UPDATE 2: Looking into “The One’s” Past; Where did Obama get his money?

Posted on 08 October 2008

This came in to us in the form of a U Report message. I do not know the writer.
This election has everyone worried with so many things to consider.   DONOTCHANGE

From Anonymous:

About a year ago I would have voted for Obama. I have changed my mind three times since than. I watch all the news channels, jumping from one to another. I must say this drives my husband crazy. But, I feel if you view MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News, you might get some middle ground to work with.  About six months ago, I started thinking "where did the money come from for Obama".   I have four daughters who went to College, and we were middle class, and money was tight.  We (including my girls) worked hard and there were lots of student loans.

I started looking into Obama’s life.

Around 1979 Obama started college at Occidental in California.  He is very open about his two years at Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his time but, even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply himself to his studies.

"Barry" (that was the name he used all his life) during this time had two roommates, Muhammad Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, both from Pakistan .   During the summer of 1981, after his second year in college, he made a "round the world" trip.   Stopping to see his mother in Indonesia, next Hyderabad in India, three weeks in Karachi, Pakistan where he stayed with his roommate’s family, then off to Africa to visit his father’s family.  My question – Where did he get the money for this trip?  Nether I, nor any one of my children would have had money for a trip like this when they where in college. When he came back he started school at Columbia University in New York.  It is at this time he wants everyone to call him Barack – not Barry.   Do you know what the tuition is at Columbia?   It’s not cheap!  to say the least.  Where did he get money for tuition?  Student Loans?  Maybe.  After Columbia, he went to Chicago to work as a Community Organizer for $12,000. a year.  Why Chicago?  Why not New York?  He was already living in New York.

By "chance" he met Antoin "Tony" Rezko, born in Aleppo, Syria , and a real estate developer in Chicago.  Rezko has been convicted of fraud and bribery this year.  Rezko, was named "Entrepreneur of the Decade" by the Arab-American Business and Professional Association".  About two years later, Obama entered Harvard Law School.  Do you have any idea what tuition is for Harvard Law School?  Where did he get the money for Law School?   More student loans?  After Law school, he went back to Chicago.  Rezko offered him a job, which he turned down.  But, he did take a job with Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Guess what?   They represented "Rezar" which is Rezko’s firm.   Rezko was one of Obama’s first major financial contributors when he ran for office in Chicago.  In 2003, Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama which Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendelland claims was instrumental in providing Obama with "seed money" for his U.S. Senate race. In 2005, Obama purchased a new home in the Kenwoood District of Chicago for $1.65 million (less than asking price).  With ALL those Student Loans – Where did he get the money for the property?  On the same day Rezko’s wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty lot for full price.  The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born Billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million three weeks before Obama’s new home was purchased.   Obama met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko.

Now, we have Obama running for President.   Valerie Jarrett, was Michele Obama’s boss.  She is now Obama’s chief adviser and he does not make any major decisions without talking to her first.   Where was Jarrett born? Ready for this?  Shiraz, Iran ! Do we see a pattern here?   Or am I going crazy?

On May 10, 2008 The Times reported, Robert Malley adviser to Obama was "sacked" after the press found out he was having regular contacts with "Hamas ", which controls Gaza and is connected with Iran. This past week, buried in the back part of the papers, Iraqi newspapers reported that during Obama’s visit to Iraq, he asked their leaders to do nothing about the war until after he is elected, and he will "Take care of things".

Oh, and by the way, remember the college roommates that where born in Pakistan? They are in charge of all those "small" Internet campaign contribution for Obama.   Where is that money coming from?  The poor and middle class in this country? Or could it be from the Middle East?

And the final bit of news.   On September 7, 2008, The Washington Times posted a verbal slip that was made on "This Week" with George Stephanapoulos. Obama on talking about his religion said,"My Muslim faith ". When questioned, "he make a mistake".  Some mistake!

All of the above information I got on line. If you would like to check it – Wikipedia, encyclopedia, Barack Obama; Tony Rezko; Valerie Jarrett: Daily Times – Obama visited Pakistan in 1981; The Washington Times – September 7, 2008; The Times May 10, 2008.

Now the BIG question – If I found out all this information on my own, Why haven’t all of our "intelligent" members of the press been reporting this?

A phrase that keeps ringing in my ear – "Beware of the enemy from within"!!!

UPDATE: OBAMA’S TROUBLING INTERNET FUND RAISING

New York Times Editorial
By MAUREEN DOWD

Certainly the most interesting and potentially devastating phone call I have received during this election cycle came this week from one of the Obama’s campaign internet geeks.  These are the staffers who devised Obama’s internet fund raising campaign which raised in the neighborhood of $200 million so far.  That is more then twice the total funds raised by any candidate in history and this was all from  the internet campaign.

