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RNC to File FEC Complaint on Obama Fundraising Practices
washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/05/08 | Matthew Mosk

Posted on 10/05/2008 11:29:06 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3

A lawyer for the Republican National Committee today said the party will ask the Federal Election Commission to look into the source of thousands of small-dollar contributions to the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama.

The RNC is alleging that the Obama campaign was so hungry for donations it "looked the other way" as contributions piled up from suspicious, and possibly even illegal foreign donors.

"We believe that the American people should know first and foremost if foreign money is pouring into a presidential election," said RNC Chief Counsel Sean Cairncross.

Cairncross alleged there was mounting evidence of this, and cited an Oct. 4 report in Newsweek that documents a handful of instances where donors made repeated small donations using fake names, such as "Good Will" and "Doodad Pro."

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaignfinance; corruptdems; donors; doodadpro; fec; fundraising; goodwill; obama; rnc
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To: dr_who
They should have filed the complaint before the campaign began!

Before Obama collected the money? So a preemptive, psychic legal maneuver?? I like it!!

51 posted on 10/05/2008 12:05:36 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: Crimson Elephant

Does this mean that I am not the only one that finds this new overuse of the term “NARRATIVE” obnoxious? I think I may start throwing things.


52 posted on 10/05/2008 12:08:57 PM PDT by Kylie_04 (I must not consume liquids while reading posts. I must not consume liquids while reading posts.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

What is the downside of this fraudulent activity?

Is it greater than the upside?

Obama cheats and gets elected and the DNC gets fined $100,000.

Big whoop!


53 posted on 10/05/2008 12:10:00 PM PDT by cowtowney
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To: Need4Truth

Besides paying all those hotshots to witch hunt, trying to shut down opposition
and free speech with threats (very unpresidential I must say, unless you have a commie mind)

I wonder how many bums, addicts, homeless, etc. were payed for their votes. Takes a lot of money for slimy cheaters to win.


54 posted on 10/05/2008 12:19:51 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (McCAIN/PALIN...THE CHANGE AMERICANS REALLY WANT—OBAMA..THE CHANGE THE WORLD'S TERRORISTS WANT)
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To: RoseofTexas
"TOO LATE,... they let tooooo much time slip by! The majority of WICKED liberal judges are in the tank for the false messiah!! Only God can stop their wicked deeds!"

If Sarah is not from God, then from who?

The girl's name Sarah \s(a)-rah\ is pronounced SARE-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is "princess". Biblical: originally called Sarai, Sarah shared an adventurous nomadic life with her husband Abraham. She is described as being exceptionally beautiful even into her older years.

(http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Sarah)

Kind of fits I think
55 posted on 10/05/2008 12:24:46 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Sarahcuda = the dems worst nightmare)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Watch the SEC turn its head.


56 posted on 10/05/2008 12:27:09 PM PDT by Bommer (Who was Obama's diction coach? Bevis or Butthead? Uhhhhhh.....)
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To: Popman
About 6 months too late!!!

I am not so sure. I think this time the McCain camp might be right on this. The memory of the voter is short lived and past studies have shown most of the electorate does not become engaged until 5 or fewer weeks before the election. If the campaign litters the field with all that has been know it will put the 0bama camp on complete defense taking them completely off message. It will look chaotic and poised as not ready to lead. With the VP debate behind and Biden demoralized, it is perfect timing.

Look for the campaign to become much more direct in their criticism. It will create an unfavorable look on 0bama and equally important, it will show the disgrace of the MSM as they completely loose their composure trying to protect Hussein. 0bama....

57 posted on 10/05/2008 12:31:20 PM PDT by Born In America (Affirmative action is no way to elect a President, now or ever....)
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To: raptor29
"Yeah, NOW you decide to file something, now that the money is already in and most of it spent or going to be spent"

Maybe the evidence hadn't been developed earlier.

58 posted on 10/05/2008 12:31:36 PM PDT by cookcounty (McCain:....... Still seeking the media's good opinion.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Let’s not forget the illegals voting too.

