Monday, August 4, 2008

Obama's 'Low Road Express' is Getting Lower and Lower By the Day

The Obama campaign hit rock bottom today with the release of its latest campaign ad, entitled "Pocket".

"Every time you fill your tank, the oil companies fill their pockets," a voice-over in the ad says. "Now, Big Oil’s filling John McCain’s campaign with 2 million dollars in contributions. Because instead of taxing their windfall profits to help drivers, McCain wants to give them another 4 billion in tax breaks. After one president in the pocket of big oil, we can’t afford another."

In an interview on CNN today, former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney expressed dismay over the ad saying:
“Boy, that’s really sad. I didn’t know that Barack Obama had stooped to dishonesty.... Corporations are not allowed to give contributions to candidates, and employees of oil companies give to Barack Obama as well as to John McCain.... So it’s simply dishonest as well as below the belt.”
And McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds had this to say about the ad:
"Barack Obama's latest negative attack ad shows his celebrity is matched only by his hypocrisy, after all it was Senator Obama, not John McCain, who voted for the... energy bill that was a sweetheart deal for oil companies. Also not mentioned is the $400,000 from big oil contributors that Barack Obama has already pocketed in this election."
Indeed, the 'Obama Low Road Express' is moving full speed ahead and apparently, it's getting lower and lower each and every day.

And from the Hillary Clinton campaign website - March 28 2008

False Advertising: New Obama Ad Falsely Claims He Does Not Accept Money From Oil Companies.

Phil Singer, Deputy Communications Director: "It's unfortunate that Senator Obama is using false advertising to explain why he can be trusted to do something about energy prices. Senator Obama says he doesn’t take campaign contributions from oil companies but the reality is that ExxonMobil, Shell and others are among his donors. I wonder if they’ll fix the ad."

A new ad by Sen. Obama running in Pennsylvania falsely claims that Sen. Obama does not accept money from the oil industry. In the ad, Sen. Obama says, "I'm Barack Obama and I don't take money from oil companies or lobbyists and I won’t let them block change anymore."

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Sen. Obama has received over $160,000 [by now, he has received much more than that amount] from the oil and gas companies. Two major bundlers for his campaign -- George Kaiser and Robert Cavnar – are oil company CEOs.
Apparently, Hillary forgot to scrub that page.

Also see "Obama says he doesn't take money from oil companies. We say that's a little too slick." from Fact check [a website that refuses to "fact check" Obama's false statements ever since he clinched his party's nomination.]

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