Obama Does Get Oil Money

by Sean Hackbarth

Barack Obama

More glitter falls off Sen. Obama, the New Political Man. In a commercial running in Pennsylvania he brags he doesn’t take money from oil companies. Fine, but as FactCheck.org points out no other candidate does either. Packed into Obama’s statement is a lie:

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. That’s not as much as Sen. Hillary Clinton, who has received more than $306,000 in donations from people tied to the industry, but it’s still a substantial amount.

The ad makes Jake Tapper ask, “So is it all just a lot of gas?”

“Obama’s Oil Spill”

[picture via Obama for America]

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4 Responses to “Obama Does Get Oil Money”


A lawyerly evasion. Corporations are not allowed to contribute to campaigns.

More of the same ole same ole.


…and he doesn’t get money from indicted real estate investors either.

er… well yes, he does, but only this much.

er.. no wait, actually much more.

And in 20 years Oba-wan never ever read the church bulletin or heard the preacherman slam on whitey.


[side bar]
fc.org sez >>> “Obama’s right on both counts when he says that “Exxon’s making $40 billion a year, and we’re paying $3.50 for gas.”

Exxon makes around 8 cents on a gallon of gas, no matter the pump price.

The Federal G’vment makes 18.4 cpg.

State of Wisconsin makes 32.1 cpg.

Decide for yourself who the real rapists are.


Your article is ridiculous. When anyone donates to a campaign they are required to note what company they work for. When I contribute to a campaign I have to give my job information but my job and company have absolutely nothing to do with my contribution. Employees here are diverse and support different candidates yet records will show our INDIVIDUAL contributions from the tech sector and people like you will decide the candidate is walking arm in arm with that industry. Folks sure know how to twist things.


Exactly, Terri. So Obama should quit talking about the companies his opponents’ donors worked for. Just like you said, contributions are individual, not corporate decisions. The latter would be illegal.

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