We keep track so you don’t have to. Some of the lowlights so far, in no particular order.
- Some Republicans falsely claimed Obama was slowing the cleanup by not waiving the Jones Act, which actually doesn’t apply to the cleanup operations.
- Obama said he issued a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf. Not quite. Much drilling continues.
- A Republican governor keeps saying the spill is the first big blowout in the Gulf, failing to note a 1979 disaster that continued for 10 months, and numerous smaller blowouts.
- A DNC ad claimed that a GOP lawmaker spoke for his party when he said BP deserves an apology. But that apology had already been rejected by other leading Republicans.
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