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Dems Got 2X More Foreign Cash Than GOP

From The Hill:

Dems have raised more than $1 million this cycle from foreign-affiliated PACs

By Michael O’Brien and Hayleigh Colombo – 10/17/10

Democratic leaders in the House and Senate alleging GOP groups have funneled 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 about $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.


The PACS are funded entirely by contributions from U.S. employees of subsidiaries of foreign companies.

All of the contributions are made public under Federal Elections Commission rules, and the PACs affiliated with the subsidiaries of foreign corporations are governed by the same rules that American firms’ PACs or other PACs would face.

"This is not foreign money per-se, but these PACs are certainly populated by people who work for foreign companies," said Dave Levinthal, a spokesman for the Center for Responsive Politics…

Which, oddly enough, is a detail we have not heard mentioned until we get this report about how the Democrats have receive twice as much foreign money in this election cycle alone.

Kenneth Gross, a former associate general counsel of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and campaign law expert, said there’s nothing illegal or improper about what the foreign-affiliated PACs do.

"They are supporting U.S. candidates," he said. "If some U.S. candidate takes a position on a matter that affects a foreign corporation, they have every right to contribute to that candidate."

"The law doesn’t prohibit that, any more than the law prohibits a foreign corporation from lobbying Congress," Gross added…


Democrats suggest the attacks will keep coming in the next three weeks, in part because they believe they are working

And to hell with the truth.

Of course, if it weren’t for their hypocrisy, most Democrats would have no principles at all.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Dems Got 2X More Foreign Cash Than GOP”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    This faux accusation by Obama is pure Turnspeak Propaganda … accusing your enemy of exactly those crimes of which you are guilty.

    First systematized by Goebbels, it was brought into near perfection by the Arab League, and used with profound success by the PLO.

    Of course it only works when the nation’s press are dullards without education, experience, wit or sense.

    But I repeat myself.

    • Adam Moreira says:

      However, here’s the rub: Even if Obama is telling the truth – very much in the air – he cannot reveal his evidence publicly without running afoul of NAACP v. Alabama.

  2. Right of the People says:

    “So Mr. Obama, are you still beating your wife and kids?”

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Democrats :
    The proctologist called and said anal seepage is normal for you during the election season.

    My advice is continue wearing the adult diaper until the election fits are over.
    Then you can shiite your pants!

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