Thursday, August 7, 2008

Exxon-Obama

Via Jim Geraghty at Campaign Spot, we have this from Jake Tapper at ABC:

As we close up a week wherein Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, on the stump and in a TV ad accused rival Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., of being "in the pocket of big oil," and doing the industry's bidding -- not to mention a week during which the Democratic National Committee launched an Exxon-McCain '08 website to drive home this Democratic talking point -- the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics points out that the issue is a bit more complicated than it first would appear.

McCain has received three times more money from the oil industry in general -- $1.3 million for McCain compared to approximately $394,000 for Obama. But that said, Obama has received more campaign cash than McCain has from the employees of some of the biggest oil companies -- Exxon, Chevron and BP.

This might seem to complicate Obama's continual use of Exxon-Mobil on the stump.

Geraghty's post is titled:

Time to Create an Exxon-Obama SIte

Sorry we don't have time to create an entire site, but perhaps this will help...

Exxon-Obama

What's next, we find out that Obama is a puppet of Dick Cheney?


MORE: We had an actual point to make but forgot to do so at the time, rushing to get the logo posted. So we did so in a new post.

16 comments:

  1. Let's face it, campaign donation is bribery. The smart ones bribed both parties, the non-smart ones, like Microsoft in its previous life, bribed no one. What did Microsoft get for not contributing? Endless Congressional hearings. Seems now the only reliable single party contributors are the unions, especially the teachers' union. Because they know nobody dares to haul them in front of C-SPAN.

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  2. Have the employees had record profits this year? Do they have lobbying organizations? Do they get massive tax breaks from the government?

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  3. Yo hit, you've hit it bigtime!

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  4. This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of big money corporations donating to Obama and the Democrats. Look these corporations aren't stupid. They follow the Newsweek glamour stories and jump on the momentum. The sheeps are all voting for Democrats so give to the Democrats. Murtha as a case in point. He's dishing out the earmark dough.

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  5. This is Karl Rove's doing, making sure Obama gets more money from Big Oil than McCain so McCain can call him a hypocrite.

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  6. Is this Obama thing going to blow up before the convention? Is the Hillary thing not quite over?

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  7. I wonder how Obama is going to explain all of the oil industry lobbyists working for him.

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  8. I am interested in the level and the amount of the contributions. It is one thing for the corporation, its directors, officers and C-level employees to make large donations and make their corporate connections clear. It is another for lower level employees to be making private contributions.

    BTW, one of the other anonymous writers presented a link purporting to show links between Obama and oil industry lobbyists. I followed the link and cannot find that connection. I only saw the connection to McCain. Please provide additional information.

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  9. But what does this data actually mean? From the way it reads, the companies have given McCain money as corporate campaign donations. That makes sense, given that he's abandoned his former political stances of eight years ago for the neocon cowtowing of the Bush administration. But the employees have given more money to Obama. I could work for a shop that butchers kittens, and my campaign donation is still my donation, not that of the kitten butchering industry.

    Way to twist data into an accusation. Good job. You can't beat him with truth, so you do it with spin.

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  10. Agreed. There is a lot of truth here. It is clear that the industry supports McCain, and its workers support Obama.

    To me it seems that McCain is "in the pocket" of the industry, and Obama is "in the pocket" of the voters.

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  11. Is anyone interested in the facts? If so, click the link below. Warning, some may not like what they hear, no spin, just facts

    http://www.factcheck.org/just-the-facts/paris_britney_the_facts.html

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  12. Money from people who work for a company does not equal money from a company.

    Of course, anyone smart should understand that, right?

    Right?

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  13. Of course the unions are doing the same thing only worse .They give the Union dues to the Dems and make the members contribute even more for Obuma. The problem is that they coerce the Repub members to give to Obuma on pain of losing their jobs

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  14. let me make this crap clear. big difference between corporation money or pac money from ordinary workers who want to support a candidate. they may work for oil companies or any big corporation their money is a lot cleaner than oil lobbyist.

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