August 10, 2008

Obamanable Campaign Financing

Over at Atlas Shrugs they've been working very hard, going through Barack Obama's camaign donations with a fine-toothed comb. The media made a big deal about some legal donations made to John McCain because they were bundled in part by a foreigner. Why are they giving less scrutiny to donations to Obama's campaign?

Atlas Shrugs has found

"Obama’s campaign donation pages are rife with donations that end in CENT. Thousands of them. Odd numbers all. Cathy and I have gone through thousands and thousands of foreign donations that end in cents (as in dollars and cents) for Obama and there were NONE for McCain. More evidence of foreign contributors, since Americans living overseas would almost uniformly be able to contribute dollars.

The donations don’t show up on the FEC search either by individual or by the candidate. If you scroll through the pages of the donations alphabetically for Obama, the dollar amounts
are what you’d expect legitimate donations to look like. i.e., $250, $500, $1000, $2300…but when you look at the database of transactions it is nothing like that. You get $74.37, $42.95, $116.38, $29.70…like that (those are actual examples). Clearly this is what you would get if you converted a foreign currency into dollars, e.g., 50 Euros would be roughly $ 77.12."

There is plenty more to see, such as donations coming from places like Indonesia and Gaza. The American people should know about this but the Media remains silent on the issue.


dmarks said...

My donations to Obama were in hexademical amounts, so at least I can't be blamed for this.

I'm already for the election. Thanks to ACORN, I am registered as half of the members of the Justice League of America. Then, if the Obama administration gets real bad, I can just put on a bumper sticker that says "Don't blame me. I didn't vote. Batman did."

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

A helluva lot of dirt is going to be dug up.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Cooking the books -- it's hope and change!