Skip to comments.Is the Obama Campaign Being Financed By Foreign Donations?
Posted on 10/08/2012 7:45:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Peter Schweizers Government Accountability Institute is out with a report today on foreign and fraudulent campaign contributions. It is the most comprehensive treatment of the issue to date. The key findings relate to the Obama campaign:
* The Obama campaign lacks the industry standard level of credit card security for donations
* The website Obama.com was purchased by an Obama bundler based in Shanghai, China, with questionable ties to state-run enterprises
* 68% of the traffic to Obama.com is foreign, and the site was linked to a specific donation page on the official BarackObama.com campaign website for ten months
Schweizer also finds that, based on the security measures currently in place, nearly half of Congress is vulnerable to fraudulent and foreign donations. Schweizer provided this statement to Powerline, which covers the report here:
>>>When it comes to money in this campaign all the focus has been on Super PACs. But far more troubling in my mind is the reality of how easily foreign governments or individuals can inject funds in the U.S. presidential campaign. The FEC does not require basic security for internet donations. And in the case of the Obama campaign, the gate appears to be wide open. You need to use the CVV security code on your credit card to buy an Obama hoodie but not make a donation. And there is very real evidence that the campaign is not using the address verification system (AVS) in any real way. There are simply too many contributions they accept with either no zip code or an incorrect zip code. To make matters worse, donations under $200 dont even need to be disclosed. Twenty years ago that might not matter but in the era of robo-donations its a huge problem.<<<
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
...just as in 2008
It is certainly not financed by people who love this country ...
Is the Pope German?.................
This doesn’t seem to be the big story we were expecting. There’ll have to be something more than the fact that the site was linked for ten months and then taken down.
Big dittos to that!
None dare call it treason..................
National Review is the second outlet to carry this story this morning.
Breitbart broke the story earlier.
To get the MSM and half the electorate to care, there has to be a direct link to specific bad guys. Otherwise, we knew about this in 2008.
I think that Liz cracked this code back in 2008, and nothing was done about it then.
Nothing will be done about it now.
The Chicago Mob in charge of Obozo and the White house has the full backing/protection of our left wing mediots. So nothing will be done.
Who financed his education at Columbia and Harvard? Why does he bow to Saudi Kings and tells the Russians to inform Putin that he’ll have more flexibility after the election...
A prominent Democratic donor with ties to the Red Chinese government may be implicated in the Obama campaigns flouting of federal campaign finance law, according to a bombshell investigative report
Won't matter anyway, the media will bury the story and this scandal won't stick to the Teflon president any more then the 100 or so other sleazy corruption marred doings of this administration.
The 0bama Rule is: If 0bama does it, or did it, its ok.
Naturally When Romney is elected President the 0bama rule no longer applies. Romney will be relentlessly hounded by the media. Even the perception of impropriety (which the media will exagerate 50 fold) will be the subject of countless congressional hearings and investigations.
Bammy call centers in Gaza, anyone remember?
U.S. President Barack Obama's campaign and the Democratic Party have raised $181 million in September for his re-election effort -their highest monthly total yet of the 2012 presidential race. The president's campaign said Saturday that the money represents donations from more than 1.8 million people.
Even the timing is off—after Obama has recorded his big, illegal September haul.
***None dare call it treason***
I remember that book from the 1960s!
The title comes from an Elizabethan English courtier writer and poet, John Harrington(1561-1612). Full quote:
“Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason”
...and he was also the inventor of the first ‘flush’ toilet. Thomas Crapper (1836-1910) just improved on the original......
Of course it is. Every time Obama contributes to his own campaign, it is being financed by a foreigner.
Does a bear...
Yes it is.
I have a serious question. Could Obama be charged with anything that he did while he usurped the office of POTUS? Big laugher I know and it hasn’t been done for past holders of the office, but there is so much swirling around the Kenyan Klown that this time around could be a different situation.
The question brings up pictures of bears n their natural habit and the color of the sky and other things.
Hannity is going to cover the issue on his FOX show tonight 9:00pm
And Bush did nothing to hold it off in '08 and make that campaign adhere to the law.
This is one of the few times it is appropriate to contend that ..."Bush Did It." He also never investigated Obama's non-eligibility when he could have. Or if he did, he covered it up.
Or "Children of the Corn"? -- that's what other GOP campaign people have been calling Romney's campaign staff.
If he were indicted by a federal prosecutor, the trial would take place where the offense allegedly occurred -- IOW, DC. Well, that would be a laugher, so you'd have to indict him for something he carelessly did outside DC, or for violating a state law, such as Hawaii's elections law in 2008 when he and Nancy Pelosi intimidated state officers into accepting Nancy's bogus "certification" (notarized, of course -- a federal offense) of Obama's eligibility.
(The State of Hawaii should have kicked Nancy's perjurious squib out at once: "certification" is done BY THE STATE, which certifies candidates to the State's voters. Certification is not done by a party mugwump to the election officials of the States. Obama's election bid should have stopped right there, in October, 2008 -- the REAL reason Obama went to Hawaii to "visit his dying grandmother" [and throw her under the bus with the rest of the "typical white people"].)
“Is the Obama Campaign Being Financed By Foreign Donations?”
Oh, why not? Might as well, foreign nationals are electing him! 2 million anchor babies get to voting age every year according to PBS yesterday. Illegal aliens register and VOTE.
The Dems won’t allow ID to vote. One of these days we’re going to turn around and not be able to see anything in this country that isn’t owned by foreign interests! The amount of real estate they own is astounding.
But hey, the GOP is just as ‘globalist’. We’ve got to clean them out of both houses to do any good. No foreign money should ever be allowed in our elections. In state races, only residents of that state should be allowed. Then we could get rid of the likes of John McCain.
No, ,it’s Ch-Corn because from what I have heard it’s someone involved with Acorn in China.
This unworthy one hopes that Romney has a chance to raise this issue during the “Foreign Policy” debate. Certainly any candidate which does not assure that illegal foreign money is kept out of his campaign has no business enforcing US laws.
I tend to agree with you, but...
Why, then, is Newsweek and the Daily Beast -- charter members of the liberal media establishment -- laying down one artillery barrage after another on The Won?
Has Tina Brown, the Empress of the NYC libs, left the reservation?
Maybe, the thugs in charge of our left wing Media, have been running focus groups.
Focus groups if ran correctly, would show the left wing media is in serious danger of becoming irrelevant as well as disliked and untrustworthy.
So some of them may try to separate themselves from their failing prince of darkness.
You mention Newsweak, and I show their cover telling Obozo to hit the road. Newsweak is on the ropes for its survival and taking punches for Obozo, might be the end of Newsweak and similiar left wing media outlets.
Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.
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