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Obama 2008 campaign under scrutiny
CNN ^ | 04/16/2011 | Rebecca Stewart

Posted on 04/18/2011 7:47:21 AM PDT by Phlap

No one is immune from an audit, including President Barack Obama. The Federal Election Commission has begun an audit of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, according to Roll Call newspaper.

The campaign, a record-breaking fund-raising machine that brought in nearly $750 million for then-candidate Obama, attributed most of its contributions to small-dollar donors. But the size of the haul almost guaranteed an audit would eventually occur.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; donors; fec; foreign
Can you say White Wash?
1 posted on 04/18/2011 7:47:27 AM PDT by Phlap
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To: Phlap
"No one is immune from an audit, including President Barack Obama"

That doesn't mean an audit would be fair, factual, or honest. My bet is that his will be used as a campaign tool for 2012 in order to show how his campaign has always been squeaky clean and run with complete transparency.

2 posted on 04/18/2011 7:56:36 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative

Not ONE reporter, including GERALDO will look into any of this....they won’t even look into Obama’s eligibility. Total BS. If it was Bush......


3 posted on 04/18/2011 7:58:46 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Phlap

I’m interested in those “foreign” and unaccounted for contributions. I remember when that idiot Carter’s idiot brother accepted money from some of our raghead enemies, and how that reflected poorly upon carter. Yet no one raises the issue w/O’Stupid?


4 posted on 04/18/2011 8:00:22 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Phlap

Auditing the boss. This’ll go far./s


5 posted on 04/18/2011 8:02:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Can you imagine how loud and how long the media would have screamed if Bush had gone on a junket to Rio with the CEO of Halliburton and the CEO of G.E. subsequent to appointing the G.E. head as a Czar to oversee creating jobs in America after he had fired 27,000 of our citizens and moved their jobs to China?


6 posted on 04/18/2011 8:06:05 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Phlap

http://jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com/2011/02/flashback-colonel-gadhafi-khadafy.html

Flashback: Colonel Gadhafi Khadafy Qaddafi Praises Obama’s Foreign Fundraising Prowess
Interesting the gems one can unearth with this here Internet thing. Thanks, Algore!
In June, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gave a public speech praising Obama, claiming foreign nationals were donating to his campaign. “All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man,” the Libyan leader said. “They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American presidency…”

[O]n July 31 that donors from the Gaza strip had contributed $33,000 to the Obama campaign through bulk purchases of T-shirts they had shipped to Gaza…. A pair of Palestinian brothers named Hosam and Monir Edwan contributed more than $31,300 to the Obama campaign in October and November 2007, FEC records show. Their largesse attracted the attention of the FEC almost immediately. In an April 15, 2008, report that examined the Obama campaign’s year-end figures for 2007, the FEC asked that some of these contributions be reassigned. The Obama camp complied sluggishly, prompting a more detailed admonishment form the FEC on July 30. The Edwan brothers listed their address as “GA,” as in Georgia, although they entered “Gaza” or “Rafah Refugee camp” as their city of residence on most of the online contribution forms…. The latest Obama campaign filing shows that $891.11 still has not been refunded to the Edwan brothers, despite repeated FEC warnings and campaign claims that all the money was refunded in December.


7 posted on 04/18/2011 8:09:28 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: Phlap

There a no scandals in this administration. Not a single one.

8 posted on 04/18/2011 8:09:42 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: Baynative

Imagine the outrage at an anti-Israel Muslim-raised presidential candidate having campaign call centers based in Gaza... and having met with PLO operatives privately when he was a senator. Oh, wait...


9 posted on 04/18/2011 8:11:59 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: LouAvul

The crime was, and it was a crime, the Obama campaign turn off AVS on thier credit card donation system. AVS stands for “Address Verification System”. Turning it off means you are in anything goes mode. Got a CC# and an expiration, fine, that’s all you need. Millions poured in from over seas. This is why Obama went to Europe and his apology tour before the election. To drum up support for his eventual campaign. The election was bought with oversea’s money. When questioned about Obama said they had some back office system that would “check the transactions” out. What a joke. All they had was a CC# and the expiration date, what could they really verifiy. Sure, the IP’s were from oversea’s and they knew it.

I’m a business owner, If I turned AVS on our system OFF we would be out of business within a week due to the massive fraud, which is exactly what took place during the Obama campaign, that and illegal money from oversea’s.


10 posted on 04/18/2011 8:12:37 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Phlap
Only a half-white wash.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

11 posted on 04/18/2011 8:16:29 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Phlap

Oh please. And who will be running this “audit”...the JUSTICE Department???


12 posted on 04/18/2011 8:28:15 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Baynative

and this could be bigger the biggest scam in US history, yet not ONE reporter wants to look into it....if not for the the constitution, how about the glory?


