Chamber of Commerce, Crossroads Leaders Raking in Millions While Waging War on Tea Party
Two of the more prominent leaders in the Washington establishment's war on the Tea Party made seven- and eight-figure salaries during the 2012 election cycle.
According to recent IRS 990 filings, Steven Law, the president of Karl Rove's American Crossroads network, made $1.1 million during the 2012 election cycle. According to Roll Call, "that includes $602,935 from Crossroads GPS in 2011 and $637,562 in 2012." Crossroads groups spent nearly $350 million during the election cycle with no wins to show in 2012 and got a 1.3 percent total return on their investment during the election cycle, according to the Sunlight Foundation.
Thomas Donohue, the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who has vowed to push for amnesty and Common Core, made $10.4 million during the 2012 election cycle. He made $5.5 million in 2012, according to Roll Call.
The Chamber of Commerce will spend $50 million to try to crush the Tea Party while Karl Rove's Crossroads groups and its affiliates are also reloading and redoubling their efforts to crush grassroots conservatives hostile to policies favored by establishment Republicans like amnesty and government spending on crony capitalism projects.