Obama Does Get Oil Money
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]