Strong talking point meets messy reality
The U.S. has a "record number of oil rigs operating right now – more working oil and gas rigs than the rest of the world combined."
— PolitiFact Florida
Decline in dependence due to several factors
"For the first time in 13 years, our dependence on foreign oil is below 50 percent."
— PolitiFact Ohio
Top spot partly GM's luck — and it's contested
"(After the auto bailout) General Motors is back on top as the world’s No. 1 automaker."
He kept one promise. Others have lagged
Says PolitiFact has said he "kept a campaign promise to toughen ethics rules."
Some fuel for thought
President Barack Obama "put in place historic fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks to lower costs at the pump and reduce dependence on foreign oil."
He did sign a bill, but it was fairly limited
Says he lived up to a 2008 promise when he "closed corporate tax loopholes that were sending profits overseas."
A lot depends on definition of "lobbyist"
"We don't take a dime from D.C. lobbyists or special-interest PACs -- never have and never will."
Not all Obama's doing
"Because of Barack Obama the mission in Iraq ended."
Yes, though prices had already been on long-term upward curve
The Arab Spring … "drove up gas prices."
Growing scientific sentiment that there's a link
Says Texas wildfires are linked to climate change.
It can happen, but it's not clear how frequently
"A construction worker who’s making $50 or $60 grand a year shouldn’t be paying higher tax rates than the guy who’s making $50 million a year. And that’s how it’s working right now."
Winning the battles but losing the war?
The United States "won every major battle" of the Vietnam War. "Every single one."
He'd be right if he'd phrased it differently
The debt ceiling deal will result in "the lowest level of annual domestic spending since Dwight Eisenhower was president."
Into uncharted territory
Social Security and other federal checks may not go out on Aug. 3 if the debt ceiling is not increased.
Yes, but was it a cause and effect?
Says that when President Bill Clinton raised the top tax rates to levels now proposed by Obama, the country experienced significant job growth.
Bin Laden declared holy war against its then-president
"Bin Laden had declared war against Pakistan."
Depends on parameters/years picked
"In the last decade, the average income of the bottom 90 percent of all working Americans actually declined. The top 1 percent saw their income rise by an average of more than a quarter of a million dollars each."
Lots of debt, but most estimates fall well short of $1 trillion
"By the end of this decade, the interest we owe on our debt could rise to nearly $1 trillion."
It depends on your definition of "regime change"
"Regime change (in Iraq) took eight years"
True, but he ignores a decline that's already begun
"Oil production from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico reached an all-time high" in 2010.
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