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Rumors Swirl: How Bad Will The Obama Foreign Donor Scandal Be?
Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2012 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 10/07/2012 8:06:29 AM PDT by Kaslin

Since last week, the news sphere has been buzzing about the possibility of an Obama campaign foreign donor scandal being the big October surprise of 2012. Since the Washington Examiner first reported the story last week, many are asking how the Obama campaign will handle foreign donation allegations expected to go public Monday in a major magazine and national website story. The Obama campaign has already tried to block the story from publication and although the details of the scandal are still under wraps, we do know taxes and unsecured credit card transactions are about to cause a major headache for the Obama campaign.

Just yesterday, we received news the Obama campaign raised a whopping $181 million in September alone, pulling the question of foreign donations even closer to the surface and putting Obama closer than ever to reaching a $1 billion fundraising number.

 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.

Stay tuned.....the story could come as early as Sunday night, rather than Monday morning as originally planned.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; election2012; foreigndonations; obamacampaign; obamaforamerica
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To: Kaslin
The world's Communists and Socialists are backing Obama as they are in America. With Obama campaign managers grabbing every donation without paying attention to law and regulations as to where the money comes from....Obama people treat this like the do the constitution....with disdain.
51 posted on 10/07/2012 9:10:08 AM PDT by yoe (Vote for the Real American whose love for his country was NEVER in question.)
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To: Kaslin
as small as these guys can keep it...

52 posted on 10/07/2012 9:13:30 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kaslin

"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

If Obama has another world class foreign donor scandal and the mainstream
media cover it up again so almost no one hears about it, did it really happen?



53 posted on 10/07/2012 9:15:09 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I wonder what Scooter Libby thinks about this administration. No one has gone to jail (yet).

And no one will. Ever. Obama's pardons will make the Clinton pardon hijinks look like kid stuff. And the press will ignore.

54 posted on 10/07/2012 9:15:43 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

How bad will it be? It’ll be so bad that 99% of the nation’s voters will not have even heard of it on election day.

&&&
Sadly, you are right.


55 posted on 10/07/2012 9:55:06 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: yoe

In 2008 a German woman in my office (in Switzerland) mentioned she really like Obama, had just sent him a donation. I asked how - that it was illegal for U.S. presidential candidates to accept foreign donations. She suddenly became very unwilling to discuss the issue. I honestly believe there was a lot of foreign money from small donors in the last election, true believers (and socialists). Don’t think that kind of money is coming in this time, will be interesting to see if any trace will be made to the supposed small donations this time. The numbers are simply unbelievable - a statistician should be able to survey Americans and find out if anything close to the number of donors really made any sort of donation to zero.


56 posted on 10/07/2012 9:59:22 AM PDT by LibertyOh
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To: Kaslin

Hmmm, if it happens I have to believe the Clintons are behind it.


57 posted on 10/07/2012 10:22:34 AM PDT by kreitzer
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To: Kaslin

The last time this was reported; it was supposed to come out last Friday. - I think it’s a diversion, just a diversion that’ll turn into blah . . blah . . blah with the need to appoint investigators and a “committee” that’ll take two years, and in the end, the evidence will be found in a box of torn shreds of documents on Hillary Clinton’s credenza in her office behind her desk . . and nuthin’ will come of it, or else it’s a manufactured thing that’ll only result in Hussein being declared “not guilty” and looking like a poor little victim attacked by the “dishonest” Mitt Romney.


58 posted on 10/07/2012 10:27:37 AM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: dynachrome; vette6387; flat; unkus; SkyPilot; gonzo; MinuteGal; seekthetruth; bevperl; bitt; ...

Wasn’t this same corruption and fraud swirling around in 2008 and no one exposed it nor pursued it? This time around, the Messiah and his Chicago Thug Regime have pissed off too many people. Exposure is coming from every direction 24/7.


59 posted on 10/07/2012 10:35:58 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Kaslin
Four years ago we knew that Zero's website was accepting donations via credit card without any verification of the country of origin, in strange denominations that looked very much like donations in an even foreign currency amount converted to US Dollars.

Nothing, absolutely noting came of it then. Why should anyting come of it now?

