Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Know Your Enemy

This may be an on-going thread, sad to say.

A friend directed me to an article in yesterday's L.A. Times entitled "Chamber of Commerce vows to punish anti-business candidates." The head of the Chamber is President Tom Donohue, who is quite proud that he was able to find a loophole in campaign advertising finance which permitted the Chamber to funnel $60 million into anti-candidate ads in the last election cycle without identifying the companies funding those ads. If you are looking for the organization which is fighting against the interests of the middle and lower classes, look no further.

Yesterday, Mr. Donohue called a press conference to announce plans to attack "candidates considered unfriendly to business." That means all of the Democratic candidates, running not only for president but also for other national and state positions, and at least candidate Huckabee on the Republican side. No doubt, Mitt Romney is the ideal candidate to Mr. Donohue. He's no "populist," which appears to be a dirty word equivalent to "liberal" in the lexicon of big business.

Mr. Donohue's plan is "to keep Democrats from power for at least 40 years." Let's hope he has a huge failure, bigger than the one the Republicans had in the last Congressional elections. Without George III and his minions in the White House after January 20, 2009, Mr. Donohue must be frantic about a repeat of 2006. Why would the Chamber of Commerce want such an hysteric in charge of its operations? I'm glad I've never felt the need to join the Chamber of Commerce if it is headed up by such an emotional, unstable man.

Since John Edwards is at the forefront of the populist movement which is terrifying Mr. Donohue, it might be a good time to make a contribution to the Edwards campaign. And it might also be a good time to contact the Federal Election Commission and Congress to close out the loophole of which Mr. Donohue is so proud.

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