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duane1969
04-02-2012, 11:44 AM
If I understand correctly, she is being accused of being one of those people who sends out emails claiming to be from a bank and wanting you to pay a fee to collect a big inheritance. Also looks like she owes several people for quite a large amount of unpaid rent.

This is hardly a condemnation of Obama, but it is a smudge on his campaign that he keeps getting big donations from people with questionable backgrounds.

http://nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/02/10981697-top-obama-campaign-donor-accused-of-fraud

Star_Cards
04-02-2012, 11:49 AM
definitely a smudge, but it's not like politicians have any way to tell who these donors really are. Until a scammer like this is caught no one knew about her illegal behavior.

For me it's just another reason to get rid of campaign donations altogether.

duane1969
04-02-2012, 12:07 PM
For me it is a reason to get rid of bundling. One person collecting large donations from multiple other people is a good way to create a problem. It makes it more difficult to track where the money is actually coming from.

pspstatus
04-02-2012, 12:46 PM
For me it is a reason to get rid of bundling. One person collecting large donations from multiple other people is a good way to create a problem. It makes it more difficult to track where the money is actually coming from.

Agree totally with this.

Wickabee
04-02-2012, 02:25 PM
A smudge, maybe. More likely fodder for FOX to run with for the next month. I do think the most telling sentence of this article is:

Obama is the only presidential contender this year who released his list of "bundlers," the financiers who raise campaign money by soliciting high-dollar contributions from friends and associates.
So he released the list and something was found. I wonder what could be found on lists that haven't been released...

duane1969
04-02-2012, 02:48 PM
A smudge, maybe. More likely fodder for FOX to run with for the next month. I do think the most telling sentence of this article is:

So he released the list and something was found. I wonder what could be found on lists that haven't been released...

I agree. Bundling sets up the situation for this type of thing to happen. No politician will be immune.

shrewsbury
04-02-2012, 04:45 PM
bad people are everywhere, my camp and yours

if you didn't know but tried to know, then i can't find fault with it

but if you didn't know because you didn't want to know, well then you're no worse