October 30, 2012

Attaaaaack Watch

Amid the news that the FBI has set up a special hotline for people to report Twitter threats, WND released the news that they had successfully donated to Obama using the name Osama bin Laden with a Pakistan IP address and a prepaid credit card.
The “Bin Laden” donations, actually made by WND staff, included a listed occupation of “deceased terror chief” and a stated employer of “al-Qaida.”
 
“Bin Laden” is currently set up on the official campaign website to contribute more to Obama’s campaign. The name is also registered as a volunteer.

Since the “foreign” contribution was sent, “Bin Laden’s” email address has received several solicitations from Obama’s campaign asking for more donations.
Having flown with Mr. Harper who has a somewhat common name, shared, apparently, with someone on the no fly list, I am dumbfounded that the Big Brother-most administration in history doesn't at least have some filter on their donation programming that might key in to the name 'Osama bin Laden' - much less immediately begin sending a rash of emails asking for more money:
From the time of the first donation until today, the Obama campaign sent nine more emails to the bin Laden Gmail account soliciting more donations.

One email sent Saturday reads, “Thanks so much for your donation of $5.00. Please take 10% off your next purchase of $10 or more at our online store.”

Another, signed by Michelle Obama, was titled “Barack is getting outraised.”

“You’re one of the campaign’s most committed supporters,” Michelle Obama writes in the automated email to “bin Laden.”

“Please make a donation of $19 or whatever you can today.”
I wasn't really surprised to find that the "Attack Watch" moniker is still around, as a page on Obama's website headed "Obama Truth Team". Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a place to turn people in for their perceived misdeeds.  I wanted to let them know that while Chicago politics is alive and well, they could save a few bucks by noting that certain donors are dead, and don't really need email reminders.

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