Check your facts, Mr. President. Oil imports are down
"We import more oil today than ever before."
The president maligns middle-schoolers unfairly
"In eighth grade math, we’ve fallen to ninth place."
Yes, there is
"There is no disagreement that we need action by our government, a recovery plan that will help to jump-start the economy."
Obama knows McCain's intentions better than McCain?
"Senator McCain would pay for part of his (health care) plan by making drastic cuts in Medicare — $882-billion worth."
Centerpiece? More like a side dish
"The centerpiece of Senator McCain's education policy is to increase the voucher program in D.C. by 2,000 slots."
A major distortion on McCain's policy
Under John McCain's health care plan, people get a $5,000 tax credit to buy a $12,000 health care policy, and "that's a loss for you."
Obama ad wrong about McCain abortion charge
John McCain accused Barack Obama "of letting infants die."
Unused acres aren't necessarily being ignored
"Oil companies ...currently have 68-million acres that they're not using."
Obama ad distorts McCain's stem cell position
McCain "has opposed stem cell research."
Obama overstates McCain's plan, whatever that is
"But if my opponent had his way, the millions of Floridians who rely on it would've had their Social Security tied up in the stock market this week."
Abortion numbers have gone down
"The fact is that although we have had a president who is opposed to abortion over the last eight years, abortions have not gone down.''
68 million acres isn't going untouched
Oil companies "haven't touched" 68 million acres where they already have rights to drill.
Obama inflates this tire claim
Fully inflating tires is "a step that every expert says would absolutely reduce our oil consumption by 3 to 4 percent."
McCain opposes taxes but hasn't commented on bill
John McCain refuses to support a new bipartisan energy bill "because it would take away tax breaks from oil companies like Exxon Mobil."
This dog won't hunt
The U.S. government spends less on energy innovation "than the pet food industry invests in its own products."
No shortage of choppers for floods
"Our National Guard, as we saw in the Midwest flooding, can't function as effectively as it could. I was talking to National Guard representatives. Fifteen of their 17 helicopters in this region were overseas during the flooding."
Maybe not a lot, but Obama held fundraisers
"I think we came down here (to Florida) one time ... but we weren't actively fundraising here."
Obama contradicts previously stated pin philosophy
"I have never said that I don't wear flag pins or refuse to wear flag pins."
Not the same old Bush plan
"He's promising four more years of an administration that will push for the privatization of Social Security..."
Straight talk, twisted
"We are bogged down in a war that John McCain now suggests might go on for another 100 years."
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