#789602 Oct 31, 2012
7. Abake Assongba: Obama bundler under investigation for fraud.
New Yorker Abake Assongba has pledged to help President Obama win reelection, and as one of his 400 volunteer fundraisers, she has delivered $50,000 to the cause.
But she is also trailed by some controversy, accused in court of defrauding a businessman out of $657,000, impersonating a bank official and dodging creditors.
Assongba disputes the allegations, but the mysteries around her personal life highlight a challenge for Obama’s reelection effort and other presidential campaigns. The astronomical cost of running for the White House requires an army of bundlers, many of whom are strangers to the campaign. And as candidates quickly learn, it is no small task to woo — and vet — those citizen fundraisers.
8. Alberto and Carlos Cardona: Obama bundlers with ties to a Mexican fugitive accused of attempted assassinations.
The Obama campaign will return more than $200,000 in campaign donations from the American relatives of a fugitive Mexican businessman and casino owner, a campaign official said Tuesday.
“On the basis of the questions that have been raised, we will return the contributions from these individuals and from any other donors they brought to the campaign,” said Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for the campaign.
The fugitive, Juan Jose Rojas “Pepe” Cardona, fled drug charges and other legal troubles in Iowa in 1994 and rose to prominence as a wealthy Mexican casino operator. State Department reports have also linked him as a suspect in attempted assassinations of business rivals and illegal political donations in Mexico.
According to a story first reported by The New York Times, Pepe Cardona’s American brothers have suddenly emerged as major Democratic donors — raising and contributing up to $300,000 to the Obama campaign alone, mostly from relatives. The donations put one brother, Alberto Rojas Cardona, in the top bracket of Obama campaign volunteer fundraisers, known as bundlers.
According to the Times, another brother, Carlos Cardona, has also been approaching political figures — including a former chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party and a former governor of Iowa — trying to seek a pardon for his brother Pepe Cardona.
Since: Dec 10
#789603 Oct 31, 2012
It was the Force Recon Marines in Sigonella, idiot, that had been moved there in the case of something like an Al Qaeda attack on the consulate or embassy, idiot.
Obviously, Ty Woods was expecting a Specter.
Where was it? Why didn't it go to the fight?
#789604 Oct 31, 2012
9. Solyndra: First company to receive taxpayer backed loans from Obama. Solyndra's investors are Obama bundlers. The FBI raided Solyndra last September.
The Obama Administration loaned over $500 million to Solyndra via an accelerated process; later, of course, Solyndra went bankrupt and had to fire 1,100 employees. Some of Solyndra’s biggest stakeholders were major Obama donors – George Kaiser, an Oklahoma billionaire, raised between $50,000 and $100,000 in 2008; Steve Westly, an Obama bundler, was linked with Solyndra; so was Steve Spinner, another Obama fundraiser, who pushed the Administration to greenlight the loan, even while his wife’s law firm was legally representing the company.
An FBI raid on Solyndra Inc., a solar-panel maker that failed after receiving a $535 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Energy Department, may signal the escalation of a probe into the Obama administration’s clean- energy program.
Agents for Energy Department Inspector General Gregory Friedman, who has called the department’s clean-energy loan program lacking in “transparency and accountability,” joined in the search yesterday at the Fremont, California, headquarters of Solyndra, which filed for bankruptcy protection on Sept. 6.
10. Bill Ayers: Unrepentant domestic terrorist. Early Obama backer. Fellow board-member of the Woods Foundation. 4th of July pal.
As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama disavowed any connection with former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground radical who was one of Obama's early backers and his colleague on the board of the Woods Fund in Chicago. We now have proof that Obama's association with Ayers continued even after Obama had been elected to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate--in the form of a now-scrubbed blog post placing Obama at the home of Ayers and his wife, fellow radical Bernardine Dohrn, on July 4, 2005.
Dr. Tom Perrin, Assistant Professor of English at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, was a graduate student at the University of Chicago at the time, and maintained a blog called "Rambling Thomas." He lived next door to Ayers and Dohrn in Hyde Park. He wrote at 8:44 a.m. on July 6, 2005:
Guess what? I spent the 4th of July evening with star Democrat Barack Obama! Actually, that's a lie. Obama was at a barbecue at the house next door (given by a law professor who is a former member of the Weather Underground) and we saw him over the fence at our barbecue. Well, the others did. It had started raining and he had gone inside be the time I got there. Nevertheless.
Dohrn is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University, and Chicago did, in fact, record rainfall on the Fourth of July holiday in 2005.
We all know the media will refuse to vet Obama's sordid past until he's safely out of office. But other than Ayers, every convicted felon and person under investigation listed here was a part of Obama's political life while he was president or running for president.
In the case of domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, he and Obama enjoyed that barbecue together in 2005, when Obama was only a United States Senator. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...
Since: Dec 10
#789605 Oct 31, 2012
After Obama loses this election, we're going to get some real facts.
... like who is telling Susan Rice what to say at the UN, which obviously isn't Obama, and who is feeding information to Al Qaeda from the White House.
... among other things that will be investigated.))))
