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Obama campaign requests outside Republican group disclose donors
Reuters ^

Posted on 06/20/2012 4:42:53 AM PDT by sunmars

Democratic President Barack Obama's top campaign lawyer filed a complaint with the federal election regulator on Tuesday, demanding that the well-heeded and high-spending Republican advocacy group Crossroads GPS disclose its donors.

This is the latest Democratic effort to slow down Crossroads GPS, run by former aide to President George W. Bush Karl Rove, which plans to spend some $300 million alongside its sister "super" political action committee to help Republican candidates ahead of the November 6 election, largely through advertising.

Republican non-profit and "Super PAC" groups have been far outpaced their Democratic rivals in fundraising and spending, which expected to help presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney bridge the fundraising gap between his and Obama's election campaigns.

Crossroads GPS is organized under a specific U.S. tax law section that identifies it as a nonprofit social welfare organization, meant to educate the public and allowed to keep its donors private. The group also has a sister Super PAC American Crossroads, which discloses its donors monthly.

The Federal Election Commission, the elections oversight agency, is currently split along party lines and has repeatedly deadlocked on whether social welfare groups must disclose their donors if they engage in political activity.

"There has never been any doubt about its true purpose: to elect candidates of its choice to the presidency and Congress," Obama campaign lawyer Robert Bauer wrote in his complaint to the FEC, posted online by the New York Times on Tuesday alongside the letter to Crossroads GPS that accompanied it.

"Folks would do well to consider this a goofy sideshow until Obama sends the same letter to Priorities USA - the group modeled after Crossroads but which supports the president," Crossroads spokesman Jonathan Collegio said.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bhocorruption; bhofascism; crossroadsgps; democrats; elections; fubo; nobama2012; obama
The cheek of it.....what about all those foreign donations he would never reveal in 2008, all the dodgy donations he's had and he's pearl clutching. He can go kiss my ........
1 posted on 06/20/2012 4:42:59 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

you think he’s scared much of how much is being raised against him....ahuh, sure is.


2 posted on 06/20/2012 4:44:21 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

They should offer to give them a briefing rather than turn over the documents.


3 posted on 06/20/2012 4:45:44 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: sunmars

“”Folks would do well to consider this a goofy sideshow until Obama sends the same letter to Priorities USA - the group modeled after Crossroads but which supports the president,” Crossroads spokesman Jonathan Collegio said.


good...about time they call out this POS for his hypocrisy...


4 posted on 06/20/2012 4:49:18 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: sunmars

WAAAAAAHHHHH!


5 posted on 06/20/2012 4:50:09 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: sunmars

his administartion is on a witch hunt, looking for GOP donors to burn at the stake


6 posted on 06/20/2012 4:50:29 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: sunmars

Give the donor names to Eric Holder so “justice” can be served.


7 posted on 06/20/2012 4:50:43 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: clee1

Obama is one big baby, he hates anyone outraising him, he just goes crying like a baby to lawyers.

Whah whah whah, that bad GOP people are getting more money, boo hoo.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 4:51:50 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Right after George SoreASS reveals ALL of his donations.


9 posted on 06/20/2012 4:59:47 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: sunmars
Has Obama named NBC news ie GE campaign donations everyday for exchange of not paying taxes.

As they edit Roomey and Republicans air it and the retraction is not noticed by most voters.

10 posted on 06/20/2012 5:00:53 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: sunmars

Karl Rove should file a suit demanding the publishing of the First Dictator’s online donors from the 2008 election. How many of them were from Muslim countries?


11 posted on 06/20/2012 5:03:25 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: sunmars

Yes and people in hell want ice water also


12 posted on 06/20/2012 5:07:14 AM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: sunmars

The best counter to this is bringing up the evidence of donor intimidation. Play hardball, please. Take them down to the mat and shut up these fascist bastards.


13 posted on 06/20/2012 5:11:46 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: sunmars

There is a cold wind blowing in summertime...


14 posted on 06/20/2012 5:18:27 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: sunmars

Robert Bauer is married to Anita Dunn.

Family of COMMUNISTS.


15 posted on 06/20/2012 5:26:30 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: sunmars

...what about all those foreign donations he (Obama) would never reveal in 2008...

