Thursday, October 23, 2008

Jonah Goldberg endorses fraudulent donations to Obama campaign

Jonah Goldberg of the National Review has promoted a call for fraudulent donations to be made to the Obama campaign. Perhaps fearing the legal implications of this, he then back-tracked to claim it was all just a joke. Sure it was.

from The Corner on National Review Online: Someone Put On His Thinking Cap

From a reader:

If the donations list is published we could always do a bunch of donations as William Ayers, Jeremiah Wright etc. and then publicize that Obama's taking donations from these indidividuals.
The only way to avoid the connection is to admit that they allow anonymous donation which, if I understand correctly, is a violation of federal law.
I'd think an amusing ad could be put together from the already published donor list. The tag line is that if Obama would let his contributors lie to give him money who else is lying to him? That plays off the trust, experience and judgement angles all at the same time.

Update: Hey, enraged lefty blog minions emailing me with all this name-calling b.s.: A) Calm down, I was being sarcastic, not serious. B) What are you people so furious about? That your candidate will continue to get more fraudulent donations? That conservatives will give money to your candidate? That all of this exposes how shoddy and irresponsible Obama's operation is? Why the rage? Somehow I find it hard to believe that apologists for ACORN and Chicago politics are suddenly horrified by any chicanery with the integrity of the campaign finance system.

Thanks for clarifying that Jonah. The entire nation is getting a pretty good sense of the Republican establishment's ethics. The Republicans have consistently accused their adversaries of the dirty deeds they do. Karl Rove wrote the book on that one, didn't he?

Goldberg may find it hard to believe that Americans are horrified by his actions and those of his fellow Republicans, but they are. And they intend to say so on election day.

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