The rumored donor scandal is definitely new. But “forward” is looking an awful lot like 2008 when numerous reports exposed the Obama machine’s shady campaign donations.

Following a record $181 million dollar haul in September, Obama’s online donor problem is expected to blow up today in what The Washington Examiner teased last week as a “blockbuster” donor scandalThe campaign has reportedly tried to block the story.

https://twitter.com/PoliticsBlonde/status/255076391807242240

But this one’s not going anywhere. According to Twitchy’s sources, the investigation will reveal a continued pattern of rule-flouting, lax online contribution security measures, possible FEC violations and campaign finance practices that roll out the red carpet to foreign nationals.

Ka-ching!

The investigation is also expected to reveal that many members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are vulnerable to foreign donations.

Twitchy founder/CEO Michelle Malkin has a fantastic crash course in Obama’s crooked 2008 campaign finance operation that will bring you up to speed before the new information is released. Read the whole thing for a look at evidence pointing to millions in illegal foreign donations, rampant online credit card fraud and donations from phony contributors like “Mr. Doodad Pro.”

So where will the latest scandal break?

The buzz points to Newsweek/The Daily Beast.

The potential for a huge October surprise has the Twitterverse hoping the Palace Guard media won’t be able to ignore the story.

https://twitter.com/MuffinAndElliot/status/255231878850830336

Twitchy will bring you the latest on the donor scandal as it becomes available.

Update:

Breitbart.com and The Daily Caller are now reporting on a donation fraud investigation conducted by the Government Accountability Institute. The GAI has released a report titled “America the Vulnerable: Are Foreign and Fraudulent Online Campaign Contributions Influencing U.S. Elections.”

Breitbart.com reports that the Obama campaign is the most vulnerable to illicit foreign donations. Everything old is new again.

But as both sites reveal, many members of Congress do not have adequate protection against the influence of foreign donors. 47.3 percent of members, including Sen. Marco Rubio, do not require donors to enter Card Verification Value (CVV) data.

Update:

Katie Pavlich has more at Townhall.com about the Obama campaign’s “foreign donor loophole.”

Pavlich reports:

A large part of the Team Obama operation is outsourced. More than 200 domain names with the word “Obama” in the web address have been purchased. The most significant of these websites may be Obama.com, which is owned by an Obama bundler in Shanghai, China with “questionable business ties to state-run Chinese enterprises,” according to the report.

Obama.com was purchased in 2008, and, although Obama.com is owned by a third party, not the campaign itself, the site redirects its foreign traffic, a whopping 68 percent, directly to the official Obama for America campaign donation page.

The Obama machine isn’t run by technological dunces. As Pavlich notes, the online purchase of Obama merchandise requires the use of a CVV code, making it highly unlikely the lack of measures to prevent foreign donations is simply an oversight.

The GAI report also documents foreign blog posts revealing a pattern of Obama campaign solicitations to foreign nationals.

Naturally the Obama campaign did not respond to Pavlich’s request for comment.

Update:

Newsweek/The Daily Beast finally comes through with the story at 3:39 p.m. EDT.

  • http://www.lidsamy.com/ Lidsamy

    yeah, but you know what they say about a tree falling in a forest. sigh…I have hopes, but not much faith

  • CofTAS

    Because there may be Republicans who are vulnerable to this, the MSM will report on it …… as a REPUBLICAN campaign finance scandal, and will pay NO attention to whatever it was Obama is/was doing. So, I don’t expect much to come of it. It WILL be spun to make the R’s look like the evil foreign-donation-accepting bad guys, and will paint Obama’s campaign as scupulously following the rules. So, look for this to damage the Romney campaign no Obama’s. The MSM is going to do their damndest to protect their guy. These people took a page from Goebbels, they are not going let anything that even smells like truth to get out.

    • TexasMom2012

      Problem is that Obama’s campaign disabled the verification simply for campaign donations while requiring the CVV for campaign merchandise all at the same time they were sending solicitation emails around the world. It looks as if they are actively seeking foreign funds. Any funds they lose to fraud will only wipe themselves away but they have protected themselves from a loss on actual merchandise by keeping the fraud detection CVV on those transactions. Looks double bad.

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Can we just number the scandals? I’m getting lost.

  • Matt

    Unfortunately, this scandal will change 0 minds of people already voting for Obama. He could sacrifice a baby to a pagan god at the next debate and democrats would still walk to the polls like zombies and pull the lever for President Awesome.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    The media tried to spin Obama’s VERY public humiliation last week and directed blame everywhere but where it was deserved. I have NO confidence this will be ANY different………….

    The media will cover this scandal worse than Obama at a Debate.

