erick erickson, artist's renderingToday’s right-wing Obama-is-a-foreigner thing is the startling revelation that, theoretically, Barack Obama could be accepting campaign donations from foreign nationals.

Short version: Barack Obama does not own the domain name. Some (American) dude in China does. It autoforwards to a donation page on, which Barack Obama owns. Foreigners can access through nefarious means such as web browsers, which probably means that all of Obama’s money is raised from his half-siblings in Kenya and Indonesia.

But how to prove this is happening? The campaign denies it, of course, as liars would. So leave it to intrepid pile of moist journalism Erick Erickson to investigate. And by investigate, we mean attempt credit card fraud.

So, after talking with some lawyers about the process, etc. I donated to Barack Obama. Sort of.

It is rare that I do something where I feel the need to talk to lawyers first. But giving money to Barack Obama was one of those times.

I didn’t actually do it. I made up a name, made up a passport number, made up an address in Russia — hell I made everything up except my credit card number and expiration date.

Got that?

Everything was bull**** except the actual credit card number and expiration date. Everything.


Now, we reach the truly despicable part of the tale: after committing blatant fraud, Obama accepted the donation, breaking feder-oh, what do you mean he didn’t?

Barack Obama’s campaign processed my very generous $5.00 donation.

For several days my bank listed it as processing.

Then this is where the anti-climactic end to my story comes. The donation ultimately did not go through after three days of being listed as “processing.” There was no explanation.

Had the Obama campaign turned on basic verification, my transaction would have been rejected immediately. Instead, it lingered for a few days before being rejected.

So, when someone makes a fraudulent transaction on your account, it lingers for a few days, then falls off. The true terror here is what Barack Obama probably did with that transaction while it was pending (gay sexed it in the booty).

I do not know what processes the Obama campaign employs to weed these out. It actually appeared, based on the way it processed for several days, that the bank stopped it, not that Barack Obama stopped it. For the liberals saying my donation did not go through so there should be no problem — here’s the problem. The Obama campaign processed the donation. It was Bank of America that stopped it, not Team Obama. Team Obama let it be processed, something that would not have happened in Romney’s campaign or most any retailer in the nation.

For the Erick Erickson saying his bank stopped it – does he have any actual evidence? Like, did he call Bank of America? Or the Obama campaign? Or perhaps the small town in Russia from which he fraudulently hails?

Ah, well, let us not worry about our little burgeoning James O’Keefe and the crime he committed. The Obama campaign takes more than seconds to not approve fraudulent credit transactions, which is pretty much tantamount to … I don’t know, what’s something bad? Not recycling? Murder? Letting your car alarm go off at 3 in the morning? Child abuse? One of those.


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  • Barbara_

    I hear that when you use your SNAP card at the tattoo shop, local casino and liquor store you can donate to Obama with food stamps. Comes in handy.

    • Negropolis

      Not only can you donate, but I hear it's mandatory with SNAP cards. It's like a "cash-back" debit option, except that it goes straight to Obama.

      I heard it on he conservative intertubes so it must be true!

      • Generation[redacted]

        I heard countries receiving foreign aid have been required to use those SNAP cards since 2009. And the Obama donation website is printed on the back too.

    • coolhandnuke

      Accepted at all abortionplexes, nudie bars and organic free-range arugula food carts too, also.

    • Dr_Zoidberg

      I sent Obama a can of hobo beans – bypassed that SNAP card entirely!

    • Estproph

      You can also donate old Cadillacs. It has to be a Cadillac though. And I think they are now taking donations of menthol cigarettes by the carton, and 2 liter bottles of orange soda.

  • PuckStopsHere

    I hope this guy at least has the decency to dress up like a pimp when he goes on CNN.

  • Republicans are supposed to be the financial wizards and they don't even know how a credit card transaction is processed?

    1. CVV just ensures the cardholder has the card in hand. If the cardholder has someone else's card in hand, they won't necessarily know the address, hence, address matching for verification. This is the part that will weed out a bogus transaction like Erickson's and voila!, this happened.

    2. Merchants don't process transactions, banks or other financial gateways do. It's stunningly ignorant that Erickson continues to say the Obama campaign processed his transaction. This would be the equivalent of saying the clerk let your transaction go through by swiping yer card in the machine.