What I learned from this insider was shocking but I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that when it comes to fund raising there simply are no rules that can’t be broken and no ethics that prevail.  Obama’s internet campaign started out innocently enough with basic e-mail networking , lists saved from previous party campaigns and from supporters who visited any of the Obama campaign web sites.  Small contributions came in from these sources and the internet campaign staff  were mo r e than pleased by the results.

Then, about two months into the campaign the daily contribution intake multiplied.  Where was it coming from?  One of the web site security monitors began to notice the bulk of the contributions were clearly coming in from overseas internet service providers and at the rate and frequency of transmission it was clear these donations were ‘programmed’ by a very sophisticated user.  While the security people were not able to track most of the sources due to firewalls and other blocking devices put on these contributions they were able to collate the number of contributions that were coming in seemingly from individuals but the funds were from only a few credit card accounts and bank electronic funds transfers.  The internet service providers (ISP) they were able to trace were from  Saudi Arabia ,  Iran , and other Middle Eastern countries. One of the banks used for fund transfers was also located in  Saudi Arabia.

Another concentrated group of donations was traced to a Chinese ISP with a similar pattern of limited credit card charges.  It became clear that these donations were very likely coming from sources other than American voters.  This was discussed at length within the campaign and the decision was made that none of these donations violated campaign financing laws.  It was also decided that it was not the responsibility of the campaign to audit these millions of contributions as to the actual source (specific credit card number or bank transfer account numbers) to insure that none of these internet contributors exceeded the legal maximum donation on a cumulative basis of many small donations.  They also fo und the record keeping was not complete enough to do it anyway.

This is a shocking revelation.

We have been concerned about the legality of  ‘bundling’ contributions after the recent exposure of illegal bundlers but now it appears we may have an even greater problem.  I guess we should have been somewhat suspicious when the numbers started to come out.  We were told (no proof offered) that the Obama internet contributions were from $10.00 to $25.00 or so.  If the $200,000,000 is right, and the average contribution was $15.00, that would mean over 13 million individuals made contributions?  That would also be 13 million contributions would need to be processed.  How did all that happen?

I believe the Obama campaign’s internet fund raising needs a serious, in depth investigation and audit.  It also appears the whole question of internet fund raising needs investigation by the legislature and perhaps new laws to insure it complies not only with the letter of these laws but the spirit as well.

UPDATE 2:

So we know that fake people are registering to vote, via the AP :

The stories are almost comical: Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, registered to vote on Nov. 4. The entire starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys football team, signed up to go the polls — in Nevada.

We know that sometimes, fake people vote fraudulently (note that it was by absentee. Hard to vote as Mickey Mouse in person, but it is really easy by absentee):

Republicans released details for 10 of those votes. The registration cards that were filled out had no social security numbers, drivers license numbers or birthdates for the voters.

We know that sometimes, fake people give to campaigns fraudulently .

Two thoughts. The first is that there should be accountability for this.  Barack Obama raised $150m last month, and only half of that money is disclosed. Now, I seriously doubt that Obama’s campaign is engaged in fraud. But they seem  uninterested in identifying it.

They should, like the McCain campaign, put all that information online, regardless of how much was given, including all the information about address, employer, etc. It’s not that hard. They have the technology to do it. When he is getting $75m in a month from sources that are not publically identified, that’s a problem. In theory, these are all different people, but given the possibility for fraud (temporary credit card numbers can make it even harder to check), this does create yet another kind of crisis of legitimacy surrounding this election.

Second,  Obama has destroyed the public financing system, handing conservatives a win on the policy, even if a substantial loss on the politics. Democrats said Republicans would do it, but they did. This is a good thing, long-term , and it should be replaced by full-disclosure of contributions within 24 hours of receipt of the donation. The easiest thing in the world with today’s technology. And it would allow individuals, groups, and the press to address the legitimacy issues in Obama’s donations (and others in the future).

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34 Comments For This Post

  1. Erik says:

    This is an absurd unsubstantiated ad hominem attack relying upon innuendo and fear. Suggesting that donations to the Obama campaign, monitored by the FEC, are coming from the Middle East among other ridiculous and desperate claims shows a willingness to pander and manipulate in ways that boggle my mind. Argue FOR your candidate and HIS policies and engage in a real and critical debate of the issues. That McCain and his supporters don’t denounce this kind of pathetic lowest common denominator fear over substance politics diminishes him and any legitimacy to his ideas or agenda.

