Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Obama Re-Election Campaign No Different Than 2008 Campaign; Financed By Illegal Contributions

Conservative bloggers and journalists documented during the 2008 presidential election how only the campaign of Barack Obama utilized an online contribution system that permitted illegal campaign donations by disabling key edit and audit procedures to ensure that only persons who can make legal campaign donations to a federal candidate were able to contribute. Those same reports uncovered numerous cases of people using phony identities and foreign addresses to donate to Obama's campaign. The Obama campaign essentially was financed, in large part, by illegal campaign contributions that originated from overseas. The FEC refused to investigate the undisputed evidence that this had occurred.

Flash forward to Obama's 2012 re-election. The same intentionally flawed online system is being utilized by his campaign that made possible all those illegal campaign contributions. The Omedia will again refuse to report on the fact that the impostor's campaign is financed by illegal foreign contributions. It is estimated that Obama, who broke all campaign fundraising records in his 2008 campaign, will raise at least $1 billion for his re-election campaign. It's no small wonder that it would be reported yesterday that a large Obama campaign bundler and African immigrant, Abake Assongba, would turn out to be someone who defrauded a Swiss businessman out of $657,000 while impersonating a bank official in order to build a $2 million home in Florida. According to the Washington Post, Assongba has helped raise $50,000 for Obama's re-election and another $40,000 for Democratic House and Senate candidates since 2009. Assongba and her husband operate a charity that supposedly benefits causes in Benin, Africa. The office for the foundation has been closed for some time and officials in the country seem to know nothing about Assongba's foundation.

Naturally, the Obama campaign uses the excuse that it can't be expected to know everything about its contributors, particularly when you intentionally make no effort to discern their true identity as evidenced by the online finance system utilized by Obama's campaign, a fact noticeably not mentioned in the Post story.

. . . “More than 1.3 million Americans have donated to the campaign, and we constantly review those contributions for any issues,” said campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt. “Some issues are easy to identify, others more difficult, but once an issue has been raised, we address it promptly, as we will do in this case. ” . . .
Campaign finance experts say that no campaign can examine every donor who mails in a check but that bundlers, who have special access to the candidate and serve at times as an informal campaign cabinet, require deeper examination to protect a campaign’s integrity .
“You can’t have much of a vet for garden-variety donations,” said Kenneth Gross, an election and campaign law specialist who represents corporations and candidates. But, he added, “for the candidates who are bundling hundreds of thousands of dollars, they should go through a reasonable level of due diligence beyond a Google search.” . . .

More than 1.3 million Americans have donated to Obama's campaign? Yeah, right. Of course, since Obama likes calling himself a citizen of the world, I suppose anyone who contributes to his re-election campaign regardless of where they're from is considered an American. As it did in 2008, the Omedia will allow the impostor to continue doing what he does best--defrauding the American public.

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