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Is the Obama Campaign Being Financed By Foreign Donations?
National Review Online ^ | October 8, 2012 | Eliana Johnson

Posted on 10/08/2012 7:45:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Peter Schweizer’s 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 don’t 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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; bhocorruption; bhofascism; corruption; democrats; election2012; elections; foreigndonations; foreignmoney; fraud; gai; nobama2012; obama; obamafunds; obamasstash; obamatruthfile; politicaldonations

1 posted on 10/08/2012 7:45:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

...just as in 2008


2 posted on 10/08/2012 7:46:07 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It is certainly not financed by people who love this country ...


3 posted on 10/08/2012 7:46:33 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is the Pope German?.................


4 posted on 10/08/2012 7:47:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


5 posted on 10/08/2012 7:47:25 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
It is certainly not financed by people who love this country ...

Big dittos to that!

6 posted on 10/08/2012 7:48:30 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

7 posted on 10/08/2012 7:50:24 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (HH: "Obama just doesn't really understand what he was talking about on subject after subject")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Doogle; Red Badger

Answer: Yes.
Comment: Duh.


8 posted on 10/08/2012 7:52:08 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
43% of the traffic on the “official” BarackObama website is foreign as well. Clinton started it. Zero perfected it. But laws only apply to the American masses not to the elites, the DNC, nor the illegals.
9 posted on 10/08/2012 7:53:06 AM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: generally

None dare call it treason..................


10 posted on 10/08/2012 7:53:50 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

National Review is the second outlet to carry this story this morning.

Breitbart broke the story earlier.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 7:56:24 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Doogle

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.


12 posted on 10/08/2012 7:59:29 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Liz

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.


13 posted on 10/08/2012 8:00:09 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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...


14 posted on 10/08/2012 8:00:18 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
China-Based Fundraiser Linked to Illegal Foreign Donations

A prominent Democratic donor with ties to the Red Chinese government may be implicated in the Obama campaign’s flouting of federal campaign finance law, according to a bombshell investigative report

15 posted on 10/08/2012 8:01:17 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Outsourcing????
16 posted on 10/08/2012 8:03:18 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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Report: Foreign Nationals Donating to Obama Campaign
17 posted on 10/08/2012 8:05:28 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Anyone who didn't already know this hasn't been paying attention.

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.

18 posted on 10/08/2012 8:06:32 AM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


19 posted on 10/08/2012 8:09:32 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! To Surfdom)
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To: Doogle

Bammy call centers in Gaza, anyone remember?


20 posted on 10/08/2012 8:11:21 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: opentalk
Rumors Swirl: How Bad Will The Obama Foreign Donor Scandal Be?

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.

related..Russia

21 posted on 10/08/2012 8:19:44 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: loveliberty2
" Outsourcing???? "



Chi-Corn doing the outsourcing job of fraud and scamming that Acorn got caught doing.

22 posted on 10/08/2012 8:20:17 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Carbonsteel

Agreed.

Even the timing is off—after Obama has recorded his big, illegal September haul.


23 posted on 10/08/2012 8:34:42 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Red Badger

***None dare call it treason***

I remember that book from the 1960s!


24 posted on 10/08/2012 8:54:34 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; opentalk; All
Daily Caller: Claim: Obama campaign illegally solicited foreign donors via social media website
25 posted on 10/08/2012 8:58:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

26 posted on 10/08/2012 8:59:52 AM PDT by Casie
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

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......


27 posted on 10/08/2012 9:24:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Of course it is. Every time Obama contributes to his own campaign, it is being financed by a foreigner.


28 posted on 10/08/2012 9:25:18 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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29 posted on 10/08/2012 9:45:24 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Does a bear...


30 posted on 10/08/2012 9:46:33 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes it is.


31 posted on 10/08/2012 9:47:37 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: righttackle44

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.


32 posted on 10/08/2012 9:53:33 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The question brings up pictures of bears n their natural habit and the color of the sky and other things.


33 posted on 10/08/2012 10:58:23 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hannity is going to cover the issue on his FOX show tonight 9:00pm


34 posted on 10/08/2012 12:20:36 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Doogle
...just as in 2008

Yep.

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.

35 posted on 10/08/2012 1:13:04 PM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: American Constitutionalist
"Chi-Corn?" You mean "Chi-COM"?

Or "Children of the Corn"? -- that's what other GOP campaign people have been calling Romney's campaign staff.

36 posted on 10/08/2012 1:57:58 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: NCC-1701
Could Obama be charged with anything that he did while he usurped the office of POTUS?

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"].)

37 posted on 10/08/2012 2:09:00 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Over on Breitbart ...

OBAMA.COM VULNERABLE TO ILLEGAL FOREIGN CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

38 posted on 10/08/2012 2:16:40 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

BTTT!


39 posted on 10/08/2012 3:24:51 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“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.


40 posted on 10/08/2012 3:32:16 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: NCC-1701
I'm not attorney, so I don't about his standing charges. Not because I don't think that he isn't guilty of some pretty serious violations of the law. But I don't believe the political climate will ever be such that the Democrat people or the American people will condone such actions.

The Democrats for obvious reason, and the American people because we are just chicken about some things.
41 posted on 10/08/2012 3:57:49 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

No, ,it’s Ch-Corn because from what I have heard it’s someone involved with Acorn in China.


42 posted on 10/08/2012 7:47:21 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Grampa Dave

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.


43 posted on 10/08/2012 8:03:41 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Grampa Dave
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.

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?

44 posted on 10/08/2012 8:18:23 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: okie01

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.


45 posted on 10/09/2012 9:45:38 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

46 posted on 10/09/2012 4:06:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.


47 posted on 10/09/2012 4:07:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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