Enter The Wayback Machine, Destination 2008
There’s a typo on the slide appearing at the end. Instead of “Create 5 million jobs” it should have said “Create or destroy 5 million jobs.”
And there’s more on the Candidate’s “no lobbyists” claim, this time from Politico:
BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees — $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.
On top of that, the oil giant has spent millions each year on lobbying — including $15.9 million last year alone — as it has tried to influence energy policy.
During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.
The sad punchline:
An Obama spokesman rejected the notion that the president took big oil money.