And Yet Again – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces Goal To Destroy Nationalists and Conservative Politicians…

We spend a lot of time following Tom Donohue and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce simply because if you trace any tentacle of globalist advancement from DC back to its origin you’ll find Donohue and the CoC at the nucleus.

In a post Citizens United SCOTUS landscape, it was Donohue in 2011 who seized upon the unlimited finance opportunity, used K-Street lobbyists, and formerly announced his plans to attack Tea Party (conservative) insurgent politicians. Donohue followed through on this plan in 2012 with primary support for Mitt Romney, and again another announcement in October of 2013 in advance of the 2014 mid-terms.

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To facilitate the prior year’s objectives, and to insure a tight controlling grip on the Republican agenda, it was Donohue who decided to take over CPAC and control the event functions, speakers and approvals for any presentations within the convention.  Anti-immigration reform speakers were cast out and blocked from appearing.

It was also Donohue, and the U.S. CoC who paid Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to deliver TPA (fast track trade authority). Similarly it was Tom Donohue (through the Chamber of Commerce) who created the legislative priorities for ’14/’15 to insure McConnell/Boehner never tried to repeal ObamaCare, and pushed for comprehensive immigration reform. Implementation of Common Core education standards is also a CoC priority.

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Each and every one of Donohue’s priorities are antithetical to U.S. national interests, and as a consequence the politicians under the conservative banner who are supposed to represent them.

In short, Donohue us a globalist and all of his agenda priorities are opposite of what mainstream conservatives want to see from their representatives.

So it comes as no surprise to see Tom Donohue announce, yet again, for the 2016 election cycle his group intends to attack and destroy the conservative base, and support the progressive Republican viewpoint (John Boehner, now Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leaders Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn).

Step one is the successful election of Paul Ryan as speaker.

(Via Roll Call) Thomas Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, pledged Friday to “double down” on Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail against the ultra-conservative forces that threaten the business community’s agenda.

Those forces, which have helped buoy outsider presidential candidates such as Donald Trump, represent “an articulation of frustration” from the American people, Donohue said. Hard-line conservatives also helped wrest the gavel from chamber ally Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio.

Still, Donohue said the chamber would welcome Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., as speaker. He said he has closely analyzed the chamber’s toughest conservative critics and come to the conclusion that the chamber is right on the issues.

“And if that’s the case, then I always like to double down,” he said.

Critics, such as Heritage Action for America, have made the chamber a top target, even calling lawmakers who are supportive “pawns of K Street.”

Donohue had harsh words for the tea party groups that have worked to move Republicans to the right, putting the party often at odds with the business world on numerous issues including the Export-Import Bank, raising the nation’s debt ceiling, and comprehensive immigration overhaul.

“When the tea party was first formed, and they had four or five principles of sound economics, reasonable taxation, etc., etc., I mean who can be opposed to that?” Donohue said. “But it has gone far beyond that to the point that it has lost sight of what the fundamental reality is and that is to govern in a way to create economic growth and to create jobs.”

Donohue said the chamber was looking for potential opportunities to oust such hard-liners through the primary process, but he acknowledged that isn’t an easy task.

“We will consider any other opportunity that is presented us on the primary side. Most of them, by the way, don’t materialize,” he told reporters at a roundtable organized by the Christian Science Monitor. (read full article and quotes about Ryan)

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Purchased Candidates:

  • Hillary Clinton
  • Jeb Bush
  • Marco Rubio
  • Carly Fiorina
  • Scott Walker
  • Rick Perry
  • Mike Huckabee
  • Lindsey Graham
  • John Kasich
  • Chris Christie
  • George Pataki
  • Jim Gilmore

 

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101 Responses to And Yet Again – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces Goal To Destroy Nationalists and Conservative Politicians…

  1. Plain Jane says:

    Every time I see a photo of sleazy Donohue he reminds me of Ted Knight’s character, Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. I didn’t like the Ted Baxter character either.

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  2. starfcker says:

    Might not be so much fun to be tom donahue in 14 months

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  3. georgiafl says:

    Donohue sounds like a hard nose.

    The Washington Post wrote “Nobody has mastered this new Washington game better than Thomas J. Donohue.” “Tom is a bodacious, hard-charging, in-your-face kind of guy, which is not the style you see in Washington much anymore,” W. Henson Moore of the American Forest and Paper Association told the Post. He calls Donohue the George Patton of the trade association world. “Tom Donohue threatens, cajoles, badgers — whatever it takes to get what he wants,” consumer activist Joan Claybrook said.

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  4. O what a shame for them. A new day is dawning and they are not in it. Their season is OVER.

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    • just so there’s no question as to who “they” are, i am referring to Tom Donohoe & his kooky chamber of commerce! OUT!

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      • The most disturbing thing about Tom Donohue isn’t Tom Donohue, himself, but the fact that if it wasn’t himpulling the strings in Washington, it would be someone else, just like him. Globalism isn’t the product of just one man, or even of a small handful of men, but is in itself a driving force that motivates many men to want to subjugate the human race to one central, all-powerful government.

