Barack Obama says Nothing’s Changed
Barack Obama at last comes out and speaks to the camera in this ad outlining his long standing policies regarding fossil fuels and independence from the Middle East oil wells. Barack begins with the gas station queues of the past, showing large cars in the 1970s waiting for fuel. “Nothing’s changed”, he says.
“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.”
Clinton’s campaign has responded with the following statement:
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 wonâ€™t let them block change anymore.”
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Sen. Obama has received over $160,000 from the oil and gas companies. Two major bundlers for his campaign — George Kaiser and Robert Cavnar are oil company CEOs. Sen. Obama has accepted money from Exxon, Shell, BP, Chevron and just about every other major oil company. Just last month, Sen. Obama accepted another $8,400 from ExxonMobil, $12,370 from Chevron and $6,500 from British Petroleum.