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The Money Badger don’t care about your fundraising rules

The Money Badger don’t care about your fundraising rules

There is an investigative report released today at both Breitbart.com an Townhall and Breitbart.com detailing how weak or non-existent security controls allow foreigners to funnel money to the Obama campaign:

OFA seems to be taking advantage of a “foreign donor loophole” by not using CVV on their campaign donation page. When you donate online to the Obama campaign using a credit card, the contribution webpage does not require donors to enter a secure CVV number (also known as CSC, CVV2 or CVN), the three-digit securing code on the back of credit cards. This code, although not 100 percent effective, is used to ensure a person making a purchase physically possesses the card. According to the report, 90 percent of e-commerce and 19 of the 20 largest charities in the United States use a CVV code, making its use standard industry practice in order to prevent fraud. Another anti-fraud security measure includes software, better known as an Address Verification System, to verify a donor’s address matches the address on file with the credit card company. The investigation could not determine whether OFA is using this type of software to prevent fraudulent or illegal donations.

Because of the lack of a CVV code requirement, the door is opened for OFA to accept robo-donations, or in other words, large numbers of small and automatic donations made online to evade FEC reporting requirements. Although it isn’t illegal to decline the use of a secure CVV credit card code for campaign donations, it is illegal to accept campaign donations from foreign sources. Campaigns are required under criminal code not to solicit, accept or receive foreign donations in any amount. The Federal Elections Commission doesn’t require campaigns to disclose the names of donors making contributions of less than $200 unless audited. In addition, FEC rules don’t require campaigns to keep records of those giving less than $50. These rules combined with the lack of a CVV numbers make it easy for campaigns to get away with taking foreign donations.

It’s similar to the 2008 accusations.

It certainly is worth shining a light on this, and pushing it as hard as possible.

But keep in mind, Obama doesn’t care.  Not one bit.  Neither does his campaign.

Obama will gladly take foreign money while looking the other way, then worry about it after the election.  He’ll return any documented foreign contributions, proclaim it all a mistake, and move on.  That’s what he did after the 2008 election.

Of course, it’s the undocumented foreign contributions which are the issue, so Obama’s response will be a non-sequitur.

He doesn’t care about anything but reelection.

The Money Badger don’t care about your rules.

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Obama is an outlaw. (See the period?)

It REALLY is true, and there’s volumes of evidence.

Midwest Rhino | October 8, 2012 at 11:14 am

There seems to be a little more to the story this time. Obama.com is owned by that Chinese business guy, located in Shanghai. He has visited the White House 19 times (19 more than most of us).

Obama.com website is not owned by the president’s campaign but rather by Obama bundler Robert Roche, a U.S. citizen living in Shanghai, China. Roche is the chairman of a Chinese infomercial company, Acorn International, with ties to state-controlled banks that allow it to “gain revenue through credit card transactions with Chinese banks.”

There’s more.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/08/Obama-com-Owned-by-Bundler-in-China-with-Business-Ties-to-Chinese-Government

The volume of untraceable small donations is also suspect.

    IceColdTroll in reply to Midwest Rhino. | October 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    OK, yeah, that’s what I came to say. If all this, or a good part of this even, is true, we’ve got solid impeachable criminal conduct here — possibly even approaching the treasonous. I dislike sounding vindictive, but it’s really to the point that I don;t just want to see this guy gone, I want to see him go down in flames.

While I doubt brother George has given, I would bet Putin has…

re: “But keep in mind, Obama doesn’t care. Not one bit. Neither does his campaign.”

This is only part of the story – doesn’t care? Most of the Obama supporters consider it a badge of honor to ‘get over on the Man’. Anyone who ‘get’s over’ is considered a person of worth, not a criminal. The distinction of being a criminal only rests in the mind of people who esteem and respect the law. Obama continues to be a hero amongst his supporters.

    jacksonjay in reply to David Yotham. | October 8, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Indeed, it is what has made Bill Clinton the legendary icon that he is in the Democratic Party. He beat the rap, as the first Black President!

We need to have Richard Simmons narrate a commercial explaining this unlawfullness to the American people.

As I recall the FEC will not audit a campaign that is financed outside of the public funding rules. This is why in 2008 the McCain campaign was audited and the Obama campaign was not.

Question — is there a way to force the FEC to conduct an audit? Some legal process or court filing? I wonder if the mere threat of an audit would cause the Obama campaign to clean this up.

    InEssence in reply to stevewhitemd. | October 8, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I don’t think Obama can “clean it up”, because it is where he gets most of the money. In both 2008 and 2012, Obama couldn’t raise money. Then the magical month comes where everything changes and Obama raises at least 4 times the amount of money that he did the month before. The New York Times and others complained about this in 2008. The New York Times said that the money came from 3 or 4 banks in the Mideast. They ran the story in the first of July of 2008 (if I remember correctly).

In front a national audience this detestable punk excoriated the Supreme Court for their Citizens United ruling and “opening up the floodgates” to illegal foreign political donations. Whose floodgates? Whose foreign donations? Now, who among our brave GOP leaders will say anything?

JimMtnViewCaUSA | October 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

As mentioned in the article a CVV _is_ required to buy gear from their website. It’s not like they don’t know that requiring a CVV helps cut fraud.

    NC Mountain Girl in reply to JimMtnViewCaUSA. | October 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    What? They don’t want people to be able to rip them off for the cost of a Vera Wang tote bag or a Ricky Martin tee-shirt? How petty of them, especially considering that as much as 80% of last month’s campaign haul was potentially from illegal sources.

There was a lot of talk about this four years ago. Not just foreign donations, but breaking up larger donations into multiple small donations so that they would not be reported.

Does anyone have friends in a few foreign countries who would be willing invest in a few $20 credit card donations that could be used as a sort of sting, evidence to file a complaint?

