Last edited by Dezaad; 10-11-10 at 09:10 AM.
You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
An analysis of campaign finance records by The New York Times this week found nearly 3,000 donations to Mr. Obama, the Democratic nominee, from more than a dozen people with apparently fictitious donor information. The contributions represent a tiny fraction of the record $450 million Mr. Obama has raised. But the questionable donations — some donors were listed simply with gibberish for their names — raise concerns about whether the Obama campaign is adequately vetting its unprecedented flood of donors.
Obama Scales Back Campaign Finance Criticism After Claims Decried as 'Baseless'
From 'They are...' down to 'They could be'...President Obama on Sunday scaled back his claim that Republicans are taking foreign money for their campaigns, using slightly more ambiguous language at a rally in Philadelphia after GOP strategists warned Democrats against telling "baseless" lies to win votes...
Obama, speaking at a Philadelphia rally Sunday, hammered the campaign finance theme but left open the question of whether anybody is violating U.S. law by using foreign money.
"There's no question the other side sees a chance to get back in the driver's seat," Obama said. "They are being helped along this year by special interest groups that are spending unlimited amounts of money on attack ads ... just attacking people without ever disclosing who's behind all these attack ads. You don't know. It could be the oil industry. It could be the insurance industry. It could even be foreign-owned corporations. You don't know because they don't have to disclose."
I doubt we'll ever get to 'We just don't know, so we made stuff up to win votes...'
You have never heard of nonsensical user names on the computer used for donations? The name doesn't tell the location, the IP addy does. Duh. Via computer is the only way I donated in 2008 and it wasn't under the name RosieS. The IP addy would clearly show I was never out of FL much less the US. Obama's donations were so large due to grassroot American, rather than astroturf, donations from those who had never donated before. Such small, meager $5 donations even overwhelmed all the Friends of Bill who donated to Hillary, much to her surprise.
Such a non-conspiracy and you moan, groan and complain. Geez.
Regards from Rosie
"If you wanna get it done, you gotta fight for yourself." --Meat Loaf, Bat Outta Hell II
“This part about foreign money, that appears to be peanuts,” chided Schieffer.
When Axelrod continued to press the issue, Schieffer said almost laughing, “If the only charge, three weeks into the election that the Democrats can make is that there’s somehow this may or may not be foreign money coming into the campaign, is that the best you can do?” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Schieffer Mocks Axelrod: Is Complaining About GOP Ad Dollars
Yeah, yeah Rosie....(talk to the hand) I know, don't look at liberals like Obama, only those evil repubs, and businesses that the libs love to demonize right?
I say, sure the Chamber of Commerce can voluntarily commit to showing how they separate the dues from foreign entities from their general fund, just as soon as Obama grants complete, and unfettered access to his own campaign funds.The Obama campaign committed the most egregious violations of election contribution laws, and they were dismissed with a wave of the hand. Millions came in from foreign countries — which is illegal: the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) “prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly.”
I broke the jaw-dropping story about how tens of thousands of dollars came in to the Obama campaign from a Hamas-controlled camp in Gaza. Al-Jazeera actually ran video of Obama phone banks in Gaza. One large contributor to the Obama campaign was [b]Monir Edwan, who was listed on FEC documents as contributing to Obama from the city of Rafah in the state “GA.” If you were reading quickly, you might have thought it was just a contribution from Georgia. But there is no city of Rafah in the Peach State. Monir Edwan sent money to Obama from Rafah, Gaza.
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