PowerLine Is Right?!
Shocking, but true! Even when you are a one-sided ideologue, sometimes the facts are on your side. The Obama campaign’s fundraising effort is a case in point. They have deliberately not implemented address verification for online contributions – knowing they are inviting fraudulent donations. Scott Johnson explains:
We have published a series of posts on Obama’s “dubious donations” — i.e., the Obama campaign’s invitation of fraudulent and illegal giving through the disabling of basic credit card/debit card verification devices. I wrote about the Obama campaign fundraising operation in the October 2008 New York Post column “Dubious donations.” The Post subhead observed: “Bam’s Web site invites fraud.”
The Washington Post reported on the matter two days later in the story “Obama accepting untraceable donations,” by Matthew Mosk. Mosk quoted Obama campaign officials on their practices. According to them, everything was copacetic.
It having worked so well the first time around, and it having aroused so little interest among the mainstream media, Obama is doing it again. So we have reported in the series of posts beginning with “Dubious donations (2012 edition).” There is a story here, but you’d never know it if you get your news from the mainstream media.
Even though Power Line goes overboard calling this an example of a “Chicago-style gangster government”, people of all political persuasions should be upset by this. There is no justification for such a blatant disregard of federal campaign laws. Especially since Obama promised to do better.
“We need a better government – a more competent government – a government that upholds the values we hold in common as Americans.”