My one political post of the week – Foreign fundraising…. By Democrats!

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So, Obama has been criticizing Republicans for supposedly taking foreign money to to help finance their evil schemes or winning back the congress. I’m sure there is foreign money coming in from somewhere…. Hey, it happens. But he’s floundering so badly, that the example he gives to demonstrate this is simply a horrible example. Basically, in this case, Obama either has not done any of his homework, which would be embarrassing coming from a former college lecturer, or, he’s lying, which is to be expected from a Chicago based politician. Here is Business Investors Daily’s take on Obama’s latest gaff.

Having rammed costly and unpopular measures through Congress by questionable means, Democrats are in big trouble come November. As their president’s popularity tanks, the vast national Tea Party movement is mobilizing the public to vote them out, and America’s private sector is at long last standing up for free markets.

For Democrats, it’s like the sun — a reality they cannot stare in the face. So instead we see the recrudescence of one of the oldest and worst traditions in American politics: the demonization of foreigners. Not since the days of the nativist Know-Nothing movement in the 1840s and 1850s has it been so egregious.

The most recent example is President Obama’s stepped-up attack on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, insinuating that its $10 million ad campaign couldn’t possibly be a real expression of the political climate, but only the work of foreigners.

“Just this week, we learned that one of the largest groups paying for these ads regularly takes in money from foreign corporations,” said the president, according to a New York Times report. “So groups that receive foreign money are spending huge sums to influence American elections.”

Curiously enough, Obama has no prosecution in the works; he’s just playing the politics of fear of “the other.”

For the record, the chamber takes in $100,000 in dues from foreign members, an amount it says is scrupulously kept separate from political activity. Besides, it’s now spending 100 times that on its advertising to defend American companies under siege.

Everyone, please raise your hands if you believe that foreign labor unions don’t do the same thing, and work really really super hard to keep foreign money out of their efforts to get Democrats elected….

Sigh… Al Gore, John Kerry, you know better, put your hands down.

You too George Soros.

Of course, it would help Obama’s criticism if he himself hadn’t taken full advantage of fundraising loopholes and inject foreign donations DIRECTLY into his own campaign during the 2008 campaign.

Obama’s attack is as hypocritical as can be, given that Team Obama really did take cash from foreign sources, having disabled a detector of foreign cash for online credit card donations during the 2008 presidential campaign. Democrats also accepted $400 million from labor unions whose foreign cash intake is higher than the chamber’s.

The Washington Examiner reported that in one instance Obama took $32,000 or so from a credit card from two brothers on the Gaza strip. Meanwhile, the husband of Obama’s secretary of state, former President Clinton, accepted millions from foreign sources for his foundation in a direct risk of conflict of interest for U.S. foreign policy.

Looks like the pot calling the kettle black? Ooops, is that racist???

Hat Tip: Insta-P

Andrew Sullivan Celebrates 10 Years Of Blogging!

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He features a ton of comments from other bloggers on this milestone. Ann Althouse nailed the reason why I still read his stuff:

“Ah, yes. There are so many blogs that are no fun at all”.

You may not agree with him…. Heck, you may be reviled by him… But damned, his blog can be fun!