        Our struggle isn’t against the man, or men, but is against the idea of globalism. How do you destroy an idea?

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        • Betty says:

          Name it !

          But that is not as easy as it sounds.

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        • stringy theory says:

          I agree it’s more than the man, but it seems to me the terms “globalist” and “globalism” are too vague so using such terms to describe the threat hasn’t helped much. I think you have to personalize the threat and if making Donahue the face of that threat makes it closer and easier to visualize, then that is useful. I think Trump is doing a great job of articulating the results of CoC-type globalism which is why so many are attracted to him.

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          • I agree, stringy. In order to fight something we do have to “make it personal” in order to focus our energies. But, just as with Osama Bin Laden and al-Queda, we have to realize that removing one man, or one group of men, won’t be the ultimate victory. There will always be others ready to pick up where he left off.

            I believe Betty touched on the solution when she said that (in order to fight it) we have to name it. And, further still, we have to educate the younger generations about the “nature of the beast” that threatens their futures.

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        • Globalism has been around more years than anyone can imagine. The agenda has been place for more than decades. The NAU is set in place..if they get the right person in place in the WH..it will be anchors away and the flood gates will open and the borders will disappear. If you ever get a chance go to the Council on Foreign Relations and look for the audio tapes that discuss the coming NAU. They don’t call it the NAU..bit the call it the North American Community. A nice way to get the little people to accept it. We have got to fight with all we have. Anyone of the congressman that are for TPP as it stands are the problem and they need to go and please do not support them in the election and that includes some you would not think of..Ted Cruz being one. Sorry, I know no one wants to hear that..but it is true. His wife did not work on the task force because they liked her. She was there for a reason. And you have to also remember that Cruz worked with Ryan on pushing TPA.I have been attacked over and over for saying this, but all people have to do is google it..it is there.

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        • peachteachr says:

          The crux of our dilemma. There will always be a Tom Donohue, no matter the name. So justice, that means this will be a recurring problem unless we can elect Trump, and that might not even kill the beast ie globalism.

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        • Lee says:

          Well, as IDEA…America is really an IDEA, as much as a nation with borders. The IDEA of America is wht has been under attack for decades by the Progs and the business parasites like Donohue. They have undermined the IDEA of free markets, good education, patriotism, character, family, honor, prudence, wisdom, limited government, to wreak their degraded will on us, and it has been successful, for goodness does not understand the ways of evil without study.

          Sundance has studied and undestands, and is educating us. With that education and a sustained will, maybe we can restore the IDEA that is traditional America. It will take the tearing down of the destructive institutions, and elimination of all the hangers-on who profit from those structures, and time, bloodshed, and eternal vigilance. But maybe it can be done.

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  5. Fred says:

    Fire all the people in Congress and start over. We need non career representatives. We also need term limits for the House of Reprehensibles. Repeal the 17th amendment and give the states the right to appoint the Senators as the founders determined to be necessary, instead of a popular vote election.

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    • IF America is to survive this is a MUST: they all must go! Trump will CLEAN HOUSE and O is it FILTHY! God bless Trump for rising to the task, leaving a life of comfort and ease and luxury to tackled probably one of the biggest feats in recent US history.
      Go Trump! Godspeed!

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      • fred says:

        So lets say they destroy Trump and get Jeb in there. They got Ryan in there so anything is possible. Even Hannity was in on that one. Then what…?? we must live with this choice of the CoC and take the beating as we watch our neighborhoods sink. Or we destroy the beast. How light it on fire, pull the pin or just stay home and boycott a corrupt process. Pretty rough choices but I can’t squeeze my nose again this time. It hurt bad last time. Reforming that party from within would take decades and we are out of time. They need to know it will be mutual assured destruction. How……….It’s Saturday night here in SO CAL and Obama’s world is in full swing again tonite. His sons are committing quite a few acts of love tonight.

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        • phil fan says:

          I assume Donald gets the nomination and by the grace of God the POTUS. If not then things get worse = illegal aliens aplenty, welfare state grows, economy withers, even fewer jobs, deficits, dumbing down of educational system, continuing retreat of USA from world influence. The list is very long.

          IF he does achieve POTUS then there’s is the possibility that Congress will be renewed and come around (voted in by us) to Trumps agenda. It will be a hellacious battle to reform any of this corrupt political culture. Tom Donohue is not just going away, nor all his hundreds of billionaire global cronies. They are proficient at buying loyalty of most anyone. Look at the mess in the HOR and Senate is no better. Going to take time, effort, persistence and most of all the help of God to shed grace on us.

          May the light of God surround us.

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        • I am still not sure if it is time for a 3rd party. The question always remains whether a 3rd party can win or not and win consistently. There is a reason the communists took over the Democrat party, it was easier.

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        • I am still not sure if it is time for a 3rd party. The question always remains whether a 3rd party can win or not and win consistently. There is a reason the communists took over the Democrat party, it was easier.