  2. Some bNer says:

    Dear Anonymous, you fail at basic logic skills. You have to have proof for logical connections to be substantial. Your whole diatribe is nothing but a grand logical fallacy. The reason the “intelligent” members of the press haven’t reported the conclusion you’ve come to is that those “intelligent” reporters know they can not just make shit up and pass that off as journalism. (except for Fox News)

    You need to realize the the “mass media” is the fourth estate of power, and except for Fox News, they should be considered separate from the other estates.

    If you wish to argue anything at all, you need a basic grasp of logic. Until then, you’ll just come off as an uneducated douche.

  3. Linda says:

    Rant and squawl all you want, Erik, but the question is a valid one: Where did he get his money? The timeline described and people he surrounds himself with make the answer to that question even more important. Where did all that money come from?

  4. Matt says:

    Nice big words, Erik. You say argue FOR your candidate, although all you said were negative things about McCain. Interesting argument there. Would it have been alright if the author just stated the facts, with no personal opinion interjected? Because that’s really all anybody needs to see, and the conclusions that will be drawn are pretty obvious.

  5. Jim says:

    Erik

    Ok, I’ll argue the fundamental differences between the two.

    Barack = Socialism, big government. That healthcare program he wants, well you’re going to be waiting 6-12 months to get an appointment. Legitimizing illegal immigrants. Also, receiving campaign contributions from foreign countries is illegal, and there are other reports that many of the contributors are not properly documented; he’s for partial birth abortions and raising taxes. ACORN, poor judgement in regards to his affiliates. Touts change but has done NOTHING in his past to affect it in a POSITIVE way. Protectionism wrt Trade. TOTALLY UNVETTED BY THE MSM.

    McCain = Fiscal responsibility, securing the borders, solid foreign policy, capitalistic views (for the most part). Better free trade policies. Pro-Life

  6. Kathryn says:

    I still want to know where his money is coming from and why doesnt anyone ask him… The news media certainly investigates the monies of other candidates but not Barak Hussain Obama WHY??????? and the argument that Sarah Palin has no experience, she has much more than Obama and he is running for President not Vice-President SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME, QUICKLY!!!!!!

  7. Prisk says:

    There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq in January. In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the month of January. That’s just one American city, about as deadly as the entire war-torn country of Iraq.
    FDR (democrat) led us into World War II. Germany never attacked us; Japan did. From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost … an average of 112,500 per year.
    Truman (DEMOCRAT) finished that war and started one in Korea . North Korea never attacked us. From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost … an average of 18,334 per year.
    John F. Kennedy (Democrat) started the Vietnam conflict in 1962. Vietnam never attacked us.
    Johnson (DEMOCRAT) turned Vietnam into a quagmire. From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost … an average of 5,800 per year.
    Clinton (DEMOCRAT) went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent. Bosnia never attacked us. He was offered Osama bin Laden’s head on a platter three times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.
    This one is a fact that makes me mad as hell.
    In the years since terrorists attacked us, President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran, and, North Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people. And the Democrats are complaining about how long the war is taking. But Wait, There’s more.
    It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno (DEMOCRAT) to take the Branch Davidian compound. That was a 51-day operation.
    We’ve been looking for evidence for chemical weapons in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton (DEMOCRAT) to find the Rose law firm billing records.
    It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.
    It took less time to take Iraq than it took to count the votes in Florida !!!
    Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT JOB! The Military morale is high!
    The biased media hopes we are too ignorant to realize the facts.
    History…read up on it!

  8. Prisk says:

    On television today a Democratic operative pointed out that when Obama holds a rally 25,000-30,000 people show up, whereas when McCain holds one he only draws 10,000-15,000.The Republican spokesman replied,
    ‘That’s because McCain’s supporters are at work.’
    Republicans work for a living…Democrats live off of handouts…

  9. Kyle says:

    Oh no! Be afraid ;)

    What’s next….should German Americans be condemned because of Hitler? Apparently, McCarthyism is alive and strong. Lookout Salem, MA!

  10. Bruce says:

    What is the matter with all these people who dont want to take the time to check out obama . Every time you hear about corrupt dealings their is obama’s name. If by some chance he gets elected we will become socialistic country and the U.S. will never be the same. Think about it PEOPLE its not a joke

  11. steve says:

    I am voting for Mc Cain – Aa a war veteran and his life long dedication to the our country in comparison to Obama is already enough for me to choose.

  12. Karen says:

    IF ….. ONE of the allegations against Obama is true….JUST ONE…..WHY would we vote him into our highest office. Yes – our country has financial problems -
    but we have not had another attack at home since 9-11. Give this president some
    credit for having protected us. Would you trust Obama to do the same?

