Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Although critics say the Obama administration has underplayed the threat of foreign powers who intend to harm America, the president has recently announced that the threat is very real, and the potential foreign terrorists are working through...the Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber of Commerce runs political ads which are pro-business, and which may benefit either Republican or Democratic candidates. But because the Chamber has received a small amount of money (about 300 thousand dollars) from foreign countries, the president claims that the Chamber's entire $75 million advertising budget is "tainted" by shadowy foreign figures who wish to cause the collapse of American democracy. An accusation which even Robert Gibbs found embarrassing to defend.
Ironically, the Chamber of Commerce had been having fundraising problems owing to the fact that they'd worked with Obama as much as possible, causing some business leaders to withhold donations. But now that the president is attacking the Chamber as a terroristic threat, donations are flooding in.
Who knows, if enough money is raised, maybe they can build a "Ground Zero Chamber of Commerce" office! We're sure that the president would firmly assert their right to do so...even if he questions the wisdom.