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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Declares War on White House

It’s bad enough that millions of inbreds think President Obama was born in Kenya. (And if you think the Stupids will be satisfied now that Obama has released his birth certificate, I can get you a fantastic deal on some oceanfront property in Nebraska.)

And now, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is comparing Obama to Muammar Qaddafi. Well, which African country was Obama born in? Kenya or Libya?

And why does the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have its panties in a bunch? Because Obama has said he MIGHT issue an executive order requiring companies — if they’re seeking a government contract — to disclose all contributions to groups that produce political ads.

This has nothing to do with limiting contributions or stifling corporate free speech. It just means if you’re going to purchase an election, you’ll have to slither out from under your rock and show us who you are.

Obama’s vague suggestion, which probably won’t even be carried out, has created a major pantytwist for Bruce Josten, one of the U.S. Chamber’s top thugs. Josten told the New York Times that the Chamber is “not going to tolerate a backdoor attempt” by the White House to destroy Freedom.

“We will fight it through all available means. To quote what they say every day on Libya, all options are on the table.”

In case that sounds like just an idle threat — the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the same cartel that tried to hire military contractors to go after liberal organizations. (Google it.)

It’s clear why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is so paranoid about this possible new rule. The Chamber’s entire purpose — their reason for existence — is money-laundering (which used to be illegal). A corporations can “donate” jillions of dollars to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — to be used for political ad campaigns — and the lowly public has no idea which company is paying for these ads.

If there was a truth-in-labeling law for political organizations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce would have to drop the word “Commerce” from its name. Unlike your local chamber of commerce, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hasn’t had anything to do with “commerce” since sometime in the 1900s.


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7 Comments:

Blogger J. Marquis said...

They really should be called the US Chamber of Corruption.

Were they always this bad? Seems like when I was a kid they were considered a reasonable, impartial organization. Of course, I was just a kid so maybe I was naive...

April 27, 2011 at 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, they WERE always that bad.

April 27, 2011 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Or maybe the Chamber Of Horrors.

They have gone the way of the NRA. The NRA used to be about gun safety and was a sportsman's organization until the money and the right-wing politics got involved. Seems the US Chamber has gone the same route.

A nice, benevolent organization that becomes corrupt and ruined once the right wing gets its claws in.

April 27, 2011 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger Jolly Roger said...

I can't think of too many groups that have done more harm than the CofC.

April 28, 2011 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

J: I've never known much about them until the past few years, but lately they seem to be the ringleader of every rightwing cause imaginable. I'd like to think they actually stood for "commerce" at one time.

Anonymous: I'll take your word for it.

Snave: Good point. They've made that same transition as the NRA -- from an organization with a specific purpose to a powercrazed organization with no purpose except more money and more power.

JR: Me either.

April 28, 2011 at 4:59 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

"It just means if you’re going to purchase an election, you’ll have to slither out from under your rock and show us who you are."

Where it gets really awkward is when the U.S. Chamber crowd has to choose between risking legal consequences for withholding information or reveal the amount of money from China and other countries it's funneling to its favrored radical-right pols and their campaigns here.

It's one thing to have a land full of Amalgamated Live Bait stadiums and Dewey, Cheatem & Howe LLC auditoriums. Americans might actually take exception to, say, a Sen. Charles "Brought to you by The People's Republic of China" Grassley or Rep. Joe "BP's Kinda Guy" Barton.

April 29, 2011 at 12:22 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Funny scenario in your last paragraph. It's exactly what politicians and their donors are scared to death of, and it's exactly why this information needs to be revealed.

April 29, 2011 at 10:23 AM  

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