    3. So fucking stupid.

    • Naked_Bunny

      If the transaction had failed immediately, Erickson would be breathlessly announcing that the Obama campaign has a list of everyone's credit card information.

      • LagunaB

        No credit card info is kept online since 2006. It is against credit card policy and checked each year during complaincy check. It is all encrypted.

        • sullivanst

          Yeah, you didn't hear it from me, I was never here, but, I have direct knowledge that it's not true that "no credit card info is kept online".

          Actually, you did hear it from me: I have an Amazon account that keeps my credit card info online. A bunch of other store accounts too.

          Encrypted just means that you have to break into the web server to steal the decryption code, which also just happens to be what your preferred method of attack against the data store would have been anyway on account of it being a publicly advertised server with access to said data store; don't put too much faith in it is my advice.

          Now, credit card info is supposed to have an aging policy applied to it, and you're not supposed to store the CVV, but even that latter policy is not correctly applied by all the websites I have used cards with, and given that the former is slightly hard to implement and not hugely easy to verify, I'd also guarantee that many, many sites out there don't bother.

          • WhatTheHolyHeck

            [nerdout] Actually, you need more than just encryption-breaking; online retailers who store your credit card usually use an encrypted token in the web servers, which they use to retrieve the real credit card info from a server that's behind a firewall. You'd have to be Alec Hardison or something to get through that.[/nerdout]

          • CleverSobriquet

            It's actually quite simple Just send me your credit card number and CVV and I'll let you know all the websites that have it on file by the end of the month….

          • WhatTheHolyHeck


    • spohore

      CC addresses are verified when the clearinghouse sends the info to his bank. The CC number is verified at the point of sale. So it would be the bank that held the payment up and ultimately rejected it.
      There's a very good chance this idiot has just had his card flagged at his bank for possible fraud, and frozen the credit line. I wonder if he'll post a follow-up?

    • Ruhe

      So wait a minute…I manage a retail business where we process credit card transactions every day and you're saying that my front-counter PCs don't have all the credit-address-verification information on every human on the planet on hand right inside them? Seriously? I just figured there was a rhesus monkey with a huge rolodex inside that thing. But you're saying that the bank that provides our card service and charges us a fee per transaction does all the verific…oh…right. sorry.

    • Jerri

      Thank you. When I worked retail the online processing system we used wouldn't let transactions go through if the credit card's on-file address didn't match what the customer put in when ordering exactly. If it didn't, it would sit there in limbo for a day or so before ultimately being rejected.

      Explaining that to the old ladies who were trying to be modern by buying from us online never got old. Never.

    • Estproph

      Very stupid. So stupid that his followers will believe it.

  • mirrorballdc

    I'm confused. I thought no one in America was allowed to have credit cards anymore because of some secret law buried in the stimulus bill.

    • mille derps

      I blame Elizabeth Warren.

      • Jus_Wonderin

        Sille Mille, Indians don't carry credit cards. The deal solely in beaver pelts and shiny beads.

    • docterry6973

      That's what my bank said when they cancelled mine.

  • Veritas78

    So here we have another winger admitting to breaking the law. When Eric Holder comes off his bender and actually wakes up (next month?) will he prosecute?

    • CrankyLttlCamperette

      My thought exactly. Did he just publish that he committed credit card fraud?

    • Negropolis

      Nah. DoJ is too busy busting potheads and illegal immigrants. I'm only half-joking.

      • Veritas78

        And whistleblowers. I feel so much safer now.

        • mille derps

          Hey- you get enough whistleblowers & that's noise pollution. We do not want to go down that slippery slope.

    • prommie

      Oh Holder is too busy going after fraud and abuse in the Financial industry, plus too using the antitrust laws to break up any company thats too big to fail.

      • Negropolis

        You forgot the obligatory "Oh, wait…" to express the sarcasm inherent.

  • AbandonHope_

    What Wonkette says in semi-jest, I say with utter conviction: Erick Erickson should immediately be arrested and charged with credit card fraud. Because, really, that's what this straight-up is. If this were a liberal trying to pull a fast one on a conservative politician, I'd feel the same: you are not a fucking police officer, Erick, and the ends do not justify the means.

    What jurisdiction is credit fraud, anyway? Federal offense? Somebody needs to make a fucking example out of this limp-dicked little shit.

