Skip to comments.Chamber President: Maybe Ted Cruz Could Sit Down And Shut Up
Posted on 10/21/2013 10:53:58 AM PDT by Olog-hai
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue suggested Monday that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) should reconsider his role as congressional troublemaker.
A reporter followed up by noting that the conventional wisdom is that the business community wants the Texas senator to sit down and shut up.
Well, that might be one thing we can work on, Donohue quipped.
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Golly, lots of people getting smoked out by just one man’s actions. I wonder why the establishment went all out to make sure he didn’t get into the Senate.
“We can’t have any more Jim DeMint disciples!” - Trent Lott
The Chamber of Commerce is happy with Obamacare as long as its amended to suit their wishes.
Crony capitalists and collaborators in the political machine.......
This clown used to work for the POST OFFICE!
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Thomas J. Donohue
President & CEO
1615 H St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20062
P (202) 659-6000
F (202) 463-5836
Looks like Cruz is living in everyones head rent free.
One man of principle could blow this thing up.
One man with the guts to tell the truth has got them all spooked and shaking.
When do we get the camps open??
I have to say one thing about America’s Senator Ted Cruz, he is able to separate the Pariahs from the Patriots just by breathing.
God Bless him, Mike Lee, Sarah Palin and the rest of the Patriots that held strong.
Mr. Donohue doesn’t want anything to get in the way of his pet projects like hiring illegal aliens.
Maybe the chamber should snuggle up to the occupy wall street crowd if they dislike us uppity conservatives so much.
Basically we are back to the 1970s again with the old dinosaur GOP acting like the tax collector for the welfare state, and the old dinos protecting their personal scams and their precious “respectability.”
That explains why the Chamber of Commerce has been on the communist side of issues in recent years.
Looks like someone has their panties in a wad because all the money he sends to Congressional “Leadership PACS” might not have the intended effect.
It sucks when true American Patriots/Citizens voice their displeasure over bought and paid for slime-bag politicians (on both sides).
Someone needs to ship this fellow a case of Kleenex.
Looks like we need an alternative to this group. They are also pushing Common Core.
They put an Assistant Postmaster General in charge of the Chamber of Commerce!
Agreed, the notion that they want to stifle the voice of the people who elected Senator Cruz is frightening in and of itself...
From 1969 to 1976 he was the US Official Deputy Assistant Postmaster General, where he helped "convert the Post Office from a government department into the quasi-private U.S. Postal Service." Back then, he told Newsday, "you could make a deal in the government.
Born in Brooklyn to a production manager at the American Can Company, Donohue was raised on Long Island and studied at St. John's University, before pursuing an MA in Business at Adelphi University (1965). His grandfather worked for New York City and was a member of the Tammany Hall machine.
"The principles we released today represent our good faith efforts to continue to work together to achieve comprehensive immigration reform. The fact that business and labor can come together to negotiate in good faith over contentious issues should be a signal to Congress and the American people that support for immigration reform is widespread and growing, and is important to our economy and our society. This is an urgent national priority and Congress should act accordingly."
Rule #1 when responding to ANY reporter’s question:
“Never accept the premise of their question!”
It means they’ve already written their agenda driven story and only want a sound bite from you, to pretend it was your idea.
“...he is able to separate the Pariahs from the Patriots just by breathing...”
Yeah, they’re crawling out of every closet and out from under every rock to get their sad, fat faces in front of a camera.
Go Ted, go!
Taking flak = Over Target.
Apparently, the Chamber of Commerce doesn’t represent small- to medium-size businesses, because the ones I work with are against national bankruptcy, which the Chamber’s leadership apparently supports.
They were created by William Howard Taft as a sort of “counterbalance” to the unions. What resulted is the USA’s version of fascism; they spend more on lobbying than any other group.
Yes, that’s what the Republicans do in Washington. They are very sure that it is the right tactic in bringing the media to their side and winning elections
Many conservative pundits have the same advice, B Bennett, Ann Coulter, Mona Charen, Brit Hume, Greg Gutfeld, Andrea Tantaros, Eric Bolling, for instance, have all stated that the reason thee dis spun away from the favor they otherwise would have placed on the conservative position in the shutdown fiasco and favored the democrat position was the WAY Sen. Cruz went about it.
