Dear President Obama, I'll vote for you in 2012, but you're not making it easy to do so. Your administration's communication skills are, to be honest, horrible. And now we're in for two years of gridlock and hell.
Local chapters would do well to reject the national Chamber of Commerce's politically subversive activities by shedding the national body and continuing their good work with members in their own communities.
When you pull a lever on Tuesday, you may think you are voting for one candidate or another, but, in the big picture, the vote won't be for a person. Instead, you will be voting based on these opposing principles.
2010 is seeing an increase in corporate funded Jim Crow-style voter suppression campaigns -- conspicuously orchestrated efforts by Republicans and Tea Party groups to intimidate voters of color and keep them away from the polls.
While the success of the Chamber of Commerce's attempt to influence the mid-term election remains to be seen, we already know that its decades-long effort to influence the United States judiciary has been a resounding success.
The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce has had enough: It's so fed up with the shameless politicking that's being done in its name that it disaffiliated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce earlier this month.