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If the Chamber of Commerce backs Mary
Landrieu, she’ll join a shrinking club

Washington Post, by Sean Sullivan

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 7/28/2014 8:26:59 PM

If the Chamber of Commerce backs Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) for reelection, she will join an shrinking club: Democrats backed by the nation´s largest business group. In an op-ed about the Chamber´s political strategy published in Saturday´s New York Times, Joe Nocera writes that the group has decided to back Landrieu. But a spokeswoman cautioned that no decisions have been finalized yet. According to a Chamber tally, the group has endorsed fewer and fewer Democrats in recent years. In 2008, it backed 38 for Congress. That number shrunk to 21 in 2010, five in 2012 and and just two so far this year -- Reps. Henry Cueller (D-Tex.) and

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They act like this is such a shock. What a joke. There is no such thing as a "centrist Democrat." They allegedly become "centrist" when they are up for re-election, but they will always do what Obama wants them to do.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/28/2014 8:39:27 PM     (No. 9943818)

Having Chamber support will soon be a red flag used against Republicans who take their money.

Chamber is not Conservative and it is selling out American workers. Should have said sell out ALL Americans.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/28/2014 8:40:06 PM     (No. 9943820)

I have about had enough of the Chamber of Commerce. If I see a business that has a sticker saying they are a member, I am going elsewhere.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/28/2014 8:40:09 PM     (No. 9943821)

The political calculation, dems will always support amnesty, so if you want cheap labor you can take the dems for granted and campaign for candidates who will owe you something after they win. The La opponent must be a true conservative who the CoC can not influence.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nimby, 7/28/2014 8:56:40 PM     (No. 9943839)

Chamber of Commerce should be told to shut up and sit down

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 7/28/2014 9:20:40 PM     (No. 9943873)

So selling one´s vote for more medicaid money that the state refuses is now called Centrist. Guess next the Chamber will endorse Pilosi as a deal maker with Rebublicnas next. Or Reid as the most open Senate majority leader ever.Honestly, newspeck is getting so old.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 7/28/2014 9:44:21 PM     (No. 9943906)

A vote for Mary Landrieu is a vote for Harry Reid.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Phantomll, 7/28/2014 10:03:30 PM     (No. 9943926)

What #6 said.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jacooley, 7/28/2014 10:17:37 PM     (No. 9943939)

A libertarian friend of mine used to refer to the "phony businessmen" who courted government favors as "the Rotarian Socialists".

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 7/28/2014 10:25:42 PM     (No. 9943947)

The Chamber of Horrors has sold its soul for blood money.

Big business has no moral compass. Worship of easy money is destroying American capitalism.

No soul and no courage either--willing to bow to an illegal government for money. Makes me sick.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/28/2014 11:16:48 PM     (No. 9943986)

We should all commit to identifying businesses in our communities that are members of the COC and send them each a letter spelling out why we´re boycotting their business. Simply avoid their business will not have enough impact.



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