America is screwed!
That's what I learned watching the GOP convention last night. About 5 minutes into Paul Ryan's speech I had to go outside to check to see if my neighborhood was in flames but, apparently, the seniors in my town haven't yet started rioting for their Medicare (which Ryan claims he's trying to protect) funds that Obama is stealing.
Well, saving, stealing – same thing, right?
As Romney's pollster, Neil Newhouse said on ABC yesterday – "We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers." and that was the perfect prelude to the BS festival that was held yesterday at the GOP convention.
“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.” – Ryan
OK folks, this isn't a guy misspeaking, this is what Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney and 20 of the country's best speechwriters (well, best Conservative speech-writers – which is, I admit, a terrible mental handicap to overcome) decided to say to America in THE most important speech of their lives. Opening with suck a blatant lie pretty much sets the tone for this campaign, don't you think? Obama was not at the plant October of 2008, it was February, he did not say anything of the sort AND the plant closed in December of 2008 – NOT when Obama was President.
Interestingly, Ryan test-drove this statement on August 16th in Ohio and was blasted for it by fact-checkers at the time but, as Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels used to say: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." It's nice to see the GOP embracing the classics. Goebbels said: “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over” like "Drill Baby Drill," "Job Creators" or "Obamacare."
Ryan slammed the president for not supporting a deficit commission report the same one that he himself, as a member of the committee, had…