Lefty Crackpot Theory: Chinese Dictators Funneling Cash into GOP Campaigns to Export Jobs

October 26th, 2010 5:03 PM

The potentially historic midterm elections are a week away and left-wing voices  are getting more shrill and paranoid than ever before.

On CNBC’s Oct. 26 “The Call,” left-wing talker and frequent MSNBC guest Mike Papantonio went on a nearly six-minute conspiratorial, anti-corporation, anti-conservative candidate rant suggesting GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Sharron Angle was raising secret money from the Chinese government in order to help them ship American jobs overseas.

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“Almost 80 percent of public disagrees with everything that Chuck (sic) Bolton just said,” Papantonio said. “Eighty percent of the public disagreed with the U.S. Supreme Court in allowing secret untraceable money to enter the process of democracy. What happens is it opens the floodgates to places like China and Russia and Saudi Arabia where they buy American democracy. Chinese dictators figure out who it is they want to be the American candidate and they pump millions into that. For example, if they like a woman like Sharron Angle who wants to ship jobs overseas, China likes that because they want jobs, they want American jobs overseas.”

Papantonio then made another unsubstantiated accusation against his conservative counterpart on the panel, Jeff Bolton, radio host on 570 KILF and founder of BlowOutCongress.com. He claimed Bolton was taking the opposing point of view only because he wanted their advertising.

‘The Call’ co-host Larry Kudlow pointed out that unions are outspending corporations citing $90 million political spending from American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). But that was a different story, according to Papantonio.

“You know what Larry? Larry, you want me to answer that?” Papantonio said. “You know what the difference is Larry? The difference is we know where the money comes from. It doesn't come from Chinese dictators. It doesn’t come from Russia. It doesn’t come from Libyan, Saudi princes who want to keep the energy crisis like it is so we'll buy their oil. So that’s the problem. The difference between unions and foreign countries putting money into politics is huge because there is no secret money.”

And according to Papantonio, if conservative candidates are raising a lot of money, it wouldn’t be because people support their political ideas, but because they have donors with ulterior motives.

“Political money is like electricity,” Papantonio said. “It follows the path of least resistance. Right now the path of least resistance are people like Sharron Angle who raised $14 million and we don’t even know where it came from or Michele Bachmann raised $11 million. We don’t know where it came from. Why did they give money to those people? Because Sharron Angle wants to ship jobs overseas.”

As Fox News Channel’s Brit Hume pointed out earlier this month on “Special Report,” during the 2008 campaign, President Barack Obama had his own issues with unidentified donors. Yet, Papantonio didn’t seem too concerned with those of the Democratic president.