Redux of 2008 campaign? Michael Barone writes.
AVS stands for Address Verification System. It’s the software that checks whether the name of the cardholder matches his or her address.
If a campaign doesn’t use AVS, it can wind up accepting contributions from phony names or accepting contributions from foreigners, both of which are illegal.
The 2008 Obama campaign pocketed money from “John Galt, 1957 Ayn Rand Lane, Galts Gulch CO 99999” and $174,000 from a woman in Missouri who told reporters she had given nothing and had never been billed. Presumably she would have noticed an extra charge of $174,000.
The Obama campaign is evidently happy to pocket the money. After all, this is the president who, according to political scientist Brendan Doherty, has appeared at more fundraisers in three and a half years than his six predecessors did in 35 years.”
But to be honest, the story about her claiming to be Native American is nothing more than a big distraction. Oklahoma was Indian Territory until 1907 when it became a State. My own grandparents X2 walked the Trail of Tears in the mid 1800s. All of them survived and were counted in the Dawes census and given roll numbers, along with blood quantum. The CDIB card or Certificate Degree of Indian Blood remains a requirement of proof of heritage and to this day the card is required for membership in the Cherokee Tribal Nation. Some Cherokee were left off the census.
However, I claimed my Cherokee heritage most of my life without a problem. It wasn’t a problem because the Dawes Roll numbers were handed down through my family (both sides) and accepted as proof. Later, I obtained both CDIB card and Tribal membership using the roll numbers and family lineage as proof.
The people crying for her “scalp” should think about the battle they’re waging; Here’s why – when it starts becoming a narrative of “us and them” which it always seems to, people are going to be divided even further. Winning on a race/ethnicity issue reeks of lefty tactics. I don’t care whether she has Cherokee ancestry or not, and after reviewing the Cherokee website today (May 5, 2012) it doesn’t appear to have much traction there either.
Recently, I find myself fighting against some of the people whose side I am on…conservatives. There’s no need for this on a national level, though it could be a useful political tool in the local Massachusetts race. Winning- the battle and losing the war is not the best way to win. Beat Warren fair and square on the issues!
Related: Daily Caller and former Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell
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Lloyd Marcus, a favorite Tea Party member throws water on the racial wedge that prevails in today’s political rhetoric. He writes for American Thinker, a conservative and edgy web site. Democrats, by and large do not look kindly on conservative minorities because they don’t tow the line on how they’ve been defined by the hard left.
It doesn’t seem to bother Marcus.
Last year, black Democratic Rep. Andre Carson said the Tea Party movement would “love” to see black Americans “hanging on a tree.” Folks, as a black man who has spoken and sang at over 300 Tea Parties on five previous national tours, I say Carson’s statement is insane and evil. I can still smell the vile, putrid odor of the pus of racial hatred oozing from the lips of Carson while telling his absurd, divisive lie. How dare this small, despicable man intentionally create hate against millions of white Americans for political gain?
Bin Ladin, look at the mild featured face on a ideological killer.
By Mike Mount
Osama bin Laden ordered suicide squads to be created in Pakistan and Afghanistan for the sole reason of tracking down President Obama and Gen. David Petraeus, who was then the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, according to a letter written by bin Laden in May of 2010.
The letter, released by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center, published some of the documents captured in the bin Laden raid last May. A review of the letters released publicly Thursday offer insight into the top leader’s thinking and planning as he remained hidden from global view but still tried to have a hand in directing his organization, al Qaeda.
The al Qaeda leader asked his lieutenants to identify people in both countries who could keep an eye out for Obama and Petraeus and conduct suicide operations against them as…
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All the talk of big government as benefactor seems to be catching on with the nation, but this survey shows that people still value individual liberty over big brother type government. What people may not recognize are the Orwellian terms that play on sympathies and draw people into the social engineering agenda.
Republicans do not favor rich over poor -they favor free markets that cause the economy to grow. It cannot grow with chains of regulation strapped to it’s back placed there by people who don’t understand how to run a business.
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