Monday, March 31, 2008

Obama Takes Money From Oil and Energy Executives and Their Employees

The hypocrisy is extremely foul when Barack Obama opens his mouth. I will not allow him to get a pass for his blatant deceit or his so-called "white lies."

In this week constant evolution of remaking Barack Obama, the noted Senator from Illinois is projecting himself as the candidate that will bring energy independence because he is not "in bed" with any oil or energy companies.

I saw an Obama ad that was aired on in Pennsylvania called "nothing's changed," which detail his energy proposal. In the ad he stated, "I don't take money from oil companies or Washington lobbyists, and I won't let them block change anymore."

In his ad, Obama states, "Since the gas lines of the '70's, Democrats and Republicans have talked about energy independence, but nothing's changed 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. They'll pay a penalty on windfall profits. We'll invest in alternative energy, create jobs and free ourselves from foreign oil."

This ad is full of half truths and lies. It is true that he doesn't take campaign contributions from oil companies. In fact it is illegal for any corporation to give money to politicians. For a company to give money to a politician, the corporation has to develop a political action committee (PAC) that collects donations from employees and then donate it to the candidate of their choice.

It is true that Obama doesn't collect money from PACs and he doesn't take bribe money from lobbyists, but he does take money directly from executives and employees of oil companies. Fox News exposed that two of Obama fund-raising campaign managers are oil executives, Robert Cavnar of the Houston-based Mission resources Corp., and George Kaiser of the Tulsa-based Kaiser-Francis Oil Company. It is determined that Obama received close to $220,000 from oil and gas company employees and their families.

Further research showed that Obama received close to $40,000 from Exxon Mobil employees. Most of the donations were less than $300, but you can imagine how many employees from the Exxon Mobil Corporation who volunteered or forced in donating to Obama's campaign. You can see it from the Federal Election Commission record website if you want to further research your candidate. Oh, in regards to Hillary Clinton, Exxon Mobil employees gave her approximately $15,000. Now, you can wonder which candidate the oil companies favor the most.

The myth and the legend of Barack Obama are starting to come apart from the seams. Do not fall victim by his charm. He is a skilled politician with the tongue of Satan. But in time, all the cards will be dealt on the table and he won't have a chance to hide.