Skip to comments.Obama Caught Begging For Cash…Illegally?
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.
Heres 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.
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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.
(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.
Trust me, Soros will insure the purple lipped prince has all the cash he needs.
Anyway algore got away with it.
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....
If Soros doesn’t deliver,then European socialists or the Russians will make sure Old Blue Gums has plenty of cash.
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”.
Some people in Colorado were not happy with him for interrupting the fir fighting.
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.
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.
I think he’s actually been able to hone “Jive Turkey” to the level of a Fine Art.
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.
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.
Whatsamattawityou? Haven’t you ever heard of Al Gore’s “no controlling legal authority”?
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.
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.
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.
Jethro Bodine could not be this clueless.
Jethro Bodine could not be this clueless.
Aha! You understand my tagline
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.
Here you go Ellie May:
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.
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.
Hahahaha...do I have to pay royalties???
Someone had to plan this and other "oops" moments during this regime's romp to be distasteful and insulting.
Actually, Cheech and Chong would be a huge improvement over the current imbeciles we have:
Maybe Justice Roberts can rule on this.
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.
My prediction is that zer0bama will go to jail for this right after he admits the birth certificate was a forgery.
Add this to his impeach and remove offense list.
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.
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!
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