Skip to comments.Chamber: White House attacks are backfiring
Posted on 10/26/2009 4:01:04 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Tom Donohue sits for an interview with POLITICO.
CEO and President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donahue, talks with POLITICO about his relationship with the White House, the health care debate and the Chamber's membership. Photo: John Shinkle
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue says a campaign by the White House and its allies to undermine his $200-million-a-year association has largely failed and actually has helped raise even more money for its pro-business efforts.
In a 75-minute interview with POLITICO, Donohue dismissed recent defections by Apple and at least four other companies, which quit over the Chambers opposition to Democratic climate change legislation as essentially meaningless. Members come and go all the damn time, he said.
Thats true. But rarely if ever have companies jumped ship in such a public way.
Donohue made plain he believes the White House, or at least its closest allies operating on the outside, are behind a very orchestrated campaign to embarrass and undermine the Chamber.
People that are associated with those major pieces of legislation are somewhat frustrated and trying to marginalize the Chamber as well as people that work here, he said.
The Chamber, like Fox News, says its making the best of a fight it did not choose. Its unusual for a White House to take on critics so frontally, but aides to President Barack Obama said they decided in August they needed to be more aggressive in confronting their critics. And that revs up supporters on the left, who had hoped Obama would cater to them more quickly and gives the White House a foil to help argue its case.
POLITICO reported last week the White House wants to neuter the Chamber after clashes over health care, energy and financial regulation.
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Would make a great video of a jdam just like Santa sliding right down the chimney.
I'm certain that Huebolt is dead wrong.
"Apple's Federal CustomersAnd here is the official FermiLab support page for the FermiLab Apple Mac IT department.
Apple's three biggest federal customers are NASA, the Department of Energy, and the National Institutes of Health. At NASA, the biggest customers, as I recall, are NASA Goddard in Maryland and NASA Ames at Moffett Field in California. The Department of Energy list includes all of the major U.S. National Laboratories such as Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge, and some minor ones. These sites typically have thousands of Macs. Of course, they also typically have tens of thousands of PCs.
There are also many other small U.S. research and policy sites that have a boatload of Macs and refresh them periodically: Loyal customers include the RAND corporation in Santa Monica, Mitre in Boston, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado and the FBI. The U.S. Army is also a good customer for Apple. (As I've mentioned before, the USAF and the U.S. Navy are not so much.)"Source: October 14th, 2009, The Mac Observer.
WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!!
"Apple's three biggest federal customers are NASA, the Department of Energy, and the National Institutes of Health. At NASA, the biggest customers, as I recall, are NASA Goddard in Maryland and NASA Ames at Moffett Field in California. The Department of Energy list includes all of the major U.S. National Laboratories such as Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge, and some minor ones. These sites typically have thousands of Macs. Of course, they also typically have tens of thousands of PCs."
GMTA. You beat me by seconds...
Well, that’s a good reason for me not to buy a APPLE computer... thanks APPLE, you already made my mind up on what computer company that I am NOT going to buy from.
Apples are, indeed, totally preferred by secretarial staff. I was talking about scientific applications. As an electrical engineer, my fondest memory was of a large flat-bed truck in our parking lot LOADED WITH JUNKED APPLE COMPUTERS of every description. We dumped them as a way of getting rid of having to support two platforms. Only the administrative staff was PO'ed. The engineering staff and tech-support were VERY HAPPY. But everyone loves whatever it is they are used to. Some people like to eat raw squid, I've heard. All opinions are valid, of course. : )