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On the other hand, to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to facts, Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech. On this measure, while it was  Romney who ran the Olympics, Ryan earned the gold.

"At least a quarter of Americans still don’t know who Paul Ryan is."

Frankly I'm not sure why such ignorant people are allowed to vote.

I love the three words Fox News uses to describe Paul Ryan: Dazzling, Deceiving, Distracting.

Pants on fire!!!

Good to see that Paul Ryan doesn't let the truth interfere with rhetoric:

While Ryan tried to pin the downgrade of the United States’ credit rating on spending under President Obama, the credit rating was actually downgraded because Republicans threatened not to raise the debt ceiling.


I'm sticking this guy in the Jerk Store.

5 Paul Ryan fibs is just the beginning.

Paul Ryan is the second coming of Richard Nixon:

There's a lot of old Dick Nixon in young Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from Janesville, Wisconsin. It was always floating around the edges of my perception as I listened to his well-crafted, competently delivered, and virtually substance-free acceptance speech on Wednesday night.

There was the crass connection to "the working men and women," like himself. The way his voice drops and his eyes glow when he starts talking about the America in which he grew up, where he flipped burgers and washed floors and dreamed very big dreams.

There is the obvious effort to... connect, a gift for a simulacrum of empathy that is just inches away from actual sincerity, but which sells on the screen like someone who truly cares about you, his fellow struggling Americans.

But it wasn't until he started tearing up that it all came together for me.

The difference, of course, is that Nixon was deeply, authentically marked by deep and authentic poverty and deprivation. He came by his ultimately self-destructive neuroses honestly.

Read more about the zombie-eyed granny starver:

This part of Paul Ryan's speechifying is dripping with deceit:

College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life. Everyone who feels stuck in the Obama economy is right to focus on the here and now. And I hope you understand this too, if you're feeling left out or passed by: You have not failed, your leaders have failed you.

Listen to the way we're spoken to already, as if everyone is stuck in some class or station in life, victims of circumstances beyond our control, with government there to help us cope with our fate. It's the exact opposite of everything I learned growing up in Wisconsin, or at college in Ohio. When I was waiting tables, washing dishes, or mowing lawns for money, I never thought of myself as stuck in some station in life. I was on my own path, my own journey, an American journey where I could think for myself, decide for myself, define happiness for myself. That's what we do in this country. That's the American Dream. That's freedom, and I'll take it any day over the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners.

That's the real Paul Ryan peeking out right there, a man who believes Social Security, Medicare, and almost every social program since the New Deal the product of some "central planner".

During the whole time Paul Ryan was on his own path, his own journey, the American journey where he could think for himself, decide for himself, and define happiness for himself, every rough road was made smooth by his reliance on Social Security survivor's benefits that came to his family upon the death of his father.

Paul Ryan knows, in his Randian soul, that he once was a moocher, that in many ways he remains a moocher, and perhaps it galls him just a bit.

fact check!

"...comprehensive guide of every single lie, misrepresentation, or omission from the speech, in the order they were delivered:

* GM plant — Ryan: blamed Obama for the closing of GM plant in his hometown of Janesville, Wis. Truth: One of the biggest whoppers of the night, the plant closed before Obama was even sworn into office. His position also contradicts the Republicans’ position of opPposing President Obama’s auto rescue.

* Stimulus — Ryan: “The stimulus was a case of political patronage, corporate welfare, and cronyism at their worst. You, the working men and women of this country, were cut out of the deal.” Truth: The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said the stimulus created 3.3 million jobs. Four out of five economists agree. Ryan himself wrote letters requesting stimulus money, then lied about it.

*Medicare — Ryan: “Seven hundred and sixteen billion dollars, funneled out of Medicare by President Obama.” Truth: As we’ve pointed out many times, Obamacare doesn’t raid Medicare and Ryan’s plan would do a lot more to ruin Medicare. One of the biggest lies of the campaign.

Obamacare — Ryan: “You see, even with all the hidden taxes to pay for the health care takeover…” Truth: Politifact called the “government takeover” of healthcare meme their “lie of the year” in 2010."

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Once Paul Ryan gave himself permission to say whatever, I wonder why he stopped himself from saying they're going to cut taxes to zero, completely eliminate the debt, and create 30 million jobs in the process.

I mean, if you're going to make stuff up, why not go for broke?

It must be great to be Paul Ryan.

Once you don't need to live in reality, anything is possible.

See 5 Paul Ryan hypocrisies.

here's the story of Ryan the moocher, he was a red hot VP schmoozer. He was the roughest toughest con, but his lies did the people wrong...

hi di hi di hi di ho

The descriptions of the speech from other observers, meanwhile, ranged from "factually shaky" to "fibs" to "lies":

Well, for starters, there were once again the claims that Obamacare cuts $716 billion of benefits from Medicare and that Paul Ryan wants to preserve Medicare. The truth is that Obamacare reduces payments to hospitals and doctors by $716 billion, not benefits.* Also, far from preserving Medicare, after a 10-year grace period, Romney and Ryan want to radically change it.

Then Ryan blamed S&P's downgrade of US debt on Obama, when S&P explained explicitly that its downgrade was the result of Congressional Republicans -- Ryan included -- threatening to cause the country to default.

Then Ryan accused Obama of lying to voters in his home state by promising to keep a GM plant open for "hundreds of years" after he was elected, only to have it closed in the first year. The truth is that GM announced that it was closing the plant before Obama took office.

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Condi Rice made the Republicans look good.

Paul Ryan made the Republicans look shameless.

I like the RNC Daily Show intro...A Party too patriotic for facts...

watch it

Jeb Bush 2016? Why not Zoidberg?


I'm thinking someone on Fox went rogue....

Well, it's been great for ratings.

Someone told me that they do include a liberal article for "balance" but it usually does not receive this much attention. Also, a conservative family member drew my attention to a article refuting the GM plant closing point. I guess both this original article which uses a detriot news source and were incomplete in their answer.

Yeah, I do wonder what the angle is. Page views?

I guess I'm missing something. The Obama administration bailed out GM despite Republican protestations. One plant's closing is more of a GM restructuring issue, right?

yes, but there is a misquote saying that Obama promised to save the plant.

I just wanted someone else to emphasize that. :-)

Why focus on substantive issues when we can focus on eastwooding?

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