Obama Releases Exxon Ad & Hopes That Nobody Notices It's a Lie
You just can’t make this stuff up…
Despite his new TV ad, Barack Obama has received more money from Exxon and Mobil employees than Senator John McCain.
(The Voice In My Head graphic)
From the nuts who believe that blowing up your tires will save the country more gas than drilling for oil—
Comes another dishonest “John McCain is the The Exxon Candidate” ad.
…Never mind that Barack Obama took more donations from Exxon employees this year than John McCain:
Actually it was “Pockets” Obama who received more donations from Exxon employees than John McCain.
But, who cares? It’s not like the media is going to point it out!
Open Secrets reported:
Much has been made of Barack Obama’s TV ad this week that accuses John McCain of being “in the pocket” of the oil industry, and yesterday the Democratic Party launched a website pairing McCain and Exxon Mobil as running-mates. While McCain has raised considerably more money from this unpopular industry, CRP was surprised to notice that it’s actually Obama who has received more from the pockets of employees at several of Big Oil’s biggest and most recognizable companies. Tallying contributions by employees in the industry and their families, we found that Exxon, Chevron and BP have all contributed more money to Obama than to McCain.
Through June, Exxon employees have given Obama $42,100 to McCain’s $35,166. Chevron favors Obama $35,157 to $28,500, and Obama edges out McCain with BP $16,046 vs. $11,500. McCain leads the money race with nearly every other top giver in the oil and gas industry.
Hat Tip Sean Hannity
FactCheck.org reported on the political donations from oil companies this year:
It’s true that Obama doesn’t take money directly from oil companies, but then, no presidential, House or Senate candidate does. They can’t: Corporations have been prohibited from contributing directly to federal candidates since the Tillman Act became law in 1907.
Obama has, however, accepted more than $213,000 in contributions from individuals who work for, or whose spouses work for, companies in the oil and gas industry, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
With gas prices skyrocketing since Democrats took over Congress, and with Democrats unwilling to allow domestic oil production, is this really a smart way to go for the tire inflaters?
The DNC responded to the Obama-Exxon criticism.
Bottom line- the ad is not honest.