Another Barack Obama Lie

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Maybe when Barack Obama says he's not your typical politician, he really means he lies *even more* than your typical politician.

Leon's chronicled one lie about his liberal interest. Jeff had another lie about his church involvement. Below, Haystack chronicles another lie about his Iraq policy. Now, Jake Tapper has another one.

Obama has a new ad out excoriating Exxon for making millions of Americans money in their retirement accounts. Then he says, "I’m Barack Obama. I don’t take money from oil companies or Washington lobbyists, and I won’t let them block change anymore."

Well, okay, but Mr. Fabulist is really stretching there. Tapper notes that Factcheck.org has called out Obama on this

and concludes that the statement  "misleading" since according to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics Obama has taken more than $213,000 from individuals (and their spouses) who work for companies in the oil and gas industry -- not to mention that two of Obama's top fundraisers are top executives at oil companies"

It is literally true that Obama doesn't take money from oil companies. No federal candidate does -- corporations have been banned from direct contributions since 1907.

So yes, Obama did not take the legal maximum donation from Chevron's PAC of $5,000.00. He just took $9,500.00 from oil company employees -- more than could have been given by the company itself.


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He must be talking.

This one sounds like we are headed for another lawyer arguing the definition of "from".



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So yes, Obama did not take the legal maximum donation from Chevron's PAC of $5,000.00. He just took $9,500.00 from oil company employees -- more than could have been given by the company itself.
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Per the article...
"Factcheck.org today takes a look at Obama's claim to not take money from oil companies and concludes that the statement "misleading" since according to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics Obama has taken more than $213,000 from individuals (and their spouses) who work for companies in the oil and gas industry"

Which works out to 426 people giving $500. 426 people? Out of all the who contributed to Obama, 426 worked for oil companies. Not much of a "lie".

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What an awful thing to be.

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What an awful thing to be.

No, a realist. Claiming Obama lied about taking money from oil companies when the "evidence" is $213,000 donated from people who happen to work for the oil industry is stretching. How many people donated? What's the definition of "working for an oil company" (The CEO and the cashier at the Shell station?).

I have no idea what the average total per person donation to Obama is but $250 seems reasonable. If that's the case that means 852 people out of all of the thousands of people who work in the "oil industry" donated.

It's a weak argument at best.

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This one sounds like we are headed for another lawyer arguing the definition of "from".
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You are proving my point from above. n/t

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$213,000 spread out over 93 donors (@$2300 each max) to 4260 donors (@$50 each) out of the tens of thousands (probably many more) that work in the oil industry hardly counts as the support "from" the oil industry.

Once again, this is a bad arguement

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You really are trying to debate the meaning of the word "from". That is my whole point.



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I like that he's careful to avoid this though...

Two of Obama's bundlers are top executives at oil companies and are listed on his Web site as raising between $50,000 and $100,000 for the presidential hopeful.

cue scary music
Oil executives
/scary music

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