Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Eyes Don't Have It

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.

Say what?!

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.



Emmentaler Limburger said...

This is a case of 0bama looking at the "enemy" (we, the people) a seeing himself. There has always been foreign or otherwise "tainted" money in the election cycles. Usually, it's found on the Democrats' side of the balance sheet.

Remember: he is guided by "Rules For Radicals". Think of the worst, and accuse your accusers of it. Unfortunately, the accusation is revealing, because usually the "fantasized" violation is really pulled from their own list of "thangs they done did do"...

John the Econ said...

Actually, they've tweaked "Rules for Radicals" a bit. The tactic they actually use now is to ascribe their own sleazy attributes to their enemies.

Favorite example: Vast Right Wing (media) Conspiracy. That was a laugh and a half.

Angry Hoosier Dad said...

Is there anybody in Obama's inner circle telling him this is madness, or are they simply scurrying about trying to find a recipe to make this slop palatable to the masses?

Niki Hampton said...

Hilarious! I don't even know what to say to this. Oh no! My Chamber has my email address! Any day now the weekly town update will have subliminal messages of terror!!! lol Damn and I was thinking about joining to be part of the annual business fair. Well, guess I'll be "tainted". It sounds so sleazy and sexy. lol

Colby_Muenster said...

Ever wonder how many millions BO got from, oh, lets say Saudi Arabia, or even Iran for his multi bazillion dollar campaign?

Actually, I sorta, kinda understand. "Commerce" IS a pretty scary word to libs.