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MojoMojoMojo Donating Member (579 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-28-08 03:28 AM
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Obama Lies about Campaign Finances 90% are $25-50
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Obama takes almost as much Corporate funding as Hillary,but he implies that he takes none.Now hes the frontrunner he probably takes more corporate funding than Hillary.
Last night he lied about the percentage of small donations which have been made to his campaign.
The Federal Election Commission figures are nothing like Obama states.
He gets around 70% from big business.
This statement is a lie."We have now raised 90 percent of our donations from small donors, $25, $50."


Presidential Campaign Finance
Through 01/31/2008
Contributions
Individual $137,431,938
PAC $25
Party $0
Candidate $0
Transfers-In $0
Disbursements $113,291,436
Cash On Hand $24,940,159
Size of Donations
$200 and Under $47,323,742
$200.01 - $499 $10,452,546
$500 - $999 $11,440,957
$1000 - $1999 $21,130,641
$2000 and Over $49,472,185

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/02/27/america/26textde...
"Now what I want to point out, though, more broadly is how we have approached this campaign. I said very early on I would not take PAC money. I would not take money from federal-registered lobbyists. That -- that was a multimillion-dollar decision but it was the right thing to do and the reason we were able to do that was because I had confidence that the American people, if they were motivated, would in fact finance the campaign.
We have now raised 90 percent of our donations from small donors, $25, $50. We average -- our average donation is $109 so we have built the kind of organization that is funded by the American people that is exactly the goal and the aim of everybody who's interested in good government and politics supports."
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  -Obama Lies about Campaign Finances 90% are $25-50 MojoMojoMojo  Feb-28-08 03:28 AM   #0 
  - NOT TRUE!!! Olberman had a whole segment on it last night! nt  my3boyz   Feb-28-08 03:30 AM   #1 
  - And what did Olbermann say?  MonkeyFunk   Feb-28-08 03:32 AM   #3 
  - He said.....  tpsbmam   Feb-28-08 06:27 AM   #27 
  - Exactly...  Lisa0825   Feb-28-08 09:52 AM   #38 
  - Lisa0825 It's misleading to the general public  UALRBSofL   Feb-28-08 10:11 AM   #45 
     - Getting over 1 million donors is nothing to sneeze at.  Lisa0825   Feb-28-08 10:34 AM   #46 
     - Today there are 1,011,577 individual donors  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-28-08 10:37 AM   #48 
     - 1,011,578 now  maseman   Feb-28-08 10:54 AM   #54 
     - Lisa, your absolutely right  UALRBSofL   Feb-28-08 10:50 AM   #52 
     - Baloney.  tabasco   Feb-28-08 11:39 AM   #63 
     - But it is misleading  MonkeyFunk   Feb-28-08 01:20 PM   #68 
        - The only thing misleading is the OP itself.  The Anti-Bush   Feb-28-08 01:26 PM   #70 
        - Good point ,you have expressed it very well  MojoMojoMojo   Feb-28-08 06:39 PM   #74 
        - You think that, .....we dont.  FogerRox   Feb-28-08 10:28 PM   #78 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-28-08 11:56 PM   #103 
           - No I'm not  MonkeyFunk   Feb-29-08 12:21 PM   #112 
     - He dind't say 90% of the money comes from small donors.  The Anti-Bush   Feb-28-08 01:25 PM   #69 
     - LOL  MonkeyFunk   Feb-28-08 01:37 PM   #71 
     - I'll use the OP numbers  FogerRox   Feb-28-08 10:16 PM   #75 
     - No its not misleading its stunning he got that much from so many people  FogerRox   Feb-28-08 10:26 PM   #77 
     - Excuse me,  FogerRox   Feb-28-08 10:40 PM   #80 
     - I knew what he meant. If others are confused, maybe they aren't paying attention.  indie_ana_500   Feb-28-08 11:49 PM   #98 
  - 'Tis what I understood from Keith Olbermann last night.  0007   Feb-28-08 10:37 AM   #47 
  - *sound of fingers drumming on table...clock ticking..*  elixir   Feb-28-08 10:44 AM   #50 
  - Can't remember exactly something like this  surfermaw   Feb-28-08 11:22 AM   #60 