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          • Zig says:

            That’s the same reason we need to fight to regain control of the Republican party. It’s leadership has been taken by the same thugs that stole the Democratic party. We’ve still got grip on the Republican party as evident by ousting Boehner. Why they caved on Ryan, I don’t know. But we still have a voice there, it just keeps getting shushed by the class bullies. We need more conservatives in there to keep the leadership honest until we are the leadership and they are the disrupting force of the “Conservative” Republican party. Then the remaining few GOPe die-hards can come out of the closet and change coats to Democrats. I think McCain will change parties if he loses his primary in AZ. We need to get rid of McConnell and Cornyn next. I think McCain is done, probably Graham also.

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      • Paco Loco says:

        The size of government has to be reduced and the federal bureaucracy cut in half. That’s where the insidious liberalism/progressivism is in trenched and festering.

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    • Plain Jane says:

      Most patriots want to repeal the 17th amendment, however, too many of state legislators have also been taken over by the money-money elitists also or just have been bought off. We really need, besides The Donald, a Convention of States for the purposes of reigning in the feds. Mark Levin outlined this in his book The Liberty Amendments. If I remember correctly, repealing 17 A is one of the points. (Although I might be wrong, but I don’t think so.) First and foremost, we really need a concerted mass effort to pray God’s will be done for the U.S. and for His guidance. He will take care of the hard part. He will open doors and put us in place if we ask Him to use us.

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      • amjean says:

        While I agree on principle, I worry that A Convention of States
        will not only pass good legislation. Would someone explain
        to me why that would not happen?

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        • Big Jake says:

          Read THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS by Mark Levin.

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        • sunspots7 says:

          That really can’t happen. Let me explain, please, why the tool the Framers of our Constitutions gave to us will work to rein in the out-of-control federal government. They were smart people, those framers, and they anticipated a situation just like where we are today. They gave us Article V which gives the power to amend the Constitution to state legislators (knowing the feds will not voluntarily give up power).

          The Convention is just a meeting of state representatives. The have no power on their own to pass anything. Amendments are drafted at the Convention meeting and sent back to the states. Only when 38 states pass an amendment does it become part of the Constitution. So both the house and senate in 38 states have to pass — that is a high bar. Also, Governors have no say in this process, nor does the Pres., Congress, or Supreme Court (ha ha ha!)

          All draft amendments must fall within the three areas of the Convention of States Project bill:
          1. impose fiscal restraints on the federal government.
          2. limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and
          3. impose term limits on federal officials (e.g., Congress, Supreme Court justices, and other federal judges).
          All of these 3 areas impose limitations on the federal government. Any proposed amendment that increases power or jurisdiction would be rejected as not part of the bill. And anyone at the meeting who proposes to expand the federal govt., they will be disciplined and removed (Indiana states that they would be guilty of a felony and jailed).

          Examples of proposed amendments could include:
          — term limits for Congress and the Supremes,
          — clarify the “commerce” and “welfare” clauses. Most federal statutes are based on crazy interpretations of these two clauses in the Constitution. Clarifying these two clauses back to their original (and very limited) meanings will remove many, many statutes and agencies.
          — repeal the 17th amendment and return the power to appoint of senators to the states.
          — require a balanced budget,
          — limit taxation,
          any many more.

          We must urge our state legislators to pass the Convention of States bill. Four states already have and the rest have bills pending. (Actually it is a resolution not a bill — it simply calls for a Convention meeting. And the Governor has no vote).

          It is our job to make sure our legislators do this, send good representatives to the meeting, and then pass good amendments. So while we are watching the Presidential election, we must also be focused at home on our state legislators. Please get engaged!

          http://www.conventionofstates.com — Learn more and sign the petition that will be sent to your state legislators urging them to vote for a Convention of States to rein in the federal government.

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          • amjean says:

            Well, when you state it that way!!!
            If it is only about reducing the power of the
            federal government and giving power back
            to the states, I am all for it.

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          • Notmeagain says:

            A lot of the state reps are the vipers I spoke of below.

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            • sunspots7 says:

              Agreed that there are many vipers. And whose fault is that? Ours. We need to solve our problems and it starts with state and local elections.

              But your solution is to wait a generation? Really?? Are the progressive/globalists waiting too? They are shredding our Constitution and liberties daily.

              And again there can be no “take over” of a convention meeting. All proposed amendments go back to the states and any that don’t limit government will not pass. Amendments must be with the scope of the Convention of States resolution (see above). So at worst, if crazy, evil delegates propose govt. expanding amendments, they go no where.

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              • Notmeagain says:

                Sunspots, I never said wait. But I am saying it could easily take a generation (i.e. ~20 years) if we start right now. Above you see someone saying the NAU/NWO etc ideas are decades old. That’s several generations of entrenched vipers, a lot of inertia to overcome.These guys aren’t going to saddle up and ride off because a few rebels think things should change, they will fight to their end. Just to start, you would have to ensure that in every state a preponderance of pro-change thinkers would be elected, that alone could take several election cycles and without doing that I think that there very well could be corruption of the intent and process–not a takeover, we’re already taken over and have to overcome. We can work like madmen right now and if the media is neutered, if the educational system is purged, if the bureaucracy is reformed, if the two current youngest generations can be reprogrammed to reject Big Brother, if it becomes cool again to be patriotic and free, that’s probably all it will take to get together a body of good thinkers who can reform the government. The only quicker ways I see would be the typical revolution or an unthinkable disaster that makes social institutions irrelevant. We can always pray for miracles and I see them every day but don’t plan on them. I’m not pessimistic, I’m a psychologist and a realist who has observed bureaucracy all over the world. For a loong time. La plus ca change, etc. Our first constitution didn’t happen overnight or without arguments when people actually wanted it. This will be much harder.