    • Veritas78

      Tell this to the judge in James O'Keefe's federal wiretapping case.

    • BloviateMe

      Kind of the financial equivalent of that Catch a Predator show, where the pedo's all say they were there to save the young kids from REAL predators?

      I'm on board…let's get him.

      • Veritas78

        Jerry Sandusky's upcoming autobiography is titled Show Me Where I Touched You.

        The sequel, of course, is Okay, Now Show Me Again.

    • Callyson

      The U.S. government's Financial Crimes Division generally plays a role in the prosecution of credit card fraud, and will often help to plan an investigation. However, the Secret Service also plays a role in fraud investigations, particularly in matters of national security. Due to the threat of financial information coming into the hands of U.S. enemies, the Secret Service has primary jurisdiction in the investigation and prosecution of charges.

      Stop visiting those prostitutes and start proceedings against this criminal, Secret Service…

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Ehh … he used his own card, and lied to the Obama web site — and it's pretty well established that Republicans can lie with impunity.

      • mille derps

        He used his own card and he talked to lawyers first.

        Unfortunately, criminal stupidity isn't actually a criminal offense…

    • sullivanst

      It was over the internet, doesn't that automatically make it Federal jurisdiction?

  • BloviateMe

    The obvious answer is to eliminate any and all usury laws.

    I assume that's what he's getting at.

    That, and Obama is a scary black man, of course.

    • Naked_Bunny

      Erick Erickson demands the US adopt sharia law!

  • sudsmckenzie

    I don't know what the big deal is, I just entered my SNAP number and it went through.

  • Tommmcatt_Again

    Wow, stil desperate even after Rmoney's laest poll bump. They smell blood in the water, and it isn't Obama's…

  • GuanoFaucet

    This is the longest it's taken Erick to get rejected in years.

    • Tommmcatt_Again

      He somehow manages to get pre-rejected, I've heard. Single women see him on the street and will not rest until they find out his home address and send him a signed, notarized statement that they will never, ever allow him near their ladybits.

      Jonah Goldberg gets them too. His come in time capsules starting around the late 1800's, though.

      • tessiee

        "Jonah Goldberg gets them too. His come in time capsules starting around the late 1800's, though."

        "Know ye all good perfonf, I come before ye and fay unto all, that if there cometh a day when there be fuch a perfon whofe name be call-ed Jonah Goldberg, never fhall he get any of the good ftuff."

  • LibrarianX

    Somebody get O'Keefe on this NOW!

  • pepperpat

    Silly Erickson. Didn't it occur to him it got rejected cuz it was only 5 bucks? Obama don't want no cheapskates!

    • shelwood46

      Then why does Barack keep asking me for $3? It's for coffee, isn't it. Or beer. Probably beer.

      • sullivanst

        Why does he need money for beer when he has a brewery in his house?

        • shelwood46

          Tip jar?

  • Strange. Romney's site requires an offshore account to donate.

    • mille derps

      And before they'll accept your donation they do means testing to confirm that you actually ARE mean.

  • AbandonHope_

    And speaking of foreign money in elections… millions of dollars in tax shelters in the Cayman Islands? Hello? I'm sure there's NO way that money from donors outside the United States could be getting into the RMoney campaign that way.

  • PsycWench

    Worst gangster movie plot element ever.

    • Naked_Bunny

      I smell an episode of Numb3rs!

      • I'm sure you do, because that show has been dead for 2 years.

  • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

    I found it quite easy to donate with my Obamaphone.

    • LesBontemps

      ♫ Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring Obamaphone …♫

  • So, once again the hippy president is going to avoid prosecuting another criminal!

    Vote Romney/Ryan, They will crack down on criminals from Wall Street to your local Right Wing Blog!

  • PsycWench

    OT: an interesting editorial about our non-beloved Bob Marshall (R-Dumbfuckistan) and his opposition to an element of the healthcare bill that is pretty clearly effective in preventing abortions.

    • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

      Contraception and sex education? Crazy talk.

    • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

      And they'll never get rid of abortion or the abortion issue because of all the cash and votes they get by bringing it up.

      • PsycWench

        Yeah I'm pretty sure that the Republican party doesn't really want abortion to be illegal. They constantly draft laws that they can be sure the Supreme Court will shoot down, thus winning points from their crazed right-wing base while leaving their money maker intact.
        Not that I'm cynical.

