Yes Virginia, Barack Obama Does Take Money From Oil And Gas Companies

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The screen fills with grainy footage of sprawling 1970s gas lines.

"Nothing's changed," Sen. Barack Obama says into the camera, "except now Exxon's making $40 billion a year, and we're paying $3.50 for gas. ... I don't take money from oil companies or Washington lobbyists, and I won't let them block change anymore."

Obama's ad, which has been airing in Pennsylvania as the April 22 primary approaches, is technically true but misleading, as non-partisan and Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign have been quick to point out.

It's accurate that Obama doesn't take money from oil companies; neither do his opponents, because corporate contributions are illegal. But Obama, like Clinton and John McCain, has accepted donations from oil and gas company employees -- $222,309 in Obama's case from donors from Exxon, Shell, Chevron and others, according to campaign-finance data. Two oil company CEOs have pledged to raise at least $50,000 each as part of Obama's fundraising team.

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Yes Virginia, Barack Obama Does Take Money From Oil And Gas Companies 2 Comments (0 topical, 2 editorial, 0 hidden) Post a comment »

Ok, maybe I'm an out-of-touch elitist, but I don't see Americans having to wait until the first of the month to fill up their gas tank.

Is that preached by his own preacher.
He is so full of himself- which leaves him ironically very empty- that he may actually believe that if 'Big Oil' gives *him* money, it is transubstantiated into a worthy offering, thanks to his intervention.

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