Yeah, I know, it’s another one of those dreadful wingnut websites. Unfortunately it’s hard to find any liberal websites that are willing to tell the truth about Obama.
This video is a follow-up to Adrian Murray’s facebook post over the weekend, in which he says that he donated to the Obama campaign as “Adolph Hitler,” occupation “Dictator” living at a German address. As you can see in the clip, citizen journalist George Scaggs of Austin tries the same thing at three different campaign sites, that of Obama, Romney and Santorum. Only the Obama site accepted the donation without the verification number.
Only the Obama campaign’s web site lacks the security code field. The others require it, and will not accept donations unless the security code and payment information match up.
Obama’s campaign implemented the same lack of verification in 2008, but the mainstream media never called them on it. It appears as though that episode has prompted a repeat in 2012.
This means three things are likely true. One, the Obama campaign disabled the verification system. The verification system is turned on on web sites that accept credit cards, by default. I used to manage the website for the Texas Republican Party, so I know this from personal experience. Someone had to take the action of turning it off on the Obama site. Two, the Obama campaign can accept donations without the identity of the donor being positively verified. Three, not only can people in foreign countries donate to the Obama campaign in violation of federal campaign law, so apparently can identity thieves who have access to stolen credit card numbers. People who do not know that their credit cards have been compromised may not notice small amounts in the $3 dollar donation range that the Obama campaign has been targeting, when such donations show up on their statements.
Talk about missing the obvious!
The security features for online credit card transactions and other forms of online banking are intended to prevent two things:
A. Someone stealing your money
B. Someone stealing the bank’s money
Who is the favorite candidate of the financial and banking industries? Barack Obama.
So lets say you are a banker and you want to give Obama a million dollars. That would be illegal.
But what if you set up a bunch of phony credit card accounts and used them to make lots of small donations to his campaign? It would still be illegal, but who would know?
Nobody is gonna report the money missing. No one will complain about unauthorized charges. Since you’re doing it from inside the bank no alarm bells will sound. If you create the right program you could automate the process so there were no witnesses.
The best part – for a small fee you can launder donations from other members of the 1% too!