  - 90% of the donors gave $25-50  JackORoses   Feb-29-08 12:43 AM   #109 
  - Not only that, it's been discounted and beat to death here on DU.  Window   Feb-28-08 04:24 AM   #20 
  - It could be a tricky word game  MonkeyFunk   Feb-28-08 03:31 AM   #2 
  - ah--yes, it is tricky  rodeodance   Feb-28-08 06:42 AM   #30 
  - Agreed  Raejeanowl   Feb-28-08 10:58 AM   #55 
  - You need to look the word donation up in a dictionary.  FogerRox   Feb-28-08 10:42 PM   #81 
     - You're wasting your time  spokane   Feb-28-08 11:52 PM   #100 
  - No one ever accused Obama of not being deft with words  TheDoorbellRang   Feb-28-08 12:56 PM   #67 
  - WTF are you talking about ?  FogerRox   Feb-28-08 10:38 PM   #79 
  - So, I was at the food bank, donating 10 cans of tuna...  boppers   Feb-29-08 12:07 AM   #105 
  - It could be you don't understand english, also, Have you thought of that?  John Q. Citizen   Feb-29-08 12:17 AM   #106 
  - This whole thing confuses me.  avrdream   Feb-28-08 03:33 AM   #4 
  - No... once you reach two hundred your name is reported. nt  mckeown1128   Feb-28-08 09:56 AM   #39 
  - Hey what lie was made, by the way?  mckeown1128   Feb-28-08 09:57 AM   #40 
     - Its simple  FogerRox   Feb-28-08 10:44 PM   #82 
  - Clinton people just can't do math 90% of donations are small ones 10% large ones  Johnny__Motown   Feb-28-08 03:38 AM   #5 
  - Pretty astute ,I think youre correct  MojoMojoMojo   Feb-28-08 04:00 AM   #11 
  - If you watch the debate he was kinda ... umm... stammering a bit and the 25-50 thing was just  Johnny__Motown   Feb-28-08 04:05 AM   #13 
  - Definitely intentionally misleading ,read last sentence  MojoMojoMojo   Feb-28-08 04:14 AM   #18 
  - And many people gave more than they have in the past  catgirl   Feb-28-08 06:19 AM   #25 
  - I admit I was wrong, but am going to continue to try to salvage a candidate trashing post out of it  Political Heretic   Feb-28-08 10:59 PM   #91 
  - I think it's misleading  MonkeyFunk   Feb-28-08 12:31 PM   #65 
  - Repeating your tripe is false misleading and bordering on trolling  FogerRox   Feb-28-08 10:46 PM   #83 
  - What is 90% of one million donations ?  FogerRox   Feb-28-08 10:48 PM   #85 
  - uh i think if you crunch the numbers it supports his claim  renegade000   Feb-28-08 03:41 AM   #6 
  - I donated something like $2000 to Dean last cycle.  dkf   Feb-28-08 03:42 AM   #7 
  - My $25 was matched. I suspect a good part of the $ is matched donations.  casus belli   Feb-28-08 03:45 AM   #8 
  - I support Obama, but these are still important things to look into. Thanks for posting so others  EmilyAnne   Feb-28-08 03:53 AM   #9 
  - They are confusing the number of donations with the amount donated  Johnny__Motown   Feb-28-08 03:57 AM   #10 
     - Yep. Thank you. n/t  EmilyAnne   Feb-28-08 04:02 AM   #12 
     - The cause of the confusion is that you "raise" money whereas you "get" or "receive" donations.  Baconfoot   Feb-28-08 04:07 AM   #14 
        - I agree,  Johnny__Motown   Feb-28-08 04:11 AM   #15 
  - Your post is very misleading. In fact one mught call it a lie.  bowens43   Feb-28-08 04:11 AM   #16 
  - check post #11 he was just confused on the wording, he was not the only one  Johnny__Motown   Feb-28-08 04:13 AM   #17 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-28-08 04:17 AM   #19 
  - In context of the paragraph ,the statement is intentionally misleading  MojoMojoMojo   Feb-28-08 04:25 AM   #21 
  - you seem to be  johnnydrama   Feb-28-08 05:31 AM   #23 
  - I am sorry but I don't see it.  mckeown1128   Feb-28-08 10:01 AM   #43 
  - Bullshit pal, repeated assertations of this type, is considered borderline trolling  FogerRox   Feb-28-08 10:51 PM   #86 
  - HE IS NOT TAKING MONEY FROM CORPORATIONS!!!!!  Perky   Feb-28-08 05:16 AM   #22 
  - opensecrets.org shows  yourguide   Feb-28-08 06:22 AM   #26 
  - cool poster of bho,BUT..here is what..Chicagoan who would know, wrote about BHO  indimuse   Feb-28-08 06:36 AM   #28 
  - Considering that Obama won...  yourguide   Feb-28-08 07:20 AM   #33 
  - bill baer also said-  mopinko   Feb-28-08 09:47 AM   #36 
  - PAC money is not all big corporations. Advocacy groups and CBOs can be PACs  Political Heretic   Feb-28-08 11:01 PM   #92 
