Obama has been cheating since the beginning of this electoral campaign, but... hush !
You are not allowed to say anything...
Obama has cheated in the caucuses.
Obama has lied about his real place of birth, citizenship, and eligibility to the presidency.
But... hush !
Keep quiet, otherwise you will be accused of being a racist...
This year, you are not permitted to say anything about one of the candidates, because he is an African-American, so it is not politically correct to say anything negative against him.
It has just been revealed that Obama has also cheated in the financing of his campaign, not respecting the rules, but... Hush !
You will probably not find that anywhere in the MSM. Yet, it is the truth :
Obama has raised nearly twice that of John McCain's campaign, according to new campaign finance report.
- First problem : More than half of the whopping $426.9 million Barack Obama has raised has come from small donors whose names and addresses the Obama campaign won't disclose.
Federal law does not require the campaigns to identify donors who give less than $200 during the election cycle. However, it does require that campaigns calculate running totals for each donor and report them once they go beyond the $200 mark.
Surprisingly, the great majority of Obama donors never break the $200 threshold.
“Contributions that come under $200 aggregated per person are not listed,” said Bob Biersack, a spokesman for the FEC. “They don’t appear anywhere, so there’s no way of knowing who they are.”
The FEC breakdown of the Obama campaign has identified a staggering $222.7 million as coming from contributions of $200 or less. those small donations have added up to more than $200 million, all of it from unknown and unreported donors.
Only $39.6 million of that amount comes from donors the Obama campaign has identified.
Several watchdog groups asked both campaigns for more information on small donors,” he said. “The Obama campaign never responded,” whereas the McCain campaign “makes all its donor information, including the small donors, available online.”
Under campaign finance laws, an individual can donate $2,300 to a candidate for federal office in both the primary and general election, for a total of $4,600. If a donor has topped the limit in the primary, the campaign can “redesignate” the contribution to the general election on its books.
- Moreover, second problem : questions have arisen about millions more in foreign donations the Obama campaign has received that apparently have not been vetted as legitimate.
The FEC has compiled a separate database of potentially questionable overseas donations that contains more than 11,500 contributions totaling $33.8 million. More than 520 listed their “state” as “IR,” often an abbreviation for Iran. Another 63 listed it as “UK,” the United Kingdom.
More than 1,400 of the overseas entries clearly were U.S. diplomats or military personnel, who gave an APO address overseas. Their total contributions came to just $201,680.
But others came from places as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Beijing, Fallujah, Florence, Italy, and a wide selection of towns and cities in France.
Until recently, the Obama Web site allowed a contributor to select the country where he resided from the entire membership of the United Nations, including such friendly places as North Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Unlike McCain’s or Sen. Hillary Clinton’s online donation pages, the Obama site did not ask for proof of citizenship until just recently. Clinton’s presidential campaign required U.S. citizens living abroad to actually fax a copy of their passport before a donation would be accepted.
With such lax vetting of foreign contributions, the Obama campaign may have indirectly contributed to questionable fundraising by foreigners.
In July and August, the head of the Nigeria’s stock market held a series of pro-Obama fundraisers in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. The events attracted local Nigerian business owners.
At one event, a table for eight at one fundraising dinner went for $16,800. Nigerian press reports claimed sponsors raked in an estimated $900,000.
In June, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gave a public speech praising Obama, claiming foreign nationals were donating to his campaign.
“All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man,” the Libyan leader said. “They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American presidency..."
Though Gadhafi asserted that fundraising from Arab and African nations were “legitimate,” the fact is that U.S. federal law bans any foreigner from donating to a U.S. election campaign.
The rise of the Internet and use of credit cards have made it easier for foreign nationals to donate to American campaigns, especially if they claim their donation is less than $200.
A lot of money has also come from the Gaza strip : it seems that Obama can count on the money of Palestinian donators : although the FEC has asked the Obama campaign to give the money back, they have not complied yet. And the FEC does not do anything, even if is is not legal.
Once again, we may suppose that people in the FEC are afraid to be accused of racism.
So Obama needn’t worry : he can continue to lie and to cheat...
Nobody will ever try to stop him...