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Think Bigger: What’s Really Behind Democrats’ Attacks on the Chamber of Commerce
We have stated on many occasions in the past that union bosses are in control of the federal government and that today’s Democrats are merely a bunch of puppets doing (or attempting to do) labor’s bidding—a de facto Labor Party. For the latest example, one only needs to look as far as the controversy the White House and DNC have stirred up. The demonization of the Chamber of Commerce, accusing the federation of ‘taking foreign donations’ to ‘steal our Democracy,’ is but the latest attack in a multi-year campaign to destroy the federation.
This latest round, though, is an attack that is without foundation and one that has many people aghast at the transparency of the false charges.
Despite the fraudulent accusations though, many are also under the belief that this is a new attack on the Chamber, or that it is only being launched because of the election season. First, it is not a new attack. Secondly, it is not only for the election season that the Democrats are attacking the venerable institution. And, lastly, it is not Think Progress that is behind the idea of attacking the Chamber of Commerce, but Andy Stern (former boss of the SEIU, who is still a regular at the White House).
The attacks on the Chamber of Commerce go back to the fight over the union-bosses’ job-killing Employee Free Choice Act. The Chamber, knowing that the union bill would hurt business and create more unemployment, was one of several groups that was vocal in opposing EFCA. In fact, the union-funded group formed to push EFCA, the American Rights at Work, put out a press release in 2007 (when EFCA) first passed the House (it later stalled in the Senate).
After the election of Barack Obama, in the Spring of 2009, when EFCA was still a possibility, the SEIU’s Andy Stern took the lead role in trying to demonize the Chamber of Commerce. Later, when cap & trade and ObamaCare were heating up, it was the Chamber that stood in the way, eventually to be replaced by what the Democrats feared the most, an angry and organized American populace.
In fact, last year (prior to joining RedState), we wrote the following:
As its anti-corporate corporate campaign against the Chamber has progressed over the summer, it has included such Alinsky-likecampaign slogans as “Turn off the Lights at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.”
Enter the White House…
It is well known that the SEIU has put high-ranking union leader Dennis Rivera has been working hand-in-glove on President Obama’s plan to nationalize health care through the so-called “public option.” However, it is still rather disturbing how closely the Whte House follows the SEIU’s lead.
Earlier this month, in what many view as a ‘war on free speech,’ the White House entered the fray, joining the SEIU in attacking the Chamber of Commerce before giving the appearance of easing up when it drew criticism for creating an ‘enemies list.’
While it is one thing for a candidate running for president to pledge allegiance to a particular group (as then-candidate Obama did to the SEIU), it is quite another for the President of the United States to let someone else drive the bus, as the rest of America is shoved to the back.
Although Andy Stern has resigned his role at the SEIU, he is still on the President’s “Deficit Reduction Commission” and ‘recommending‘ public policy, while the SEIU’s Patrick Gaspard is still the White House Political Director.
For those who think this is a last-minute, desperate attempt at trying to salvage the mid-term elections, that’s partially true but, as our friend Kenny S. would say: “Think Bigger.”
While it may not make sense to demonize business during the worst recession in 75 years, they have a bigger agenda to achieve and demonization is the only way they figure they can achieve it. The attacks on the Chamber of Commerce are all about tearing down the largest and longest-lasting institution of business that still stands in the way of union bosses and their puppets in Washington.
This time, though, Americans (and some in the media) have realized that the Democrats are gaming them and, in a bi-partisan manner, are calling them out on it.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
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