        • The other day I was behind a car with 7 pro-life (anti-choice) bumper stickers.
          I wanted to ask her how she felt about being part of the reason that abortion would NEVER be declared illegal.

          • tessiee

            I still fondly remember the woman with a soccer van full of snotnosed brats and an "ABORTION STOPS A BEATING HEART!!!!" bumper sticker, who was smoking away like a chimney.

  • WinterOuthouse

    In what alternate universe does this happen? The doofus. Erick Erickson should have been a character in Office Space.

    • I'm sure there's a red stapler joke in there somewhere.

      • sullivanst

        In your pants.

  • Mittaplasia

    Can I use My Obama phone to give his campaign an IOU?

  • snowpointsecret

    Oh yes, the favorite conservative talking point: Absolutely nothing.

  • coolhandnuke

    If you want to pull off a clean crime Erickson, next time use a Visa card instead of your Diners Club or Discovery card.

  • Texan_Bulldog

    So no one got screwed, justice was served and he's STILL pissed? I swear, if Obama cured cancer, these people would complain that he was hurting the mortuary & casket industry.

    • PsycWench

      If he found a way to overcome world hunger, these people would complain that he was undermining charities.

      • mille derps

        If he figured out a way to reverse Global Warming, they'd all be bitching about how worthless their Yukon Beach timeshares had become…

        • Lascauxcaveman

          If he invented a car that runs on sewage and emits India Pale Ale, they'd be pissing and moaning about the damage he's done to both the oil and micro brewing industries.

  • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

    So O'Keefe-wannabe [god how sad] commits a crime and then blames Obama for not stopping him sooner?

    This is the worst thing a sitting president has done since…

  • gullywompr

    So Erickson goes to jail now please?

  • Erick Ericscon is a commie????????????

  • mavenmaven

    Erickson knows a little about things that "linger for a while before being eliminated", except that usually they just stain his underpants.

  • coolhandnuke

    Erickson's just pissed cuz he didn't get awarded any frequent asshole miles on his card.

  • Callyson

    It actually appeared, based on the way it processed for several days, that the bank stopped it, not that Barack Obama stopped it.

    FFS, what a bunch of crap. Banks process transactions almost immediately (this is why there is no such thing as a float period now–when you write a check you better have the funds in the account.) So it looks *exactly* like a transaction stopped by the Obama campaign…


    • finallyhappy

      NO, I'm pretty sure the President personally goes through all these accounts

      • mille derps

        When he's not out on the links…

    • sullivanst

      Yes, what anyone with the first fucking clue (and therefore, nobody who's ever written for RedState) would consider most likely, is that what he saw was not the actual payment, but the authorization making sure that if the payment was actually requested, funds would be available.

    • Redgyal

      True. I have seen it happen on my accounts before.

  • Five bucks is a generous donation. Why, it could cover half of Limbaugh's breakfast.

    After he's been dead for 3 months.

    • LagunaB

      Most emails requests I get to my faux avatar is for at least $25 from repubs. Dems ask for $3 or $5.

    • kittensdontlie

      For those three days Erick's donation was missing, a Mexican abortion was made possible for one of Barry's gal pals.

  • Negropolis

    Thisis something that was even used during the primaries against Obama. I remember a whole being made by PUMAs and such that Obama was getting money from Palestinians or some shit.

    The bullshit is now being recycled. We need some more good news, and I want to see hair-on-fire Biden at the debate, this week.

    BTW, what Erick Erickson does is anything but journalism, and I don't even think he'd call it journalism, so perhaps we shouldn't even play-label it as journalism.

    • sullivanst

      But he's a Very Serious Contributor for Very Serious CNN.

    • Tundra Grifter

      The bullshit is just being recycled – like a 2007 video that was discussed in, oh, 2007?


    • PsycWench
      • snowpointsecret

        Is this the real reason that Chick-Fil-A doesn't serve onions?

    • tessiee


      Also, a true Messiah always denies his divinity.

      • MosesInvests

        'E's not the Messiah, 'e's a very naughty boy!

      • bikerlaureate

        Well, he's tricky. And dark-hued.

  • Negropolis

    Did Ewick try this bit of fraud with the Romney campaign's website?

    • That would have doubled the budget.

