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Obama Continues to Lie About Oil Money

His nose continues to grow... so says the LA Times:

Sen. Barack Obama continued accepting donations from oil company executives and employees last month even as he aired ads in which he stated he took no oil company money, his campaign finance reports show.

Obama has taken at least $263,000 from oil company executives, family members and employees since entering the presidential race last year, including $46,000 last month. At least $140,000 has come in chunks of between $1,000 and $2,300, the maximum permitted under federal law.

Texas oil executive Robert L. Cavnar of Milagro Exploration and his wife, Gracie, have helped the Illinois Democrat raise at least another $50,000 by helping host a fundraiser earlier in the campaign.

Other oil industry donors have included Sinclair Oil President Ross Matthews of Texas and John B. Hess, chairman of Hess Corp., a New York-based oil producer and retailer with operations worldwide. Hess, who has given to other presidential candidates, including Sen. John McCain, gave $2,300 to Obama last year, as did his wife, Susan. Hess gave $14,000 to Obama's Senate run in 2003. The oil executives did not return phone calls.

Slimy -- slippery and slimy.


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Comments (1)

It's similar to his claim that he "takes no money from lobbyists." He takes money from lobbyists' wives, lobbyists' children, lobbyists' siblings, and executives and other employees of the companies the lobbyists represent, but he doesn't take money from the lobbyists themselves, so he pretends he's oh-so-very-clean-and-pure.

He can truthfully say (refreshingly, for Obama) that he "doesn't accept donation from oil companies." Of course he doesn't: it's strictly illegal to take money from corporations for a federal political campaign. NOBODY does it, because it is too easily exposed and entails criminal penalties. Again, Obama makes a ludicrous statement which SOUNDS ethical, while his actual practice is far different.


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