Mexican illegals voting for a pro-abortion black man...are you kidding? They have his number.

59 posted on 10/05/2008 12:33:13 PM PDT by pray4liberty (The Lord is on the side of the truly righteous.)
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To: Taggart_D

....a bit late eh?....

Timing is everything. If the issue was raised too early it would be ineffective. If the issue and subsequent arrests are in October and part of a coordinated effort, think acorn voter fraud, and others, they all might be effective.


60 posted on 10/05/2008 12:34:06 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Off With her head.....)
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To: Hang'emAll

EXACTLY

there are things like why obama does not want anyone to see his birth certificate.

No one goes to great lengths, get a lawyer, go to court if they have nothing to hide.

C ome on GOP time to get focused on all of this


61 posted on 10/05/2008 12:41:51 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick Ma sham marriage - -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Taggart_D

I would think that at least one reporter at least one would wonder why obama is getting a lawyer and the DNC going to court so on one gets to see obama’s birth certificate.

Surely it is importeant to see if he is American by birth and what his real name is


62 posted on 10/05/2008 12:45:34 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick Ma sham marriage - -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Sure they’ll look into. Next year.

Exactly.

63 posted on 10/05/2008 12:48:31 PM PDT by Hoodat (Obama's only connection to the descendants of American Slaves is that his muslim ancestors sold them)
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To: TornadoAlley3

How do I contact these guys??? After all, I am the one who found Good Will, Doodad Pro AND the Palestinian Trio.


64 posted on 10/05/2008 1:08:43 PM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: TornadoAlley3

The chit is startin’ to fly...it’s about time the RNC shows us they still have balls. ;o)


65 posted on 10/05/2008 1:12:45 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Amityschild

What I don’t understand is how they could have all of these online credit card donations without having access to the exact name and address on the card.

Isn’t that required at most sites when you make a payment? Wouldn’t that be readily available from the credit card companies? If there’s presumption of fraud, wouldn’t that be good reason for the credit card companies to cooperate? Shouldn’t they be able to provide this information more or less instantly?


66 posted on 10/05/2008 1:13:14 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: TornadoAlley3

I thought anything less then 100.00 was not reported.

If one can goog they’re own name and up it comes for Huffington Post site, Huffington Post shows the amount you gave (less then 100.00) and also has a map showing where you live (which I find unnecessary and an attack on my privacy)... WHY CAN’T WE KNOW WHO DONATES IN SMALL AMOUNTS TO BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA?

ANYONE? Grrrrrrr


67 posted on 10/05/2008 1:14:01 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (McCAIN/PALIN...THE CHANGE AMERICANS REALLY WANT—OBAMA..THE CHANGE THE WORLD'S TERRORISTS WANT)
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To: LucyT; Calpernia; Kevmo; Fred Nerks; null and void; pissant; george76; Polarik; PhilDragoo; FARS; ..

Whoa y’all...OVER HERE!


68 posted on 10/05/2008 1:17:28 PM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: TornadoAlley3
As I recall, $113,000,000 has been in "small donations" that need not be reported.

Just do the math....

Samll donations $1 less than the maximum is a sure sign of massive fraud ---- and a crime.

69 posted on 10/05/2008 1:20:41 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Amityschild

BETWEEN THE ILLEGAL DONATIONS AND THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE ISSUE
MAYBE TIME TO FREEP THE FEC

How to Contact the Office of Inspector General:
Call Mail
1-202-694-1015 Federal Election Commission
1-800-424-9530 Office of Inspector General
Fax 999 E Street, NW
1-202-501-8134 Room 940
E-mail Washington, DC 20463
oig@fec.gov

How to Contact the Federal Election Commission:
Call Mail
1-800-424-9530 Federal Election Commission
1-202-694-1100 (Washington, DC) 999 E Street, NW
1-202-219-3336 (Hearing Impaired) Washington, DC 20463

or contact McCain camp


70 posted on 10/05/2008 1:23:00 PM PDT by mouse1 ("Say it aint so joe")
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To: BornToBeAmerican; RoseofTexas
Only God can stop their wicked deeds!"
If Sarah is not from God, then from who?

