The October Surprise has now hit home, right in the lap of Team Obama. And what a shocker it has been. 4 dead Americans and suspicious campaign financing are the front and center of the fiasco. And, while embroiled in 2 big scandals, President Obama can only pound the pavement expounding about justice for Big Bird, a month before the last election of his life??
The public awakening to the disaster that we call the Obama Administration was precipitated by a 90-minute debate that fateful Wednesday 2 weeks ago, when the Emperor was disrobed for the world to see. It seemed that the planetary alignment crystallized in one moment of unabridged clarity: the Emperor really was not wearing any clothes (well, figuratively at least). It has been a downhill derailment from that moment on. Public polling in the swing states is now favoring the only adult on the stage that night with Barack.
We have witnessed a personification of the Peter Principle: Barack Obama has reached the level of his own incompetence, on display behind a podium in Denver. He appeared weak with a less than stellar command of the facts. It confirmed the conventional wisdom in certain circles: a Barack Obama without a teleprompter had difficulty stringing together 2 coherent sentences. And his take-home message from the 90-minute pummeling: Big Bird must be protected at all costs. Big Bird, who grosses $300 million/year, is the representation of the 1%. This seems to fly in the face of all that Barack has pontificated this past year.
Subsequent to the debate, we have been informed that the White House has broken the public trust – outright lied – about the scenario surrounding the events that unfolded in Libya on September 11, 2012. Despite having advance warning about possible terror threats, a premeditated terror attack resulted in the torture and death of 4 Americans in the most amateur cover-up since the Watergate scandal. And the State Department blamed it on a video, which we have now come to know had nothing to do with the preplanned attack on the Libyan Embassy on that fateful night. The failure of foreign policy in the region is staggering.
Now, in the midst of a Congressional investigation on the Libyan disaster, we discover the September record-breaking donations of $181 million for Barack Obama, achieved on Obama.com website, a site that is not even owned by the Obama campaign. There appear to be no checks to determine that the origin of the funds are indeed from the owner of the Credit Card entered into the donation site.
These questions arise because the Obama Campaign, unlike Mitt Romney’s or, for that matter, Hillary Clinton’s in 2008, refuses to ask donors for their CVV number (the number on your credit card that one is often asked for after giving one’s name and expiration date). The CVV is designed to assure that the donor is actually physically holding the card.
The Obama campaign is no stranger to fraudulent donations funneled in through phony names. In 2008 the Washington Post reports that Mary Biskup was reported to have donated more than $170,000 to the Obama campaign in small donations. But Biskup says she never gave any money to the campaign. Some other donor must have given the money in her name.
Given these past problems and the Obama campaign’s sudden influx of small donors, Newsweek wonders why the campaign does not require CVV numbers to minimize the chances of fraud.
This appears to be another congressional investigation waiting to happen.
Microscopic public scrutiny coupled with the twin scandals of Libyagate and Donationgate may be more than the Obama campaign can withstand as it mounts the final leg of a marathon campaign season. Rather than sprinting to the finish line as was the pre-ordained script, it appears that Barack Obama will be limping in the home stretch, left in the dust and ruins of his own incompetence.