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Thursday, October 23, 2008

“John Galt” donating to Obama this year too, apparently

(Hot Air) - I’m ripping the content straight from Powerline. Ace actually had the story last night, but it was only a single source; PL claims in an update that other readers have replicated the experiment. Quote:

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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm trying to figure out what the point of all this faux outrage is.

We know two things to be axiomatic:

Campaign finance regulation is anti-freedom and, therefore, evil.

Democrats always break their own rules (do as we say...).

The only thing accomplished by all this screeching is to give campaign finance regulation an undeserved air of authority.

If the Democrats passed a law that one Democrat and one Republican had to jump off a bridge once a month, and then the Democrat refused to jump, you don't whine about the Democrats not playing fair. You remove the law, which is the fundamental evil.

The "conservative" blogosphere has rendered itself pointless by agreeing to play the game by the left's rules.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 8:33:00 PM  

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