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          • Plain Jane says:

            TY sunspots. Wonderfully stated.

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        • Notmeagain says:

          We have a generation of vipers in charge of everything. What makes you think they wouldn’t take over a constitutional convention? First you should raise a new generation of patriots. That means reforming education and the media and the justice system.

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      • SharonKinDC says:

        Much harder to pervert the Senatorial process if it’s in the hands of the States, rather than helicoptering cash into elections w/ CoC preferred candidates, who can and have been carpetbaggers into the State, never having served in State legislature.

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        • amjean says:

          You don’t know Illinois! Mike Madigan has been the
          behind the scenes leftist power in Illinois for decades
          and no one can break the stranglehold he has on
          government. Doesn’t matter who else is in office.

          I think all one has to know in either state or federal
          government is where the bodies are
          buried and spread a lot of cash and deals around.
          Just like the Clintons and Obama. And just like
          Donahue, head of the National Chamber of Commerce.

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          • SharonKinDC says:

            The point being is it is still harder for CoC types, and would be more likely to encourage citizens in the States to become more involved in State/County politics due to the feeder system, w/o the 17th. Some uber corrupt states may be less likely to send someone good, at least initially. That’s no worse than what we have now, and could be far better.

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  6. oldschool64 says:

    I wonder if I’ am delusional in hoping that Carl Icahn’s newly formed SuperPac can help truly conservative Congressional candidates in the primaries against Donahue and his RINO sock puppets.

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    • JoeS says:

      I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing, so I am glad that I read your post before I posted. It has been known for some time that TPP was passed for campaign funding and secret meetings with the RINO Congress. At one point I thought, and actually posted on another blog that Trump should go to Congress and tell them to BAG TPP, GIVE THE MONEY BACK, and he would finance the senate and congressional races. He could raise the money for them. I am hoping that Icahn is an effort to gain clout with GOP congress. Let them be in debt to TRUMP as apposed to who knows what!

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    • amjean says:

      There are a few things they can help with. One is
      vetting the candidates. The grassroots were stung
      previously with some of our choices. Two is in finding
      great candidates and letting us know who they are.
      In previous elections, voters found out too late to be
      of much help.

      Third, a personal request to find and support a
      great conservative candidate to knock out Paul
      Ryan; he is up for reelection in 2016.

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  7. e.g.g. says:

    I know Tom Donohue is already controlling the Congress and Senate. The elites have finally dictated who will run for all offices.
    Call me crazy, but, it appears that Tom Donohue is setting himself up to run the country out in the open, as a dictatorship, when it falls……and he is orchestrating the fall behind the scenes. Slowly but surely. Along with Rove and Gingrich and their minions.

    Then the country will say “Huh? How did he get in charge, and who is he”?

    Where are the political watch dog groups?

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    • Millwright says:

      I suspect Mr. Donahue far prefers his current position as eminence grise !

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    • That’d BE us! It is up to us now. We must ask God for help,. We’re it folks! We the people! There is no one coming for us, no watchdog group, it is now time for us to unite behind our fearless leader for VICTORY!

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      • fred says:

        Monique has it right… No one is coming. I told ya I live in SO CAL in illegal heaven and all sanctuary cities. Tonite is sat night. The criminals are out there no doubt. You can hear the shots from here. No One is coming….!!!!! Police response is 40 minutes…..it’s me and my dogs and one is a puppy but the other is pro and never misses. If she alerts..happens all the time.. we go into a pre practiced mode of defense. Middle of the night no problem cause Monique has it right…NO ONE is coming. Can’t hide under the covers. So I say to you get used to it and get good at it cause you will need to be…….

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        • Juan says:

          I hope you’re locked & loaded.

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          • fred says:

            It does not work like that in CA. remember moonbeam is gov and they hate guns. The law is you must try to retreat.. no castle doctrine no stand your ground… Jump out a window is what they want you to do or YOU will go to jail. A perp who’s home invading has some lines to cross. Your fence with the bells that alert the dog. The outside motion detector light that takes pictures too. You need proof. Signs in 3 different areas no trespass. Built up doors and locks. More lights inside on a remote for motion. They come in two’s front and back. Joes old shotgun does not work because so much noise and flame your deaf dumb and blind. Dog jumps the first one second one comes in. No way to tell if they are armed so you point the million lumein flashlight at them to blind. Warning shot time. OK you have jumped all the liberal hoops and time for business. If you never did this before you will be shaking like leaf and should have taken a class and practiced in the dark. If not start to pray.

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        • That’s why I left NJ and moved to northern Maine. It is so civilized here. You can actually go out on Saturday night in the nearby city and walk around and nothing happens.