    • No, because Erik, son of Erik knows that there is no way Romney would turn down money, and he would be out five bucks.

      • Tundra Grifter

        Reminds me of when the late, great Spy Magazine sent celebs checks for twenty-five cents. Donald Chump cashed his.

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

    If it doesn't have any red sirens I don't believe it.

    • I know. After all these years, you would think our Wonkette would know how to whore herself.

  • Mittens Howell, III

    Who the fuck gave Erick Erickson five bucks to spend?

    • Negropolis


      • Mittens Howell, III

        Oh yeah, right, I forgot about that. That's pretty fucked up .

        • sullivanst

          We should probably all accuse Supreme Court justices of fucking goats on The Twitter, and then write CNN demanding jobs.

    • coolhandnuke

      He cleaned the leaves from Pat Buchanan's gutters. Pat still owes him a fin.

      • HogeyeGrex

        Is that what the kids are calling it these days.

  • LagunaB

    I process keyed in credit cards daily for 16 years. You must have a correct address, cvv2 number, expiration number for the credit card to go through. Must have. Or it is rejected immediately. Immediately. This is bullshit.

    • Negropolis

      Honestly, I'm not sure how much he'd listen, but maybe we should email him this information to see if he changes his tune. Better yet, if his blog has a comments section, maybe it's time for a blog war, but with our side offering the facts.

      • LagunaB

        Lying lupus lieders lie.

      • sullivanst

        You'll get yourself banhammered toot sweet. RedState does not tolerate any reference to true facts.

      • Tundra Grifter

        His blog does have a Disqus comment section, and the Mod is a major dick. Quelle surprise.

    • snowpointsecret

      I guess they really meant it when they said they won't let fact-checkers run the campaign. Except instead of fact-checkers it was facts.

      • LagunaB

        You spelled warts wrong.

  • Mittens Howell, III

    Wow, this reads like a riveting spy novel for sweaty palmed Republotrolls.

    • mille derps

      Yes, if by 'riveting', you're referring to a metal fastening process.

  • Mittens Howell, III

    Needz moar dildo boats.

    • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

      Everything needz moar dildo boats.

  • LagunaB

    And your account is monitored and checked for proper computer security or you can not process credit cards. And they scan your computer for viruses and security. Also too.

    • BoatOfVelociraptors

      Uhm, no. If you are ever allowing a "bank" program to run outside of your browser sandbox and on your operating system, you are being phished and hacked.

      Seriously, get your computer wiped and change your passwords.

      • LagunaB

        Merchant service accounts. Separate program and two different processing machines. Both land line and wireless.

        • BoatOfVelociraptors

          Ah. Well, in this scenario he was going through a web page, not an IT managed standards compliant POS. I really doubt Erik Erikson could pull off a man in the middle, unless its name was Erik.

          • LagunaB


  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    "Team Obama let it be processed, something that would not have happened in Romney’s campaign."

    And the basis for this statement is…. what? That if anyone gives less than $1,000 the GOP is immediately suspicious?

  • Come here a minute

    Obama praised American labor leader Cesar Chavez today, which means he supports Communist Hugo Chavez, because, of course!

  • LagunaB

    Guys, guys, guys. Chill the fuck out.
    Football players are wearing Pink shoes.
    Mittens doesn't know shit about foreign diplomacy.
    I rest my case.
    Obama 2012. Done.

    • Monsieur_Grumpe

      Yeah, yeah, just remember W was in office for 8 years.

      • LagunaB

        I was expecting you to say 2010 elections but America did elect Obama in in 2008 and I never thought that would happen in my lifetime. So there is that. And women are really angry. That will not change any time soon.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        But elected only once.

        • Negropolis

          Well, that's if you're willing to look over the shenanigans in Ohio on that night, which I've become more and more convinced as the years have gone on were totally illegal and shady on a level even greater than what happened in Florida in 2000. At least Florida happened in front of the cameras and made its way up the Supremes. What went down in Ohio was swept under the rugs by the mainstream media.

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            So he was half-way elected, twice. That counts, right?

  • tessiee

    OT but funny:

    Sorry if anyone is offended, but I think it's impossible not to laugh at sentences like:

    "Bitch got a dancing horse".

    • That is SO funny!

    • You worrying about me taking offense offends me.