  13. CK Dexter Haven says:

    “but we have not had another attack at home since 9-11. Give this president some
    credit for having protected us.” – Karen

    That’s funny. And sad. More sad than funny, actually.

    Um, who was in office at the time of the 9-11 attacks? We haven’t had another attack SINCE 9-11…. So, you’re giving credit to the guy who was sitting like a stooge in a kindergarden classroom at the actual moment of the attacks? Why? Because there wasn’t a repeat of that? I guess he gets two strikes before responsibility is attributed….

    Secondly, Bush hasn’t done anything domestically to protect us after the attacks that any other president wouldn’t have done. Except, perhaps for the constitutional violations. But, we’ll ignore those, until they directly affect you – and you can call your attorney at that time.

    Thirdly, you act as if terrorist attacks on US soil are a regular occurrence. Go back before 9-11 and note how far apart they typically are staggered. Not having another once since 9-11 has less to do with any Bush accomplishments and more to do with the natural scheme of things.

    Give the president credit for protecting us? HE DIDN’T protect us. 9-11 happened on his watch, didn’t it?

    I’ll bet you live in Iowa or West Texas or South Bumblefrick…. Somewhere quite far from any potential terrorist target. Yet, people like you are always the ones so adamant about putting more GOP criminals into office “to protect us.” You and your spurs aren’t in danger. I live in midtown Manhattan. I saw the towers fall FROM MY APARTMENT. Guess who the candidate of choice for New Yorkers and Washintonians is. We have more to lose, and we’re voting for Obama.

  14. Betty says:

    SOCIALISM??? In response to Jim (Oct 10th) & Bruce (Oct 11th), above: Don’t you guys read the papers or the internet or watch TV? We already ARE a socialist nation, thanks to the (Republican???) Bush Administration, the Treasury & the Federal Reserve, who now own big chunks of our nation’s banks, as of today. To me, the economic meltdown & our government’s response to it is THE crucial political issue of this election–NOT whether Obama is a Muslim, or what McCain did in the war, or whether Sarah Palin is an incompetent ninny. I mean, get real folks. Any of the promises from EITHER candidate on health care reform, lowering taxes, helping people with their bad mortgages, continuing the war in Iraq/Afganistan, or Medicare/Social Security reforms, etc, etc, will have to be taken with a very VERY large grain of salt. EITHER candidate will have to raise taxes after the election (and probably on everyone, not just the rich) in order to help our country dig itself out of the financial hole that we now inhabit.

  15. Matt says:

    Despite all the media’s defense – Obama is still a questionable individual who might run our country for 4 years at least! I guess this country gets a president it deserves!

  16. Don says:

    Nice to see that people can share their political and social opinions somewhere without having their “betters” (so they think) up in the northeast and out west belittling them for being members of the illiterate and unwashed lower and middle classes. Thank goodness for all you wonderful elitist overprivileged trust fund never will I dirty my hands EARNING money incestous lizards. Got to keep all those almost three hundred million unwashed mid-country working taxpayers in their places- dontcha?

    Now- Will someone PLEASE tell me where Obama got the funds to attend white super rich- spoiled prep school trust fund over privileged brat universities? I’ve seen nothing about scholarships anywhere I look. I’ve worn out the ‘net trying to get the information. It all seems to be buried as deep as Clinton’s Harvard Law records and Oxford attendance..

  17. Christian Anderson says:

    For some reason Democrats want us to get in line and question nothing about a man poised to destroy the republic. Those whol back him will soon find themselves left behind and without jobs. The corporate taxation he is about to give out is going to cause more and more jobs to go over seas for increasing profits because of lower taxes. Who do you think creates jobs? Do you think it is the unemployed? Let’s make sure we help them because soon this will be the largest voting block. Americans have become to uneducated and this campaign is tapping into our ignorance. The Roman’s called it bread and circus. Thanks for this peeling back of the Obama onion.

  18. ace says:

    You know very well that Maureen Dowd did not write that. But it’s interesting to watch disinformation in action. The only question is: for WHOM are you doing it!!!

  19. Go Palin! says:

    Ever wonder why Democrats promise that they’ll provide everything such as housing, food, college education, etc.etc. It’s simple really. The more they provide you, the more they OWN you. People, especially liberals, don’t see this connection. They want a nanny! They dislike taking responsibility to provide for themselves. Socialism doesn’t work. Communism doesn’t work. Capitalism works because it requires good decisions, strong work ethics, and the balls to take risks. Americans live free because many of the people before us took those risks and some gave their lives doing so. I don’t want or need a NANNY Obama. I take responsibility for myself and if I die trying, then I’ll die a free man. What more can I ask for? Stop socialism in this country! STOP OBAMA NOW!

