Ryan’s speech was a true “liar, liar, pants on fire” moment in the GOP Convention. The news and Internet are abuzz with just how dishonest his speech was. The Republicans love the Ten Commandments except for the pesky “thou shalt not bear false witness” thing……….well, that and the adultery nonsense.
Paul Ryan’s breathtakingly dishonest speech – PostPartisan – The Washington Post
Yesterday, at an ABC News panel, Mitt Romney pollster Neil Newhouse said, “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.” Wednesday’s speech from Paul Ryan certainly took that disdain for truth to heart, as his address was filled with falsehoods from start to finish.
Let’s start with the chronologically impossible. Ryan spoke about the GM plant in his hometown of Janesville:
A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: “I believe that if our government is there to support you … this plant will be here for another hundred years.” That’s what he said in 2008.
Well, as it turned out, that plant didn’t last another year. It is locked up and empty to this day. And that’s how it is in so many towns today, where the recovery that was promised is nowhere in sight.