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Gingersnap
10-18-2010, 12:52 PM
Dems take in twice as much “foreign” money as Republicans

posted at 8:48 am on October 18, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
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Over the weekend, some Democrats began questioning the White House strategy of demonizing third-party groups for potentially using foreign-raised money in political messaging. Now we know why. Apparently, the shrieking over foreign influence was yet another case of projection:


Democratic leaders in the House and Senate criticizing GOP groups for allegedly funneling foreign money into campaign ads have seen their party raise more than $1 million from political action committees affiliated with foreign companies.

House and Senate Democrats have received approximately $1.02 million this cycle from such PACs, according to an analysis compiled for The Hill by the Center for Responsive Politics. House and Senate GOP leaders have taken almost $510,000 from PACs on the same list.

This isn’t illegal. The money comes from American employees of the foreign corporations. But the companies control the PACs, and their contributions to political parties and campaigns “is about as close as you can get” to foreign-based money flowing into campaigns, as the Center for Responsive Politics notes.

Those who got held out as examples by Democrats of potential agents of foreign influence aren’t shy about pointing out the obvious, either:


“Barack Obama criticized the Supreme Court and his adversaries over the bogus charge of foreign money tainting elections – while leaders in his own party had taken more than a million dollars from the foreign cookie jar,” said Jonathan Collegio, a spokesman for American Crossroads, the political group at the center of the controversy.

“The hypocrisy here is just stunning,” he said.

That’s not exactly news, either.

Hot Air (http://hotair.com/archives/2010/10/18/dems-take-in-twice-as-much-foreign-money-as-republicans/)

AmPat
10-18-2010, 04:59 PM
Where's the bloviating president now? Will he go on the road making anti DIMoRAT-foreign money speech tour?:rolleyes:

Rockntractor
10-18-2010, 05:06 PM
I don't understand all the fuss over foreign money, can't they just convert it to American currency?:confused:

NJCardFan
10-18-2010, 05:38 PM
Hypocrisy. It's what's for breakfast.

Constitutionally Speaking
10-18-2010, 07:23 PM
I don't understand all the fuss over foreign money, can't they just convert it to American currency?:confused:

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