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          • fred says:

            I grew up in CA. and it was as you described in Maine. Eddie Haskell was the worst guy on the block and doors were always open. Hispanics love to root and shoot and there are so many now… Last night was Saturday night and it was kinda slow. I see a couple shootings one drive by fatality..gangs… some small robberies a bunch of DUI crashes. keep those borders open and sanctuary cities and lure people with amnesty and this will eventually get to you too wherever you are.

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      • 300 says:

        I lit the bridge on fire and have locked the door. There is no retreat.

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    • be says:

      Soros … liar and far as I’m concerned murderer turning in the Jews .. He is a Jew.. snake

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      • be says:

        Conservative author Ann Coulter Coulter has claimed that investor
        George Soros “collaborated with the Nazis” on Fox News’ “Hannity”. The accusation also comes from The Soros Monitor, which quotes a 60 Minutes interview that I can’t track down. But supposedly, Soros said that at 14 years old he posed as the Christian godson of a man who confiscated property from the Jews in Hungary. more …
        KROFT: (Voiceover) To understand the complexities and contradictions in his personality, you have to go back to the very beginning: to Budapest, where George Soros was born 68 years ago to parents who were wealthy, well-educated and Jewish.

        When the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, George Soros’ father was a successful lawyer. He lived on an island in the Danube and liked to commute to work in a rowboat. But knowing there were problems ahead for the Jews, he decided to split his family up. He bought them forged papers and he bribed a government official to take 14-year-old George Soros in and swear that he was his Christian godson. But survival carried a heavy price tag. While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps, George Soros accompanied his phony godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.

        (Vintage footage of Jews walking in line; man dragging little boy in line)

        KROFT: (Voiceover) These are pictures from 1944 of what happened to George Soros’ friends and neighbors.

        (Vintage footage of women and men with bags over their shoulders walking; crowd by a train)

        KROFT: (Voiceover) You’re a Hungarian Jew…

        Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.

        KROFT: (Voiceover) …who escaped the Holocaust…

        (Vintage footage of women walking by train)

        Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.

        (Vintage footage of people getting on train)

        KROFT: (Voiceover) … by — by posing as a Christian.

        Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Right.

        (Vintage footage of women helping each other get on train; train door closing with people in boxcar)

        KROFT: (Voiceover) And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.

        Mr. SOROS: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that’s when my character was made.

        KROFT: In what way?

        Mr. SOROS: That one should think ahead. One should understand and — and anticipate events and when — when one is threatened. It was a tremendous threat of evil. I mean, it was a — a very personal experience of evil.

        KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.

        Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.

        KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

        Mr. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.

        KROFT: I mean, that’s — that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

        Mr. SOROS: Not — not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t — you don’t see the connection. But it was — it created no — no problem at all.

        KROFT: No feeling of guilt?

        Mr. SOROS: No.

        KROFT: For example that, ‘I’m Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.’ None of that?

        Mr. SOROS: Well, of course I c — I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn’t be there, because that was — well, actually, in a funny way, it’s just like in markets — that if I weren’t there — of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would — would — would be taking it away anyhow. And it was the — whether I was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. So the — I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.
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    • pdxlady says:

      I came across a couple of websites the other day regarding Tom Donohue, and it appears that people have been trying to remove him from the CoC for some time now. I think they both go back to 2009:

      “NGOs Call for the Firing of Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donahue: Time for a Criminal Investigation” http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ngos-call-for-the-firing-of-chamber-of-commerce-ceo-tom-donahue-time-for-a-criminal-investigation-64947442.html

      and,

      Stop the Chamber: http://www.velvetrevolution.us/stop_chamber2/

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    • judyw says:

      The Black Pope is well pleased.

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  8. why do these men all wear nooses around their necks? or if you prefer: leashes!

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    • Plain Jane says:

      For the same reason prostitutes ply their trade. Money. I have infinitely more respect for prostitutes than politicians. They know who they are and what they do. No facades with the hooker and more honest. Pols think they need gold plated toilets.

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  9. Garrison Hall says:

    “But it has gone far beyond that to the point that it has lost sight of what the fundamental reality is and that is to govern . . .”

    This is a time-worn ploy intend to be an excuse for the do-nothing behavior of our congressional leadership. “Governing” is what the GOPe says it’s doing when it makes sure it is in fundamental alignment with the Democrat left. It belies a tacit acceptance of the kinds of progressive statist doctrines that characterize congress. With both parties in agreement about fundamentals, we are left with symbolic side-shows like gun-control, common-core, or anti-abortion issues. These may spark controversy among the electorate but so long as the CoC’s economic precepts and its easy access to and influence with the emerging Uniparty’s political power brokers, these differences between liberals and conservatives are of no great importance. What’s important is to “govern” in a way that makes sure that the people on top remain on top.

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    • Betty says:

      Donohue: “But it has gone far beyond that to the point that it has lost sight of what the fundamental reality is and that is to govern . . .”

      Doodledaze says : “They” (Donohue et al. want elected officials to) “represent the donors and try to “govern” their voters.”

