Sunday, May 23, 2010

US Politicians tied to Big Oil

US Politicians tied to Big Oil

Today while reading my one favorite sites The Immoral Minority, I was shocked Sarah Palin was quoted and I agreed with her! OK.

Quote Sarah Palin

"I don't know why the question isn't asked by the mainstream media and by others if there is any connection with the contributions made to President Obama and his administration, and the support by the oil companies to the administration," Palin added, "If there is any connection there to President Obama taking so dog-gone long to get in there and dive in there and grasp the complexity and the potential tragedy that we are seeing here in the Gulf of Mexico."

One must agree with her, but we must take that farther and take time to see how much money Big Oil puts in to politics in the US, we know that besides influencing our politicians that Big Oil actually has put Oilmen in government.

Oil: The Bushes' ties to John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil go back 100 years, when Rockefeller made Buckeye Steel Castings wildly successful by convincing railroads that carried their oil to buy heavy equipment from Buckeye. George H. Walker helped refurbish the Soviet oil industry in the 1920s, and Prescott Bush acquired experience in the international oil business as a 22-year director of Dresser Industries. George H.W. Bush, in turn, worked for Dresser and ran his own offshore oil-drilling business, Zapata Offshore. George W. Bush mostly raised money from investors for oil businesses that failed. Currently, the family's oil focus is principally in the Middle East.

A quick look at the history of Rockefeller's Standard oil from Wikipedia,

Standard Oil was a predominant American integrated oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company. Established in 1870 as a corporation in Ohio, it was the largest oil refiner in the world and operated as a major company trust and was one of the world's first and largest multinational corporations until it was broken up by the United States Supreme Court in 1911. John D. Rockefeller was a founder, chairman and major shareholder, and the company made him the richest man in modern history.

Sarah Palin would like MSM to look into Obama's campaign contributions, lets take a quick peek to see if her concerns are warranted.

Barack Obama (D)

Has received $898,251 in oil contributions during the 2008 election campaign. $0 of those dollars were from industry PACS.

Sarah Palin pointed us toward the truth, but a closer look makes her look bad and shows she is lying through omission, just look at the following fact:

John S. McCain
Has received $2,402,937 in oil contributions during the 2008 election campaign. $52,200 of those dollars were from industry PACS.

Yes! her running mate in the 2008 presidential election campaign got nearly three times the Big Oil campaign contributions as Barrack Obama. But the far darker side of this is you can see that BIG Oil hedged their bet by making sure they had influence by contributing to both Party candidates!


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