“You don’t know,” he said here. “It could be the oil industry, it could be the insurance industry, it could even be foreign-owned corporations. You don’t know because they don’t have to disclose. Now that’s not just a threat to Democrats, that’s a threat to our democracy.”
Still, in saying it “could” be foreign corporations, Mr. Obama softened his language from last week after the original assertion was disputed, and was more equivocal than a new Democratic National Committee advertisement that asserts the involvement of overseas money more directly. The advertisement attacks the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, two former aides to President George W. Bush who have helped groups supporting Republican candidates.
I think it’s fair to say that Barack Obama and the Democrats are at the bottom of the barrel.
We spent eight years listening to our chattering left tell us that the worst thing George W. Bush and the jingoistic, boorish and provincial Republicans did was to trash our image in the eyes of those outside of our country. And now there are foreigners who are prepared to bankroll a comeback? Should we be honoured or ashamed? Since when did the left become the “America First” crowd? (Since their major money flow came from the federal government, that’s when).
I think it’s a scream that the man who wants to institute a European style social contract in this country is worried about foreign influence. On a more serious note, the relationship between Obama’s contributions from BP and his glacial response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster are still not clear; neither have the accusations that he took a large number of small, untraceable donations from foreign sources in 2008 been satisfactorily resolved.