If the GOP Can Censure ACORN, Why Can’t the Democrate Censure the Chamber of Commerce?

Think Progress has recently described the mechanism by which the ‘U.S.’ Chamber of Commerce is able to circumvent what few campaign finance laws remain and funnel money from foreign corporations to Republicans.
So I have a very simple question: why don’t congressional Democrats censure the ‘U.S.’ Chamber of Commerce?
Well, there is the obvious answer:

Congressional Democrats are dumber than a fucking sack of hammers*.
But, seriously, if the Republicans can successfully censure ACORN–an organization that actually did useful things, then surely the Democrats can return the favor.
I would argue that if a politician can’t take advantage of opponents who accept laundered money from foreign corporations, then he or she is guilty of political malpractice.
This is why Democrats lose elections: they’re not willing to ever go for the throat.
*The Chamber of Commerce gives only fifteen percent of its donations to Democrats, most of whom are conservative DLC Democrats.

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2 Responses to If the GOP Can Censure ACORN, Why Can’t the Democrate Censure the Chamber of Commerce?

  1. Troublesome Frog says:

    Rules for censuring organizations:
    1) Is the organization popular? If yes, don’t censure.
    2) Does the organization have a name that sounds really wholesome and all-American? If yes, don’t censure.
    This one fails on (2). “Democrats are anti-business! They censured the Chamber of Commerce! Can you believe it?!”

  2. dean says:

    It is also worth noting that this group was gangbusters in favor of both tarp and the bailout as those were being developed and are now running ads for candidates whose only reason for existence is to rail against them. it seems you can expect neither integrity nor consistency from the u.s. chamber of commerce officials.

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