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WP: Business Groups Stand By Boehner, Plot Against Tea Party (groups compare tea party to Taliban)
Washington Post ^ | 10/17/2013 | Washington Post

Posted on 10/17/2013 9:21:50 AM PDT by MadIsh32

Despite presiding over a chamber that nearly drove the country to a debt default, John A. Boehner still has the enduring support of a group that would’ve been most harmed by that event: the business community.

Rather than revisit their strategy of supporting Republicans after this week’s near-disaster, influential organizations such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are standing behind Boehner.

More importantly, Boehner’s friends in the business community are getting ready to take sides in a few Republican primary races against tea party candidates in Michigan, Idaho and Alabama who could cause the House speaker more trouble.

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“I don’t know of anybody in the business community who takes the side of the Taliban minority,” said Dirk Van Dongen, longtime chief lobbyist for the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors who has known Boehner since the lawmaker’s first election.
1 posted on 10/17/2013 9:21:50 AM PDT by MadIsh32
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To: MadIsh32

Copperheads.


2 posted on 10/17/2013 9:24:56 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: MadIsh32

“...compare tea party to Taliban...”

Ha!

They’re telling us just how little they know about the Tea Party AND how little they know (but should) about the Taliaban!!


3 posted on 10/17/2013 9:25:02 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: MadIsh32

These people disgust me.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 9:25:35 AM PDT by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: MadIsh32

Boycott worked in the First Tea Party,
and would end this now.

Every backer of the RINOs and the MSM
should be identified.


5 posted on 10/17/2013 9:26:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: MadIsh32

It is one thing to say you compare the Tea Party to the Taliban. It is quite another to come up with valid reasons why you take that stance. Does Dirk Van Dongen have any valid reasons why he has come to this conclusion?


6 posted on 10/17/2013 9:28:02 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: MadIsh32

““I don’t know of anybody in the business community who takes the side of the Taliban minority,”

I do.


7 posted on 10/17/2013 9:28:02 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: MadIsh32

No one in house is running against Bohner anyway, they didnt in January and they are not now.

They dont want to be Speaker, they want him to be the goat while they get on TV and announce they are voting ‘no’ on stuff that Obama signs anyway.

Rush and Levin wont tell you that but I will.

Its a Kabuki dance.


8 posted on 10/17/2013 9:28:32 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: MadIsh32

this latest crap by the GOP makes me definitely want to turn Libertarian or Constitutional Party. Being in NYC doesn’t mean crap anyway—totally Dems.


9 posted on 10/17/2013 9:28:33 AM PDT by brooklyn dave
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To: MadIsh32

I thought the bias from the media in 2008 and 2012 were the worst I have ever seen but the media might have out done themselves here .
Their bias is not even hidden anymore.


10 posted on 10/17/2013 9:29:05 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: MadIsh32

Chambers of Communists locally here in the Twin Cities metro like to pimp for choo choo trains to herd sheeple to their ‘sustainable housing’ projects.

Crony Crapitalists.


11 posted on 10/17/2013 9:29:20 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: grimalkin

I wanted to send them an email concerning this, but there isn’t a contact on their web site.


12 posted on 10/17/2013 9:29:22 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: MadIsh32
WaPo
look @ the Source of the story; it's a poisoned well.
but the GOP Congressional Leadership must still be..

rubbed-out.

13 posted on 10/17/2013 9:29:28 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: grimalkin

I would say that there is more rage and hatred out there now than during the Civil War. Just my thoughts on it.


14 posted on 10/17/2013 9:29:37 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: brooklyn dave

It’s why my wife moved from MA and to FL, why stay in a state where your vote is a waste of time, why pay those socialist taxes for them to pass even more of their socialist crap.


15 posted on 10/17/2013 9:30:44 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: max americana
When the fit hits the shan and Obamacare is in full force and everyone is hating it, the Tea Party “taliban” should be screaming — I told you so a thousand times a day.
16 posted on 10/17/2013 9:30:50 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: MadIsh32
If you want to understand why groups like these publicly support obumber, dig for the Wall Street Journal story on the real story as to why the DOJ is prosecuting JP Morgan.

Not that I am any fan of the super big banks. Quite the contrary.

But the fact is that obumbler and JP Morgan were thick as thieves, if you will pardon the pun, but obumbler turned on him like a pit bull because Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase made the mistake of criticizing obumbler.

The result has so far cost JP Morgan BILLIONS in attorney fees, settlements, etc., and the end is not in sight.

Companies who exist under the blessing of government permits or government contracts have to be very careful.

17 posted on 10/17/2013 9:30:55 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: MadIsh32
The big question is:

Would Bammy et. al. have turned on their Bankster base and actually defaulted on some of the Treasury bucketfuls of paper output?

