Group seeks federal probe of McCain d...

Group seeks federal probe of McCain donations

There are 24 comments on the www.kansascity.com story from Aug 11, 2008, titled Group seeks federal probe of McCain donations. In it, www.kansascity.com reports that:

A political watchdog group called for investigations Monday to determine whether fundraisers for John McCain's presidential campaign arranged illegal "straw" donations - contributions from people who did not spend their own money.

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Mike - Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Aug 11, 2008
Hell, McCain may have to forfeit the election because he has to go to jail for campaign finance law violations....who wrote those laws again?
LMAO
gracie935

United States

#2 Aug 11, 2008
And what about the illegal foreign contributions to Obama's campaign? I think that is why this "political watchdog group" is "investigating" McCain's campaign contributions-To take the focus off the Palestinians who contributed $30,000 to Obama's campaign.

“Gone Baby Gone”

Since: Apr 07

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#3 Aug 12, 2008
gracie935 wrote:
And what about the illegal foreign contributions to Obama's campaign? I think that is why this "political watchdog group" is "investigating" McCain's campaign contributions-To take the focus off the Palestinians who contributed $30,000 to Obama's campaign.
Guess you don't read much. Even a Republican on the FEC board said McCain broke the laws. So what did McCain do? Called Bush. What did Bush do? Replaced him. LOL

Since: Jul 07

United States

#4 Aug 12, 2008
gracie935 wrote:
And what about the illegal foreign contributions to Obama's campaign? I think that is why this "political watchdog group" is "investigating" McCain's campaign contributions-To take the focus off the Palestinians who contributed $30,000 to Obama's campaign.
Do you have the registered foreign PAC name they supposedly donated that under? Short of having that info which I looked extensively for - would have to call you a liar like McCain. Can always change my mind if you supply the info. Thanks.
Tex

Dickinson, TX

#5 Aug 12, 2008
Finally, McCain shows Republicans that he is just as committed to the party's core values and principles as Bush and Cheney are.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Aug 12, 2008
Is this lawbreaking an example of McCain's campaign reform?
The Answer

Milledgeville, GA

#9 Aug 13, 2008
They should be looking into the unprecedented $300,000,000 Obama claims to have raised from indivdual donors.
The Answer

Milledgeville, GA

#10 Aug 13, 2008
Aging Hippy wrote:
<quoted text>Guess you don't read much. Even a Republican on the FEC board said McCain broke the laws. So what did McCain do? Called Bush. What did Bush do? Replaced him. LOL
This is the neutered FEC whose vacant seats the Democrats purposely refused to fill for 6 years?

I recall you saying that was okay, because the FEC didn't look into llegal contributions...

Since: Jul 07

United States

#11 Aug 14, 2008
The Answer wrote:
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This is the neutered FEC whose vacant seats the Democrats purposely refused to fill for 6 years?
I recall you saying that was okay, because the FEC didn't look into llegal contributions...
Fact-check - no matter what your protests are or reasoning is - McCain "is" in violation of FEC law - fact.
MsMargie

Conway, SC

#12 Aug 14, 2008
McCain may or may not be in violation but, frankly, I'd feel better if they investigated BOTH candidates. I'd also like to know why the Media is so enamored of Obama and wonder why they haven't "investigated" any of the serious allegations made about him. I'm not fond of McCain but Obama scares me. What does he have to recommend him beside the fact that he can read a speech well?
Mike - Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Aug 14, 2008
MsMargie wrote:
McCain may or may not be in violation but, frankly, I'd feel better if they investigated BOTH candidates. I'd also like to know why the Media is so enamored of Obama and wonder why they haven't "investigated" any of the serious allegations made about him. I'm not fond of McCain but Obama scares me. What does he have to recommend him beside the fact that he can read a speech well?
FYI

http://www.barackobama.com/learn/meet_barack....

“Gone Baby Gone”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#14 Aug 14, 2008
The Answer wrote:
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This is the neutered FEC whose vacant seats the Democrats purposely refused to fill for 6 years?
I recall you saying that was okay, because the FEC didn't look into llegal contributions...
I looked into this closely and it was not the Dems who are to blame for the vacancies. Bush controls the appointments. You do realize he removed one board member recently, a Republican that dared to call McCain a law breaker.

And you must have confused me with someone else since I never posted what you claim.

