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jackson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 01:08 AM
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22. Obama corruption
According to the Obama campaign itself 43% of the dough went to four small states while 57% went to the other forty six states. What made Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada so special? He broke the law. Why would he do that unless there would be a payoff for him?

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According to a Hopefund finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission two weeks ago, the committee gave nearly $160,000 between July 1 and Nov. 5 to local and congressional officials in states that are holding presidential contests next month. During that period, Hopefund gave about $210,000 to federal candidates in other states across the country.

"There's a lot that voters don't know about Barack Obama," Wolfson said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "And one thing they don't know, we found out this week, which is that he has been using and operating a so-called leadership PAC, an apparent contravention of campaign finance laws, taking in money from lobbyists despite the fact that he said he doesn't take money from lobbyists."

Obama officials have said Hopefund was merely trying to assist Democratic candidates and pointed out that of the $476,000 that Hopefund contributed in 2007, about 57 percent went to states other than Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina.

But officials acknowledged to The Washington Post last week that campaign officials were consulted to determine who some of the recipients should be. They said the contributions did not violate FEC regulations.

http://nc.startribune.com/587/story/1586786.html
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  -Seeking Superdelegates obama has paid $363,900 Clinton has paid 88,000 catagory5  Feb-15-08 12:42 AM   #0 
  - SINCE 2005!!!  hnmnf   Feb-15-08 12:44 AM   #1 
  - uh ok.  catagory5   Feb-15-08 12:46 AM   #2 
  - In 2005, was Obama prescient enough to know  jkshaw   Feb-15-08 12:55 AM   #5 
  - It does based on what he did  jackson_dem   Feb-15-08 01:09 AM   #24 
     - well--seems he WAS really running long time ago doesn't it.  rodeodance   Feb-15-08 01:20 AM   #33 
  - Yes it makes it perfectly okay  hnmnf   Feb-15-08 12:55 AM   #6 
  - pure speculation on your part. Why make excuses for O.?  rodeodance   Feb-15-08 12:58 AM   #8 
     - Then its pure speculation the other way as well.  hnmnf   Feb-15-08 12:59 AM   #9 
        - perhaps. But you do know that O. has been 'running" form day 1 one don't you??  rodeodance   Feb-15-08 01:01 AM   #12 
           - Apparently he was lying is ass off when he said, back in 2005  MagsDem   Feb-15-08 01:03 AM   #15 
           - when you use that analogy--it makes much clearer.  rodeodance   Feb-15-08 01:21 AM   #34 
           - More speculation I see.  hnmnf   Feb-15-08 01:04 AM   #17 
              - HA--you are under the SWOON effect you do realize??  rodeodance   Feb-15-08 01:06 AM   #19 
              - Okay, look, Im sick of arguing with you on every fucking thread  hnmnf   Feb-15-08 01:07 AM   #21 
                 - I am laughing so hard I can hardly type. HA--  rodeodance   Feb-15-08 01:10 AM   #26 
              - His contributions show he was running for president from the beginning  jackson_dem   Feb-15-08 01:10 AM   #25 
                 - Or helping raise money for their re-election campaigns.  hnmnf   Feb-15-08 01:11 AM   #28 
                 - What made those four small states so special?  jackson_dem   Feb-15-08 01:12 AM   #30 
                 - you already said that up above. Why make excuses? oops  rodeodance   Feb-15-08 01:14 AM   #31 
                 - Mr. Clean--aka Obama is not so clean.  rodeodance   Feb-15-08 01:12 AM   #29 
  - almost 4:1, Obama to Clinton.==tells me O. buys his deles lots more than  rodeodance   Feb-15-08 12:56 AM   #7 
     - LOL -- It sounds like it's more about dollars than "change"  MagsDem   Feb-15-08 01:01 AM   #11 
        - I have said it beforee--psychologists will be in demand!  rodeodance   Feb-15-08 01:03 AM   #14 
           - It's probably part of his secret economic plan  MagsDem   Feb-15-08 01:04 AM   #16 
              - Is that part of his vague Vision thingy?  rodeodance   Feb-15-08 01:07 AM   #20 
  - Obama corruption  jackson_dem   Feb-15-08 01:08 AM   #22 
     - That bullshit about him not taking money from lobbyists...  MagsDem   Feb-15-08 01:58 AM   #35 
  - THANKS for posting this  LadyVT   Feb-15-08 12:53 AM   #3 
  - Oh, that's nothing... he has spent 23 million  MagsDem   Feb-15-08 12:54 AM   #4 
  - whow. I have heard he has lots of paid operatives.  rodeodance   Feb-15-08 01:00 AM   #10 
  - He does indeed, and it appears to me that they really "operate"  MagsDem   Feb-15-08 01:01 AM   #13 
  - it all makes me sick!  rodeodance   Feb-15-08 01:05 AM   #18 
  - Including in the netroots  jackson_dem   Feb-15-08 01:11 AM   #27 
  - "The Obama Illusion - Presidential ambitions from the start"--interesting piece.  rodeodance   Feb-15-08 10:22 PM   #45 
  - Looks Like Hillary  NMMatt   Feb-15-08 01:08 AM   #23 
  - catch up to Mr. Clean?  rodeodance   Feb-15-08 01:16 AM   #32 
     - This whole topic is laughable  NMMatt   Feb-15-08 02:13 AM   #36 
  - but..but..Obama's different...he doesn't play that kind of stuff...more kool-aide please. nt  VotesForWomen   Feb-15-08 02:19 AM   #37 
  - I'm not understanding  johnnydrama   Feb-15-08 02:22 AM   #38 
  - Bingo.  Political Heretic   Feb-15-08 02:24 AM   #39 
  - That is what makes this article so laughable -nt  NMMatt   Feb-15-08 02:24 AM   #40 
  - OMG! Shock! Horror! Swoon! He is such a HAXOR - Not!  intaglio   Feb-15-08 02:48 AM   #41 
  - File Under Superfluous Stuff with which you'd fertilize your garden  GalleryGod   Feb-15-08 05:51 AM   #42 
  - Vote for Obama, get MORE politics of the past, lol.  Jim4Wes   Feb-15-08 06:21 AM   #43 
  - Wow - he gives money to other Dem candidates  heraldsqure   Feb-15-08 07:00 AM   #44 
  - Okay, so Obama readily contributes .......  Kaylee   Feb-15-08 11:07 PM   #46 
 

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