Sarah is from Alaska.

And there is no god.

71 posted on 10/05/2008 1:23:48 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Illic Est Haud Deus)
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To: potlatch


72 posted on 10/05/2008 1:26:58 PM PDT by devolve ( ________never get between a hogleg and a target________)
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To: RoseofTexas

Guys, the timing is right. It’s about the publicity, not the case itself. The public sees this at the time of maximum psychological impact.


73 posted on 10/05/2008 1:27:16 PM PDT by Genoa
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To: Amityschild

Thank you for the ping Amityschild!


74 posted on 10/05/2008 1:31:27 PM PDT by potlatch ("OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE REMAIN SILENT ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER")
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To: devolve

The snake’s head is in the bullseye! Neat devolve.


75 posted on 10/05/2008 1:32:25 PM PDT by potlatch ("OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE REMAIN SILENT ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER")
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To: Old Sarge

Well, you’re half right anyway.


76 posted on 10/05/2008 1:35:32 PM PDT by Miztiki
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To: TornadoAlley3

If the RNC can keep this info out in the media for a few days it maybe of some impact. The actual investigation will take several months so that in itself will have no impact upon the election.


77 posted on 10/05/2008 1:48:00 PM PDT by deport ( ----Cue Spooky Music---)
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To: TornadoAlley3

McCain shows everyone that has donated to him. He is transparent.


78 posted on 10/05/2008 1:51:32 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: FreeReign
For Hillary it is.

For McCain/Palin October is prime time.

Thank you! It seems that some around here hate their Party as much as Dems hate their country.

79 posted on 10/05/2008 1:54:46 PM PDT by littlehouse36 (Just the formula, ma'am.)
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To: Miztiki

Ah, you’re right.

Sarah’s not originally from Alaska.


80 posted on 10/05/2008 1:57:32 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Illic Est Haud Deus)
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To: cookcounty; Amityschild
Maybe the evidence hadn't been developed earlier.

May I introduce you to Amityschild?

She's the one who spotted 0bama donations from Gaza being passed off as if they were from Georgia...

81 posted on 10/05/2008 1:59:14 PM PDT by null and void (Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.-F. de La Rochefoucauld)
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To: potlatch

.

Thanks potlatch

The animated version is not as effective


82 posted on 10/05/2008 2:00:03 PM PDT by devolve ( ________never get between a hogleg and a target________)
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To: JEH_Boston

I hope and pray that you are right.

While blaming McCain and the Republicans for their timing seems to be the cool thing to do around here, I’m of the opinion if there’s one thing McCain knows how to do it’s play this game. Personally, I despise the game, but I believe McCain knows what he’s doing. I think there’s even plenty more where this came from.


83 posted on 10/05/2008 2:00:45 PM PDT by flintsilver7
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To: Old Sarge

I’m gonna print out your comment and save it in my bible so that I can remember how foolish is the heart of men when they say, “there is NO GOD.” It’s gonna be great to see a whole lot of folk eating crow after our VICTORY on Nov.4th!


84 posted on 10/05/2008 2:01:12 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Amityschild
Errors in the Newsweek article. Obama campaign DID NOT return the money when it said and I don't believe they have returned it all even if you believe their records. The Edwan's stated they had not received any refunds.

Another question, if the Palestinian brothers in HAMAS controlled GAZA strip listed GA which the campaign took to mean Georgia, how come they received the tee shirts they purchased? Hmmm??? They bought and RECEIVED tee shirts from the Obama campaign!!!! Then they SOLD them!!!!!

85 posted on 10/05/2008 2:01:46 PM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: devolve

Yes, I know you think of everything that I do too.


86 posted on 10/05/2008 2:03:05 PM PDT by potlatch ("OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE REMAIN SILENT ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER")
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To: TornadoAlley3

What do you expect, he campaigned overseas.


87 posted on 10/05/2008 2:03:11 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: null and void
Maybe the evidence hadn't been developed earlier.