13 posted on 04/18/2011 8:31:59 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Phlap

Remember how the Obama campaign disabled its own credit card security system to make credit card contributions untraceable?

Enter a legit Card number and enter any bogus info you want with it. Bingo, it went right through, and transferred the funds. A number of people unfriendly to Obama ( IIRC, Byron York was one), actually made a small contribution to test this, and it worked.

You don’t have to be a genius to see all those Wal-Mart Visa cards hanging there at check-out and imagine certain unscrupulous and highly prolific “bundlers” (e.g., Jodie Evans, the infamouly uncivil Sarah-Speech Stage-Crasher, who remains in Obama’s good graces) were likely doing.


14 posted on 04/18/2011 8:42:55 AM PDT by cookcounty (Obama channeling TR: "Speak incessantly and carry a little schtick.")
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To: Phlap

Too late - He’s already in. The media’s JOB is to vet the candidates BEFORE THE VOTE...and not just the Republican ones. If they can find something impeachable, then fine, bring it. Otherwise, don’t try and fool us into thinking that you(the media) are finally doing your job. Looks like it’s up to the citizens..again.


15 posted on 04/18/2011 8:44:32 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Oldpuppymax

That would be the JUST US Department.


16 posted on 04/18/2011 8:49:57 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Hopefully, the IRS, not the Just-Us department.


17 posted on 04/18/2011 8:50:00 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Phlap

Congress should have hearings on this. If only to make sure the Disable-the-AVS Cheat Plan doesn’t resurface.


18 posted on 04/18/2011 8:50:06 AM PDT by cookcounty (Obama channeling TR: "Speak incessantly and carry a little schtick.")
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To: bjorn14
"That would be the JUST US Department"

LOL! I'm going to steal it!

19 posted on 04/18/2011 8:55:21 AM PDT by cookcounty (Eric Holder, Head of the Department of JUST-US.)
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20 posted on 04/18/2011 8:58:04 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Phlap

Soros and the Mullahs of Iran helped his campaign.


21 posted on 04/18/2011 9:30:23 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

Everyone except government employees knows that Zero’s campaign was funded with foreign money.

This is just another shot across the bow of Zero. First we discuss his BC now his campaign funding. The demonic-rats don’t want this moron running again. These are just hints to get Zero to bow out.


22 posted on 04/18/2011 9:59:38 AM PDT by CoastWatcher
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To: LouAvul

Obama Turns Blind Eye to Credit Card Donation Fraud
http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/obama_illegal_donations/2008/10/21/142761.html
What do Bart Simpson, Family Guy, Daffy Duck, King Kong, O.J. Simpson and Raela Odinga have in common?
All are celebrities; and with the exception of Odinga and O.J. Simpson, they also are fictional characters. And yet, all of them gave money earlier this month to the campaign of Barack Obama, without any apparent effort by the campaign to screen them out as suspect donors.
The Obama fundraising machine may owe its sensational success in part to a relaxation of standard online merchant security practices, which has allowed illegal donations from foreign donors and from unknown individuals using anonymous “gift” cards, industry analysts and a confidential informant tell Newsmax.

**“OBAMA’S FOREIGN DONORS: THE MEDIA AVERTS ITS EYES”**
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/08/obamas_donor_contributions_sil.html
(He accepts credit cards including Macy’s.)

**Fictitious Donors Found in Obama Finance Records**
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/us/politics/10donate.html?ref=politics
Last December, someone using the name “Test Person,” from “Some Place, UT,” made a series of contributions, the largest being $764, to Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign totaling $2,410.07.
Someone identifying himself as “Jockim Alberton,” from 1581 Leroy Avenue in Wilmington, Del., began giving to Mr. Obama last November, contributing $10 and $25 at a time for a total of $445 through the end of February.

The only problem? There is no Leroy Avenue in Wilmington. And Jockim Alberton, who listed his employer and occupation as “Fdsa Fdsa,” does not show up in a search of public records.


23 posted on 04/18/2011 10:50:30 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
There is no Leroy Avenue in Wilmington

And why are we not surprised there's no news about this? Liberals are shameless whores.

24 posted on 04/18/2011 11:05:11 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

If there were no MSM investigationss or reports in 2008/2009 , there damn sure won’t be prior to his majesty’s next coronation in 2012.

The presstitutes are simply cheerleaders.


25 posted on 04/18/2011 11:12:02 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: LouAvul
There is no Leroy Avenue in Wilmington

Nor is there a POTUS on Pennsylvania Avenue?

26 posted on 04/18/2011 11:12:23 AM PDT by IrishPennant (Obama - as big a lie as the number 4 on a roman numeral clock...and so few bother to notice!)
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