It’s a sure winning position, to sit down and shut up, though they haven’t actually said to do that, giving themselves cover. They do not say exactly WHAT tactic he should have taken.that they’re so sure would have won everyone over, including themselves, so we can assume it was to sit down and shut up
If the constitution does not trump politics in a fight, then the whimpering stage of the republic will set in
They should get away from each other and study the constitution some time, with regard to what is going on
Approval and friends in Washington are what break a good champion of the people and their constitution.
The media spun away.
The more I see of the list of those who despise Ted Cruz, the more I think he’s on to something real good.
he’s the kid who wouldn’t shut up about the naked emperor. keep it up ted.
Ted Cruz is proving to be just about as good a “barometer” as Palin has been. Any time I see or hear someone disparage him, or roll their eyes at him, or demonstrate a subtle grimace at the mere mention of his name... and it’s clear that said someone is NO ally of mine, politically, culturally, or ideologically.
Chamber is pro-amnesty. They can shove it.
Chamber President should shut up and resign in disgrace.
He does not speak for business any more than the ABA speaks for lawyers.
Never accept the premise of their question!
Quote from above - I saw some interviews of Ted Cruz and he does this all the time. His initial response is that “I don't agree with the premise of your question”.
As a top national debater in College, to a (real) editor of the Harvard Law Review, to Supreme Court Clerk, to a Solicitor who argued many times before the Supreme Court, this guy is the real deal.
That is why they all are trying desperately to shut him down now. But, the more you see and hear him, the more common sense you here. There is an all out effort right now to de-legitimize him.
He has 5 more years in the Senate (unless he seeks another job...). Not going to work.
I have found the chamber to be an overpriced scam.
Their breakfast “networking” meetings are nothing more than an effort to solicit more suckers for overpriced memberships.
Well, perhaps Mr. Donohue can practice gargling a cold cup of STFU.
Yea, and maybe if that nut-ball Patrick Henry had just sat down and shut up we wouldn’t have had all that trouble with the British Crown!!
With a chaser of GTH?
my email to this loser:
I thank God for Ted Cruz and the fact hes willing to fight on behalf of the American people. Your insult of Ted Cruz insults me. Im a business owner in this great country and for the head of the Chamber of Commerce to reduce himself to insult a patriot as strong as Ted Cruz is shameful.
You need to come out and publicly renounce your crude comments.
I wonder if the esteemed Mr. Donohue would ever say that a Democrat should sit down and shut up.
Talking Points Memo is a left wing blog written by an idiot and followed by idiots. Don’t believe anything written on it.
Not hard to believe that the head of the US COC agreed with a liberal reporter. Especially a US COC head that used to work for the USPS.
I like how you think.
If the Chamber of Commerce wants tax reform, they should ally themselves with the Tea Party, not fight it.
Given their origins, that’d be nearly impossible for them to do; given their current leadership, it certainly would be impossible.
US Chamber of Commerce: one of the chief violators of our immigration and naturalization laws through enabling illegal aliens and their employers.
Mr. Donohue, PLEASE stop being such a BIG A$$HOLE. /s
the Chamber is only “pro business” in the crony capitalist sense of “what’s in it for me” (the tax code and/or regulations favoring an industry, or favoring a buiness or segment of business with an industry, over others; special interest tax exemtions, tax subsidies, import quotas, loans insured by the taxpayers, and other forms of crony-capitalist use of the favors of big government) but NOT in the sense of industry nuetral, business neutral taxes and regulations that make for a transparent level playing field for ALL business at once
To quote Eddie Cusack in Code of Silence “When I want your opinion, I’ll beat it out of you.” Ya gotta love the dialog in Chuck Norris movies.
The Chamber of Commerce will get nothing from me except for criticism.
What a sham it has become.
1600 H Street.
But he’s not an insider. LOL