18 posted on 10/17/2013 9:33:16 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: sickoflibs

They will if their voters say they’ll sit home in 12 months. Speakers change. We had three in the late nineties, and this one is not effective.

Congressman are concerned about reelection. I laid out to mine that my eyes are on immigration. I told him I will hold HIM accountable if our leadership allows amnesty in any form. A vote against is not good enough. The leadership serves at their pleasure and their are accountable for that vote.


19 posted on 10/17/2013 9:33:57 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Two shots at McConnell in 2014: The Primary and the General.

He's in play.

20 posted on 10/17/2013 9:35:50 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MadIsh32

Key word here...Lobbyist...The Chamber of Commerce has been real friendly with Obama too.

I keep hearing the word “dysfunctional” Government. Part of the “dysfunction” can be attributed to the Lobbyists who play all sides against the middle.


21 posted on 10/17/2013 9:35:51 AM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: MadIsh32

Lenin was right, but he understated it. Idiot capitalists will buy the rope that hangs them, not sell it.


22 posted on 10/17/2013 9:35:53 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: MadIsh32

The Washington Times should do a story on how much these business are making from Government contracts.


23 posted on 10/17/2013 9:36:08 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: MadIsh32

I think somebody just kicked open a Tea Party Ant Hill...I sure hope so.


24 posted on 10/17/2013 9:37:00 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: ilgipper
Are you a Spine Surgeon?

Maybe a career change calls to you. There's a great need out there.

25 posted on 10/17/2013 9:37:44 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Would Bammy et. al. have turned on their Bankster base and actually defaulted on some of the Treasury bucketfuls of paper output?

The banksters would love a default. Just a couple of points on the ol' Fed Funds rate and the government would be on it's knees at every bond auction.

It all comes down to who prints the money.

26 posted on 10/17/2013 9:37:46 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: MadIsh32
Dirk is talking out his a$$. Any enterprising blogger can read this letter from the Director of NAW and see that they are NOT happy with the taxes, etc that are killing their industries.

Link to NAW Chairman Letter

27 posted on 10/17/2013 9:37:58 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“...there is more rage and hatred out there now than during the Civil War...”

You’d be right.


28 posted on 10/17/2013 9:38:03 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: MadIsh32

Taliban?

Do you REALLY want someone like me, actually ACTING like a Taliban terrorist?

Keep it up. I have less to lose on a daily basis.


29 posted on 10/17/2013 9:39:18 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: MadIsh32
Boston tea salesmen upset at Sam Adams and his radical Sons of Liberty. "Can't we just all get along and drink the British tea?"
30 posted on 10/17/2013 9:39:24 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: ilgipper
I told him I will hold HIM accountable if our leadership allows amnesty in any form. A vote against is not good enough.

Excellent attitude. I wish more people shared it.

31 posted on 10/17/2013 9:39:41 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: ilgipper

Correct, Bohner probably will jump ship end of next year.

If so then one of the mice will have to step up


32 posted on 10/17/2013 9:40:06 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: SMARTY

They know. They don’t care.

If they can use it to create the false image association, it’ll play well in the MSM and with the low information voter types.


33 posted on 10/17/2013 9:40:07 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: ilgipper

RE :I told him I will hold HIM accountable if our leadership allows amnesty in any form. A vote against is not good enough. The leadership serves at their pleasure and their are accountable for that vote.”

I agree. At this stage give Obama NOTHING


34 posted on 10/17/2013 9:41:08 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: MadIsh32

The Chamber Commerce types care only about one thing - money. Heartless people, the lot of them. I support lower taxes (which they love) but they will never stand up for any social issues.


35 posted on 10/17/2013 9:46:29 AM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Seems like this is one of the few issues where people do get active. It was stopped under Bush, and has at least been slowed in the House. The leadership seems determined to pass something, though. Unfortunately, we just saw them break ranks with the majority of Reps this week, and we’ll probably see it again. This issue is ballgame.

I am not even a hardliner on this issue, but the current Senate bill is disastrous.


36 posted on 10/17/2013 9:49:27 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: MadIsh32

Time for the Libertarian Tea Party and leave the GOP behind


37 posted on 10/17/2013 9:49:42 AM PDT by Helotes
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
“Does Dirk Van Dongen have any valid reasons why he has come to this conclusion?”

The only ‘reason’ that matters - because it works. The msm will pick up on it and run with it, until it becomes accepted dogma that the TP is synonymous with terrorism.

Finally, when DHS decides it wants to go after ‘domestic terrorists’, the TP will be at the top of the list. And the RINO’s and party bosses will turn a blind eye and a deaf ear. The public at large will appreciate how dhs foiled another ‘terrorist plot’.

