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.
“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.
“Foreign companies and foreign governments can lobby Congress, and that is probably one area where they have a measurable effect on politics,” Levinthal explained. “Foreign-subsidiary political action committees is about as close as you can get.”
Sheer hypocrisy on the part of Democrats …
“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.
especially when you consider what occurred back in 2008.
“In 2008, the president benefited from $400 million worth of spending by outside groups on his behalf in the presidential campaign, most of whom did not reveal their donors,” Rove said Tuesday on Fox News. “I guess that was not a threat to democracy then because this kind of activity was being undertaken by Democrat groups.”
Looks like a can of worms was opened by the Democrats with this desperation play. But when you can’t run on the issues …
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- Dems take in twice as much “foreign” money as Republicans (hotair.com)
- You: PACs linked to foreign companies legally donate millions to U.S. campaigns (washingtonpost.com)