I don't get it. So what if the GOP is taking foreign donations? Didn't they argue that this was fine to do in 2000?
GOP quietly defended foreign donations
n a case that escaped much public attention, GOP lawyers submitted briefs to the Federal Election Commission last year claiming that the federal ban on foreign contributions applied solely to donations to candidates, not the unregulated sums known as soft money that are given to the political parties.
''Foreign national donations to party committee non-federal accounts are legally permissible ...,'' the Republican National Committee's lawyers wrote in a brief in a dispute over a loan from a foreign businessman. ''It could not be more apparent that ... Congress intended the proscriptions of the Federal Election Campaign Act to apply only to 'hard money' contributions.''