Group seeks federal probe of McCain donations

Aug 11, 2008 | Posted by: Sunnydale | Full story: www.kansascity.com

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.

Comments
1 - 20 of 24 Comments Last updated Aug 14, 2008
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Mike - Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Aug 11, 2008
 

Judged:

4

4

3

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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Aug 11, 2008
 

Judged:

2

2

2

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

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Aug 12, 2008
 

Judged:

3

2

1

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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Aug 12, 2008
 

Judged:

2

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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Aug 12, 2008
 

Judged:

3

3

2

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

Saint Paul, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Aug 12, 2008
 
Is this lawbreaking an example of McCain's campaign reform?
The Answer

Milledgeville, GA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
Aug 14, 2008
 

Judged:

2

The Answer wrote:
<quoted text>
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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#14
Aug 14, 2008
 

Judged:

2

2

1

The Answer wrote:
<quoted text>
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

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

Augusta, GA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#16
Aug 14, 2008
 

Judged:

2

1

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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#18
Aug 14, 2008
 

Judged:

1

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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#20
Aug 14, 2008
 
2 Cents wrote:
<quoted text>
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

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#21
Aug 14, 2008
 

Judged:

2

1

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

Columbia, SC

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#22
Aug 14, 2008
 
Who really cares?

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Other Recent Amerada Hess Discussions

Search the Amerada Hess Forum:
Title Updated Last By Comments
Officer Who Shot Danroy Henry Gets Police Union... (Apr '11) Jul 4 Lee98 7
Where can I buy 2008 Hess toy trucks? (Dec '08) Feb '13 Jeff 10
Fill 'er up? dream on (Nov '12) Nov '12 liner 100
Hess Oil's Russian Mob Problem (Jun '12) Jun '12 5th Musketeer 2
Gas well cement issues reported (Sep '11) Sep '11 Dwight Baker 1
Hess store theft lands city man in state prison (Apr '11) Apr '11 featherwood 5
Hess Backs Up the Truck (Aug '10) Aug '10 Billy Sutherland 1
•••
•••