Tuesday, June 17, 2008

McCain=Oil Company Shill

By: Harry Waisbren

Here's a new Brave New Films video in their Real McCain series that exposes how he's become a shill for the oil companies (via Think Progress):

Faiz at Think Progress helps expose how "this afternoon in Houston, John McCain is delivering a “speech to energy industry leaders.” Seeking to boost his cash-strapped campaign, McCain appears to be ditching his principles in favor of policies more palatable to oil interests. A whopping 74 percent of McCain’s lifetime campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry has come since he announced for president."

This is a great line of attack considering the oil crisis has gotten so bad that drivers at heading to Mexico in search of cheaper gas. McCain will hope to obfuscate the fact that gas prices have soared under Bush's rule. All of this is particularly disconcerting considering McCain has already implied that we did, in fact, invade Iraq for oil when he said:
My friends, I will have an energy policy that we will be talking about, which will eliminate our dependence on oil from the Middle East that will — that will then prevent us — that will prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East.
McCain has become simply another oil-greased politician who wants to continue occupying oil rich countries on the American taxpayers' dime while we receive none of the benefits. Anyone arguing that there is no difference between the Democratic and Republican parties needs to wake up, as our country is in desperate need of ending the war profiteering and right now the Democrats are our only shot of doing this any time soon.

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