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    Re: Democrats took $1M from Foriegn-Affiliated PAC's

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Somehow I don't think you read the CBS story; maybe the headline or OP's distortion, but not the story itself.
    I guess if it wasn't on television, it never happened.

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    Re: Democrats took $1M from Foriegn-Affiliated PAC's

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post

    increasingly i am of the opinion that if you were to study the lefts' attacks, whether it's Europe's attempts to accuse the US of being racist and imperialist or this latest gem of a chamber of commerce 'controversy' a hefty percentage of them would turn out to be nothing more than simple projection.

    ah, sweet irony.

    In the weeks leading up to the midterm elections, Democrats have assailed Republicans for taking money from outside interest groups they allege are funded by secret, foreign donors. However, the Democratic Party is taking its own large share of financing from groups backed by foreign companies, according to a new analysis.

    Democrats this election cycle have received about $1.02 million from political action committees affiliated with foreign companies, according to The Hill and the Center for Responsive Politics....

    The Democrats' charges were based on a report from a liberal blog, which said that the Chamber solicits foreign funding for its general account, which it uses to fund campaign advertising. Outside groups like the Chamber have financed campaign advertisements benefiting Republicans over Democrats by a margin of almost nine-to-one in recent weeks. The Chamber has vehemently denied, however, that any of its financing for campaign ads comes from foreign entities.

    Democrats have tried to emphasize that, while they have no proof that these groups are using foreign money for their political activities, the point is that their political donors are kept secret.

    "The overarching issue here is that we don't know where these entities are raising money," Doug Thornell, a spokesman for Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told the Hill. "It could be money from foreign corporation, big oil or companies that want to outsource U.S. jobs."

    Nevertheless, American Crossroads hit back at Democrats for the apparent hypocrisy of their ads accusing conservative of taking foreign money.

    "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," Jonathan Collegio, a spokesman for American Crossroads, told the Hill.
    I'm sure someone mentioned this - but I'll just point out that the GOP took just over $500,000

    $1,000,000 for the Dems
    $500,000 for the Reps

    BOTH have garnished money from foreign sources - how much isn't *up to them to decide* - how much is determined by *the ones who are giving it*

    So - what's your beef? That the Dems have been given more than the Reps?
    Or that foreigners are giving monies towards our politics - period?

    That's the world.

    If something happened in my life that made me move to another country - I'd *give to the US, still* - and be classified as a foreigner donating money to ___.
    If my family moved away they'd likely be the same way.

    I've donated to foreign causes for various reasons - political, religious and otherwise . . . I see nothing wrong with others doing the same to us.
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    Re: Democrats took $1M from Foriegn-Affiliated PAC's

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    I guess if it wasn't on television, it never happened.
    I think his problem is that he read what was posted in the OP and didn't bother reading the story at the CBS website. The OP left out part of the story. Those damn ellipses.

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