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Chamber vs. tea party is a dumb move
Florida Times-Union, by Matt Towery

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Posted By:mikkins2, 1/3/2014 6:30:44 AM

Could there be a group that looks more insular, elitist and out of touch than the U.S. Chamber of Commerce? One strategist for the chamber says they want “no more fools” nominated for office by the GOP. By “fools” he meant tea party candidates. The chamber is ready to spend $50 million to defeat them. This from an organization that has launched a thousand sinking ships. This is the same crowd that helped Mitt Romney and John McCain win GOP nominations for president. And the strategist who is credited with this new U.S. Chamber strategy is famous for running Bob Dole’s presidential effort in

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Mr.Towery making plain what is obvious to all but those in the Republican Establishment.

I suggest a experiment for the Republican Establishment:
Next time negotiating with anyone for any reason, grand or trivial, call them a fool and slap them across the face. Note well the result in how successful you are in gaining agreement.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: seamusm, 1/3/2014 6:45:48 AM     (No. 9677689)

Great! Now we´ll get more like Rep. Todd Akin of ´legitimate rape´ fame.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 1/3/2014 6:48:44 AM     (No. 9677690)

"Could there be a group that looks more insular, elitist and out of touch than the U.S. Chamber of Commerce?"

I can think of a group of 537 (if you count Biden as a complete person and not a complete idiot).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: skedaddle, 1/3/2014 7:53:24 AM     (No. 9677748)

To address #1´s point about Todd Akin. The state and federal level GOP had been just fine with Todd Akin since the 1980s. He was even arrested as an anti-abortion protester before he ever was elected to office. If the GOP poo-bahs thought he was a fool, they kept it to themselves for years and years. I´d argue, Todd is what´s wrong with the GOP - he was raised rich, stayed rich, and has almost no connection with regular people.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickeymat, 1/3/2014 8:06:52 AM     (No. 9677758)

As I recall the Chamber of Commerce was in favor of the expansion of Medicaid in our state of Virginia. So was our local hospital. Clueless.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mikkins2, 1/3/2014 8:08:18 AM     (No. 9677761)

#3
Its all they got. The Republican Establishment cannot point to election victories because they would have to expose their dismal record which is much worse.

If you really think about it, they have nothing of substance to argue with other than a few people who said some unfortunate things. Do they seriously want to go down that road? It is not to difficult to Google Republican Establishment candidates on come up with more than a few doosy of their own.

Its a waste of time and distracts from a argument of substance, but if you feel like rolling around in the mud for while, I will get the garden hose to spray you down afterwards.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/3/2014 8:12:55 AM     (No. 9677766)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a misnomer. White shoe Republicans with a penchant for the status quo would be a more appropriate title.

I have a feeling we are going to see another Dole/McCain/Romney candidate in 2016. Sigh...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 1/3/2014 8:18:12 AM     (No. 9677774)

It´s worse than that #3. The lack of election victories is one aspect of their failure.

The bigger problem is they have not accomplished anything as an opposition party. They have even started backing away from the sequester, which was a pitifully small achievement to begin with.

They are caving on immigration "reform", and they have dropped any claim to want to repeal Obamacare in favor of joining the Democrats in the "fix/delay it" camp.

The Chamber is just exposing the corrupted, rotting core of the GOP.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/3/2014 8:20:09 AM     (No. 9677778)

The corporate oligarchy hates libertarians because libertarians threaten the regulatory guardians that eliminate competition.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/3/2014 8:35:02 AM     (No. 9677798)

The political process is supposed to belong to the American people, not to a small group of elitists who think they´re the smartest guys in the room. The headline speaks the truth.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 4freedom, 1/3/2014 8:47:47 AM     (No. 9677820)

Apparently what the Chamber is after is a bunch of "fool" RINO´s, nice.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 1/3/2014 9:09:35 AM     (No. 9677850)

I´ll put up with the occasional TP nut in order to get a host of rep´s with a real vision for this country. The CofC repub is typically just another member of the congressional country club.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jackie, 1/3/2014 9:46:57 AM     (No. 9677894)

They want to shove that "moderate" aka Rino Jebbie Bush on us..then momma Bush can shoot her mouth off some more..I will not vote for another Bush..Period.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: william1, 1/3/2014 9:52:26 AM     (No. 9677904)

OK, Chamber, fine. I´ve been kicked out of better places other than the Republican party. I´ve voted for Republican ilk since Nixon, and have been spoon-fed "this is the best we can get" horse-hocky. If the voters are so resentful of our country that we face the country´s demise, I´d rather spend my money on ammo and precious metals rather than contribute to "Democrat-lite".

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/3/2014 12:11:56 PM     (No. 9678140)

One of our customers is a glad-handing banker who must network or die. A couple weeks ago, he asked if I would join him an event which was intended to increase membership in our C of C.
He regrets that entreaty.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/3/2014 1:53:28 PM     (No. 9678304)

If you get the Chamber types into a private conversation you will find the REAL problem. A high percentage of them think it´s OK to bribe a politician to get kickbacks...a POX on all of them!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/3/2014 11:09:41 PM     (No. 9678885)

The Chamber of Commerce and their agenda is a big reason why American working class people will not consider voting for the Republicans. The immediate Chamber game plan is to essentially flood the legal US job market with cheap foreign labor through an amnesty and by allowing a massive number of new foreign workers into the USA. Such a policy is bound to adversely affect the future job prospects, wages, work related benefits, and working conditions of millions of American workers including US citizen Hispanics to who the Establishment Republicans are in full pander mode at the moment. When all that in-sourcing of cheap foreign labor becomes a major political issue the Democrats will blame the Republicans claiming that was their bottom line for going along with immigration reform.

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