I find the thought of a Gore presidency absolutely scary. While the Democrats and the liberal media have faulted Bush for being in the pocket of “big oil,” they ignore the fact that Armand Hammer and Occidental Petroleum bankrolled Al Gore Sr. and bragged that Gore was in his pocket. Gore Jr. continued the association until Hammer’s death. By then, everyone knew that Hammer was a Soviet agent. Furthermore, the Gore family’s wealth was gained through big oil, in the name of Occidental Petroleum plus certain sweetheart deals with the Gores.
Second, Al Gore Jr., is an inveterate liar. He clearly has lied repeatedly about the Buddhist temple fundraiser. He also lied repeatedly and tried to dodge the issue of fundraising from the White House. He lied in 1996 when he said at the Democratic National Convention that after his sister’s death from lung cancer in 1984, he began to attack the tobacco industry. Simply not true.
Gore has raised tobacco and has accepted thousands in contributions from the industry – at least through 1990. In 1988, he made a pitch for funds to the industry in which he bragged about being a tobacco farmer and actually working in the fields.
In Oct. 1999 he claimed to have worked for a Nuclear Test Ban Treaty for 20 years. Yet in 1988, he opposed the ban and accused fellow Democrats of being out of touch for proposing one.
Which Al Gore are we to believe? Why all the lies, and there are many, many more that were mostly unnecessary. At least we can understand why Bill Clinton and Hillary lie.
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