Wednesday, October 06, 2010

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce To Blumenthal: Take A Hike

The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce has released a political ad that will not please those in the U.S. Senate campaign of Richard Blumenthal who no doubt have by now instructed the job killing attorney general how jobs are produced.

It is not the friendliest of ads. A black and white ad is almost always a portent of impending disaster.

This one begins with a distressed lady sitting at a table, possibly filing out a job application for a position that may not be available. Written on the floor in red letters are the words “Rising Unemployment,” followed by a voice over, “Rising unemployment means families are suffering. And after 40 years in politics, can Richard Blumenthal handle the truth about his record.”

Up pops a black and white picture of young Richard stranding before the White House, followed by a split picture showing Mr. Blumenthal sharing a frame with former Attorney General of New York Elliot Spitzer. Voiceover: “He’s been crushing small businesses for years with thousands of frivolous lawsuits, forcing some to close. His sue first and ask questions later stampede has earned him the worst attorney general in the nation in 2007…”

Pretty hard hitting stuff from a respected business organization.

"We hear from our small business members about the impact and consequences of frivolous lawsuits, said Chamber spokesman J.P. Fielder, “so that's what we're trying to highlight. Our ads are going to focus on economic issues and how they're going to impact job-creation."


Bruce Rubenstein said...

The Chamber is the leading advocate of big corporations,tend to support the Republican Party as a rule, and are part and parcel of the "bigisms" that folks are rebelling against.Because so many of the large corporations receive corporate welfare by way of grants,tax credits and other funds from the government and because so many of the large corporations send their top executives to serve in both Democratic and Republican Administrations, many of us see the big corporations and thus the Chamber as merely an extension of big government.

Richard E. said...

You are dead wrong sir for CT. Perception is NOT realty. thats the "Sheep" response

I am a 30+ year CofC member in the state and have been a member of 5 chambers as well as frequent support chamber activities.

I beliver there are about 15 chambers around the state and the OVERHELMING membership I would take a guesstimate at is over 80% from small business (accountants, , architects, gas station owners, contruction, pet stores, hair cut, florists, deli, sign makers, painters, liquor stores, caterers, limo comapnies, )

small workforce if not mom & pop clarifications, just everyday hard working folks.

look it up

Bruce Rubenstein said...

Richard are dead wrong Sir for the country.Mr Pesci's article deals with the USA Chamber not eh state Chamber.It is obvious you read it incorrectly and posted something about the state Chamber that I never said.Please try to read better, it will help you in politics.

In addition, I stand on my analysis of the USA Chamber.The USA Chamber is obtaining money for the election from overseas businesses, some of whom are state run.The USA Chamber is getting some money from Businesses run by the Chinese government,a communist country of course and from Bahrain and other places.It is a shame where this trade organization must run to outside corporations many of whom are controlled by enemies of this country to fund Republican campains.

Richard E. said...

Sorry the ad and our CT senate race . . . kinda combined national w/ local here . . . . The chamber of commerce (both local and national) moved well away from "bigisms" over 2 decades ago . . . and there is no supportive proof that the chamber is getting money solely from outside the US to use for elections? . . . did you see the Bob Sheffer Q? to Axelrod . . . about this same topic that was in essence "come on, you gotta be kidding, hopefully you can do better than that :) saying the Chamber is getting foreign $$ to throw into this election . . . He really showed up "one of his own" when he tried this . . . lets stay on the point that eveeyone wants to be on these days . . jobs & economy . . . whoa!!! unemployment at 9.6 % as of friday and underemployed at closer to 20% . . . that Billion $$ stimulus of no higher than 8 % unemployment . . . is right up there with some of the political moves of our lifetime . . . right up there with Carter boycott of the Olympics, Nixon watergate tape washing . . . maybe the Chamber should be the leading advocate for that LOL

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