38 posted on 10/17/2013 9:52:17 AM PDT by Paulie
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To: MadIsh32
Bryan Smith, an Idaho Falls lawyer, is challenging Mike Simpson for ID-2. Simpson voted Aye for HR 2775 last night to fund the government. He is a RINO and has no business representing Idaho.

Smith has been endorsed by Citizens United and the Club for Growth as well as many ID GOP luminaries and is considered the Tea Party candidate.

I live in ID-1 and can't vote for him, but I'll do what I can to support him. We need representatives from Idaho that mirror Cruz and Lee and have their backbone. That ain't Simpson.

39 posted on 10/17/2013 9:54:28 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: MadIsh32

Unless we find a way to cut off the money flowing to K-Street...this insanity will continue.


40 posted on 10/17/2013 9:58:01 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: TurboZamboni

Many people love to use government to protect their businesses from competitors or to get taxpayer funded stuff. Economic development is all the rage, and that amounts to taking money from people to bribe companies to hire people or to re-locate their business. It’s all a con, and every town, city, and state has a staff of planners and econ development people who are paid to take nice trips and schmooz with people. Central planning always fails.

Nobody talks about what people would have done with the money if they had been allowed to keep it.


41 posted on 10/17/2013 9:58:12 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: dhs12345
-- When the fit hits the shan and Obamacare is in full force and everyone is hating it, the Tea Party "taliban" should be screaming -- I told you so a thousand times a day. --

And remember, Obamacare was endorsed by the Chamber of Commerce.

42 posted on 10/17/2013 10:00:31 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: MadIsh32

Whaddaya know. Look at this list of events on the NAWD’s home page:

NAW Billion Dollar Company HR Roundtable November 5th-6th, 2013
NAW Billion Dollar Company Operations Roundtable November 5th-6th, 2013
NAW Billion Dollar Company Chief Legal Officer Roundtable November 5th-6th, 2013
NAW Large Company CFO Roundtable November 13th-14th, 2013

It’s a trade organization(read: corporate cronyism lobbying group) for big business. Of course they’re for the GOPe brand of big government, amnesty, etc..


43 posted on 10/17/2013 10:01:06 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: brooklyn dave
this latest crap by the GOP makes me definitely want to turn Libertarian or Constitutional Party. Being in NYC doesn’t mean crap anyway—totally Dems.

Here is what we have learned after we changed to Independent after 30 years Republicans. We did this last year after the fiasco in the elections here in New Mexico. First we got a phone call from the local Republican Party asking why we had changed our registration. The worker was then trapped and had to listen to our complaints. Secondly we got to call them and bitch about the donation request after the first one came in. That stopped all of them.

It may not mean crap here in NM but it sure made our life a whole lot calmer. And the Libs do not pick a fight with us anymore.

44 posted on 10/17/2013 10:04:57 AM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: MadIsh32

It’s the Washington Compost - the mouth piece of the DNCC.

Lie #1: a group that would’ve been most harmed by that event: the business community.

There wasn’t ever a real threat of default and there can’t be. It’s a twofer, because businesses in general would do better with less government by both cost and scope/size.

If you could permanently cut $250 billion from the budget you could eliminate the corporate income tax and free churches and any other corporate group from government interference.

Can you find more lies?


45 posted on 10/17/2013 10:07:00 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: bamahead

I think we need to start with capitol hill staffers.

People have this fantasy that they’re a bunch of fresh faced kids just out of college but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. For instance, John McCain’s former legislative director went directly from McCain’s office to become VP of Lockheed Martin for a few years and is now GOP staff director for the Senate Armed services committee.


46 posted on 10/17/2013 10:09:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NFHale
Some of that rage and anger needs to be constructively engaged in laying the foundations of a new republic. This one is irrevocably broken.
47 posted on 10/17/2013 10:15:29 AM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: MadIsh32

Let him know how you feel about him comparing Americans to Muslim extremists...

To reach Dirk Van Dongen: dvandongen@naw.org


48 posted on 10/17/2013 10:27:37 AM PDT by mindburglar (Karl Rove will call Ted Cruz a "white hispanic".)
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To: 1010RD

You need to perm cut about 1 trillion from the budget

That starts with social security, medicare, medicaid and any other generational theft items


49 posted on 10/17/2013 10:29:49 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: mindburglar

More on this scumbag...

http://the-wawg-blog.org/dirk-van-dongen-strengthening-the-military-corporate-complex-and-enriching-the-one/


50 posted on 10/17/2013 10:33:20 AM PDT by mindburglar (Karl Rove will call Ted Cruz a "white hispanic".)
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