And people believe the campaigners who know what they saying is false (they are not unintelligent or uninformed).
Interesting considering that the oil lobby gave to Republicans this last election cycle by more then a three to one margin, and the oil lobby is second only to the National Rifle Association in lobbyist and number one in dollars spent in Washington.
Obama is being criticized for the lack of job growth, and criticized for programs that did create jobs (and will even more over time) by calling it a "failed" stimulus and "failed" job bail out program.
He is being criticized for the human and monetary costs begun under the Bush Administration, for stimulus programs also begun under Bush and a "failed" health care program most of which has not even taken effect and which has had no impact on health care costs (but of course Republicans now blame Obama for normal increases in rates by insurance companies and health care providers).
It's not about reality, but perception; about truth but positioning; about facts but reality but who wins in the end ("the end justifies the means...to hell with ethics and morals...")