Atlas Shrugs played a leading role in bringing Obama’s campaign finance fraud to light in 2008. He raked in three quarters of a billion dollars by skirting the system, and got away with it. Last April, conservative bloggers discovered that his campaign was up to their old tricks: Deja Vu: Obama Camp Disables Credit Card Verification, Inviting Campaign Finance Fraud.
The Washington Examiner is now reporting that a “national magazine” and a “national website” are preparing a blockbuster story on the donor fraud. They speculate that it may be why Obama was so rattled during Wednesday’s debate.
Sources told Secrets that the Obama campaign has been trying to block the story. But a key source said it plans to publish the story Friday or, more likely, Monday.
According to the sources, a taxpayer watchdog group conducted a nine-month investigation into presidential and congressional fundraising and has uncovered thousands of cases of credit card solicitations and donations to Obama and Capitol Hill, allegedly from unsecure accounts, and many from overseas. That might be a violation of federal election laws.
The Obama campaign has received hundreds of millions in small dollar donations, many via credit card donations through their website. On Thursday, the campaign announced a record September donor haul of $150 million.
Media Matters is going to be up all weekend working on a viable spin to diffuse the story, but it seems to me that if the reporters investigated the story for nine months, they’ve been very careful to cross their Ts and dot their Is.
This has the potential to sink the Obama’s already listing ship.
Allahpundit at Hot Air assumes like I do that the scandal has to do with the lax security on Obama’s campaign donation website.
No way to tell yet if this sort of thing is what the forthcoming scandal story is about, but the description in the excerpt sure sounds familiar. And if it is the same thing, then it’s essential to understand that people have been complaining about it for years. Team O is fully aware of the objections by now; if it’s still happening, it’s because they didn’t care enough to stop it. And if I’m wrong about all this and the story has to do with some entirely different donation scam, well, that’s even more interesting. To raise $150 million in a month, you need an awful lot of donors. And we know that when it comes to donors, Obama’s not picky.
Meanwhile, Team Obama has an October Surprise of their own: Bin Laden Movie From Obama Mega-Donor Harvey Weinstein To Air Two Days Before Election…
(CNN) — Two days before Election Day on Nov. 6, a movie detailing the raid that killed Osama bin Laden will air on the National Geographic Channel, the cable network announced Thursday.
The film is being distributed by the Weinstein Company, owned by a Harvey Weinstein, a major backer of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
Titled, “SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden,” the feature-length film will chronicle the raid in Pakistan, an event that Obama’s campaign touts as one of his crowning achievements.
The Obama campaign’s September fundraising numbers may give people a feeling of déjà vu.
In September of 2008, the Obama campaign also raised $150 million, which was a record at that time, and added 632,000 new donors then.
And as the Examiner noted, the Obama campaign in 2008 was hit with a similar scandal in which the campaign let donors use “largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor’s identity.”