The US Chamber of Commerce insists "Trust us....Pinky sware" http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/07/obama-chamber-threat/ OBAMA: Just this week, we learned that one of the largest groups paying for these ad regularly takes in money from foreign corporations. So groups that receive foreign money are spending huge sums to influence American elections. And they won’t tell you where the money for the ads come from. So this isn’t just a threat to Democrats. All Republicans should be concerned. Independents should be concerned. This is a threat to our democracy. The American people deserve to know who’s trying to influence their elections. And if we just stand by and allow the special interests to silence anybody who’s got the guts to stand up to them, our country’s going to be a very different place http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/09/nyt-wp-on-chamber/ http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/08/chamber-democrats-health-care/ http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/07/bahrain-chamber/ If history has shown us one very important lesson it would be this…when large sums of money and political power are involved trust is a fool’s game because the only thing you can trust is that they will do just about anything to get more. Thanks to the staff of Think Progress. The scope of this story strikes the very nerve core of our democratic electoral process in the USA, which is being undermined by those same clowns that wrap themselves in the American flag at every opportunity. The GOPigs are not only aiming to put the country back in the wrong direction, but they are acting like whores, truly, selling their favors and putting their interests before the country. Had it not been for Think Progress and other like minded Americans, the GOPig parade of lies would had been unnoticed. Another word of note: This recent Supreme Court ruling of treating Big Corperations (now foreign and domestic) as equals to individual US citizens is the biggest crock of bull excrement expediting our democracy in jeopardy. And one particular SCOTUS is in bed (literally) with a tea-bagging spouse activist, the honorable "fair and balanced" Judge Clarence Thomas – Mrs. Thomas has been a familiar figure among conservative activists in Washington — since before she met her husband of 23 years, Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court. But this year she has emerged in her most politically prominent role yet: Mrs. Thomas is the founder and head of a new nonprofit group, Liberty Central, dedicated to opposing what she characterizes as the leftist “tyranny” of President Obama and Democrats in Congress and to “protecting the core founding principles” of the nation. It is the most partisan role ever for a spouse of a justice on the nation’s highest court, and Mrs. Thomas is just getting started. Read the whole story: New York Times "Nonprofit groups with political agendas like Liberty Central are operating in this election cycle under evolving legal and regulatory standards, most notably the ruling last January by the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case, which eased restrictions on independent campaign spending by corporations and unions. In that case, Justice Thomas, long an advocate of dismantling campaign finance restrictions, was in the 5-to-4 majority. Wealthy individuals and some corporations, emboldened by the ruling, are giving to such groups to influence the election but still hide their tracks."