencing the election.
YOU first a$$-wipe! What unmitigated gall!
An excellent point. Furthermore, it is well known that Obama accepted over $100 million in untraceable foreign contributions for his presidential campaign. His campaign said they couldn't be identified because the individual amounts were too small and it would be impossible to account for them all.
Shrug. So that's okay then...
n 1996 Obama was a registered member of the New Party in Chicago, which was established by the Democratic Socialists of America.
Kahlid Al-Monsour, a Black Muslim and Black Nationalist, raised money for Obamas Harvard education.
Obama was inspired by Saul Alinsky and his book Rules for Radicals.
Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn hosted an Obama campaign kickoff party in their home.
Louis Farrakahn, leader of the Nation of Islam, is a friend.
Tony Rezko, convicted of illegal fund raising, raised money for Obamas campaign.
Rashid Kahlidil, who worked on behalf of the PLO, held a fund raiser for Obama.
Frank Marshall Davis was Obamas mentor in high school and a member of the Communist Party USA.
Obama helped Raila Odinga, Kenyas Prime Minister thug, raise money in the United States for his Presidential campaign in Kenya.
Marilyn Katz, head of security for the SDS from where Bill Ayers also originated, serves on Obamas national finance committee.
The Obama campaign gave ACORN $838,000 in 2008.
Kenny Gamble, who is buying large parcels of land in Philadelphia for a Muslim only community, cut the ribbon on Obamas campaign headquarters in Philadelphia, which Kenny also owns.
Mazen Asbahi and Minha Husaini, Obama Muslim outreach coordinators, have ties to CAIR, Muslim Alliance in North America, North American Islamic Trust, HAMAS, and others.
Franklin Raines, ex-CEO of Fannie Mae who walked away with a $90 million parachute, is an Obama advisor.
The Obama campaign has received $700,000 from Fannie Mae.
George Soros uses foreign money!
Obama os all upset because Americans are contributing money to toss him and his fellow Chi-town thugs out of Washington. Yet the MSM makes no mention of all the money bam gets from the marxist unions, Move-On etc.
clinton and kerry took money from the daughter of a Chinese general and from known Chinese spies...but NOW dems are worried about foreign money?
GOD I HATE THIS GUY (yes, I'm shouting).
I think they should call the president out on this. He has accused certain entities of criminal activity and Rove should ask for charges to be filed.
This will not happen but should.
Libel is a distraction. If the president truly believes what he charges or has evidence he has a duty and an obligation to act.
Yeah never mind all the cr*p they passed in the last two years, it’s still all the Republicans fault.
2008 presidential election........
The FEC breakdown of the Obama campaign has identified a staggering $222.7 million as coming from contributions of $200 or less. Only $39.6 million of that amount comes from donors the Obama campaign has identified.
It is the largest pool of unidentified money that has ever flooded into the U.S. election system, before or after the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reforms of 2002.
Biersack would not comment on whether the FEC was investigating the huge amount of cash that has come into Obama’s coffers with no public reporting.
But Massie Ritsch, a spokesman for CRP, a campaign-finance watchdog group, dismissed the scale of the unreported money.
“We feel comfortable that it isn’t the $20 donations that are corrupting a campaign,” he told Newsmax.
But those small donations have added up to more than $200 million, all of it from unknown and unreported donors.
Ritsch acknowledges that there is skepticism about all the unreported money, especially in the Obama campaign coffers.
“We and seven other watchdog groups asked both campaigns for more information on small donors,” he said. “The Obama campaign never responded,” whereas the McCain campaign “makes all its donor information, including the small donors, available online.”
The rise of the Internet as a campaign funding tool raises new questions about the adequacy of FEC requirements on disclosure. In pre-Internet fundraising, almost all political donations, even small ones, were made by bank check, leaving a paper trail and limiting the amount of fraud.
But credit cards used to make donations on the Internet have allowed for far more abuse.
“While FEC practice is to do a post-election review of all presidential campaigns, given their sluggish metabolism, results can take three or four years,” said Ken Boehm, the chairman of the conservative National Legal and Policy Center.
Already, the FEC has noted unusual patterns in Obama campaign donations among donors who have been disclosed because they have gone beyond the $200 minimum.
(To continue reading this article and the information on foreign donations, click here: http://www.newsmax.com/timmerman/Obama_fundraising_illegal/2008/09/29/135718.html )
...strangely enough the link to newmax no longer works
The only thing they can do is screw up and blame and repeat.
Leftists have to have their devils. Now it’s the Chamber of Commerce. You have to conclude that Obama is anti-capitalist and anti-business. All economic activity must be controlled by the federal government.
Sounds like the nobama administration is accusing the Chamber of Commerce of using “foreign” money to defeat the democrats just as nobama and his campaign managers used foreign money to win the presidency.
Also, there were a large number of anonymous credit card donations that were just below the threshold requiring the donors to reveal their names.
Obama needs to be impeached, tried for treason and brought to justice.
“accusations that the GOP strategists and the Chamber of Commerce were using foreign contributions to influence the election”
He who smelt it, dealt it.
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