That's from IPA's "Indefinite Detentions, Trial Today." Kate e-mailed and asked if I could note that. She's a new reader (last year) and she voted for Barack in 2008 but states there's "no way no how he's getting my vote this year. Not only did he do the okey-doke, he did it on the backs of America's poor."
Sadly some members of the Cult of St. Barack refuse to awaken. At POLITICO, the dumb ass of the day, James Tony Engle, leaves this comment.
James Tony Engle
Two claims. First, that "most comes from small donors." Campaign Finance Institute on the 2008 claim of small donors:
It turns out that Barack Obama's donors may not have been quite as different as we had thought. Throughout the election season, this organization and others have been reporting that Obama received about half of his discrete contributions in amounts of $200 or less. The Campaign Finance Institute (CFI) noted in past releases that donations are not the same as donors, since many people give more than once. After a more thorough analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC), it has become clear that repeaters and large donors were even more important for Obama than we or other analysts had fully appreciated.
"The myth is that money from small donors dominated Barack Obama's finances," said CFI's executive director Michael J. Malbin. "The reality of Obama's fundraising was impressive, but the reality does not match the myth."
Second JTE's "foreign donors" claim. From Washington Post 2008:
In recent weeks, questionable contributions have created headaches for Obama's accounting team as it has tried to explain why campaign finance filings have included itemized donations from individuals using fake names, such as Es Esh or Doodad Pro. Those revelations prompted conservative bloggers to further test Obama's finance vetting by giving money using the kind of prepaid cards that can be bought at a drugstore and cannot be traced to a donor.
The problem with such cards, campaign finance lawyers said, is that they make it impossible to tell whether foreign nationals, donors who have exceeded the limits, government contractors or others who are barred from giving to a federal campaign are making contributions.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"