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Obama Hits Clinton Back on Oil Money

Responding to Hillary Clinton's televised attack regarding political donations from the oil industry, Barack Obama is now airing "Dime" across Pennsylvania.

"Across Pennsylvania families are struggling. What's Hillary Clinton's answer? The same old politics. Misleading negative ads. "The truth? It's Barack Obama who's taken on the oil companies, worked to strip away their tax breaks as they run up record profits, and demanded higher gas mileage standards. "And Obama's the only candidate who doesn't take a dime from oil company PACs or lobbyists. And that's change we can believe in."

Obama is also airing an ad in response to Clinton's ads about his "bitter" comments.

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  April 16, 2008; 2:55 PM ET Ad Watch , Barack Obama
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Sen. Obama is a LIAR!. He has not taken a dime from single oil company but he has taken thousands from its executive and employees.As if there is a difference.

Obama is the typical corrupt politician, treating the people as naive and stupid.

Posted by: tim591 | April 17, 2008 2:33 PM

I hope no one is stupid enough to think that every politician is going to do everything they say,but what we do have to realize at least if we are going to be lied to lets not be lied to by the same ole' people. We must give Barack a chance he is the only HOPE left for Washington,and besides we need to add some color to those White House Walls,and picture. We need to show all children that not only can a caucausian become president, but anybody can if they are willing to do what it take. We want to change racisim we must start by instilling it in our children, and taking them to the White House where there is only one race represented is not The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA(ONE AMERICA) HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE when there is only one race that is displayed that's not the only history that should be remembered.

Posted by: Kristy4Barack | April 17, 2008 7:27 PM

The fact that employees of ANY company in this country support Obama doesn't mean that he is doing anything wrong or that he then owes those EMPLOYEES anything! I am an employee of a company who donates to Obama because I believe in him with all of my heart - except for the unemployed, we ALL who donate to Obama's campaign, are employees! What a stupid remark by tim591 as though this means that Obama is a liar - pathetic statment!

Posted by: Jayne - Boca Raton, Fl | April 17, 2008 9:52 PM

There is a huge difference. It would be highly immoral to discriminate against the donation of one individual vs another. But he *is* doing all he can practically do to eliminate oil influence. As to lying, of course he isn't he was very specific about saying that he refuses money from organizations not individuals. I'm glad he doesn't discriminate against individuals based upon their employment.

I think its fine that people are voting for Obama with their dollars,too. The fact that he can convince people that he is awesome enough that he deserves their hard-earned money is more to his credit.

Its too bad Hillary can't do that and has to take her money from lobbyists, organizations, and Bush-style $-bundlers. Of course according to Hillary "lobbyists are people too" LoLoLoL

Posted by: Patrick | April 18, 2008 8:03 PM

tim591. are you serious?

You don't know the difference?

Very telling indeed.

Posted by: Vance McDaniel | April 19, 2008 6:12 AM

Hillary: the candidate who hasn't found a dollar she is willing to turn down. Imagine, she and her fans trying to set moral standards for the rest of us.

Posted by: svbreeder | April 19, 2008 8:01 PM

9986.3 in reply to 9986.2

I hope more American voters open their eyes and see Obama what he is.

He runs his campaign on propaganda, lies, twisted facts and misleading many.

If you take away his speeches there is not much there.

His work record sucks, 6 times in Illinois he voted wrong on important bills, said he pushed the wrong button.
In The US Senate he mostly votes Present.

He gets confused

Some one God Damns America - He calls you a racist for getting upset about it.

Then turns around and forgives the person God Damning America.

He refuses to show any customary signs of Patriotism. Whats the big deal, why can't he? Would it Embarrass him? Is he ashamed to?

He is not ashamed or embarrassed to take
campaign contributions from people especially the poor, take you vote,

He is selling enough Obama Tee shirts and paraphernalia and people wearing that.

Some times it is important for more than words.

Take away his speeches and what do you have


Posted by: seah | April 20, 2008 12:06 AM

Obama has taken money from anyone.

He did have to Fast track some money from his friend 250k worth. Money from Rezko who got if from Auchi.

A crook and a Muslim

How much more dirty money did Obama get. Bundle under someone else.

Obama boast most of his money came from poor small donors. I thought he always wanted to help the poor. He is not above taking it though.

Posted by: seah | April 20, 2008 12:12 AM

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