Quick Hits — Obama Fundraising Scandal

This isn’t a Battleground State topic but I have blogged the fundraising for this election so I should at address this scandal in a cursory manner.  This subject could be hugely important to changing public perception on Obama’s trustworthiness and erode any soft support that is out there for Obama.  Importantly, many of the flaws outlined in the report were known by the Obama campaign and intentionally flouted while the same security measures were in place for Romney donors. Other people are doing a great job on this topic so I’ll highlight some choice write-ups:

Unsurprisingly Breitbart.com had the details up first on the 108-page GAI investigation into the threat of foreign and fraudulent Internet campaign donations in U.S. federal elections

This scoop builds on Breitbart.com’s earlier report that of $181 million in donation only 2% are “reportable”

Jim Geraghty over at The Campaign Spot blasted out some of the embargoed details on the illegal foreign contributions in his Morning Jolt

The Washington Examiner reports that 68% Of Traffic To Anonymously Registered Obama.com Is Foreign; the site was linked to a specific donation page on the official http://www.BarackObama.com campaign website for ten months

Instapundit has his usual invaluable links to key stories that I’m sure will be smartly updated as the scandal unfolds

Examiner.com reviewed the GAI report  and breaks down the nitty gritty in the scandal

The much rumored Newsweek/Daily Beat story on this scandal he been published


  1. ClearView
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Took a couple of minutes to think this through. I live in China part time; what do I see on the ground?

    Let’s see, the large majority (85-90%) of the Chinese I know don’t like Obama. It’s a race thing, first, quickly followed with a lack of respect as a leader.

    Then it hit! They view O as an ineffective leader, and what’s best for China?

    An ineffective leader. Of course!

    • ed
      Posted October 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Its not a secret that potential rivals all over the globe want a President that weakens the US as a competitor. That’s why global leaders nearly uniformly support Democrats.

  2. jpcapra1
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Questions regarding his fundraising were around in 2008 but never investigated. This could be a truly huge development, hopefully the right people are on it.

  3. Posted October 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

    it will go NO WHERE….the media won’t touch anything that could further damage the now frail Obama. This will be a footnote “right wing conspiracy” after the election

  4. No Tribe
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Meh, there’s not much here. Say he got a million or 2, that’s what, 1 percent of September? There’s no way to prove it either. And yea, it happened in 2008 too. If Congress wanted to do something about it, they could have at any point in the past 4 years.

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  2. […] compares to the $181 million raised by President Obama through nefarious means. Romney campaign/RNC announce fundraising totals of over $170.4 million in Sept., with approx $191 […]

  3. […] But interestingly, in May, June, and July Obama was spending much more money than he was taking in (the “negative burn rate”) giving rise to concerns he wouldn’t have money in the stretch run to match Romney’s onslaught. And remember, Obama’s last 2 months of supposedly enormous fundraising, slightly outpacing the combined efforts of the Romney/RNC are based on incredibly sketchy (to choose a word randomly) and possibly illegal practices. […]

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