60 posted on 10/07/2012 10:36:28 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Kaslin
Four years ago we knew that Zero's website was accepting donations via credit card without any verification of the country of origin, in strange denominations that looked very much like donations in an even foreign currency amount converted to US Dollars.

Nothing, absolutely noting came of it then. Why should anything come of it now?

61 posted on 10/07/2012 10:36:41 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

62 posted on 10/07/2012 11:06:40 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Kaslin

OK, I haven’t read any of the posts yet, so I might be all wet. I don’t think it’ll have any effect at all, no matter how large it gets. Obama had a big foreign donor scandal in ‘08 and it made no difference.

Now, on to the rest of the posts....


63 posted on 10/07/2012 11:22:52 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: DownInFlames

I looked into that. Evidently he can use that money for stuff like defending the claim that he was born in the US.....in other words legal fees which he may have a bunch of after he loses.


64 posted on 10/07/2012 11:29:48 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: ZOOKER

“Now you know why Obama has been e-mailing everyone in the country for donations as tiny as $3.”

Now that makes sense! Good job. You could be right.


65 posted on 10/07/2012 11:32:07 AM PDT by DryProng
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To: Kaslin

I got this story confused with the WND story about Obama sending arms to rebels in the middle east and the possibility they used them to kill people in the Libyan embassy including the ambassador. A lot of Obama scandals going around.


66 posted on 10/07/2012 11:34:58 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Kaslin

If it is not reported, it will not be an issue.

Foreign donors? Foreign donors? What foreign donors?


67 posted on 10/07/2012 11:42:33 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Mozilla

I think of WND as a reverse-Oracle when it comes to the MSM: If WND reports it, nobody else will touch it.


68 posted on 10/07/2012 11:47:38 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Kaslin
Re: “Many are asking how the Obama campaign will handle foreign donation allegations.”

They won't need to handle it.

The MSM will handle it.

The same way the MSM handles all Obama’s scandals...

With complete silence.

69 posted on 10/07/2012 11:57:06 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Kaslin

This story isn’t going to go anywhere because the dominant media won’t let it. However, if Romney had any testicular fortitude he could bring it up in the next debate. Something like this might be interesting to see an answer to: “Credit card fraud is a multi-billion dollar problem in both the U.S. and the world at large. Why is it that your campaign does not even attempt elementary security for for donations made to it?


70 posted on 10/07/2012 12:52:26 PM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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To: Kaslin

Require the soft ware send any undocumented money, regardless of amount, straight to the treasury department to pay down the debt.


71 posted on 10/07/2012 12:52:35 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“same corruption and fraud swirling around in 2008 “

Yup. and same coverup by the press-titutes


72 posted on 10/07/2012 1:12:47 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Kolath

So you only “believe” stuff if you see it on the Goebbels/Mainstream Media?


73 posted on 10/07/2012 3:04:34 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: ridesthemiles

Knock! Knock!


74 posted on 10/07/2012 3:30:05 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: little jeremiah

I’ll believe it when I see it, read it, hear about it ACTUALLY HAPPENING!!! Once reported (don’t care who or what outlet) it won’t mean a thing until there is action, consequences or outrage....something that’s been in short supply lately.

How many times have we’ve been teased with a “big story” only to fizzle out?

So, when I smell stink, I’ll believe it.


75 posted on 10/07/2012 4:56:24 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Mouton

“Romney better be on his A+ skill next one...”

I’ve been saying the same thing too. I’m sure Obama has been verbally butt-reamed by David Axelrod, Michelle Obama and just about every member of the press corps for his poor performance.

Obama will come out on the offensive. He’ll try to hit Romney over issues like the “47%” comment, Bain Capital, etc. Prior to that, the media will do their part by trying to soften up Romney by reporting stories about so-called “dissension” in the Romney campaign or how Romney’s economic plan really doesn’t add up, etc. etc.

Romney had better be ready for the next debate because he’s gonna have everything but the kitchen sink thrown at him.


76 posted on 10/07/2012 8:53:17 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: peteyd

Well put!


77 posted on 10/07/2012 8:57:39 PM PDT by uncitizen
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