At issue is an ad in which he makes the false and simplistic claim, “I don’t take money from oil companies or lobbyists.”
The Clinton campaign called him on it, noting that he has in fact received thousands of dollars from oil companies. But Obama is sticking to the deception, lamely claiming this represents independent contributions from individual workers, not oil company lobbyists.
But according to NBC and Obama’s own website a couple of Obama’s big money bundlers are oil executives. Robert Cavnar, CEO of a Texas oil company named Mission Resources Corp., raised $50,000-$100,000 for the campaign. George Kaiser, billionaire CEO at Kaiser-Francis Oil Company, raised the same amount.
Are CEO’s of oil companies the individual workers Obama is talking about? Will the press call him on this lie? Probably not, since he has yet to even receive flak for changing his story several times about Rezko‘s real fund raising role.