_____________________

Exactly!!!!!!!!!!


16 posted on 06/20/2012 5:28:29 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: sunmars

Conveniently ignored is the fact that SEIU just announced an $83 million expenditure of which 100% will go to help elect Democrats. And that’s just ONE labor union.


17 posted on 06/20/2012 5:29:58 AM PDT by randita
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To: sunmars

He wants to know how many of his former supporters and donors are jumping ship.


18 posted on 06/20/2012 5:30:22 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: sunmars
"Republican non-profit and "Super PAC" groups have been far outpaced their Democratic rivals in fundraising and spending, which expected to help presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney bridge the fundraising gap between his and Obama's election campaigns."

Wonder what editor checked the sentence construction. (Or it lost something in translation from whatever language it was originally written in!) But what gap? I thought Romney and the Republicans were by far outpacing Zero in fundraising this time around. I have the feeling that it is becoming physically painful for the writers for the major so-called "news" organizations to type these stories, since it's not fitting into their preferred outcome scenario.

19 posted on 06/20/2012 5:33:18 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: sunmars

And the answer to the Obama lawyers should be: BITE ME!


20 posted on 06/20/2012 5:36:02 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: sunmars

Dubious donations (gangster government edition):

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/05/dubious-donations-gangster-government-edition.php


21 posted on 06/20/2012 5:43:19 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: sunmars

Hmm, never heard of Crossroads til now.

Need to get my checkbook.


22 posted on 06/20/2012 6:09:29 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: SumProVita

Thanks for the link.

I was wondering about that incident from the past.


23 posted on 06/20/2012 6:13:23 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ha!! Perfect response.


24 posted on 06/20/2012 6:22:34 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: sunmars

Ah.. so suddenly, as the dark side finds itself being matched (and in some cases topped) in campaign funding, they want to change the rules of the game.

Sorry demons... not gonna work.


25 posted on 06/20/2012 6:22:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: sunmars

Obama is one big baby, he hates anyone outraising him, he just goes crying like a baby to lawyers.

Whah whah whah, that bad GOP people are getting more money, boo hoo.


You’re right.

But that “big baby” is a dangerous, vindictive and evil monster who, if re-elected, is going to get even with those who he deems his enemies.


26 posted on 06/20/2012 6:23:37 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: silverleaf

He is trying to scare GOP donors into not donating.


27 posted on 06/20/2012 6:38:56 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: sunmars

We’ll show you our stuff when you show us yours!


28 posted on 06/20/2012 6:42:57 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: sunmars

The Administration doesn’t follow the law. Now it wants favors from its opponents.


29 posted on 06/20/2012 7:18:08 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: sunmars

Libs are so full crap..there is not enough crap in the Universe to show how full of crap they are.
Why the Right (actually moderates) “leadership” doesn’t savagely mock them, for their full of crapness, in public is beyond me.
Instead they pretend? its not crap or at least not that bad?
Crap!


30 posted on 06/20/2012 7:33:28 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: sunmars
"Democratic President Barack Obama's top campaign lawyer filed a complaint with the federal election regulator on Tuesday, demanding that the well-heeded and high-spending Republican advocacy group Crossroads GPS disclose its donors."

Get bent.

31 posted on 06/20/2012 8:33:40 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: sunmars

I just donated online.

FUBO


32 posted on 06/20/2012 9:07:39 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: sunmars

He’s still raising illegal foreign contributions online using $5 sweepstakes tickets for dinner and date with Barack Obama, the first gay president.

Several state attorney generals went after him last time to clean up his private lottery. A free entry was added but it was not disclosed to those buying entries. Don’t know if there is one this time.


33 posted on 06/20/2012 9:51:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: sunmars

Open all your private papers Mr. Obama.

Then we’ll think about opening ours.


34 posted on 06/20/2012 11:04:48 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: sunmars

Sorry Obama - we have executive privilege on this matter.

But thank you for asking. :)


35 posted on 06/20/2012 4:14:13 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: a fool in paradise

A free entry and a chance to tell him to his face what I think of him. There is a heaven. Where do I access the free entry?


36 posted on 06/20/2012 4:35:24 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse (RNC) will learn to sing)
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