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Obama Speaks Gas Tax 'Truth' in Ind. and NC

Barack Obama is pushing his opposition to a gas tax holiday in a new ad called "Truth." Versions are airing in both Indiana and North Carolina.

The Obama campaign has also sent several e-mails citing Tom Freidman, an ABC news, and other sources who agree with the senator's position.

Here's some of what Obama says in the ad:

"I'm here to tell you the truth. We could suspend the gas tax for six months, but that's not going to bring down gas prices longterm. It's going to save about $25, $30. Or half a tank of gas.
That's typical of how Washington works. There's a problem, everybody's upset about gas prices. Let's find some short-term, quick fix that we can say we did something, even though we're not really doing anything."

"Truth" North Carolina:

"Truth" Indiana:

By Ed O'Keefe |  May 1, 2008; 11:09 AM ET Ad Watch , Barack Obama
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I love Obama because I am sick to tears of politicians pandering just as Clinton and McCain are now over the gas tax and not facing up to the hard choices. The gas tax cut is not only ineffectual but is counter productive and not supported by anyone who is expert on the topic. Go for it Barack!!!

Posted by: Rick Chirlin | May 1, 2008 11:44 AM

That one ad should earn him the nomination. To actually speak the truth: by implication to tell people they haven't thought it through: to refuse to pander to simple-minded populist sentiment. Wow. Is this man electable in an America where "no-one ever went broke under-estimating the intelligence of the average American"?

Posted by: Eric Yendall | May 1, 2008 12:18 PM

Energy crisis is EASY to solve, in the short term:
1. Have iraq reimburse US 100 billion Per year in low priced oil;
2. Eliminate tariffs on CHEAP Brazilian ethanol.
3. Lease US owned oil reserves to private industry for immediate marketing.
4. Get out of Iraq and eliminate the george "w" bush premium of $50 per bbl !
5. Charge rich Arab states for our "free" security services.

longterm: immediately federal plants for oil shale, exempt from enviro laws, purchase Mexican and Canadian oil fields and companies.

Posted by: philosopherkingtomas | May 1, 2008 2:57 PM

I can't believe people are still listening to the Clinton lies. Obama is the most sincere & intelligent choice that America has!

Posted by: FrankM | May 1, 2008 7:25 PM

Facts are a stubborn thing. Obama cannot close his 20 year old relationship with Wright because there is so much video evidence against it. On the TV program THE VIEW, Obama declared that Reverend Wright accepted that his views of America were inappropriate and mischaracterized, that his words had offended many people. Then weeks later Wright goes on a national Hate America Tour? This was either a blatant lie; Obama using clever semantics to avoid the main issue. Or worse, Obama was fooled by Wright which is kind of scary. That a possible next president can be played by a character such as Wright. Check the video evidence yourselves.


And if the video is not enough: Read this in politico.com which calls on Obama to state the truth.

Posted by: Leanza Cornett | May 3, 2008 4:30 PM

Barach Oboma was a follower of the Reverend Wright for a number of years and has talked on the good things the minister has done (in his opinion) but not much about the false accusations made by him and his church concerning their concern for the egregious acts they claim were committed by the U.S. Govt.
Now Barrach is affiliated with George Soros -his second and current mentor- whose views about our society and politics are well known by the liberal community. The latest speech made by Barach closely reflect George's views on his political science views namely the validity of our constitutional rights including- the right to bear arms and freedom of religion. Both of these are basic rights and not up for debate by anybody including junior senators.
I remember the Communists used to refer to our freedom of religion as a narcotic of the masses' .I am concerned that Barach's reference to religeon was a trial balloon to see how the public will react to Barach's/ George Soros political science opinions and the direction they want the United States to go. From what I have heard, the response hasn't been favorable to Oboma remarks and has instead resulted in a greater scrutiny by the citizens of the United States of his views, and his mentors namely the Reverend Wright-advisor on anti American views and George Soros- financial support, Tony Rezo- indited fixer and William Ayers- unrepentant terrorist.

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