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Obama Caught Begging For Cash…Illegally?
Western Journalism ^ | July 3, 2012 | Kris Zane

Posted on 07/03/2012 7:04:01 PM PDT by opentalk

It was reported on Sunday that Obama was so broken up after touring the devastation caused by the Colorado wildfires that he promptly hopped aboard Air Force One and made an 18-minute conference call to his big donors asking for cash that was described as “pleading” and “a tad worried.”

Daily Beast columnist Lloyd Grove, who obtained the audio tape from an Obama donor, went on to refer to the call as “rambling[s]”… from “a dog-tired idealist.”

Almost a year ago today, Obama was in hot water for videotaping a campaign commercial in the White House Map Room begging for cash; U.S. Code clearly states that fundraising in a government building is strictly forbidden. The question is, does this also apply to Air Force One? The law does not include the term “airplane,” but by extension, one would think it applied to anything serving a building-like function.

Furthermore, presumably while on Air Force One paid for by taxpayers at a cost of $180,000 per hour, Obama should be engaged in activity relating to his job, not on his hands and knees begging for cash from his cronies.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: airforceone; obamacampaign
Article continued:

Here’s the relevant U.S. Code: 18 U.S.C. § 607 (a) Prohibition.

(1) In general.

–It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit or receive a donation of money or other thing of value in connection with a Federal, State, or local election from a person who is located in a room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties by an officer or employee of the United States.

It shall be unlawful for an individual who is an officer or employee of the Federal Government, including the President, Vice President, and Members of Congress, to solicit or receive a donation of money or other thing of value in connection with a Federal, State, or local election, while in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties by an officer or employee of the United States, from any person.

(2) Penalty. –A person who violates this section shall be fined not more than $5,000, imprisoned not more than 3 years, or both.

reference links at site

1 posted on 07/03/2012 7:04:05 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

One thing I’ll say about Barry, he sure loves everyone else’s money. I don’t believe we’ve ever had a White House occupant who was this greedy.


2 posted on 07/03/2012 7:07:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is only the beginning. It's all downhill from here.)
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To: opentalk

(yawn) So who’s going to do anything about it? Certainly not the Republicans. Absolutely not the Justice Department. And Supreme Court Justice Roberts would figure out why it’s okay.


3 posted on 07/03/2012 7:08:44 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: opentalk
Sadly, no one will do anything about this.
4 posted on 07/03/2012 7:09:56 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: opentalk
Propaganda articles meant to make us think Choombama is weak.

Trust me, Soros will insure the purple lipped prince has all the cash he needs.

5 posted on 07/03/2012 7:11:05 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: opentalk
Algore was caught doing this too. What did he say? “No legal controlling authority.”

Anyway algore got away with it.

6 posted on 07/03/2012 7:12:06 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: opentalk

Its a good sign...tells me he hadn’t really planned to need to run a campaign this fall....but now we ARE gonna have elections and he’s got a little work to do.

His affirmative action Attorney General let him down with F&F..we were all supposed to be disarmed by about now....


7 posted on 07/03/2012 7:12:27 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: opentalk
U.S. Code clearly states that fundraising in a government building is strictly

Didn't bother Al Gore
8 posted on 07/03/2012 7:19:43 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: IrishPennant

If Soros doesn’t deliver,then European socialists or the Russians will make sure Old Blue Gums has plenty of cash.


9 posted on 07/03/2012 7:20:28 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: From The Deer Stand

No one gives a $hit if zero does illegal stuff. In fact I think some of his supporters like him better for it - the Chris Rock attitude “he’s really gonna do some gangsta $hit”.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 7:20:58 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Agree!


11 posted on 07/03/2012 7:23:13 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: IrishPennant

Some people in Colorado were not happy with him for interrupting the fir fighting.


12 posted on 07/03/2012 7:30:00 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Remember when the President Bush Reelection Committee sent out an Official White House Photographer photo of him looking out the window of AF1 on 9/11?

The Liberals went NUTZOID! And no, he wasn't pictured on the Phone talking to his Cash Bundlers.

I have the official framed Picture hanging in my Office.

13 posted on 07/03/2012 7:30:29 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Godfathercare, either your Freedom or your Money will be on that Insurance Policy.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Good grief! Is there a single Repub with the guts to stand up and scream about this crap? As long as the “loyal opposition” act like neutered mice, Obama will only get worse and continue to flaunt the laws!!!!!!!!!!
Every day brings another horror story. But nothing but impotent little chirps from the Repub “leadership”
The Republicans are paving the way for a second term for Obama.


14 posted on 07/03/2012 7:36:06 PM PDT by Cookies4ever
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I think he’s actually been able to hone “Jive Turkey” to the level of a Fine Art.


15 posted on 07/03/2012 7:37:37 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Future generations will curse what we've done to them.)
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To: opentalk
Obama wants to be the first president to play more golf holes in 8 years than Tiger Woods. So, he'll beg, steal, and borrow, and do whatever it takes, to "win" another four years in the White House.

The Vacationer-in-Chief ain't done yet.
16 posted on 07/03/2012 7:38:48 PM PDT by adorno
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To: IrishPennant

Exactly, Obama is just playing games, just like when AF 1 flew low over new york shortly after the creep was inaugurated. All the stories of a mole in the White House detailing how he is in ill health, about to resign, blah blah blah, still more garbage from the punk in chief. He is pure punk slime having a grand ol time shi*ting on Americans.


