Have the Republicans simply given up on telling the truth? Certainly it seems that way when even Fox News can't avoid reporting that "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"
The worst of Ryan's many whoppers? Easy.
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.
But as every credible and honest reporter on the planet has pointed out, the plant closed BEFORE OBAMA BECAME PRESIDENT!
Jonathan Cohen adds By the way, nobody questions that, if not for the Obama Administration’s decision to rescue Chrysler and GM, the domestic auto industry would have crumbled. Credible estimates suggested that the rescue saved more than a million jobs. Unemployment in Michigan and Ohio, the two states with the most auto jobs, have declined precipitously.
So how's that for chutzpah? Obama saves the car industry and over 1 million jobs, yet Ryan chastises him on national TV for a plant that closed before he took office. It seems like this is the old Republican strategy of taking the best thing your opponent has done, and undermining it via lies. Why do GOP voters keep falling for it:?