“They’re in the halls of Congress everywhere, and it means, for example, that you sit on a committee and you say something about concern about Chinese influence or something, you don’t even know if in the next election, somehow or another, they manage to send some money to some group that now doesn’t even have to say where they got it.*
Ms. Shea-Porter, like the rest of the leftoids, has so little connection with, let alone understanding of, anything outside the echo chamber that anything she says about people who oppose her is based on bigoted stereotyping, projection, or both. As Moe points out, the basis of the complaint is the leftoids’ aghast reaction to Citizens United, which basically says that people don’t lose their free speech rights because they join a certain type of organization — specifically private corporations. This puts, e.g., the U. S. Chamber of Commerce on the same plane as Unions, whose officers have, by law, always had the power to use contributions from anywhere to support candidates, where other private associations did not.
Leftoids are deeply concerned that untoward influence, including foreign contributions, will thus be brought to bear. Since what they are always most afraid of is their own tactics being used against them, it would now be worthwhile to investigate just what foreign influences have operated on Ms. Shea-Porter and her allies. Where did the money she doesn’t have to account for come from?