#ncga: Chamber of (Crony) Commerce

Offshore-Re-education-Camp-Lesson-6The North Carolina Chamber appears to be following the national Chamber’s lead in going all-out in support of statism and the establishment.  They told us in ads, last year, that our kids were going to die fiery deaths in their school buses if the legislature didn’t spend MORE money.  They LOVE ConnectNC and Common Core.

Now, the NC Chamber is getting into Republican primaries — of course, in opposition to Tea Party-aligned candidates and FOR establishment-blessed crony capitalists.

We wrote earlier about the NC Chamber’s meddling in the NC Senate primary to replace Tom Apodaca.  The guy they’re backing owns a fast food franchise –so, you could see a connection there.  But he’s been way too friendly and receptive to ObamaCare AND amnesty for illegals.  Now, the Chamber is turning its guns on their guy’s main foe Lisa Baldwin, a staunch conservative and former Buncombe school board member. Lady Liberty has the gruesome details here. 

burr-justinNow, they’re coming after state Rep. Justin Burr (R-Stanly).  Burr, for the longest time, was an establishment stooge in the House.  But, apparently, he’s seen the light and has been asking some hard questions of the powers-that-be.  Of course, that does not sit well in our fair capital city.  A former aide to Stanly County’s former Democrat sheriff (who lost in 2014) has been recruited to challenge Burr in the GOP primary.  Of course, the NC Chamber is backing him and touting him as a “small businessman.”  His name is Burris —  close enough to “Burr” to fool low-information voters in the GOP primary.  (Of course, Rep. Burr and his family have a bail bond business. That makes them small business people.  What gives?) 

This is another case of Raleigh trying to pick our representatives — instead of US picking them, as it should be. Knocking off Justin Burr will send a message loud and clear — Don’t rock the boat, or you’ll swim with the fishes (politically, of course [we hope]). 

2 thoughts on “#ncga: Chamber of (Crony) Commerce

  1. NC Chamber is sticking it’s ugly head all over..backing Paul Newton in District 36 State Senate Race..4 mailers so far..Mr. Newton is also backed by Cabarrus Jobs Now same 527 Organization backing Rep. Larry Pittman’s challenger..putting out nasty TV/mailers attack ads.

    Just Google Paul Newton Duke Energy – Enough said!!

  2. The Chamber is the mother of all special interest groups. Since they abandoned free enterprise and limited government to embrace crony capitalism and corporate welfare some years ago, they are one of the most evil forces in politics.

    Conservatives should work to get our local Chambers to disaffiliate with their state and national organizations, and if they do not, to get members to resign and start a rival local business organization, perhaps under the auspices of the National Federation of Independent Business.

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