Several blogs are carrying this story about the FEC beginning an investigation into funding fraud during the 2008 election. I believe that it will be fraud that will bring Østupid down. There are many ways in which the fraud has been perpetrated, including the possibility that the SSN was fraudulently obtained. However, of all the indications of fraud, this one is the strongest, so long as the FEC is not forced to back down from its investigations.
As you are aware, overseas entities are not allowed to donate to an election campaign (in the USA or elsewhere for that matter). Despite what you have been told, overseas companies are still not allowed to donate to Presidential or other political campaigns. Those particular clauses were not struck down in the Citizens United case (but you would never know that it was the case because of the deliberate obsfucation of the facts by the Demrats). Well this investigation is not about overseases organisations donating to the Østupid election fund, but of individuals in the Middle East donating funds, and having their donations bundled so that the donation money had been laundered.
I add here that Hillary Clinton got into trouble for accepting funds from overseas individuals in some of her campaigns. The money was refunded.
Here is a snippet written by Pamela Geller on the subject of the illegal campaign donations:
Obama’s 2008 campaign finance records are full of riddles, mysteries, and unanswered questions. Contributing nearly $25,000 to the Obama campaign was Monir Edwan, who was listed on FEC documents as contributing from the city of Rafah in the state “GA.” Georgia? No – there is no Rafah in the Peach State. Monir Edwan sent money to Obama from Rafah, Gaza.
Rafah is a Gaza refugee camp.
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. It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that ban or to solicit, receive or accept contributions or donations from them. Persons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment.”[i]
Yet no one has found it noteworthy that Barack Hussein Obama himself appears to be in violation of this statute.
According to the FEC, contributions to the Obama campaign from three brothers, Osama, Monir and Hosam Edwan, all from Rafah, totaled $33,000.[ii] And they weren’t alone. Al-Jazeera reported on March 31, 2008 that Gazans were manning phone banks for the Obama campaign.[iii]
You can read the rest at Atlas Shrugs.
I found this post at Hot Air. It has been written by Allahpundit who seems to want either Pawlenty or Huckabee to be the nominee. What a poor choice….!! Neither of these two has much chance of being able to win in debates against duh Won. Of course, Allahpundit continues to diss Sarah Palin.
However what is crazy to me is that Allahpundit blindly believes something written by Ben Smith at Politico, which is nothing more than a journolist hit piece on Donald Trump.
For the time being none of it is really important. The race is just beginning and is still very lukewarm. Some of the desired combinations that are given onHotAir are not at all desirable to the rest of the world.
Donald Trump has been hitting on the one issue that the MSM and Cocktail Republicans do not want to touch. It has been quite amusing to watch how all of this is going down. The Donald has been taking quite a few shots at a whole swag of people. The cry of “you’re racist” is not only getting old, it is like the boy who cried wolf, and it has just as much power and impact. How can it be racist to challenge a white man (his mother is white) on where he was born, especially when his imputed father is a Kenyan and British Citizen? How can it be racist to bring up the fact that dual citizenship disqualifies a person for the position of POTUS? Dual citizenship should disqualify any American from having anything to do with weaponry and especially missiles. So why does it not disqualify a man who says that his father was a Kenyan?
In my view Trump has been doing a great job in highlighting the issue. I just hope that he will get on with highlighting the Natural Born Citizen side of the issue, which is the real reason that Østupid is not qualified to be POTUS.
I just saw this over at Pajamas Media. It has been written by J Christian Adams, the whistleblower from the Department of Justice voter division (ok so I do not have it quite right but it is close enough!!).
Basically, what is under discussion is that Georgia and now Texas have been leading the way when it comes to challenging the authority of the Department of Justice on much needed electoral reforms. However, it seems that Virginia has backed off, rather than taking a lead from Georgia.
Rather than allowing the DOJ to have control over their programs, Georgia has sued and the DOJ has backed off. It seems that there is a way to defeat the rather useless and disgraceful Eric Holder. His department seems to back off when they are sued in relation to what is really a state matter.
There is a lot that can be done to reform the voter system and to control the fraud, but it is hard to make suggestions when our systems are so different. One of the big differences is the way in which people are registered to vote. It is done by one body which has offices in each state. We actually get the form from the post office and send it to a postal address.
When we had the election last year, a group that is very similar to the Soros funded MoveOn.org and its manifestations sued to allow for people to sign on at the last minute as voters. The way it played out there were a few thousand in critical electorates and if these votes had been fully accepted they would have affected the results in some cases. However, their votes became provisional only, they were not counted until the people verified their information. I kept an eye on some electorates where there were provisional votes and one thing I noted was that most were rejected. I only remember that in one electorate that the votes were accepted. I guess you could say that the people making the provisional votes were not willing to send their corroborating information. I am assuming that it was an effort to cheat and sway the election result. However, overall, if this was the case it failed!!
I think that there needs to be a better form of voter identification. Yes, even over here it is needed. How else can you distinguish between two people who have the same name? How else can you try and stop the voter fraud?
This story reminds me of some of the other frauds where people have used the one cents and two cents to make lots of money.
If it has been done in Germany, can it be achieved in the USA by doing the same thing?
Australia no longer has the one and two cent coins. We scrapped them a long time ago (and ended up paying more for items – thanks Paul Keating!!)