This is Part 5 of my series on the lies told by Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama in the nearly four years in which he’s been in office. As I said earlier, I’m not concerned with his broken campaign promises so much as I am with his dishonesty while in office.
In a repeat of Obama’s 2008 fundraising technique, in the present campaign Obama—who spent the summer whining about being outraised by the Romney campaign, has again chosen to eschew controls on credit card donations. Power Line describes the “standard controls:”
Federal law prohibits foreign contributions and requires the disclosure of identifying information for contributions in excess of $200. Campaigns must accordingly keep running totals for each donor and report them once they exceed $200.
And so Obama gets—and retains—donations from such worthies as
“John Galt” (the hero of Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged). [The test donor] provided the equally fictitious address “1957 Ayn Rand Lane, Galts Gulch, CO 99999.” He checked the box next to $15 and entered his actual credit-card number and expiration date. He was then taken to the next page and notified that his donation had been processed.
Others repeated “John Galt’s” experiment, giving to Obama under such fictitious names as Della Ware, Joe Plumber, Idiot Savant, Ima BadDonation (with a Canadian bank card) and Fake Donor.
Scott Johnson expanded on this with a New York Post article.
It’s useful, also, to note that the above Della Ware tried the same donation to the McCain campaign in 2008, and it was rejected. And
If you go here you will note that credit card donations to the Obama election campaign do not require the credit card security code [i.e., the CVV code]. What they have done is disable the Address Verification System (AVS) which prevents credit card fraud.
Adrian Murray advised Urgent Agenda that he’d tried the following:
Name – Adolph Hitler
Address – 123 Nuremburg Way, Berlin, Germany
Occupation – Dictator
Employer – Nazi Party
Murray promptly received an email from the Obama campaign:
“Dear Adolph, thank you for your generous donation….”
Murray tried the same thing with the Romney and Santorum campaigns; the “donations” were rejected. I’ve been to the site, and the…deficiency…was still present last Sunday.