17 posted on 07/03/2012 7:39:00 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: opentalk

If he’s not on his knees sucking d**k, he’s on his knees begging for cash to continue his destruction of America.

Time to take out the trash.


18 posted on 07/03/2012 7:43:43 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: opentalk

Whatsamattawityou? Haven’t you ever heard of Al Gore’s “no controlling legal authority”?


19 posted on 07/03/2012 7:46:17 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: opentalk
He's untouchable. The MSM will protect him at all costs.

If he was caught selling his real birth certificate for a large donation in front of the White House you would hear the sound of crickets.

20 posted on 07/03/2012 7:53:00 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
One thing I’ll say about Barry, he sure loves everyone else’s money. I don’t believe we’ve ever had a White House occupant who was this greedy.

Obama likely thinks of it as insurance money besides campaign funds. In case things ever go South against Hussein, he could run to Kenya or Indonesia or wherever, and still live like a king. Those $$$ millions are probably set up to transfer out to foreign accounts on quick notice.

21 posted on 07/03/2012 8:03:45 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Big Horn
Some people in Colorado were not happy with him for interrupting the fir fighting.

Exactly....every major agency head has a protocol officer/department made up of those that know how to act.

This POS has a protocol department designed solely to piss off America and all of our allies...there can absolutely be no other answer. Nobody screws up this bad on purpose. All designed for obfuscation.

22 posted on 07/03/2012 8:05:08 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: HerrBlucher
Exactly, Obama is just playing games, just like when AF 1 flew low over new york shortly after the creep was inaugurated.

Jethro Bodine could not be this clueless.

23 posted on 07/03/2012 8:08:15 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: IrishPennant

Jethro Bodine could not be this clueless.

Aha! You understand my tagline


24 posted on 07/03/2012 8:16:32 PM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: opentalk

The Food Stamp President is about as classless as one can get. I’m sure he was just adding to his campaign fund raising methods:

1. Register him on your wedding registry for a donation.
2. Sell a kidney and donate the proceeds to his campaign.
3. Register him on your abortion registry for a donation.
4. Send some of your fire insurance money to his campaign.
5. Have your kids skip meals and send the money saved to his campaign.


25 posted on 07/03/2012 8:26:13 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: IrishPennant

Here you go Ellie May:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYIYSfVS42Y


26 posted on 07/03/2012 8:31:08 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: opentalk

He got a lot of his money from foreigners last campaign. They had big internet stations set up in Arab nations working the net for propaganda and funneling money to him.

Every country that wants the US brought down from global leadership is going to help Obama.


27 posted on 07/03/2012 8:35:27 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: opentalk

The original story I read made great pains to state the phone was a campaign paid for line. Can’t find the byline but as soon as the story intimated he was politicking on AF1, I read it with greater interest.


28 posted on 07/03/2012 8:37:43 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: opentalk
anyone who doesn't think that barmitt oromney doesn't beg for even more cash illegally is an idiot


29 posted on 07/03/2012 8:43:05 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: ruesrose

Hahahaha...do I have to pay royalties???


30 posted on 07/03/2012 9:01:56 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: HerrBlucher
The minute I saw that video back when it came out immediately made me think of what it would have been like if Cheech had been elected POTUS and Chong VPOTUS...and again, only Hollywierd scripts could be that unreal.

Someone had to plan this and other "oops" moments during this regime's romp to be distasteful and insulting.

31 posted on 07/03/2012 9:06:25 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: IrishPennant

Actually, Cheech and Chong would be a huge improvement over the current imbeciles we have:

http://topconservativeblogs.com/2010/03/19/pot-smoker-cheech-marin-beats-anderson-cooper-on-jeopardy/


32 posted on 07/03/2012 9:12:23 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Maybe Justice Roberts can rule on this.


33 posted on 07/03/2012 9:28:53 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: opentalk

One question about the donor’s take of Hussein’s begfest: Was he asking for money for helping the fire victims?

OR, was he begging for money for his campaign because he knew Colorado was not pleased with his enviro-pandering which was a major cause of the magnitude of fire damage?

My money is on the second.


34 posted on 07/03/2012 9:46:20 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: opentalk

My prediction is that zer0bama will go to jail for this right after he admits the birth certificate was a forgery.


35 posted on 07/03/2012 10:35:34 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: opentalk

Add this to his impeach and remove offense list.


36 posted on 07/03/2012 10:44:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: From The Deer Stand
And Supreme Court Justice Roberts would figure out why it’s okay.,
37 posted on 07/04/2012 4:56:31 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: IrishPennant

Oh no, no royalties. I should reward you. I did not want a tagline that sounded racist because it is not about race It is about lack of ability and well, all the other things that do not have to do with color. But the fact is, he is not a blonde. Neither is Myth Romney so if M.R. manages not to lose the election, I get to keep my tagline.


38 posted on 07/04/2012 6:51:55 AM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: Big Horn

I live in Colo and I’m one of the people displeased with Barry’s photo op. He couldn’t wait to get in the air and make his phone call after screwing up our freeways for a couple of hours and asking the firefighters ( who looked annoyed) stupid questions. Our local news didn’t even report on his visit! Ha!


39 posted on 07/04/2012 10:24:34 AM PDT by Xyz22 (Snakebit again)
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