It is the job of the FEC to audit contributions and I hope they are doing a better job than what I have come to expect of a Bush-led anything. But when Bush takes an action that makes it plain that he wants the FEC too crippled to act on McCain's law breaking, I have serious doubts that contributions are legal. They are being audited though and an investigate is launched. The board just can't act on them if they are illegal, not without a full board.

By the time we get to a full board that can conclude the investigation and hand out consequences for violations, McCain will have either lost or been elected and capable of brushing this under the rug or at worst, resisting legal actions ala Bush-style. To them, possession is nine-tenth of the law with how they got there mattering very little. All same play book.

This was exactly where McCain's straight talk express derailed early this year, although it was months later that the public began to see it affecting other aspects of his campaign. And it is over this very thing that I can verify it cost McCain a voter.

I invite leaners who hear me talk about this to look into it even though it is some incredibly boring stuff. They should verify if I am accurate for themselves. I believe if they do, many will opt out of McCain too -- it is just that bad on so many levels. It ends all belief than McCain is not totally in bed with Bush.

I ask them if they really want to elect someone who breaks any laws they wish on the chance that it won't be worth the heavy going of an impeachment process later--- just like Bush did. You ought to see the look on their face. Most don't answer. I bet some of them look into it.

“Gone Baby Gone”

Since: Apr 07

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#15 Aug 14, 2008
MsMargie wrote:
McCain may or may not be in violation but, frankly, I'd feel better if they investigated BOTH candidates. I'd also like to know why the Media is so enamored of Obama and wonder why they haven't "investigated" any of the serious allegations made about him. I'm not fond of McCain but Obama scares me. What does he have to recommend him beside the fact that he can read a speech well?
McCain is already under FEC investigation. I don't think you understand the advantage of being the home team. If anything, Obama's contributions are being scrutinized the closest. But the government does not control the media. Big business does. And the party that is the most in bed with big business gets the most traction.
RDE

Brooks, GA

#16 Aug 14, 2008
McCain's Straight Talk bus??????????

Maybe he should trade in that bus for a (much more fitting) pair of flip-flops!

Since: Jul 07

United States

#17 Aug 14, 2008
You always have to wonder why McCain is saying something - example - his statements on Georgia the other day - wonder if his statements are truly what he believes or because the Georgian government has already invested $1,000,000 in him in lobbyist money? Realtor mess - Phil Graham wrote the speech - lobbyist for the largest Swiss Bank in the world - hmmm what was that worth? Straight talk express my ass people. But I guess we are just whiners.
Northern CA

United States

#18 Aug 14, 2008
MsMargie wrote:
McCain may or may not be in violation but, frankly, I'd feel better if they investigated BOTH candidates. I'd also like to know why the Media is so enamored of Obama and wonder why they haven't "investigated" any of the serious allegations made about him. I'm not fond of McCain but Obama scares me. What does he have to recommend him beside the fact that he can read a speech well?
constitutional law
2 Cents

Pawleys Island, SC

#19 Aug 14, 2008
RDE wrote:
McCain's Straight Talk bus??????????
Maybe he should trade in that bus for a (much more fitting) pair of flip-flops!
I'm sure Obama could loan him a pair!

Since: Jul 07

United States

#20 Aug 14, 2008
2 Cents wrote:
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I'm sure Obama could loan him a pair!
They would have to be new ones. Think McCains are about worn out for the final time. He can't flip where he hasn't already flopped :-)

“Gone Baby Gone”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#21 Aug 14, 2008
wyojake wrote:
You always have to wonder why McCain is saying something - example - his statements on Georgia the other day - wonder if his statements are truly what he believes or because the Georgian government has already invested $1,000,000 in him in lobbyist money? Realtor mess - Phil Graham wrote the speech - lobbyist for the largest Swiss Bank in the world - hmmm what was that worth? Straight talk express my ass people. But I guess we are just whiners.
We are whiners with psychological problems while the hero hides his PTSD records -- very courageous. He suggests some Americans just need to get a second or third job while he collects disability and his Senate salary with millions in the bank and tops that off by restricting all work to weekdays only -- and considers himself fit for the 24/7 presidency while he complains about the campaign pace. He points fingers at the so-called elitist Obama and defines himself as relating to common folk while wearing $550 italian shoes -- riiiiight. Does it get any more lost than this???
Larry

Irmo, SC

#22 Aug 14, 2008
Who really cares?

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