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.