It’s Redistribution; Obama Turns Blind Eye to Credit Card Donation Fraud

By: Kenneth R. Timmerman

What do Bart Simpson, Family Guy, Daffy Duck, King Kong, O.J. Simpson, and Raela Odinga have in common?

All are celebrities; and with the exception of Odinga and O.J. Simpson, they also are fictional characters. And yet, all of them gave money earlier this month to the campaign of Barack Obama, without any apparent effort by the campaign to screen them out as suspect donors.

The Obama fundraising machine may owe its sensational success in part to a relaxation of standard online merchant security practices, which has allowed illegal donations from foreign donors and from unknown individuals using anonymous “gift” cards, industry analysts and a confidential informant tell Newsmax.

Giving a Los Angeles address, he listed his employer as the “State of Nevada” and his occupation as “convict.” The donor used a disposable “gift” credit card to make the donation.

The Obama campaign sent O.J. a thank-you note confirming his contribution, and gave him the name of another donor who had agreed to “match” his contribution.

Four minutes earlier, an individual using the name “Raela Odinga” also made a $5 contribution, using the same credit card.

The real Raela Odinga became prime minister of Kenya in April and has claimed to be a cousin of Obama’s through a maternal uncle.

Obama donor “Raela Odinga” listed his address as “2007 Stolen Election Passage” in “Nairobi, KY.” This credit card donation raised no alarm bells in the Obama campaign.

A few minutes earlier, “Daffy Duck” gave $5 to the Obama matching campaign, listing his address as “124 Wacky Way, Beverly Hills, Calif.”

But just as with Odinga’s address, the “Wacky Way” address failed to raise any alarm bells or security traps on the Obama Web site. Daffy Duck also used the same credit card.

Within the hour, three other new donors gave $5 to the Obama campaign. They were:

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  • [Editor’s Note: See “Obama Campaign Runs Afoul of Finance Rules.”]

    “I tried it myself a few days ago,” he said. “I’m attaching for you proof of the contributions I made in the names of Daffy Duck, Bart Simpson, Raela Odinga, and Family Guy.

    “What this means is that the Obama campaign does no verification of the name of the contributor. With a normal credit card, this wouldn’t wor[k], but with these disposable debit cards, no problem!

    “This needs to be exposed,” he said.

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    Biden: “Watch, We’re Gonna Have An International Crisis”

    A Generated Crisis, To Test The Mettle Of This Guy.” (Matthew Jaffe, “Biden To Supporters: ‘Gird Your Loins,’ For The Next President ‘It’s Like Cleaning Augean Stables,'” ABC’s “Political Radar” Blog, blogs.abcnews.com, 10/20/08)

    …this coming from the party that believes we’re a terrorist nation, wants to bring our troops home in defeat and swears that the world will love us, we just need… “tolerance and kindness”

    Thanks Joe, for reminding us how bad we should expect it to be with Obama!

    WEBBER: NEW JERSEY’S CITIZENS ALREADY ARE DROWNING IN TAXES, AND NOW DEMOCRATS WANT TO TAX THEIR WATER

    Senate Environment Committee will discuss creating a new $150 million tax on water yesterday – May 7th, also known as NJ’s Tax Freedom day (the day we finally earn enough money to pay off our total tax bill.  I guess the Democrats don;t like May 7th).

    I was wondering what I can be taxed on next…  Thank you Trenton!

    Assemblyman Jay Webber, Chairman of the Taxpayer Protection Caucus in the Assembly, yesterday issued this statement on New Jersey’s Tax Freedom Day, the day when New Jerseyans finally have earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year.  New Jersey’s Tax Freedom Day is the second worst — that is, latest — in the entire country.  But it was announced that the Senate Environment Committee will discuss creating a new $150 million tax on water.

    Assemblyman Webber stated:  “On the day that New Jerseyans finally have paid for their share of government and can start working for their families, it is sad irony that Democrats start pushing their new water tax on households.  They already have made New Jersey unaffordable by taxing our homes, our work, our cars, our TVs, our phones, our cigarettes, our gas, our electricity, and our drinks, among other things.  Now they want to tax our water.  What will they tax next — our air?”

    “This year, the average New Jerseyan already has spent 127 long days — well more than 4 months — working just to pay his or her total tax burden.  Crushing taxes are forcing our families, friends, and neighbors to flee to other states — and the only thing the Democrats can think to do is to find new burdens to heap on us,” said Assemblyman Webber.

    “The commitment of the Taxpayer Protection Caucus is to make New Jersey more affordable by opposing any tax increases and  lightening the load on New Jersey’s already-overtaxed citizens.  We want our State to be a place where people want to live, not a place they need to leave,” stated Assemblyman Webber.

    New Jersey’s top primary races, and total delegates at a glance

    President Dem – Primary

    6,174 of 6,292 precincts – 98 percent   Total Delegates

    x-Hillary Clinton 591,666 – 54 percent    845

    Barack Obama 487,375 – 44 percent       765

    President GOP – Primary

    6,159 of 6,292 precincts – 98 percent

    x-John “the Democrat” McCain 306,172 – 55 percent  613
    Mitt Romney 157,000 – 28 percent     269
    Mike Huckabee 44,997 – 8 percent    200

    Ron Paul 26,556 – 5 percent

    Rudy Giuliani 14,004 – 3 percent
    Fred Thompson 3,037 – 1 percent