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  10. wolfmoon1776 says:

    From Wikipedia’s biography of Donohue:

    According to the Wall Street Journal, “[Donohue’s] most striking innovation has been to offer individual companies and industries the chance to use the chamber as a means of anonymously pursuing their own political ends.” Major corporations donate funds to the Chamber, earmarked for particular political topics, and the Chamber spends them under its own name. Furthermore, “[t]hose companies helped the chamber raise $35 million in 2000 for general operations, up sharply from $3 million four years ago, and kicked in another $20 million for special projects.”[6]

    I like to call them the “Chamber of Chinese Commerce”, because they really don’t seem to represent American business interests so much as global ones. Well – if the “anonymous” donations for political action are coming either first- or second-hand from Chinese (or other foreign) interests, or their in-country beneficiaries….. do the math.

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  11. trapper says:

    Donohue: “…it [Tea Party] has lost sight of what the fundamental reality is and that is to govern in a way to create economic growth and to create jobs.”

    Except that the CoC does not represent Main Street American business interests or the interests of American citizens. It represents Wall Street and the global interests of international corporations. The “economic growth” will be growth spread over the non-US TPP countries, at the expense of the United States. Likewise, the jobs created will be in non-US TPP countries at the expense of United States citizen workers here.

    These are globalists, advancing their international business interests at the expense of America and American citizens. We are not so much an enemy as an obstacle. It’s not personal. It’s just business.

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  12. R-C says:

    This man Donohue must be defeated. He doesn’t get to use the US Government as his tool to advance his personal agenda.

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    • gosh and he’s already 77 years old. he could pass soon or he could live a lot longer, in any case so now we got corruption AND early dementia kicking in? his decsions will get even kookier as time goes on and his minions will just follow his orders!

      O God bring victory to Donald Trump!

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  13. jackphatz says:

    With a little effort it shouldn’t be too difficult to identify Chamber supporting businesses in our communities. I had no problem dropping my Costco membership once I discovered their direct contributions to Obama. Same with Panera. I emailed them to let them know I could no longer financially support their desires to erode liberty for all Americans. I still get emails back from them. LOL.

    I have no reason to support any local business who either directly or indirectly supports the C ofC, the same actions I pointed out to Panera.

    Here’s a NRO article from last year but still relevant. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/369333/us-chamber-commerce-vs-america-michelle-malkin

    We need a C of C wall of shame to post business names on.

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  14. goodoldboy66 says:

    Trump is blocked by the GOPe rule rigging construct to control the ‘GOP’ nomination process. Based on his current and hopefully continuing lead – he would have to break the oath and run as a 3rd Party-Independent (quite possibly triggering the ‘Ross Perot Effect’ and putting another Clinton in the WH) OR cede to Yeb or #2 GOPe choice by keeping his word/ oath or being destroyed by the Uniparty.

    So far DT has been good but I fear he risks being further entangled in tactical, ‘small ball’ back and forth on distracting topics which do not hold longer term validity (i.e., not directly tied to voter’s key voting intent when in the booth).

    He needs to effectively lay the strategic foundation that GOPe + DEM = Uniparty and that another 8 years of DEM or GOPe is unacceptable. He needs to effectively expose the COC and Globalist agenda for what it is and distance himself from the GOP. He can’t do this from inside the R party IMHO.

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    • Juan says:

      Trump just needs to keep on pushing forward. Get the majority of delegates in at least 8 states (which he should do) & keep piling up delegates. By March 15th, not many of the losers sharing the debate stage now will still be around to get in his way. I suspect YEB! will be gone long before then after his whiny retort tonight. Rubio will fizzle even with the mega bucks he will have heaped upon him. That leaves Carson who will ultimately prove he is not Presidential material as time passes. The rest are chumps & can be written off now.

      All of you can do your part by registering as a Republican in the states where necessary to vote in the primary. Not to mention that you must encourage your family & friends to do the same … as well as anyone that shows support for Donald. I know in my county (FL) it must be done 29 days prior to the primary. Hopefully, this info can be assimilated for other states/jurisdictions.

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    • winky says:

      It would probably be impossible to win on a 3rd party ticket because of the electoral college vote…….sounds great but cannot happen

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  15. The Boss says:

    When a megalomaniac like Donohue resorts to using the tiresome metrosexual-macho phrase ‘double down’, I sense the onset of desperation. I wonder if Donohue is feeling considerable heat from disgusted CoC members / donors / investors for his inability to execute the road map plan, despite the millions of dollars they entrusted to him? I think so. Note how one major condition for CoC support of congressional candidates is the ability to raise funds. Apparently the flow of money is limited. Following are the returns on investment so far for the 2016 presidential primaries.

    Jeb! is a laughingstock and a cry baby whose polling is heading south of the border. Rubio’s entire body suffers from NULPS – Nixonian Upper Lip Perspiration Syndrome. Why is he sweaty? Both look increasingly incapable of effectively splitting Florida. Carly’s got baggage, and a crumbling story line. Gilmore’s web site is still inoperative, and he’s MIA. There goes Virginia. Hillary is an accomplished liar with no other accomplishments and a following of rabid cultists and unattractive women. Perry and Walker were duds. The leftover purchased candidates – all governors – aren’t as popular in their own states as Trump.