  • lowlevelstaffer

    @iowahawkblog …working from home…using pre-paid cc bought by Soros to contribute to Obama/Biden 2012..— Cyberaxe (@thaFatKid) October 5, 2012…still think the money bomb and freak jobs numbers are tied together…haha

  • MaddMedic
  • J.N. Ashby

    Somehow this scandal is Bush’s fault and Obama just inherited it. Somehow…

  • J.N. Ashby

    Somehow this scandal is Bush’s fault and Obama just inherited it. Somehow…

  • billiam

    Just as illegal immigrants “take the jobs Americans won’t,” illegal foreign donors just make the contributions American’s won’t.

    The fact that 98 percent, almost all of Obama’s recent 118 million is untraceable, makes his campaign particularly culpable. What’s worse, the Obama campaign has chosen not to use basic screening to prevent illegal foreign donations on his site, with over 60 percent of traffic on the site coming from overseas.

  • billiam

    Just as illegal immigrants “take the jobs Americans won’t,” illegal foreign donors just make the contributions American’s won’t.

    The fact that 98 percent, almost all of Obama’s recent 118 million is untraceable, makes his campaign particularly culpable. What’s worse, the Obama campaign has chosen not to use basic screening to prevent illegal foreign donations on his site, with over 60 percent of traffic on the site coming from overseas.

  • JonInVa

    The problem is that nobody is going to read lengthy pages of “could happen” – they need to be able to show “DID HAPPEN”, so it can be splashed as headlines and ALL media would have to report on it to maintain what little credibility they have left. And there has to be outline of the consequences, not only to our election process, but legal consequences for allowing this to happen.

    And if it turns out it’s not Obama’s people breaking the law but a flaw that all politicians have, then it doesn’t look as bad since Obama can claim it’s a flaw in the system and not due to their own illegality. Otherwise, it’s just 2008 again and nobody will hear about it, nobody will care, and Obama will have his 1 billion and get away with it again.

    In the end, I don’t put much stock in these types of things doing anything. Every time I hear blockbuster this or that, I would let them get my hopes up only to find out it’s pretty much nothing or that it’s not enough to truly make a difference in defeating Obama.

    • nickshaw

      That’s why all “vulnerable” Republicans have to admit the problem today and have it fixed by tomorrow!

  • JonInVa

    The problem is that nobody is going to read lengthy pages of “could happen” – they need to be able to show “DID HAPPEN”, so it can be splashed as headlines and ALL media would have to report on it to maintain what little credibility they have left. And there has to be outline of the consequences, not only to our election process, but legal consequences for allowing this to happen.

    And if it turns out it’s not Obama’s people breaking the law but a flaw that all politicians have, then it doesn’t look as bad since Obama can claim it’s a flaw in the system and not due to their own illegality. Otherwise, it’s just 2008 again and nobody will hear about it, nobody will care, and Obama will have his 1 billion and get away with it again.

    In the end, I don’t put much stock in these types of things doing anything. Every time I hear blockbuster this or that, I would let them get my hopes up only to find out it’s pretty much nothing or that it’s not enough to truly make a difference in defeating Obama.

  • Marcy Cook

    He got away with this in 2008 let’s see if this corrupt regime get’s away with it again.

    • nickshaw

      Of course he will ’cause he will brush it off if questioned and the LSM won’t mention it at all.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    btw, that newsweek headline reveals that obama’s reelection is a foregone conclusion… guess i won’t bother voting.

    • nickshaw

      Good to know if you’re a lib.
      But I’m guessin’ you’re being sarcastic.

      • orringtonmom (D)

        you’re quick. must be a conservative.

        • nickshaw

          😉

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      What drew my eye was “American Women’s Biggest Mistake” and then a huge picture of Obama’s head. I was thinking to myself..why yes, yes he is.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      What drew my eye was “American Women’s Biggest Mistake” and then a huge picture of Obama’s head. I was thinking to myself..why yes, yes he is.

  • nickshaw

    Every single Republican that uses an unsecured credit card system for donations aught to come clean today and make the changes by tomorrow at the latest.
    Just sayin’.

  • http://thecaptiansquarters.blogspot.com/ Capt-Dax

    Subpoena Obama.com IP to release their donation records.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      Good idea!

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      Good idea!

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    I wonder why I’m not surprised by this at all. I guess nothing President Failbama does surprises or shocks me anymore. Maybe if sufficient proof is found, he will have to step down, and Romney will win anyway since no one wants Biden as President.

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    I wonder why I’m not surprised by this at all. I guess nothing President Failbama does surprises or shocks me anymore. Maybe if sufficient proof is found, he will have to step down, and Romney will win anyway since no one wants Biden as President.

  • CrashFroelich

    I’m still trying to figure why Clinton/Gore aren’t in jail for knowingly taking funds from the PLA.