      And buttsex, too, also.

    • Callyson

      "Why I'm Not Voting for Romney"

      He a ho

      This muthafucka's name is Mitt

      Today, we are all Snoop…

      • tessiee

        I think every word of that link is awesome, but my favorite of the moment is:
        "He always interrupts and talks over people like he's better than them. Bitch I will beat the shit out of you."

  • BoatOfVelociraptors
    The web page JavaScript does this first to ensure unnecessary database lookups are called.
    Then an ACID transaction is opened up between the end points of the entire transfer, while sub transactions to ensure consistency and integrity are performed, and if any of those checks fail, the entire transaction is rolled back like nothing ever happened.
    But that would presume that these twits know anything about integrity.

    • LagunaB

      These days (years) it is so hard to get through compliance each December, you have to be a computer scientist to answer all the questions correctly. I don't process online because of cost and ability to ship order immediantly/ daily/ now. And customers are completely cranky about everything that I have to jump thru hoops and be super nice all the time. I hate being nice. And I am a nice person!

    • savethispatient

      Yeah, the point is that he used his valid US-based credit card, and entered a fake foreign address. Makes perfect sense that the Bank catches this first – presumably the Obama campaign has to do some due diligence on the donations before they submit to the FEC, but that's probably after the election.

    • sullivanst

      If you've ever read anything on RedState, or ever had the misfortune to be in the presence of a TV tuned to CNN while he's on, you know for sure that the only thing Erick Erickson knows about integrity is that he doesn't want to have anything to do with it.

  • tessiee

    "The Obama campaign takes more than seconds to not approve fraudulent credit transactions, which is pretty much tantamount to … I don’t know, what’s something bad? Not recycling? Murder? Letting your car alarm go off at 3 in the morning? Child abuse?"

    Having extremely loud karaoke parties where everybody sings very badly in Laotian, like a certain asshat neighbor who shall remain nameless?

  • cousinitt

    I posted a retort on Erikerikerikerikerikerikturd's website to the effect that Romney went to Israel earlier this year to raise money. Even Faux picked it up… These bastards will never, ever stop until our country is a wholly owned subsidiary of Inc, Inc.

    • LagunaB

      Not going to happen. We have the intertubes. And we always win in the end. Do we not have a president called Obama who is black?

    • Tundra Grifter

      "Factzguy" commented as well. The jerk "Mod" has probably removed some of my comments by now…

      2.0: Banned. Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.

      Factzguy wrote:

      Bill S.: What are you afraid of? A contrary opinion?

      Bill S wrote, in response to Factzguy:

      Bite me, ex commenter.

      How can one argue with an intellectual gladiator like that?

  • somebody's been eating some caramel hands for sure.

  • spareme

    Can't this asshole come up with something original? Or he is going to stay will doing high school pranks his entire (professional?) life? I think he should be arrested for fraud. ASSHOLE!

  • Blueb4sinrise

    It would not be funny if someone at B of A cancelled his card. Wrong keystroke…. Happens all the time.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Hey, the card was in the hands of somebody in Russia … that's clearly grounds for cancelling the card immediately!

    • GemlikeFlame

      Actually, it would be funny. Wells Fargo fraud prevention kicks in if I so much as sneeze differently and I have to call them and convince them that it really was me who tried to buy a tank of gas in East Jesus, NC. This is a case of intentional fraud on the part of a cardholder and that account is subject to immediate cancellation and possibly other penalties (the fine print goes on for ages.)

      And the idiot admits he did it it in a public forum. My problem with the right wing isn't that their beliefs are messed up beyond repair (which they are) but that they are mind-numbingly universe-collapsingly stupid. Like this clown.

  • tessiee

    "It actually appeared, based on the way it processed for several days, that the bank stopped it, not that Barack Obama stopped it. "

    Yeah, what kind of crappy President doesn't work in a bank, right?

  • Beowoof

    Come on you expect me to believe a republican can't make a fraudulent campaign contribution. Check with Sheldon for how this works dumb ass.

  • fitley

    Due to all the heat Erik took calling somebody "Goat fucker" before I thought it was clear that Erick wanted to be known as Erik"Steaming Pile"Erikson. Is that clear?

  • Click here to donate to the Campaign to Sue Erick Erickson!!!11!

