Paul Ryan: Why let facts get in the way of a few good one-liners

TAMPA, FL — GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan delivered his speech of a lifetime in Tampa last night. It might be better described as the lie of a lifetime. With every statement he made, his lies got bigger and bigger. But why let facts get in the way of a few good one-liners.

Here is a rundown of some of Paul Ryan’s lies from last night.

“President Barack Obama came to office during an economic crisis, as he has reminded us a time or two. Those were very tough days, and any fair measure of his record has to take that into account. My home state voted for President Obama. When he talked about change, many people liked the sound of it, especially in Janesville, where we were about to lose a major factory.

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.”

What Ryan didn’t say…

Our nominee Mitt Romney wouldn’t have done anything about that plant anyway. In fact, he said that we should have let the auto industry fail rather than bail it out. There is that tiny detail that Obama made no such promise and the plant ceased most production in December 2008 and completely in April 2009. But why let facts get in the way of a good one-liner.

Paul Ryan said…

“The first troubling sign came with the stimulus. It was President Obama’s first and best shot at fixing the economy, at a time when he got everything he wanted under one-party rule. It cost $831 billion – the largest one-time expenditure ever by our federal government.”

What Ryan didn’t say…

Well, not really everything he wanted. My Republican colleagues in the Senate made sure to cut the amount he wanted, by about 30%. But why let the facts get in the way of a good one-liner.

Paul Ryan said…

“It went to companies like Solyndra, with their gold-plated connections, subsidized jobs, and make-believe markets. 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.”

What Ryan didn’t say…

“The stimulus saved more than 365,000 education related jobs and in 2009 I requested some of that gold-plated stimulus to subsidize jobs in the real-world market of energy conservation for businesses in my district. But why let the fact s get in the way of a good one-liner.”

Paul Ryan said…

“You would think that any president, whatever his party, would make job creation, and nothing else, his first order of economic business. But this president didn’t do that. Instead, we got a long, divisive, all-or-nothing attempt to put the federal government in charge of health care.”

What Ryan didn’t say…

I know my Republican colleagues in the House found it was more important to vote to repeal Obamacare 33 times rather than vote on jobs even once. But why let the facts get in the way of a good one liner.

Paul Ryan said…

“You see, even with all the hidden taxes to pay for the health care takeover, even with new taxes on nearly a million small businesses, the planners in Washington still didn’t have enough money. They needed more. They needed hundreds of billions more. So, they just took it all away from Medicare. Seven hundred and sixteen billion dollars, funneled out of Medicare by President Obama. An obligation we have to our parents and grandparents is being sacrificed, all to pay for a new entitlement we didn’t even ask for. The greatest threat to Medicare is Obamacare, and we’re going to stop it.”

What Ryan didn’t say…

Now I know that those cuts to Medicare, which were included in Obamacare to help offset the cost, are the same cuts I included in my budget plan (but without any expansion of health care coverage). You know, the same budget plan that moves America’s seniors in ten years to a voucher program eviscerating the obligation we have to our parents and grandparents for their health care in old age. But again, why let the facts get in the way of a good one-liner.

  4 comments for “Paul Ryan: Why let facts get in the way of a few good one-liners

  1. August 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    omg – that speech was so full of baloney it was hard to watch. and you know he cannot believe everything that comes out of his own mouth

  2. August 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm

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  3. RHackett
    August 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Paul Ryan is the embodiment of everything a modern Republican hopes to be. He talks like he cares about the nation, pockets the money at every turn, and never seems to be held accountable when his actions are 180-degrees from his words.

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