FINALLY! MSM Rags About to Expose Major Obama Donor Scandal

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.


Big Government: Obama Raises $150M in September, Tries to Block ‘Blockbuster’ Donor Scandal:

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.”

Next Media (Taiwanese) Animation: Mitt Clobbers Obama + More of Today’s Best Videos

I just heard Kirsten Powers say on Fox News’ Special Report that Obama likes to come back from behind…because he has some kind of psychological affinity for it, but I don’t believe for one second he’s enjoying the ridicule he’s having to endure today.

Here’s just one example – the latest in a deadly narrative an incumbent does not want to see metastasizing all over the place.

Deadly – but funnier than hell…

Via Ace of Spades HQ (who has been on fire all day – did he even go to bed, last night???)

Another good one from the, “Smirk”:

And I’m pretty sure this has been done before – a compilation of all of Obama’s “uhs”…this time from the debate, via Weasel Zippers, compiled by BuzzFeed.

This next ad by  should get you in the mood for the next few debates – Paul Ryan’s, and Romney’s remaining two – because they’ll all be dealing with foreign policy which could (should!) be very problematic for Obama:

10 Days Prior to Obama’s 2007 “Other Race Speech”, He Voted Against Appropriation that Would Have Waived the Stafford Act

The federal government’s unequal treatment of disaster victims  vis a vis the Stafford Act was one of the central themes of Obama’s poisonous race-baiting speech to black Pastors in 2007 – his insinuation being, the black victims of Katrina were treated differently because they’re not considered “part of the American family.”

From the transcript:

“Down in New Orleans, where they still have not rebuilt twenty months later, there’s a law, federal law — when you get reconstruction money from the federal government — called the Stafford Act. And basically it says, when you get federal money, you gotta give a ten percent match. The local government’s gotta come up with ten percent. Every ten dollars the federal government comes up with, local government’s gotta give a dollar.”

“Now here’s the thing, when 9-11 happened in New York City, they waived the Stafford Act — said, ‘This is too serious a problem. We can’t expect New York City to rebuild on its own. Forget that dollar you gotta put in. Well, here’s ten dollars.’ And that was the right thing to do. When Hurricane Andrew struck in Florida, people said, ‘Look at this devastation. We don’t expect you to come up with y’own money, here. Here’s the money to rebuild. We’re not gonna wait for you to scratch it together — because you’re part of the American family.’”

“What’s happening down in New Orleans? Where’s your dollar? Where’s your Stafford Act money? Makes no sense! Tells me that somehow, the people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!”

The Hayride found this funny, but I’m too disgusted to laugh:

Well, turns out that just 10 days prior to Obama’s speech there was a vote in the Senate on HR 2206, the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act of 2007. That House Resolution amounted to a $6.9 billion appropriation to the Gulf Coast which would waive the Stafford Act.And guess which way Obama voted?

He voted AGAINST IT. He was one of just 14 Senators to vote against appropriating $7 billion to Katrina relief with no strings attached.

And then he went to Hampton and said the federal government doesn’t care about black people.

Seriously, what a disgusting, phoney, disingenuous demagogue.

A clearly agitated Mark Levin covered the story on his show, last night. He wondered,  “what kind of a mind works that way? What kind of a psychology does someone have to have to knowingly lie like that?”

Liberal Spin: Romney Bullied Moderator, Dominated the Time – The Truth: Obama Talked 4 Minutes Longer

Image via Mediaite

The liberal spin on Twitter and in the left-wing media is that NPR gave the overly aggressive Mitt Romney too much time, tonight.

The ObamaMedia Blamed Lehrer for Obama’s drubbing:

CNN’s Roland Smith:

I can already tell when this debate is over I’m going to go off on Jim Lehrer and these questions! #EssenceDebate

Bill Maher:

Hey Lehrer, you’re the fcking ref, stop letting the Mittbot bully you – he can’t fire YOU

A frustrated and unhinged Chris Matthews began his “epic meltdown” after the debate by saying:

“I don’t know what he was doing out there. He had his head down. He was enduring the debate rather than fighting it. Romney, on the other hand  came in with a campaign.   He had a plan..he was going to dominate the time, he was going to be aggressive, he was going to push the moderator around, which he did effectively….

Mitt Romney was so effective at pushing the moderator around, he succeeded in cutting Obama’s speaking time down to only 4 minutes longer than his own – pretty impressive given how much Obama likes to filibuster his answers.

Bloomberg reported:

The most surprising fact about tonight’s debate is that President Obama spoke for four minutes longer than Mitt Romney did. It certainly didn’t feel like that watching the debate, in which Romney seemed to have far more to say than Obama.

The two biggest knocks on Romney as a candidate are that he is wooden and that he is allergic to policy specifics. Yet on the opening question, about how to create jobs, Romney offered an answer that was both more heartfelt and more specific than the president’s. Romney was the stronger debater throughout the night, but especially in the first 20 minutes, he completely dominated.

I think it must seem to libs that Romney got an unfair amount of time because they’re so used to seeing their Messiah drone on and on uninterrupted, and unchallenged. Obama was hoping to dominate the time, filibustering his answers and running out the clock. But Romney didn’t let him.