  • HempDogbane

    It's the same as murdering a car alarm. In broad daylight, with votes.

  • cousinitt

    Aw fuck it. Now my post has been taken down and Erik the Turgid Turd says I don't have permission to post– in friendly white letters on a bright red background. Did someone trace my Disqus posts to TPM? It would be irresponsible not say that Hillary was right and there is a vast right wing conspiracy and Erik is one of the media stormtroopers. I didn't even use any bad words except like Romney, fundraising, Israel, foreign and posted the Faux weblinky.

    • sullivanst

      RedState is notorious for its zero tolerance of any comments or commenters not in compete agreement with every single thing Erick Erickson believes.

  • Given the level of reasoning and rhetoric he shows it is obvious why CNN grabbed Erickson off the right wing scrap heap.

    • cousinitt

      But Shirley, there must be less appalling ways to make Wolf Blitzer look like the Second Coming of Edward R. Murrow.

  • Troubledog

    When I design abuse prevention systems, I don't tell the fraudster that he is caught. I let him think he succeeded. Otherwise he will retry and retry, further taxing my systems. Even while I am reporting him, I am telling him everything is fine.

    Sounds like whatever Obama has works pretty good – managed to fascinate Erick for three days.

    • LagunaB

      Yep. You are right.

    • Am I the only Conservative Christian around here who understands credit card transaction processing?

      • Tundra Grifter

        No offense to you, but I would very much doubt that. Based on a limited amount of observation from a safe distance, I would say many of them are past masters at processing donations in all their many forms.

  • Another non-existent problem. The same people who are skeptical on climate change and believe the jury's out on evolution are convinced that the Obama campaign is taking foreign money, there are plans to implant chips in all of us, and there's tons of illegal immigrants and people with fake identities voting. There truly are two Americas.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      So, can we just make Mitt president of the other one?

  • Ryy

    Erick is a fat douche.

    But you knew that.

    • sullivanst

      You forgot to mention ugly.

      • Ryy

        And sweaty. Seriously. He always looks like he is sweating in any picture….

    • Angry_Marmot

      And his momma dress him funny.

  • Naked_Bunny

    It actually appeared, based on the way it processed for several days, that the bank stopped it, not that Barack Obama stopped it.

    Erick Erickson demands that the President monitor and control your credit card transactions!

  • This is proof that Erick Son of Erick deserves to be our next president — why, if he can make something this big out of absolutely nothing, just imagine what he can do with the economy.

  • owhatever

    The mainstream media did not report this, so it must be true.

  • barto

    Obviously they're playing the float and making massive amounts of money off your $5, dumbass. I mean Bof A, of course.

  • glamourdammerung

    Republicans sure do like committing various forms of fraud.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Just proves that Obama is in bed with the bankers.

  • GeorgiaBurning

    Erick would really be upset if a candidate had a fundraiser on a boat registered in a foreign country, right?

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Or went to England, and Israel, on fundraising trips. I bet that would really piss him off.

  • BarackMyWorld

    I do not know what processes the Obama campaign employs to weed these out. It actually appeared, based on the way it processed for several days, that the bank stopped it, not that Barack Obama stopped it.


  • sullivanst

    You'd know damn well, right quick, if the bank had stopped the charge. There'd be absolutely no element of doubt. Because the bank would be doing a little NFL celebration dance like a safety who'd just batted down a pass attempt that was never going to be within 10 yards of its intended receiver or any other offensive player. You see, when the bank stops transactions they believe are fraud, they really really really want the customer to know how fucking awesome they are for not facilitating some pimply faced douchebag with a botnet in stealing your money. They want you to jump in your car, drive to their headquarters in South Dakota or Delaware, and high five everyone in the office personally (shouldn't take long, those offices are just a front), and they're likely to phone you up and tell you this.

    So, if the transaction just vanished without the bank saying anything, it's a 100% slam dunk certainty that the vendor (in this case, OFA) withdrew the charge.

  • ElPinche

    Please forgive Erickkk, his thoughts get stuck in his chins.

  • Angry_Marmot

    Does anyone think this is the first time Erick needed a credit card to pull one off?

  • Dr. Nick Riviera

    CNN contributer, everybody!

