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Sat Jun 16, 2012, 12:06 AM

John McCain: Mitt Romney Super PAC And Others Receiving Foreign Cash

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON Sen. John McCain said in an interview posted online Friday that "foreign money" was helping fellow Republican Mitt Romney's presidential hopes and singled out one of his ally's most generous supporters.

McCain, the GOP's 2008 presidential nominee, suggested casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's $10 million contribution to a pro-Romney super PAC was a conduit for Adelson to use profits from properties in Macau to shape American elections. McCain also criticized the Supreme Court ruling that allows individuals and corporations to make such unlimited donations to nominally independent political action committees.

"That is a great deal of money. And, again, we need a level playing field and we need to go back to the realization that Teddy Roosevelt had: that we have to have a limit on the flow of money and that corporations are not people," McCain said in an interview with PBS' "NewsHour".

The comment about corporations was at odds with Romney, who last year told a heckler at the Iowa State Fair that "corporations are people, my friend." Romney's critics seized on the comment as proof the wealthy candidate favored businesses over individuals.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/15/john-mccain-mitt-romney-super-pac_n_1601110.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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Reply John McCain: Mitt Romney Super PAC And Others Receiving Foreign Cash (Original post)
Galraedia Jun 2012 OP
marybourg Jun 2012 #1
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #2
SoutherDem Jun 2012 #3
Dan Jun 2012 #5
SoutherDem Jun 2012 #9
FightingIrish Jun 2012 #4
Festivito Jun 2012 #6
freshwest Jun 2012 #7
DonCoquixote Jun 2012 #8
magic59 Jun 2012 #10
Mz Pip Jun 2012 #11

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 12:15 AM

1. Refreshing. He's not reluctant

to deviate from the party line. He does the same on state issues. Too bad for the country that there's so few of them who do.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 12:17 AM

2. Ennnnhhhhmmmmm uhhh hmmmmm...

Sorry, can't agree with that. The phrase "money coming from foreign sources" really does center around that money coming from -primary- sources; i.e., actual foreigners. In this case we have an American who owns a business abroad and makes money off of it. That really IS a different thing. That's simply a form of trade. And while I'm with McCain that there's too much money in politics (with an asterisk 'cause he never saw a check he didn't like in 2008...) his specific point is badly made.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 12:18 AM

3. Does anyone remember when Senator Obama visited some other countries in 2008.

he was adored. This really pissed off the Republican and they call foul for other countries influencing our elections.

Now, foreign money is possibly being used to support a Republican and it is fine.

I am so tired of the double standard. When will this country wake up?

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 12:41 AM

5. foreign aid?

something like our nation has done and probably continues to do - in an attempt to influence their national politics?

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Response to Dan (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 02:41 AM

9. Your right

But we also do it with weapons.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 12:34 AM

4. He might also have noted that

All of Adelson's money comes from suckers.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 01:08 AM

6. Now, that would mean one of our SCOTUS is an idiot lie-passing fool.

But, they do have some nice robes.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 01:27 AM

7. I agree with everything he said here. He tried campaign finance under Bush and it went nowhere.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 01:53 AM

8. To quote an old line

"when treason doth prosper, none dare call it treason."

And consider the threat China is, these folks deserve to be sent to Gitmo.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 12:45 PM

10. Any politician receiving money from outside the US

 

is committing treason and is un-American. Worse then spying.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 12:50 PM

11. Alito said this wouldn't happen

I rmember him mouthing "Not true" when Obama criticized the CU ruling and pointed out that it would bring about foreign money into campaigns.

Of course it would happen. So many of our corporations have tentacles in foreign countries. It's a no brainer that CU wouldn't open the floodgates of foreign money.

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