Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, October 11, 2010

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Taking Bribes from Iran, al Qaeda and North Korea

Nah. Probably not.

But the accusations and rumors are flying, and it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of assholes. If these slippery money-launderers are going to throw hundreds of millions of dollars into political races, without telling anyone where this money came from, people will assume the worst. Assume away! Disclose where the money came from or the rumors will keep flying.

Whatever anyone thinks about political bribery, er, “campaign contributions,” most Americans want to know who is doing the bribing. Whatever your political viewpoint, if your favorite candidate is being attacked with a multi-million dollar ad campaign, you’re gonna be thinking “Who the fuck is behind this?!?!?!?!”

If the U.S. Chamber of Commerce gets tired of accusations and rumors about where their funding is coming from, there’s a simple solution right at their fingertips:

Tell us where you got the money, Asshole!

Maybe someday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — and their cowering anonymous donors — will decide to man up and come crawling out from under their rock. Until then:

Here is an exclusive report listing just a few of the hideous organizations that are donating money to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce —

NAMBLA, American Nazi Party, the Army of God…

Pass it on.



Blogger Demeur said...

So can we now call them the Torture Chamber of Commerce?

October 11, 2010 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Gotta give them feriners credit. They know they can bank on the stupidity of American voters.

Hmm. Maybe I need to start a religion, or a cult similar to an "anti-big government" political sect with moderately caffeinated steeped beverages as props.

All it takes to be rich is an absence of conscience.


October 11, 2010 at 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

In a roundabout way, I'm actually quite sure that they ARE collecting money from the DPRK.

It's been known for awhile now that a lot of the furniture we're importing from "China" is actually made in DPRK prison camps, where labor is cheaper than cheap. It is also known, but not talked about, that a lot of the cartoon animation we send to "South Korea" for the actual finishing is being outsourced to the DPRK.

The love of tyranny, dynastic politics, and cheap labor makes the DPRK and the US Chamber of commerce natural partners.

October 11, 2010 at 12:52 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Funny, but while Chamber grand high poobah Tom Donahue is way to the right of Tom Coburn, Donahue has no problem harvesting money in communist China and communist Vietnam — you can bet. After all, this is a free-market country, so why can't anybody with the money get to buy whomever or whatever they want, including a few senators and representatives?

I'm sure the SOB looks at both communist countries and sees America's future, with no stinking unions and the nobodies of society not daring to give any backtalk, for fear of being rounded up and sent to prison. A country like that is a U.S. Chamber of Commerce dream come true.

October 11, 2010 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

I'm having a hard time understanding why this isn't a bigger controversey. I hear a lot of Dems feel like it's too "inside baseball" for most people to care.

October 11, 2010 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Once I sent five bucks to Iran for an autographed picture of the Ayatollah and all I got was this lousy fatwa.

October 12, 2010 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

I guess Orwell had the whole thing pegged.

Good is bad bad is good. When I steal from you it's in the national interest. When you steal from me you're just a common criminal.

October 12, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

I have more than once been courted by the local Chamber of Commerce to become a card carrying member. They have tried all sorts of things to get me involved. Invites to luncheons, heaping guilt on me because as a local businessman I should be supporting them as their only function they claim is to enhance the business climate in my area.

When I asked the local head at the time if the local chamber supported the national chamber, he said, "Of course. We are all interconnected for the good of the US economy."


I will never support my local chamber as long as they are tied to the national one.

October 12, 2010 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Demeur: Descriptive name.

Dave: "The stupidity of American voters" -- an unlimited resource for sleazy operators.

JR: Their me-first attitude combined with authoritarian ruthlessness -- N. Korea and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have a lot in common.

SW: Those people aren't worried about communism or any other ism. If there's money and power to be had, they go for it.

A country with no dissenters, free thinkers or labor unions -- that would be the Chamber's dream.

J: I think it's a huge issue. But it might be too "inside" or too "beltway" to interest the average voter.

Randal: I sent $50 to North Korea for a carton of Kim Chi but it never arrived. Commies!

Demeur: Orwell's predictions were more accurate than he ever could have dreamed.

MRM: I'm not a member of the local chamber here, but I'm pretty sure they only deal with local issues. Maybe not though. I've also read that several large corporations have dropped out of the U.S. Chamber because of their shrill far right politics.

October 12, 2010 at 6:22 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Randal, Tom, you might not want to publicize your eclectic mail-order habits on the Internets. Sending money to both those countries is, ahem, illegal.

Now, J. Fred Gotbucks can send whole factories and hundreds or thousands of jobs to any old communist country of his choosing, the better to hollow out our economy while adding hundreds of millions to his personal wealth. But heaven help you two if the feds happen by and learn you sent a few stray bucks to places on Uncle Sam's no-no list.

Funny, how that works out.

October 12, 2010 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: So I guess I shouldn't mention the Iranian government war bonds I've already, er, oops, uhh...

October 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM  

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