  • Negropolis

    OT: Why are there Newsmax headlines in the side column? I'd pay a subscription if it kept Wonkette from lowering itself to have to include such trash. Newsmax probably isn't even allowd by a lot of mainstream conservative sites, let alone a site like this which is dedicated to calling out bullshit.

    • BigSkullF*ckingDog

      On the other hand, it makes the bullshit so much easier to call out, considering its right there. Look, there it is. Over there and up a bit. —>

  • DahBoner

    Kids, be careful out there! Whether you're clicking on boner pill links on Wing Nut Daily or links advertising a "barely used" uzi on the NRA page, remember- you don't know what kind of wacko is on the other side…

  • Toomush_Infer

    Yeah, but what about the rumor that one of the sanctions we put on Iran is that 10% of every credit card transaction the Ayatollah makes, goes directly to Obama's campaign….huh?…what about that rumor I just made up, huh?

  • ttommyunger

    "I do not know what processes the Obama campaign employs to weed these out. It actually appeared, based on the way it processed for several days, that the bank stopped it, not that Barack Obama stopped it." – Stop it, just stop it, this is hard….

  • docterry6973

    I wonder if Erik son of Erik consulted anyone who knows how credit cards are processed? It wouldn't seem he did, or he would know that he has a big pile of nothing here. Or maybe he did and just lied, hoping no one with sense would notice. On Red State, that is a good bet.

  • billy_reuben

    Outraaaage! Rrrrobble robble robble!

    He made up a passport number? Super. What a marvelously detailed fantasy. Did he create a fraudulent shoe size for his imaginary friend, too? Where on the campaign donation website (or any campaign donation website) does it ask for a passport number?

    I enjoyed this story. Anything pushing the feeble minded rage-aholic readership of redstate towards having aneurisms is a good thing. The fact they voluntarily opt in for it makes it even better.

    • Tundra Grifter

      The Obama campaign has two donation pages – one for folks in the US of A and another for Americans living overseas.

      Of course, if the campaign didn't accept contributions from citizens in other lands, the right wing nutz would whine "OBAMA HATES THE MILITARY."

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Sound. Fury. Signifies?

  • Ruhe

    While Eric was busy bravely attempting to make an illegal $5 donation the Akbot web bot was efficiently utilizing the "FBI has frozen your computer" virus to gather $2 Billion in donations to the largest of the pro-Romney PACs. All Erickson's investigation proves is that Obama's campaign people are incompetent amateur's…but we knew that already.

  • Esteev

    When people say "Today's media sucks," they are talking about Erick Erickson.

  • BigSkullF*ckingDog

    Today we are all pending . . . .

  • cheetojeebus

    Douche, Son of Douche

  • GregComlish

    So, after talking with some lawyers about the process, etc. I donated to Barack Obama. Sort of.

    Interesting. Did your "lawyers" not attempt to dissuade you from breaking the law? Or did you just ignore them?

  • prommie

    Gay sex in the booty? Thats illegal! Impeach him! Sex in the booty! Yay! Morning assfucking two days in a row!

  • Mapmonger

    Christ, what an asshole.

  • Erick bin Erick, should admit his real name; Erick bin Bullshit.

  • Is this thing on?

    (Don't make me go to kos or HuffPo this morning, Don't do it.)

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Really. I was hoping to get some snark out of my system this morning, so I'd be a little more subdued when I go in to brief the colonel at 11…

  • hagajim

    If I were Barry and I saw I got a $5.00 donation from Erick, I'd wipe my ass with it before I gave it back.

  • carlgt1

    ummm, Mitt Rmoney just held a pretty big fundraiser in Hong Kong, not to mention Jerusalem, London, and Warsar. I guess that's less than a few $20 credit card transactions?

  • chascates

    With Presidential campaigns costing over a billion dollars candidates will have to start asking for donations from Saudi Arabia, Germany, and other prosperous outfits.

  • FieryLocks

    Eric Erickson bottom feeds from Brietbart's ass crack.

  • CommieDad

    This settles it. I think every god-fearing-conservative-real-american needs to donate $5 to the Obama campaign RIGHT NOW. They can use the address of their condos in Bermuda. This will PROVE that Obama will take donations from anyone who is legally allowed to donate to him.

    If you want to REALLY PROVE A POINT, please donate $2500 directly from your Cayman Islands account. It's still perfectly legal, but you can then prove that he is taking money that once lived in the Cayman islands.

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