Monday, October 11, 2010

Obama Labels Chamber of Commerce “Right Wing”

Says Chamber of Commerce Threat to Democracy

Seems to me the biggest threat to America’s Democracy happens to be sitting in the Oval Office.

From an email sent by Obama’s Organizing for America:

“This is a threat to our democracy…And if we just stand by and allow the special interests to silence anybody who’s got the guts to stand up to them, our country’s going to be a very different place.”

That’s what the President just said about the Chamber of Commerce, a right-wing group spending $75 million to beat Democrats this fall, and reportedly taking money from foreign corporations — some even owned by foreign governments.

These groups are trying to buy our elections, backing candidates who want to tear down everything that makes the middle class strong in this country: things like Medicare, Social Security, even the minimum wage.

“Reportedly” taking money from foreign corporations?  “Some” owned by foreign governments?

Well Mr. pResident, what about the millions of dollars you took from BP – remember them, British Petroleum?  (Oh yes, they renamed themselves “Beyond Petroleum” but the fact remains, they’re held by the British Government!)

Remember, the election’s only 22 days away!

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