I did not watch the Obama infomercial last night.Â The mere thought of it raised my hackles.Â The Democrat paid for it with broken promises and possibly even broken laws.
As I worked on my piece on his opportunism yesterday, I became increasingly aware how duplicitous this man has been and how the media has covered for him. They have barely touched the story of his broken promise and all but failed to consider his fund-raising irregularities.
When he promised to accept public financing and challenged Republicans to do the same, Obama may have truly meant to keep his word.Â But, given how quickly he changed his mind and how flimsy his rationale, it appears that word’s not worth very much.
Can we trust a man who readily reneges on a promise he repeated on multiple occasions?
Now, I don’t know if Obama broke any laws in raising his record-setting haul, but the evidence we’ve accumulated so far clearly indicates an investigation is in order.Â His campaign confirmed that it “is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor’s identity.”
Ed Morrissey believes the only reason the campaign “deliberately turned off the systems that would have guarded against the kind of fraudulent donations that have accrued millions to their coffers” was “to facilitate fraud.”Â (Emphasis in original.)
We don’t know if donors took advantage of the lax online security to donate more than the legal limit.Â We don’t know if foreigners, barred by law from contributing to presidential campaigns, supported the Democrat’s campaign.Â Heck, the Obama campaign may not even know, but they did do a number of things which made such crimes possible.Â And difficult to trace.
Unlike John McCain’s campaign, Obama refuses to release the complete list of his donors.
Just as he won’t specify his donors, he didn’t specify in his address the federal programs he would eliminate when he claimed to have “‘offered spending cuts above and beyond’ the expense of his promises.“Â Even the AP said his ad skipped over budget realities.
His flip-flop on federal financing hasn’t been the only change highlighted by his expensive ad buy.Â Mark Hemingway was struck that the Democrat “was adopting a foreclosure freeze that not that long ago he correctly said was a bad idea.”Â It does seem that the only change Obama stands for is that which suits his political advantage.