Michael Barone :

“It has been reported that the Obama campaign this year, as in 2008, has disabled or chosen not to use AVS in screening contributions made by credit card.

That doesn’t sound very important. But it’s evidence of a modus operandi that strikes me as thuggish.

AVS stands for Address Verification System. It’s the software that checks whether the name of the cardholder matches his or her address.

If a campaign doesn’t use AVS, it can wind up accepting contributions from phony names or accepting contributions from foreigners, both of which are illegal.

The 2008 Obama campaign pocketed money from “John Galt, 1957 Ayn Rand Lane, Galts Gulch CO 99999″ and $174,000 from a woman in Missouri who told reporters she had given nothing and had never been billed. Presumably she would have noticed an extra charge of $174,000.”

HT / Powerline

 Following the record breaking haul of some $745,000,000 taken in for the 2008 campaign , and the fact that not only did the bootlickers in the media give him a pass regarding their unscrupulous methods and now can count on the FEC to watch his back , the Obama cartel has decided that they are free to repeat the process . How have the people of this country turned into such compliant , thoughtless , unquestioning sheep that the media can facilitate what is plainly the most dishonest administration ever ? It boggles the mind . The only explanation that springs quickly to mind is best exemplified by this Frank Zappa song .