Republicans Want To Examine Barack Obama ‘Illegal Contributions’

It appears that Sarah Palin was not the only one who has harsh attack against Barack Obama after Republican Party has asked US election officials to look into what it alleges are illegal contributions given to Senator Barack Obama’s White House campaign.

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The Republican national committee (RNC) believed that the Democratic presidential candidate had accepted contributions from foreigners and taken more than the $2,300 maximum from donors who give in small amounts. RNC officials want the Federal Election Commission to examine Barack Obama’s records in detail to determine the extent of the problem.

An Obama campaign spokesman denied the allegations. Bill Burton insisted: “Our campaign has shattered fund-raising records with donations from more than 2.5 million Americans. We have gone above and beyond the transparency requirement.”

Democrats described the Republican claim as the latest example of a smear campaign against Barack Obama.

Perhaps the harsh attacks against Barack Obama still continued after Sarah Palin, who is John McCain’s running mate, started controversy with a vicious verbal assault on the Democratic candidate.

Sarah Palin previously accused Obama of “palling around with terrorists who would target their own country” in a reference to him once being a member of a Chicago community group with William Ayers.

The vice presidential nominee talked about Barack Obama, saying: “This is not a man who sees America as you see America and as I see America.”

The Obama campaign responded that Sarah Palin’s attack was “gutter politics”, while other supporters suggested that John McCain was trying to distract voters from the economy, on which Barack Obama is deemed to be more competent.

The Democratic congressman Rahm Emanuel stressed: “If we are going to go down this road – Barack Obama at eight years old somehow responsible for Bill Ayers – at 58, John McCain was associating with Charles Keating.” Keating, who is a lawyer and banker, was jailed for his role in a savings and loan scandal in the 1980s.

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