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October 23, 2008

Experiment on Camp Obama ...

... which goes to explain there is little transparency and a whole lot of questionable "contributions".

I've read recent reports of the Obama campaign receiving donations from dubious names and foreign locales and it got me wondering: How is this possible?

I run a small Internet business and when I process credit cards I'm required to make sure the name on the card exactly matches the name of the customer making the purchase. Also, the purchaser's address must match that of the cardholders. If these don't match, then the payment isn't approved. Period. So how is it possible that the Obama campaign could receive donations from fictional people and places? Well, I decided to do a little experiment. I went to the Obama campaign website and entered the following:

Name: John Galt
Address: 1957 Ayn Rand Lane
City: Galts Gulch
State: CO
Zip: 99999

Then I checked the box next to $15 and entered my actual credit card number and expiration date (it didn't ask for the 3-didgit code on the back of the card) and it took me to the next page and... "Your donation has been processed. Thank you for your generous gift."

This simply should not, and could not, happen in any business or any campaign that is honestly trying to vet it's donors. Also, I don't see how this could possibly happen without the collusion of the credit card companies. They simply wouldn't allow any business to process, potentially, hundreds of millions in credit card transactions where the name on the card doesn't match the purchasers name.

In short, with the system set up as it is by the Obama camp, an individual could donate unlimited amounts of money by simply making up fake names and addresses. And Obama is doing his best to facilitate this fraud. This is truly scandalous.[...]

"I tried the exact same thing at the McCain site and it didn't allow the transaction." [...]

I went back to the Obama site and made three additional donations using the names Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Bill Ayers, all with different addresses. All the transactions went through using the same credit card. I saved screenshots of the transactions.

Will the MSM cover this?

Probably as much as they've covered Barry's years in New York or Biden's rhetorical flourishes.

Investigating big money corruption, like calling views about "spreading the wealth" socialist, by The One is just racist.

One People.
One Nation.
One Leader.


Posted by Darleen at October 23, 2008 06:21 AM


Very good Darleen.

Its not on the same scale as say the 150K clothes “scandal”.

Knowing the friends Obama keeps, I am positive the fraud runs much deeper then we will ever truly know.

Posted by: ML at October 23, 2008 09:05 AM

Individuals who have contributed to John McCain for President:

Jesus II
The Gun Shop
Adorable Manabat
Anonymous, Anonymous

Posted by: Josh at October 25, 2008 10:31 AM