By Dave Johnson and James Boyce
The right is reviving the 90s Asian-donations smear on the Clintons.
Headlined at the Drudge Report, the Wall Street Journal has Big Source of Clinton’s Cash Is an Unlikely Address,
It isn’t obvious how the Paw family is able to afford such political largess. …
Did you ask them? Is it your business? Actually they did ask them,
But he added: “I have been fortunate in my investments and all of my contributions have been my money.”
But they have a Chinese name, so let’s do a big story on it.
The Paws’ political donations closely track donations made by Norman Hsu, a wealthy New York businessman in the apparel industry who once listed the Paw home as his address, according to public records. Mr. Hsu is one of the top fund-raisers for Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign.
And now we get to the root of the big scandal – (queue horror-movie music) Someone is CHINESE-American!
William and Alice Paw are of Chinese descent..
That’s the whole story. There are no accusations of any wrongdoing. Just that a family with a Chinese name gave a lot of money to the Clintons.
In the 1990s the Republicans ran a smear campaign for years, accusing the Clintons of passing nuclear-weapons secrets to China in exchange for campaign donations. There was never anything to back it up, of course, but the racial hatred aspect got them votes. It plays big in the South, I guess.
In case people don’t get it, the right’s echo chamber cranks up the noise. No subtle implications need apply: Laundering for Hillary?
The little green house at 41 Shelbourne Ave. in Daly City, Calif., (shown right) may spell big trouble for Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York as she pursues the presidency.
And there they go again. The Republicans are gearing up the smear and race-hatred campaign early this time.