Don’t Let Obama Fool You About Donors

Barry the Smoker

Barack Obama likes to talk about how he has received so many donations under 200 dollars and all the regular people who are donating to his campaign. There are certainly quite a few people who donated $200 or less but they are not the people who make up the bulk of the donations.

Obama claims he is an outsider and that he is not taking money from special interests but there is no doubt that he is getting money from lawyers who work for companies that have lobbying branches, hedge fund managers, Hollywood (of course), and even BIG OIL (say it isn’t so). Obama has a number of bundlers who have raised $50,000 to $1 million. These are people who will expect something in return for their work and despite what Obama says, he knows it and he will give them what they want.

Obama, according to the Herald Tribune, developed a network of wealthy donors and other contacts when he was a crooked politician in Chicago and he cultivated those relationships until they grew into the money producing machine he has become. His ability to raise huge sums of money is why Obama broke his word on public financing of his campaign. I don’t know if I would call what he did a lie because I think he believed it when he said it but once he saw the huge sums roll in he got greedy and went back on his word. This is not a good character trait and not what I expect in a president. The only thing a man can give and that no one except him can take away is his word.

Don’t let Barack Hubris Obama fool you at all. He is nothing more than a typical politician. He will say or do anything to get elected and if he does there will be a bunch of people with their hands out for repayment. Even though Obambi says he will take on the lobbyists, I think it is likely he will take them on for work rather than to stop their influence peddling.

One more thing about donors. The totals Obama has reported are quite impressive but he did not do it with small donors, he did it with large bundlers. There is also an indication that he has accepted illegal donations from non citizens overseas. Two such donors are Palestinians living in Gaza in Hamas territory. In addition to their problem of not being legally eligible to donate, they also ended up giving well over the legal limit. How much of this is going on and how convenient Obama has held up the FEC appointments.

Obama has raised quite a bit of money and good for him. However, he got it from big donors. Regardless, with $340 million dollars donated to him, it is a sure sign that the economy is not really that bad.

Big Dog



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21 Responses to “Don’t Let Obama Fool You About Donors”

  1. Reason says:

    You know I said once that I though Hillary was really bad in the fact that she’d do anything and everything to get elected. However the more I see of Obama the more I realize he’s just as bad if not worse, HRC is at least a little honest about her ambitions and doesn’t try to hide them behind smoke & mirrors.

    BTW this is an interesting read:
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/015/386abhgm.asp?pg=1

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  2. David M says:

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  3. Bunny Colvin says:

    “Regardless, with $340 million dollars donated to him, it is a sure sign that the economy is not really that bad.”

    This claim is laughable. Most of the people who contribute to campaigns aren’t counting their change during economic downturns. Campaigns are primarily financed by well off citizens. C’mon Dog. You know better.

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  4. Big Dog says:

    My point exactly Bunny. Obama is the one claiming he gets all the small donations and does not accept money from lobbyists and the other evil entities.

    However, if he got all that money from small donors then the economy is not that bad.

    I really don’t see it as that bad anyway. It is certainly no where near as bad as it has been before and some of the economic numbers are fairly stable.

    If oil comes down and housing gets under control we will be fine. If they would stop using corn to make fuel we woul be in better shape as well.

  5. Bunny Colvin says:

    It’s ironic that the r’s are complaining about fundraising. They’ve dominated the game for years but now things are tightening up, so they b!tch. I suspect that it’s not the fact that people are pouring $$$ into political campaigns that bothers them so. It’s the fact that almost all of it doesn’t go in their pockets, like it used to.

    It’s now a bipartisan K Street Project. You keep yearning for the old days and you’re gonna miss the boat.

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  6. Big Dog says:

    I personally never liked it when people from either party made lots of money from donations. All the big donors expect something in return and this will be the case with the Messiah as well.

    I believe Obama is getting a lot of illegal donations. Palestinians are donating to him and they are not citizens. These are ones from that country who are giving way over the legal limit if they were legal in the first place. He is violating the law.

  7. Bunny Colvin says:

    Palestinians? Oh boy. Any terr’sts involved? You might have to get out your badge and six shooter, Dog. Call Swines- he’s in. He thinks he’s some kind of detective.

    Are you familiar with Harry Sargeant, the McSame bundler? I think he may have some of them terr’sts givin him money too. Hunt them down Det. Dog. For the sake of America.

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  8. Big Dog says:

    These were not bundled, they were direct donations from two brothers. If you can show the same for McCain I would be against it as well.

    The problem with liberals is they have no sense for the rule of law, except of course when a Republican breaks one.

  9. Bunny Colvin says:

    Palestinian brothers? Have they been waterboarded into confessing that Obama is a terr’st? This could be your big break, Dog. Forget that silly gay/drug/sex thing.

    Terrorism is the repubber’s strength. Ever since you guys caught Osama and found all those guys in Iraq responsible for 9/11.

