The U.S. Chamber has been at war with all elected Democrats. That's just a fact. They clearly hate any progressive idea. They certainly hated health-insurance reform. And recent leaks of some 40,000 e-mails from the "security" and dirty tricks firm HBGary Federal proves that the Chamber had hired them (and others) as "operatives" to smear their critics.
The affiliated North Carolina Chamber of Commerce recently hosted GOP leaders in the NC General Assembly, who are busily carrying water for the powerful business interests that want environmental regulations rolled back, like a cheap rug at a dance house-party.
Meanwhile, President Obama baked the U.S. Chamber a bread pudding (or something) and walked up the street to curry their favor.
With Citizens United the Supreme Court unleashed this would-be tyrant, which means to own our government at every level.
We noted last fall, when the Boone Chamber held its candidate forum in the County Courthouse, that the executive director denied any affiliation with the U.S. Chamber. That denial is apropos the U.S. Chamber's bullying. We're only now finding out just how nasty the bullying is likely to become, both nationally and in NC.