#789606 Oct 31, 2012
An imaginary what?
"Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus."
-- Politiken (Danish newspaper)
"No one saw him coming, and Christians believe God comes at us from strange angles and places we don't expect, like Jesus being born in a manger."
"Many even see in Obama a messiah-like figure, a great soul, and some affectionately call him Mahatma Obama."
-- Dinesh Sharma
"We just like to say his name. We are considering taking it as a mantra."
-- Chicago] Sun-Times
"A Lightworker -- An Attuned Being with Powerful Luminosity and High-Vibration Integrity who will actually help usher in a New Way of Being"
-- Mark Morford
"What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history"
-- Jesse Jackson, Jr.
"This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."
-- Barack Obama
Hey, have you heard anyone claim Romney will put gas in their car and help pay their mortgage?
Since: Jul 11
#789607 Oct 31, 2012
How does it feel to be one of America's home grown Taliban. It's people like you that keep the country in the dark ages, living in some BS paraniod fear of anything and that includes change. Hopefully the educated population will prevail and Obama will be re-elected.
#789608 Oct 31, 2012
Many children, more than you might think, actually survive failed abortions and are born alive. I know because I’m one of them,” Ohden says in the SBA List ad.“When he was in the Illinois state Senate, Barack Obama voted to deny basic constitutional protections for babies born alive from an abortion – not once, but four times.”
She concludes:“I know it’s by the grace of God I’m alive today, if only to ask America this question: is this the kind of leadership that will move us forward, that will discard the weakest among us? How will you answer?”
The SBA List describes the commercial as part of a campaign aimed at “Obama’s extremist record on abortion.” In a statement, SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser branded the president as outside the social mainstream. His views, she said,“fly in the face of mainstream American views and run counter to the President’s first term pre-election talk of finding common ground. Recent polling reveals the majority of Americans support bans on these horrific practices.”Read the full story here. http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative...
#789609 Oct 31, 2012
Disregard Realturd. He fantasies include direct lines to the Pentagon and CIA.
#789610 Oct 31, 2012
What, no source?
#789611 Oct 31, 2012
There OUGHT to be at last clean drinking water and extra help for utility providers, pouring into the North East coastal corridors now.
This is NO different than New Orleans-except it's NOT mild and warm--NO need for a/c at this point in the season of the year.
Nice to hear Romney is out there encouraging others to send help for EVERYONE- facing devastating storm aftermaths though-NOT just some.
ROMNEY/RYAN/CHRISTIE et al 2012!
Leadership FOR All of America again!!!
#789612 Oct 31, 2012
It is people like you that keep evil alive. Oh, speaking of being educated, go reaad the Bible before you throw the first stone, OzTwit.
“Bill Clinton could have ”
Since: May 10
#789613 Oct 31, 2012
certainly doesn't seem that the O'bama supporters are educated to me. Have you been watching the TV--there is not one intelligentsia today on the streets of NYC, Brooklyn or Queens---but indeedy they are O'bama supporters.
God Bless is all I can say to you poor folks. Liberals are the party of old ideas-spewing the same crap for 60 years.
#789614 Oct 31, 2012
The only rioting and civil unrest will occur if Obama loses.
Read what Joschka Fischer, the former German foreign minister, said:
“In Europe we have nationalism and racism in a politicized manner, and those parties would have exploited grievances if not for our welfare state,” he said.“It’s a matter of national security, of our democracy.”
They're actually stating it would be "a matter of national security" if they're unable to continue the handouts and welfare.
This is what happens when you have people dependent on a system that can only function by taking from those with and giving it to those without. Eventually those "with" are outnumbered. We've almost reached that tipping point.
#789615 Oct 31, 2012
Yeah, these idiots sound real educated.
"Liberals on Twitter threaten to attack, burn White House if Romney wins"
Not content with threats to riot if Romney wins in November, some liberals on Twitter have announced that they intend to vandalize and burn down the White House if the GOP candidate is victorious, Twitchy reported Friday.
"If Romney wins I'm blowing up the White House (sic)," tweeted "Davis." The tweet was later deleted, but not before being captured by Twitchy.
"Romney gets on my nerves. If he wins I'm throwing black paint on the white house (sic)," added "Octoburr 30th."
Eff you morons.
#789616 Oct 31, 2012
Maybe they need a refresher.
How Obama Got Elected... Interviews With Obama Voters
#789617 Oct 31, 2012
Not that kind of bloodbath you moron. I guess violence is just part of the rightwinger's genetic make up.
#789619 Oct 31, 2012
Thankfully we have Obama handling things and not Bush.
Since: May 11
#789622 Oct 31, 2012
Why was Bush trying to get that Solyndra loan approved in Jan of 2009?
And really, what BBQ was that? When you bring up Ayers, we know you are one dumb sh*t.
#789624 Oct 31, 2012
Use your computer Google it Bing it. Just use the word republicans you'll come up with it. And alot of other stuff you people don't want talk about.
#789626 Oct 31, 2012
No such luck, Patrick....
Libya will blow up in Obama's face before Election Day.....
only welfare slugs look to the government for help....
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