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  10. Big Dog says:

    Amazingly, terrorism was a big story for Democrats when Clinton was in office. They all talked about how Hussein needed to be taken out. That was then and this is now.

    No, they were not water boarded. Their names were on the donor list and they were tracked down and admitted giving the money on the internet donation form.

    BTW, you act as if water boarding is torture or something. It cannot be because Congress says we do not torture and they would not authorize it.

    However, our own soldiers get water boarded as part of their training and Congress authorizes that training.

  11. Bunny Colvin says:

    I’ll add your name to the list of people whom don’t understand the definition of torture. At least McSame gets it. And he’d kinda be what you’d call an “expert”, being that he was tortured himself.

    PEACE

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  12. Big Dog says:

    It can’t be torture. Congress allows it to be done to our soldiers. Are you saying we can torture our troops but not the enemy?

    McCain also said that sleep deprivation and temperature control was torture and it is not. It is uncomfortable but not torture. It is what cops do.

    I will worry about some guy feeling like he is drowning when they worry about cutting off people’s heads. Now that is torture.

  13. Bunny Colvin says:

    Sometimes reading your arguments would qualify as torture. Where Scottie at, he probably knows a lot about this stuff?

    PEACE

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  14. Reason says:

    Bunny you ask after Scott a lot do you have some personal grudge against this person? Did he have sex with your mother or something? Its almost…stalkerish the way you keep asking after a poster who made you look bad in an old post.

    You’ve not once refuted Big Dog’s arguments about water boarding. You say “Terrorism is the repubber’s strength” however is was in 1992 that Gore that accused Bush of not being tough enough on Saddam who he then claimed was building nukes…

    Oddly enough more terrorist attacks occurred during Clinton’s 8 years than have occurred during Bush’s 7 years, and the worst 9/11 was put into action on Clinton’s watch. I wonder why that is? I wonder why numerous attacks have occurred on foreign soil but none in America…

  15. Bunny Colvin says:

    I ain’t gots no grudge against Scottie. I view him as an expert on countless topics, in fact. He made me look bad in an old post? PLEASE explain. I’m all ears.

    Have sex with my mother? Oh, unREASONalbe. I’m the one who had sex with YOUR MOTHER, son. If you werent so d@mn stupid, I might even suspect you were one of my own. Thankfully, it is obvious that you’re not.

    And 9/11 being “put into action on Clinton’s watch”. Lets take that a step further. Will you blame W if there is a terrorist attack on American soil under President Obama? Lets say those crafty terr’sts had been planning it since 2004. You gonna blame dubs? Highly doubtful.

    You’re such a clown, dude. Your “arguments” make no sense. I’d rather talk to Scottie or Swines. At least they don’t take themselves too seriously.

    PEACE

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  16. Reason says:

    Of course there will be a terrorist attack on Obama’s watch.

    It was Clinton’s lax response to bin Laden’s attacks that gave them the courage to launch such an attack. Even Osama’s own driver’s testimony confirms that. That and lax policies on immigration and border security that sadly continue to this day.

    The only clown here is you, you are snide, rude, and generally an ass who does little more than heckle from the peanut gallery. You present nothing to actually debate or argue but merely cast stones at others with little real logic or supporting evidence. Believe me your own ignorance is towering.

  17. Bunny Colvin says:

    So then, this sure-thing attack will be Bush’s fault? Or will it somehow be Bill Clinton’s fault again? Or Hillary- right? No, no. Jesse Jackson!? John Edwards? No I know- MoveOn.org? The ACLU?

    PEACE

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  18. Reason says:

    No they’ll wait until Obama pulls the troops out of Iraq and pursues the war in Afghanistan that cannot be won without basically invading Pakistan at this point. The Pakistani Government will have to start actually controlling their border region with Afghanistan for us to win without invading.

    Also several of the organizations and people you mention favor lax immigration and border policing, sanctuary cities, and illegal immigration. So yes they could in a way be considered responsible if terrorists and say a nuke, chemical weapon, or dirty bomb were smuggled across our southern border and used on American soil. Why? Because their time, money, and effort goes into thwarting proper border security, sheltering criminals, and denigrating every legal US immigrant. Should they be held criminally responsible should anything like the scenario I mention happen? Perhaps, it depends on the level of their efforts, but public humiliation is definitely in order. The San Fransisco City council should be incarcerated even now, and likely facing the death penalty.

  19. Bunny Colvin says:

    Yep- I knew it! It will be the Dems fault…again. It always is. Thank God we have tough guy repubbers like Larry Craig, Mark Foley, and REASONless to protect us. Otherwise, we’d be toast.

    PEACE

  20. Reason says:

    Where would we be now had we followed the “cut & run” strategies of Obama & friends? How about Carter? Clinton certainly didn’t do us any favors on combating terrorism either…

    Again you are like a monkey flinging poo yet offer nothing of value, no real position to debate, and not support for anything you spout.

  21. Bunny Colvin says:

    We’d all be dead. For sure. Only those big bad (r)epukes can protect us.

    PEACE