Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Obamamamama's Campaign Cash: Who's Giving?

The short answer to the question above is "We don't know."

Unlike the McCain campaign, which has made its complete donor database available online, the Obama campaign has not identified donors for nearly half the amount he has raised, according to the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP)

...The FEC breakdown of the Obama campaign has identified a staggering $222.7 million as coming from contributions of $200 or less. Only $39.6 million of that amount comes from donors the Obama campaign has identified.

It is the largest pool of unidentified money that has ever flooded into the U.S. election system, before or after the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reforms of 2002.

Actually, we DO know some of the names.

Under campaign finance laws, an individual can donate $2,300 to a candidate for federal office in both the primary and general election, for a total of $4,600. If a donor has topped the limit in the primary, the campaign can “redesignate” the contribution to the general election on its books.

In a letter dated June 25, 2008, the FEC asked the Obama campaign to verify a series of $25 donations from a contributor identified as “Will, Good” from Austin, Texas.

Mr. Good Will listed his employer as “Loving” and his profession as “You.”

A Newsmax analysis of the 1.4 million individual contributions in the latest master file for the Obama campaign discovered 1,000 separate entries for Mr. Good Will, most of them for $25.
In total, Mr. Good Will gave $17,375


Similarly, a donor identified as “Pro, Doodad,” from “Nando, NY,” gave $19,500 in 786 separate donations, most of them for $25. For most of these donations, Mr. Doodad Pro listed his employer as “Loving” and his profession as “You,” just as Good Will had done.

Surely a check of US incorporations will yield a company called "Loving."

And, of course, a large number of Obamamamamama's donations seem to be coming from the Middle East: Gaza and Libya are specifically mentioned.

Boy, that "Campaign Finance Reform" thing really worked well, eh?


Billiam said...

Nope! No campaign fraud here! Nothing to see! If you think you do, our "truth Guys" will convince you otherwise. Then, the Obama Tabernacle Choir will line up and sing "You can't hide your lyin' eyes" 24 hours a day in front of your house. Now, go stand in the corner! You're on time out!

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

And as you might imagine, nothing will be done about this.