Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Obama's Slick Oil Ad

"The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different." Aldous Huxley

The more things change, the more they remain the same. Barack Obama supporters say he's a fresh face with a whole different view of politics. Not. So. Fast.

Obama's latest and most ubiquitous ad, in which he declaims self-righteously, "I don't take money from oil companies," isn't exactly correct, according to FactCheck.org and the Center for Responsive Politics.

In fact it's illegal for any federal candidate to take corporate money. So Hillary Clinton and John McCain don't take money from oil companies either.

Except they do. And so does Barack Obama.

How? The old fashioned way -- through individuals who work for oil companies. And with the help of their campaign "bundlers" who gather large contributions from groups of corporate fat cats.

Ahem. Politics as usual.

It's all here FactCheck.org: Obama's Oil Spill.

I have a news flash for those who get all high and mighty about Obama as New Breed of Politician: Nothing. Has. Changed.

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