Mitt Romney won this debate tonight and won it decisively because he had command of the facts and the facts won.  If it had been close, the MSM would have tipped the scales in Obama’s favor and declared him the winner. Alas for them – it was a rout. That what happens when A. Your debate coach is John Kerry, and B. You don’t have the facts on your side.

As John Nolte at Big Journalism noted, “tonight, Romney’s win was such a knockout the media simply couldn’t spin this one.”

Some tried to blame moderator Jim Lehrer and other such nonsense, but for the most part even the left-wing lunatics at MSNBC had to concede Obama’s loss.

It was a good night all the way around.


JWF has a must-see: Bizarre DNC Rapid Response Video: Romney Was Too Mean to Mr. Spine of Steel

It’s the best they could do and it’s PATHETIC.


DaTechGuy: Demoralized as Hell: Why Mitt Romney Won tonight:

In every poll even the ones so skewed that it you would guess they were taken at the SEIU vs NAACP charity softball game the Right Track/Wrong Track Numbers are upside down for the President.

The American People want an excuse to replace this president, Mitt Romney needed do to one basic thing, show the American People that he is an acceptable and competent alternative.

That’s a very low threshold and he didn’t just clear it, he pole vaulted over it having numbers and details at his fingertips, as befits his nature.

Krauthammer’s take: Romney Won and Won Big. He Won by Two Touchdowns !!!

The Right Scoop: Frank Luntz’s focus group of undecided voters went overwhelmingly for Romney tonight

Hot Air: Romney wins; Update: CBS insta-poll shows decisive Romney victory; Update: Romney crushes Obama in CNN insta-poll

Michelle Malkin: Denver debate: Romney took control

Dan Riehl: Mark Levin on tonight’s debate:

Love this>>>”Obama was predictable, became increasingly irritated, and by the end of the debate looked tired and defeated.”

My 14 year old daughter texted this message to me when the debate was almost over (I was at a debate party):

“LOL Obama looks so defeated whenever Romney talks”

Hahaha…great minds think alike.

Joel Pollak, Big Government: Romney Wins Big in First Debate

Gabe Malor, NY Post: Mitt’s night

Gateway Pundit: Top Obama PAC Donor Bill Maher: “Obama Looks Like He DOES Need a Teleprompter”

Yid with Lid: If The Pres. Debate Was a T-Ball Game Jim Lehrer Would Have Invoked The Slaughter Rule

RS McCain, The American Spectator: Mitt’s Biggest Turnaround Yet

Michelle Malkin: Yesterday was National Empty Podium Day

John Hinderaker, Powerline: It’s Over:

Through the evening, Romney came across as the competent executive, in command and optimistic. Obama was the defeated, out of ammo failure whose ideas have been tried and found wanting. I don’t know how the Democrats will try to spin this one, but it just doesn’t matter. There was only one credible leader on the stage tonight, and it wasn’t our failed president. This was a huge night for the cause of freedom, one from which, one hopes, Obama can’t recover. The pitiful figure that we saw tonight was the real Obama, the loser behind the curtain who is finally revealed as an utter hoax.

Charles Hurt, Washington Times: Obama the debater: Making Jimmy Carter look awesome:

Bewildered and lost without his teleprompter, President Obama flailed all around the debate stage last night. He was stuttering, nervous and petulant. It was like he had been called in front of the principal after goofing around for four years and blowing off all his homework.

Not since Jimmy Carter faced Ronald Reagan has the U.S. presidency been so embarrassingly represented in public. Actually, that’s an insult to Jimmy Carter.

The split screen was most devastating. Mitt Romney spoke forthrightly, with carefully studied facts and details at the ready. He looked right at the president and accused him of being miles out of his depth.

Mr. Obama? His eyes were glued to his lectern, looking guilty and angry and impatient with all the vagaries of Democracy. This debate was seriously chafing him.

Roger L Simon: October 3, 2012 — The Night Liberalism Died:

The fuddy-duddy liberal choir of the mainstream media looked shell-shocked. But secretly some of them may actually be relieved. Anyone with an IQ in triple digits knows that Romney would be a better president than Obama with the country and the world in the situation they are. And that probably includes Obama himself, considering the level at which he debated.

 If Romney is elected, dad would be back and they (the media) would get to be kids again, living la vida loca while protesting until blue in their collective faces everything Romney does in the coming years. They get to be “against the man” once more. They don’t have to defend the man, such as he is.
Linking to me,  Ace says:

Blame the Moderator! The big liberal line is that Romney beat up both Obama and poor Jim Lehrer. The wanted Jim Lehrer to do what journalists do most of the time, protect Dear Leader from criticism.

Of course Obama actually spoke for four more minutes than Romney.

However, this argument is about juicing the refs for the next game — because they know Biden is weak, and now know Obama needs some special TLC, they’re trying to get the moderators to dog Ryan and Romney. They know their candidates aren’t up to it, so they want the press, as usual, to ride to their rescue.

This will intensify all this week– the calls will be for moderators to vigorously challenge the Republicans in order to aid Obama and Biden.

At least NBC isn’t hosting any of the debates.
Debate schedule, here.