  - Right On Perky, take them to school, what an ass kickin you punks just got.  FogerRox   Feb-28-08 10:58 PM   #90 
  - Another deperate, PATHETIC attempt. Give it up. nt  elizm   Feb-28-08 05:38 AM   #24 
  - This illustrates the economic disparity in the US  hollowdweller   Feb-28-08 06:37 AM   #29 
  - yes, you are right  rodeodance   Feb-28-08 06:42 AM   #31 
  - What DOES he tell the truth about?  MagsDem   Feb-28-08 06:57 AM   #32 
  - What BS?  mckeown1128   Feb-28-08 09:58 AM   #41 
  - Thanks Mr. 16 Posts.  Unsane   Feb-28-08 07:50 AM   #34 
  - This from a guy who has been here 3 weeks  MethuenProgressive   Feb-28-08 11:13 AM   #58 
  - The 5 People who rec'ed this FReeper drek shoudl be ashamed of themselves  YOY   Feb-28-08 09:38 AM   #35 
  - Obama has Corporate Lobbyist in Top Advisory positions on his team why would they give him money?  ElsewheresDaughter   Feb-28-08 09:48 AM   #37 
  - This post is shit.  blonndee   Feb-28-08 10:01 AM   #42 
  - Correct, this post is shit  FogerRox   Feb-29-08 12:17 AM   #107 
  - 10% of donors have donated 50% of funds.... 90% of donors have donated the other 50% of funds...  scheming daemons   Feb-28-08 10:06 AM   #44 
  - He didn't lie. 90 percent of the donations are from small donors. He didn't say 90% of their funds.  Occam Bandage   Feb-28-08 10:41 AM   #49 
  - Symantics** 70% of funds from big donors (corps/limousine liberals) 30% from peons  elixir   Feb-28-08 10:49 AM   #51 
  - Limousine Liberals!?  ContinentalOp   Feb-28-08 11:40 AM   #64 
  - Sematics ? How so ? funds vs donations is not semantics  FogerRox   Feb-28-08 10:53 PM   #87 
  - Another swing and a miss from an attacking Hillbot  zulchzulu   Feb-28-08 10:51 AM   #53 
  - Yes, when he words it like that, it's correct. My post states the reality-semantics.  elixir   Feb-28-08 11:11 AM   #56 
  - "He gets around 70% from big business." That's no surprise.  MethuenProgressive   Feb-28-08 11:12 AM   #57 
  - It's also untrue.  Political Heretic   Feb-28-08 10:57 PM   #89 
  - The dishonesty of Obama helps further cement the cynicism he claims to be fighting against  jackson_dem   Feb-28-08 11:17 AM   #59 
  - there are many things coming to light now  GoldieAZ49   Feb-28-08 11:32 AM   #61 
  - Which is why I hope Clinton stays in until Pennsyvlania  jackson_dem   Feb-28-08 11:36 AM   #62 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-28-08 11:02 PM   #93 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-28-08 11:07 PM   #94 
  - I understand that Clinton supporters have problems counting.  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-28-08 12:35 PM   #66 
  - Best.Post.Of.The.Day!  Mystery2Me   Feb-28-08 01:58 PM   #72 
     - Agreed. Nothing counts but what you want.  tabatha   Feb-28-08 11:37 PM   #96 
     - No..it isn't...  mckeown1128   Feb-28-08 11:58 PM   #104 
  - The OP Title Is The Real Lie  JimGinPA   Feb-28-08 02:01 PM   #73 
  - I really am not sure what your point is in posting this. We aren't that stupid.  sparosnare   Feb-28-08 10:20 PM   #76 
  - Get a job, would you? Or at least a hobby that doesn't involve spamming discussion groups, OK?  Redstone   Feb-28-08 10:47 PM   #84 
  - WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG - WAS EXPLAINED ON MSNBC.  Political Heretic   Feb-28-08 10:57 PM   #88 
  - Either these punks are trolls, or they are incapable of using a calculator to do %  FogerRox   Feb-28-08 11:11 PM   #95 
     - I admire your energetic defence of the truth.  tabatha   Feb-28-08 11:41 PM   #97 
        - partisian politics is one thing  FogerRox   Feb-28-08 11:52 PM   #99 
  - Is there a problem?  Cleita   Feb-28-08 11:53 PM   #101 
  - Perky, post # 22 even did the math for the encumbered.  FogerRox   Feb-29-08 12:21 AM   #108 
  - 90% of donations were small 10% were large, end of story. any other point of view makes you look bad  Johnny__Motown   Feb-28-08 11:55 PM   #102 
  - More lies....  Hillary_Hillary   Feb-29-08 12:49 AM   #110 
  - So what is the problem then?  nolabels   Feb-29-08 01:02 AM   #111 
 

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