by John Hawkins | November 12, 2008 9:22 am
Our crooked, soon to be, Commander-in-Chief may get away free and clear with deliberately taking a potentially staggering amount of fraudulent contributions,
The Federal Election Commission is unlikely to conduct a potentially embarrassing audit of how Barack Obama raised and spent his presidential campaign’s record-shattering windfall, despite allegations of questionable donations and accounting that had the McCain campaign crying foul.
Adding insult to injury for Republicans: The FEC is obligated to complete a rigorous audit of McCain’s campaign coffers, which will take months, if not years, and cost McCain millions of dollars to defend.
Obama is expected to escape that level of scrutiny mostly because he declined an $84 million public grant for his campaign that automatically triggers an audit and because the sheer volume of cash he raised and spent minimizes the significance of his errors. Another factor: The FEC, which would have to vote to launch an audit, is prone to deadlocking on issues that inordinately impact one party or the other – like approving a messy and high-profile probe of a sitting president.
McCain, on the other hand, accepted the $84 million in taxpayer money, which not only barred him from raising or spending more – allowing Obama to fund many times more ads and ground operations – but also will keep his lawyers busy for a couple years explaining how every penny was spent.
Number one, there’s a reason they call the Republicans “the stupid party.” Come to think of it, there are dozens of reasons why they call us that, but this is a perfect example.
The GOP gets into power and they sign onto a bill that’s unpopular with their base and that severely damages their own ability to raise money. Meanwhile, the Democrats are taking every illegal contribution they can find and then covering it up. Granted, that’s completely dishonest and runs against the spirit of democracy, but it’s not stupid.
…..And folks, Obama’s organization was as crooked as a dog’s hind leg when it came to raising money. They turned off the Address Verification Service on their credit cards so that they could get illegal donations — there’s no other legitimate reason to do it — and that money rolled in. People contributed more than the maximum, illegal aliens sent money, foreigners sent them money — and we have no idea how much they got. It could be just a few million or if it was more systematic and deliberate, Obama could have taken in a hundred million dollars plus in illegal donations. But, if the FEC decides Obama is above the law and doesn’t audit him, we’ll never know whether his victory was largely bought and paid for with illegal donations.
PS: Just to give you an idea of some of the highly illegal shenanigans that were going on with the Obama campaign, take a look at this excerpt from the American Thinker,
That’s only the half of it. It appears that Obama’s fundraising apparatus has deliberately disabled a key piece of security software that would prevent “Adolf Hitler” from giving to his campaign.
Here’s how “Mr. Hitler” did it:
Courtesy of my (real) CC number and expiration date, the Obama campaign has just received a $19.45 donation from mister Adolf Hitler, whose occupation is “Dictator” at the company “National Socialist Party of Ger” (I got cut off). I captured screenshots to prove this.
No verification required. The listed address wasn’t even close to my real address.
While I hate to think I’m giving any money at all to these b*stards, its worth it to prove once and for all that they are engaged in fraud. I will verify whether my card gets charged and report back.
Here’s a credit card verification expert on what probable action taken by the campaign can result in these outrageous frauds:
It’s called the Address Verification System (AVS). When you submit a credit card to the processor for authorization you get back one of four responses: zipcode match, address match, both match, or neither match. AVS is automatic and can’t be turned off. You can, however, override it in special circumstances. It looks like Obama’s web site has the AVS-override turned on permanently.
What happened when some of these folks tried to donate to the McCain campaign using the same bogus information? They were rejected, of course.
Another GOP tester of Obama’s system gave money using his overseas credit card. It passed with flying colors. For contrast, anyone donating to Hillary Clinton’s campaign from a bank overseas would have had to fax a copy of their passport in order to have the donation accepted.
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