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.
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.
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)
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