May I introduce you to Amityschild?

She's the one who spotted 0bama donations from Gaza being passed off as if they were from Georgia...

___________________

Thank you, thank you very much :-)

88 posted on 10/05/2008 2:04:14 PM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: Born In America
Look for the campaign to become much more direct in their criticism.

Well, it's about time!

It will create an unfavorable look on 0bama and equally important, it will show the disgrace of the MSM as they completely loose their composure trying to protect Hussein. 0bama....

I don't think the American public really cares that much about campaign contributions and where they come from. It polls way down the list of important issues

Unless the RNC can show DIRECT MONETARY foreign contributions, which I doubt they can, it's all pretty much a moot point at this juncture in the race, that's why I said it was 6 months too late

89 posted on 10/05/2008 2:04:54 PM PDT by Popman (Dont worry Barney Frank has your ass-ets covered!!!)
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To: TigersEye; MeekOneGOP; floriduh voter; loboinok

Belated ping in case you missed.


90 posted on 10/05/2008 2:07:05 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (BO Change is BS Change. A little o Change to help Ayers and Raines.)
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To: bert
If the issue and subsequent arrests are in October and part of a coordinated effort, think acorn voter fraud, and others, they all might be effective.

True enough....I guess its easier to sit back and criticize, but golly....Obama is in the process of spending those millions while the "investigation" is underway.

91 posted on 10/05/2008 2:18:08 PM PDT by Taggart_D
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To: flintsilver7
Don't lose faith. McCain's been around a long time. He knows that he is not just running against Obama but the entire MSM. Things will just keep on coming up and the media wont have enough time to do anything about it.

Just like Gov Palin said at the debate, it is the one time that she got to speak directly to the American people without being filtered.

They know what they have to do and it should be fun to watch.

92 posted on 10/05/2008 2:19:15 PM PDT by JEH_Boston (There's a landslide coming.....)
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To: cookcounty
I discovered the Gaza contributions on July 31 and Pamela Geller reported it on her blog that day. Here is her post today: OBAMA CONTRIBUTIONS: THE RNC FINALLY BLINKS!
93 posted on 10/05/2008 2:20:39 PM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: manc
...at least one reporter at least one would wonder why...

Most of them are brain dead...they learned how NOT to think critically during their college years.

94 posted on 10/05/2008 2:22:33 PM PDT by Taggart_D
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To: Amityschild

TANKS,,,

I still wanna see that MOOZZI’s BIRTH CERTIFICATE!!!


95 posted on 10/05/2008 2:33:43 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: RoseofTexas

I would happily chow down with sauce come Nov. 4th, if I knew the outcome. But I don’t. No more than you do.

And with the axiomatic stupidity of the American Sheep, you can’t claim to any certainty at all - except the certainty that The Sheep will do what the media tell them to do.


96 posted on 10/05/2008 2:38:23 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Illic Est Haud Deus)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I need to thank you, immensely, for posting this. I had not seen it! Neither had Pamela Geller and she’s the one who initially prompted all the research into Obama’s campaign donations.


97 posted on 10/05/2008 2:42:38 PM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: Taggart_D

I can’t say what is happening or what will happen.

I must trust that they are shaping the battle and hope that they will at the proper place and time release concentrated, powerful and debilitating force.

When Sarah Palin began to take on the Associated Press, it gave me great consolation and faith.


98 posted on 10/05/2008 2:55:41 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Off With her head.....)
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To: Amityschild

Thank you for the ping! This is a good move by the RNC. There are so many problems with Obama’s fundraising practices it boggles the mind, really.

Obama says “no more politics as usual” which I can only assume to mean having no problem with accepting money from terrorists, and foreigners!


99 posted on 10/05/2008 2:57:48 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ Pro-Palin & NObama Gear : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Hang'emAll

“...How about finding out if he is a citizen while you are at it...”

http://obamacrimes.com/index.php

You may find this interesting.


100 posted on 10/05/2008 2:57:59 PM PDT by Islander7 (The only thing Obama has to fear is the truth!)
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