I’ve always hated the Chamberpot of Progress.
My views on this haven’t changed since they spearheaded the charge for comprehensive immigration reform in the Bush and Obama years. They were terrible before wokeness. We can only hope that the plutocrats follow Bill Kristol and the whole flock of neocons and join the Democrats.
“(CNN) – What started as a polite discussion about small business soon turned into a heated confrontation between unusual opponents — Republican members of the House and their party’s old friends at the US Chamber of Commerce.
Republican lawmakers were blunt with the Chamber’s lobbyist, Tom Sullivan, calling him on the carpet about the organization’s decision to endorse so many Democrats in the 2020 election, including 23 House freshmen in competitive districts. Rep. Claudia Tenney, a Republican from New York, was particularly upset the Chamber backed a Democrat against her.
Recalling the encounter to CNN last week, Tenney said she asked Sullivan, “Why did you endorse someone who is against all the policies, who’s, like, voted for everything in New York that really was not really good for business, but was good for the trial bar, and it exposed many of us to liability?”
For the Chamber, the dustup was another sobering reminder that their longtime ally, the Republican Party, is growing more populist by the year — and many of its members now view the business groups with suspicion. …
But the fruitful partnership has been upended by shifts in both the political platform of the GOP and the more progressive social priorities for corporate America. …
“The Chamber of Commerce filed for divorce years ago, and the GOP has finally accepted it,” said Terry Schilling, the executive director of the American Principles Project, a social conservative advocacy group.
And privately, the assessment is even more harsh.
“The National Chamber of Commerce effectively endorsed Nancy Pelosi for speaker in 2020,” a senior House GOP aide said. …”
As we saw again this morning, the Corporate Democrats are happy to accommodate them on tax cuts. They can preserve their tax cuts and have their virtue signaling too.
Why should the Chamberpot of Progress stay aligned with the Republican Party? They could count on Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema to drive the stake through the heart of the $15 minimum wage and kill the wealth tax and raising the capital gains tax and block a public opinion in health care and even cut the eligibility of stimulus checks to below the level of Trump’s stimulus checks.
We will continue to monitor the situation. Joe Biden and the Corporate Democrats are going out of their way though to accommodate Big Business, Wall Street and wealthy suburbanites and create a new home for them in the Democratic Party. Joe Biden doesn’t want to raise taxes on +$250,000 income households who are the Democratic base now. He has applauded the MLB and has leaned into the fight against “Jim Eagle” and has taken the side of Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and all the woke progressive CEOs.