Ryan Signals Lies Will Drive GOP Campaign
by Kevin_Foley
 Politics Progressive
August 30, 2012 12:10 PM | 1404 views | 12 12 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Associated Press fact checked Paul Ryan's acceptance speech last night and found seven falsehoods.
 
As noted by White House adviser Jim Messina in a letter to Obama supporters this morning, "He lied about Medicare. He lied about the Recovery Act. He lied about the deficit and debt. He even dishonestly attacked Barack Obama for the closing of a GM plant in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin -- a plant that closed in December 2008 under George W. Bush. He also failed to offer one constructive idea about what he would do to move the country forward."
 
We saw the blueprint for Ryan's fact-free presentation Tuesday night, when Sen. Rick Santorum, the failed GOP presidential candidate from Pennsylvania, falsely declared that Obama had abolished the work requirements for welfare.
 
He echoed a controversial ad the Romney campaign is running that aims to anger white working class voters in swing states by suggesting "welfare recipients" (GOP code for African-Americans) are getting free hand-outs from a black president in exchange for their votes. The spot has been denounced as a blatant lie by every independent fact checker.
 
To that, Romney pollster Neil Newhouse said, “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”
 
Messina offers an explanation as to why the Romney campaign is making the truth irrelevant this fall:
 
"The fact that this speech, on this huge stage, is this blatantly false represents a huge bet by the Romney campaign -- they've decided that facts, truth and reality will not be a brake on their campaign message. And they just signaled to the extremist billionaires and corporate interests that support them that they should go ahead and spend their hundreds of millions of dollars attacking Barack Obama with whatever lies can work."
 
The lies tell us all we need to know about the kind of president Mitt Romney would be if he's elected.
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Lib in Cobb
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September 05, 2012
The speakers nailed it last night at the DNC.

First Lady Michelle Obama nailed it, who President Obama is, was and what he will become. Lilly Ledbetter nailed her address about equal pay for women. Tammy Duckworth also nailed her speech about what President Obama means to the military. Deval Patrick had them standing in the aisles with his speech about the good President Obama has done for MA and the very not so good things Romney did to MA. Patrick's speech was a very clear look at why Romney does not discuss his years as governor in MA. Julian Castro, brought the house down about what can be accomplished if WE work together and the American dream. I will bet, Julian Castro will be the first Latino President of the United States.

The very obvious difference in the diversity of the audience between the RNC and the DNC was heart warming. There were more people of color and different ethnic origins and religions in one small section of the DNC compared to the entire Tampa arena at the RNC.
Kevin Foley
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September 04, 2012
@ Tired of the Whine (whoever you are) - I think I just heard someone on Fox say that. You recline, they opine.

Samuel Adams
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September 04, 2012
Just six words:

Failed policies. Failed presidency.

Vote Romney.

Tired of the whine
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September 04, 2012
Kev, by the year 2045, the big liberal programs you claim are just fine the way they are (social security, medicaid, medicare, Obamacare) will consume EVERY bit of America's tax revenue -- EVERY SINGLE DIME.

The Democrats have no plan to fix this. You people lala kumbaya your way into disaster, while the Republicans like Paul Ryan DO have a plan to put things back on track. You are blinded by hatred of those who are more successful than you, which you wrongly believe are conservative Republicans. Wake up and realize that the party you choose to defend is taking us down the road to chaos, divisiveness and destitution.

Success is good, Kev. Responsibility is good, Kev. Spending without end is evil, Kev. Smell the coffee.
Lib in Cobb
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September 02, 2012
The GOP has stated that they will not let fact checkers influence their campaign. In other words, don't let the facts get your way. Fact: The Janesville, WI GM plant was closed in December of 2008, George was still in office. President Obama did not take office until January 20, 2009. Fact: Ryan never ran a sub three hour marathon. Fact: Medicare will be dismantled under the Ryan/Romney plan, the idea that seniors will be give a $6000 voucher to pay for their healthcare insurance is ridiculous. Trying finding healthcare insurance for $6000 per year, it is non-existent.
Devlin Adams
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August 31, 2012
Really now, Foley aka Lib don;t you tbink you are carrying the narcissistic behavior a little far, with ths one, supposedly from Lib.

"Kevin: Great article, thank you.".

Lib in Cobb
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August 31, 2012
Heck of a job last night by Clint, talking to an empty chair. That was special, is this guy practicing to be institutionalized. I am glad he is part of the maddening crowd of Repubs. Good luck.

Talking to a chair, weeeeee!
Kevin Foley
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August 31, 2012
anonymous - As George Costanza says, "If you believe it then it's not a lie." Enjoy!
anonymous
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August 31, 2012
Hollywood may have run out of summer hits, but an anti-Obama documentary is helping to fill the gap. Even Hollywood can’t protect its iconic president that talked up hope and change in 2008.

Dinesh D’Souza interviewing one of Obama’s relatives in Africa - As someone who was born there: GO SEE THIS MOVIE!

He is
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August 31, 2012
A fact checker too- a quick fact check of the AP reveals that they are another shameless mob of lying lberals who spin th Obam web.
Lib in Cobb
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August 30, 2012
The Ryan lie which I get the biggest laugh from, is the lie about they are not going to change Medicare, they are going to make it better. Meanwhile the Ryan plan includes MILLIONS of $ in reductions to the programs which help the most needy, the very sick, the very old, children with significant disabilities.
Lib in Cobb
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August 30, 2012
Kevin: Great article, thank you.
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