    As one who invests, I learned a long time ago to let your winners run, and dump your losers. All Donohue has delivered to the CoC are losers. Why would anyone in their right mind allow Donohue to ‘double down’? So they can lose twice as much? Paul Ryan as SOTH is scant consolation. Or should I say scat? Despite Donohue’s gloating, Ryan doesn’t seem to have what it takes to lead. (Maybe the 2012 election was a blessing in disguise).

    A barrage of attack ads against Trump sponsored by CoC super PACs will likely backfire, especially if Donohue hypes them as the double-down tactic. Trump knows how to turn a bad situation into gold. Here’s looking for the Evil Empire Speech 2.0!

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  16. I really hate to say this again, but these CoC RINOs have got to get cut out, just like the cancer they are. There is only one way to do that, walk away from supporting them, if they have no primary opponents that can take them out first. Just like getting rid of cancer in your body, the cure is real painful, but after the pain comes the healing. The only way the money people wise up is when their money gets flushed down the drain and they have to answer for it. That means the GOPe RINOs have to lose and have to lose HUGE so those who spent the money feel the pain of their ways. Every RINO who gets re-elected because “he’s better than a Democrat” just solidifies the position for the CoC.

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    • Betty says:

      Hillary and the democrats are just as much CoC drones as the GOP. Just look at the CoC want list – would any democrat object to it?

      We have a candidate who is willing to stand up to all of them and has the money and time to do it. But we MUST move ourselves too.

      We have to make sure that Mr. Trump wins each primary with overwhelming numbers. Then after the primaries are over, we have to show up for delegate selection in numbers to guarantee that he is awarded all the delegates he is entitled.
      Then as delegates we need to show up at the State Conventions and also at the National Convention and fight for Mr. Trump.

      You may have gathered by reading read up stream that Donohue is relentless, he is our enemy and is like water. Donald Trump can give us the victories we need for footing but it will take our COLD ANGER to freeze Donohue in his tracks.

      We are starting carry over some experience in facing his election fraud minions but we are still just babies who seem to have to re-learn for each election, while they employ the same methods and win time and time again. How many missing ballets did they find in car trunks so that Al Frankin could win – what Judge allowed it?

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  17. georgiafl says:

    The effects of the globalist politicians and power-mongers like Donohue and Soros has been felt for more than four decades. Obama has only escalated the longterm process to a crisis point with the help of both Parties.

    “Today, after four decades of rampant visa dispensations, reports (1) document sustained compression to our nation’s middle class; real average hourly wages are lower today than they were in 1973; all net job creation (2) among working-age people went to foreign workers from 2000-2014; the number of struggling Americans forced to rely on welfare has reached (3) a record high; overcrowded (4)schools, which are now majority-minority (5), have struggled to accommodate the growing number of students that qualify for reduced lunch programs (6) and require English language instruction; an influx of a diverse student body (7) with fewer English speakers has sent U.S. test scores plummeting; and the importation (8) of criminal organizations has negatively impacted the safety of what are now gang-besieged communities.” LINK

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/congress-middle-class-incomes-drop-as-immigration-surges/article/2563515
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/06/26/study-all-job-growth-since-2000-went-to-immigrants/
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/08/hhs-record-number-of-americans-on-welfare/
    http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2015/06/24/border-surge-year-later-schools-struggling-with-influx-unaccompanied-minors/
    http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/08/20/01demographics.h34.html
    http://wpo.st/Fvhi0
    http://www.vox.com/2015/9/3/9257121/sat-scores-2015
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/26/new-california-mass-immigration-turning-virginia-blue/

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  18. Butch says:

    Sorry , I don’t get the part about Heritage Action when the head of Heritage is
    pushing Pual Ryan . Seems a little inconsistent .

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  19. Doodahdaze says:

    How they get away with it.

    I think it is a double whammy. A collaboration between RNC and DNC (the Uniparty). Each cycle they instruct their various nefarious media outlets (all major newz networks, including FOX) to produce a storyboard. The propaganda template is set. Right now the template is to promote Carson. They have seized upon two little push polls in Iowa as the vehicle. Even though Trump obliterates Carson and the rest in every other poll. It is simple lying by omission. Very transparent to anyone with a brain that can process simple facts. This is prima facia evidence of misrepresentation of fact and truth. Freedom of the press is a gold card to lie and cheat in order to promote the agenda. Moral relevance. Crossfire on steroids. Lies given equal opportunity with truth. This came along with press immunity from civil liability in the horrible (New York Times Co. v. Sullivan) Warren Court ruling in the early 60’s that has so damaged our country.
    Here the press is relieved of the duty to verify their story. As long as they can cite a source. Even though the source is false the plaintiff would have to prove the reporter or media company new it and made the statement with malice. Now, this led to reporters with an agenda reporting without investigating in order to protect themselves. The source is immune. Enter media matters. Set up to provide biased sources for the media to report without liability. Until this is revisited by the court in the future, and reversed, it will continue.

