Skip to comments.Report: Obama Campaign Soliciting Foreign Donations (Again)
Posted on 10/08/2012 9:03:20 AM PDT by jazusamo
The Government Accountability Institute released a blockbuster study today on the issue of foreign donations in American politics, and in particular, the Obama campaign. The study determined three key findings:
The branded site, Obama.com, was created in Shanghai, China, by an Obama bundler, but its present registration information is hidden.
If this story seems like a re-run, thats because the Obama campaign also disabled the credit card verification system for online donations four years ago .
The Obama campaign had also disabled the credit card verification system this year, and was caught accepting donations from Aunt Zeituni, Adolph Hitler (occupation: dictator) and Nidal Hasan. Osama binladen also donated back in April 2012.
To understand how this happens, click on the link to our post from April 2012 . Its standard operating practice for online donation pages to include the CVV field, which a donor would use to fill in the code on the back of their credit card for security verification. As we demonstrated in that post, the Romney campaigns donation page included the CVV field, but Obamas did not.
That doesnt happen by accident. Having run an online donation page for a political party, Ive been on the inside of this question. Its industry standard to include the CVV field; someone typically has to disable that field intentionally. Disabling the CVV field opens the donation page up to accepting money from foreign sources and from identity thieves who may have stolen credit card information from unsuspecting innocent parties.
Interestingly, according to the GAIs study, the Obama campaigns online store requires the CVV for purchasing campaign swag.
Accepting foreign donations is illegal. Its also against federal law to solicit foreign donations. Obama himself has decried the possibility of foreign money working its way into U.S. elections. In 2010, he said that American elections should not be bankrolled by foreign entities . Obama senior adviser David Axelrod even accused the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of accepting foreign donations, and when pressed for evidence, insisted that the burden of proof was on the Chamber, not the Obama campaign. Axelrod presumably would not accept that the burden of proof regarding his campaigns evident acceptance of foreign donations is now on the campaign.
Powerline , Dan Riehl,Daily Caller,Katie Pavlich,National Review, andHot Air all have more on this story. The Obama campaign says it raised a staggering $181 million in September. But federal law doesnt require disclosure on donations less than $200, and guess what: Most of Obamas donations stayed below that mark. This means the campaign doesnt have to disclose where those small donations are coming from, or who is behind them. Americans have no reason to be confident that the president of the United States re-election effort is being driven by Americans donating to it.
Were on our third iteration of this foreign donation scandal for Barack Obama. Its about to break into the top five scandals that should sink this president .
The gift that keeps on screwing the USA... President Obama and his ability to cheat and lie his way for re-election. It no surprise that this issue is back in 2012.
What about Vera Baker. I think she was involved in 2008 in the Credit card scam and then disapared.
Don't know why you think Boehner is the silver bullet.
Everytime Boehner speaks the MSM is all over him and conservatives turn on him immediately (case in point...you call him Obama's golfing "bud" yet he golfed with Obama exactly once).
Boehner is right where he should be. He's crafting the legislation which will pass in the first 100 days under a Romney Presidency.
If she had had her way we wouldn't have had 1/10th of the WOT funding we had. The only way she got ahead was by having the MSM do her dirty work.
Reagan got his way with O'Neill as well. I don't think O'Neill is a good example for you. He fraternized quite a bit with Reagan. Boehner plays golf once and you hold it against him.