    Anti obama sticker: “Give socialism another try Obama 08”

  20. Joe Trucker says:

    I can’t believe either side really gets it. Barry is too risky, too many unanswered questions. I gotta vote my value system for President. My father taught me right from wrong, and I’m trying to teach my son. My father taught me personal responsibility. Jesus taught us give a man a fish, or teach him to fish. All things my son needs to know. I live by a template handed down by my forefathers, and I will hand that down to my childrens childrens children. Elites? Live in your ivory towers. Look down on me and my ilk. That don’t change a thing. Barry is too risky to the american way of life. McCain is safer.

    As for the rest, I’ll vote independent and libertarian, hoping to grow a third party. One that is of, by and for the people.

    Because the Democratic party got lost in the 60′s. The Republican party got lost in the 90′s. And neither party even thinks about the interest of our country.

  21. Becky says:

    OK, I found this after my well-educated mother repeated this claim that Obama is getting money from the Middle East. If I am not mistaken, all campaign contributions are public so this can be fact-checked. As for paying for Harvard and Columbia, Obama has talked several times about having lots of student loans to pay off. The Ivy League schools also have a strong commitment to keep worthy students regardless of their ability to pay and offer substantial student aid to many students. Just this past year, Harvard decided to offer huge scholarships to families many of us would have considered farily well-to-do not so long ago: “The “Zero to 10 Percent Standard”: Harvard’s new financial aid policy dramatically reduces the amount families with incomes below $180,000 will be expected to pay.” Anyway, it is very sad that anyone would rely on these rumors to vote against Obama. If you disagree with his policies and his politics, vote against him. But not because you rely on some untrue viral email claiming that he’s got all these freaky ties to the Middle East and gets money from them. That’s just sad.

  22. charli says:

    Every one here blur where Obama found the money, what he’s hiding beside his name and back ground family muslim

  23. walter james says:

    It seems clear upon reflection that obama to obtain 100% fully paid education claimed to be an indonesian muslim if you go to columbia university web site any foreign student accepted will have 100% expenses paid this also expains why he was placed with pakistans muslim as roommates in both cal and ny foreign students housed together.His trip could have been funded by unversity as research. this could explain why academic records have not been released because either obama commited fraud claiming to be a foreign national or fraud claiming to be us citizen running for president

  24. Anna Geiger says:

    If you saw John and Cindy McCain on the View that day – you would realize they are NOT 100% Pro-Life. They both stated that abortion is acceptable in the case of rape or incest….something most people believe in. Only Palin is 100% Pro-Life.

  25. gaetano says:

    Don`t be stupid.every one knows he gets his campain money from his personal allies ,which are the very countries that want to attack us. but if I am wrong,and the money is comming from all the hard working middle class democrats of this country then the economy must have been great under George Bush`s administration.

  26. Bokeh says:

    You people are paranoid. You probably believe that the government was involved in 9/11 and the moon landing was staged. What do you think will happen? Obama will get elected them blow himself up? He’s been going to christian churches for nearly 20 years. If he can sit there and listen to that horse shit for that long he probably believes some of it.

  27. mimi says:

    FOR Becky and others

    http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/obama_illegal_

  28. mimi says:

    If that isnt enough
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/08/obamas_donor_contributions_sil.html

  29. mimi says:

    here is an order form from a Gaza website

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/07/obamas-gazan-co.html

  30. ugbede (From the UK) says:

    obama is the right person and we really need him. i wnat the world to understand one thing about the right person. for me i love him and it shall remain in my heart. i thank everybody for their contribution. patiant is for obama and i appreicate is mode as a man.

  31. cchunt says:

    people please get a life and let the president do his job you people discuss me what difference does it make where he got his money please tell me what business is it of yours he’s in the house now!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Jrod says:

    Wow, this is a great post! I’m from Illinois originally, and Chicago politics are DIRTY!!! I have a feeling we are going to learn some extremely bad things about Obama when the mainstream media pulls their head out of their rears.

    I think this is what the new political movement of this country needs. I’m not talking Republican or Democrat, Red or Blue, I’m talking AMERICAN!!!

  33. Jrod says:

    BTW, for CCHunt above, it is OUR business. The President is the leader of OUR country. Everything is OUR business. BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE!!!

    In God We Trust,

    God Bless America

  34. Fedupwithidiots says:

    We do need obumer! He is not entitled to be president let alone a dog catcher! He is not a legal citizen of this country! He is a communist!

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