    The Court held that the First Amendment protects the publication of all statements, even false ones, about the conduct of public officials except when statements are made with actual malice (with knowledge that they are false or in reckless disregard of their truth or falsity). Under this new standard, Sullivan’s case collapsed.

    https://www.oyez.org/cases/1963/39

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    • Doodahdaze says:

      DISSENT
      Although no justices in Brennan’s court dissented, two judges, Justice Black and Justice Goldberg, wrote special concurrences of which Justice Douglas joined. Justice Black and Justice Goldberg’s special concurrences both went further to say that the first amendment even protected intentional misrepresentation. Justice Goldberg concluded that all speech had to be protected under the first amendment because if libel was considered illegal, punishing the writer depended on “a jury’s evaluation on the speaker’s state of mind”. Justice Black described in his concurrence his opinion of the importance of public officials to serve their citizens, and the citizens to be able to criticize their elected officials. Black believed the illegality of libel hindered this ability.

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      • Doodahdaze says:

        This is what Rush says when you hear him say ” It is the seriousness of the charge, that matters, not whether or not the charge is true or false.”

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    • Doodahdaze says:

      Conclusion: Lying and misrepresentation by the press MSM, and politicians is absolutely legal. I think a disclaimer should be required on bold print on all newz….(Warning, this may be a lie. There is no controlling legal authority to tell the truth. Govern yourself accordingly.)

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  20. Clc says:

    how much is the heritage foundation involved with Donohue and the CofC? I do think that NAFTA came out of the heritage foundation. NAFTA was the start of good jobs leaving this country and the decline of the middle class.

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    • Clc says:

      “The idea of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) originated with Heritage Fellow Richard Allen and has long been advocated by Heritage policy analysts…The idea of creating a North American free trade zone from the Yukon to the Yucatan was first proposed by Heritage Distinguished Fellow Richard Allen in the late 1970s, refined by then Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan, and further developed in a major 1986 Foundation study (p. 4).”

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  21. truthandjustice says:

    The C of C is even more evil – connected to the Muslim Brotherhood/terrorists and note the other companies:

    “In 2010, the US Chamber of Commerce opened a branch in Doha, Qatar – Am Cham Qatar. Qatar, ..is the home base of the Muslim Brotherhood and also the world’s most prolific sponsor of terror, including: Hamas, Boko Haram, and the Islamic State.
    Am Cham Qatar is the “first legally established foreign Chamber of Commerce in Qatar.” .. Qatar is a business partner and client of several of America’s largest and longest established companies, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Exxon Mobil, and others.
    The U.S. Cha ber of Commerce, which is by far the largest lobbying spender in Washington ($136.3 million in 2012), has a growing, intimate, and working relationship with a sponsor of terrorism that profits from slavery, narcotics, and extortion. Does this not stink of corruption, or incredible incompetence? It certainly has the potential spawn numerous international inquiries as to what AmCham Qatar does for the Qatari Al-Thani monarchy, who once welcomed and employed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.”

    http://counterjihadreport.com/2014/10/27/qatar-awareness-campaign-letter-to-u-s-chamber-of-commerce-stopqatarnow/

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    • NBC_Vic_Hern says:

      A reminder for some.
      New info for others.

      Paul Ryan’s wife is an Attorney for the US Chamber of Commerce, so
      they are both being rewarded handsomely for supporting Global Governance
      and the importation of cheap labor with, all of the negative consequences of that.
      So it appears being an Elitist in The District of Corruption means more than any
      differences that may no longer exist between Dems and Repubs.
      Joining hands with Marxists, Nazis and The Islamic Caliphate is
      more critical to their survival, than representing We The People.

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  22. TwoLaine says:

    MORE Proof, and PROOF that Faux is CLEARLY in on it!

    Trump’s GOP Critics Pushing for a Party-backed Takedown

    Read: https://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/gop-wants-trump-takedown/2015/10/21/id/697274/

    Marco Rubio, the Unusual Front-Runner
    OCT. 24, 2015

    Read: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/25/opinion/sunday/rubio-the-unusual-front-runner.html?_r=0

    They just keep sinking to all new lows. It’s sad that they have time for this, yet NONE of them have had time to hold a rally in Jacksonville, FL, population 842,583 (2013), until TRUMP did yesterday. UNBELIEVABLE!

    And it is the current home state of both Jeb! & Rubio! Why has NO ONE ELSE had time to court the people of JAX? NO WONDER TRUMP is doing so well in FL. It has been NEGLECTED by the GOP!

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  23. tz says:

    Cuckservative = CoCservative.

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  25. cmef says:

    as far as im concerned trump is the only candiate !!!!!!!!!!!!!! cant trust the rest

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  26. Del Parker says:

    Heritage Action is a shill for the Donohue aligned Payees. It was Jim DeMint and Heritage Action pushed for Ryan to be speaker.

    Heritage Action is all about counting Show Votes, to give folks that don’t deserve them better ratings.

    Heritage Action also give a Pass to TPA Votes, which is Donohue’s main concern.

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