After touting ethics and a growing clean-energy workforce, the ad notes this interesting factoid:
For the first time in 13 years, our dependence on foreign oil is below 50%.Now, this statement is a fact. And the ad is careful enough to avoid saying Barack Obama is responsible for this reduction. And he isn't. The main reason dependence on foreign oil is below 50% is that those "oil billionaires" (even the secretive ones) have ramped up production in the U.S. as technology has improved.
Clean-energy progress is a good thing. Being less dependent on foreign oil is a good thing. And smacking around oil executives in an ad is a smart strategy when coaxing money out of Democratic donors. But keep in mind, oil and gas companies "support" 9.2 million jobs, according to the American Petroleum Institute (which, yes, has its own agenda). That's a lot of voters.