I was aware of the credit-card hanky-panky during the 2008 election.

This news is not the bombshell that some people led me to expect. The Breitbart people should study the saying Underpromise and overperform.

(I agree that the Obama administration is corrupt, both in fundraising and in failure to investigate. I agree that the current report was worth releasing. My point is that the last lap of an election is no place for anticlimaxes.)

As a business owner, I’ve had a number of suspicious cc transactions on my web site in May and June. I could tell that they person was testing the cc to see if the number was good. They’d order something small and have it shipped to some asian country (like Thailand). But the billing address on the card was here in the USA.

Earlier this year, a large bank (I think it was BOA) was hacked, and over a million cc numbers were stolen. To my knowledge the owner’s cards were not replaced with new numbers. Now the conspiracy theory hairs on the back of my neck are now starting to go up… Could it be that those card numbers are now being used to fund Obama’s campaign?

    IceColdTroll in reply to ColoradoTim. | October 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Certainly possible, although I’m not sure how deep you’re speculating any conspiracy might go. I would doubt the original hack was exclusively for this purpose; like any other stolen goods, cc numbers get fenced out and resold a couple of times before getting to a final destination.Which isn’t to say of course that the final user doesn’t know they’re hot.

    janitor in reply to ColoradoTim. | October 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I have a BoA card, and suddenly one day in the mail I received a totally new credit card and new number. When I called the customer service rep blathered something about my having called in a lost or stolen credit card, which I most assuredly did not do. After pressing her further, she admitted that there was some kind of problem that occurred with a merchant but would not disclose anything further. Very annoying.

We have a GOP House and a GOP Speaker of the House with the power to stop this.

So don’t blame these crooks for their crimes — blame the cops we elected, who are hiding out in a donut shop, namely the Sheriff: Speaker John Boehner. This guy’s been hiding out at a Krispy Kreme since he started crying when the GOP was stupid enough to elect him Speaker.

Blame Boehner, the Barney Fife of House Speakers.

He doesn’t care about anything but reelection.

I don’t think he even cares about reelection. I think that he could be doing a little better if he really really wanted to be reelected. He just doesn’t seem to even look like he wants to run again.

My guess is that he only wants to raise as much funds as possible to make it easier to syphon off campaign donations. Syphon from the campaign and into the hands of appropriate people; that will in turn set him up for endless golfing and praise after he leaves office.

Although AK’s view may seem “contradicted” by all the “hustle, bustle, muscle, and bundlers”, I tend to agree. BO is a puppet–always has been. He must “go through the motions” of seeking re-election–to please his Masters.

NOW, THE PUPPETEERS, THEY REALLY WANT BO BO RE-ELECTED. Our country is not yet destroyed! They won’t stop until our wives are in Burkas; our sons “humbled and gentled”; and we are all facing Mecca on our rugs awaiting the call to prayer (BO had an interview with NY Times years ago:
“Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”
See, http://infidelsarecool.com/2008/02/obama-call-to-muslim-prayer-is-one-of-the-prettiest-sounds-on-earth-at-sunset/)

BUT THE “BUYERS OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY” HAVE TO “RIDE THE HORSE THEY LAST CHEATED WITH”–and that horse cannot win this race.

There is nothing, nothing, that Obama and his supporters can do to get him re-elected at this time. A “perfect storm” of suddenly revealing truths; damning historical events; patently visible falsehoods and lies; irreconcilable acts and statements and more have pushed us PAST THE TIPPING POINT.
Yes, the Presstitutes will claim that “truth is falsity and lies are truth”
Yes, so-called “POLLS” will grossly misrepresent public sentiment
Yes, there will be widespread voter fraud
Yes, vast FORTUNES shall be spent illegally and secretly to attempt to re-elect the tyrant.
NO SUCH EFFORTS, OR OTHERS LIKE THEM, WILL SUCCEED.
All that must happen for Romney & Ryan to win IS FOR WE, THE PEOPLE, TO CONTINUE OUR PRESENT CAMPAIGN: prayers, contributions, telephone support, door-to-door, comments on these blogs and more WILL JOIN WITH OUR V*O*T*E*S TO ELECT ROMNEY & RYAN. THEY WIN BIG

Sorry, by AK I meant Kenshu Ani. Thank you KA, but be of good cheer.

This story is a good distraction, if it can get some legs. But Congress has plenty to do in 4 weeks, with the consulate murders, and Fast and Furious.

Is anybody questioning the $180M number that the Obama campaign claims? Is this inflated, like the polls, just for psy-ops?

My question is, why isn’t the FEC all over this right now? Why is there not a Darryl Issa shouting this from the rooftops? Is the FEC like FEMA, they only spring into action after the disaster?

    DINORightMarie in reply to LordJiggy. | October 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    The FEC, like the other bureaus and agencies, is under Obama’s regime, Obama’s thumb. Therefore, unless the House investigates, there will not be any investigation. Period.

    At least until after the election. If Obama is NOT re-elected, the new administration can choose to investigate – this, as well as Fast & Furious, the embassy/ambassador attacks in Libya, Hillary’s negligence as Sec. of St., the DoJ nightmarish dereliction of duty (in many cases, including dropping all charges in the DEFAULT-WIN in the NBPP case), etc. Long, long overdue, IMHO.

    Praying, and WORKING, very HARD for a Romney/Ryan victory on 6 November!

It is interesting that Robert Roche was on a US delegation during VP Biden’s 5 day visit to China in August 2011

List of the delegation is reported at the link:

Biden Hints at Trade Deals
August 19, 2011

http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0811/chinese_whispers_d89a5428-dc1d-4db3-9689-8ffbb6617260.html

They are disenfranchising the American vote and dollar. Is it possible they have an ulterior motive?

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