You look at Memeorandum, and Paul Ryan’s Wednesday night address to the GOP convention/Tampa transvestite teach-in leads the internet parade. Everybody’s got a take on his speech. This is what you would expect. He’s the young ideologue VP candidate, he’s full of energy and plans and ideas. Everybody would like to talk about him.
What they’re saying of him is he’s full of shit. Here’s a list of the posts that call him a prime-time television liar:
–The Most Dishonest Convention Speech … Ever?
–Paul Ryan’s brazen lies
–Top 5 Fibs In Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech
–Mr. Ryan’s misleading speech
–FACT CHECK: Ryan Takes Factual Shortcuts in Speech
–Paul Ryan Address: Convention Speech Built On Demonstrably Misleading Assertions
–Paul Ryan Is the Newest New Nixon, a Moocher Belied
Those are takes from the major media and politics outlets. Politifact weighed in:
–Did Barack Obama break a promise to keep GM plant open?
. . with a “FALSE.” But there was also Fox News. This was their take:
–Paul Ryan’s speech in 3 words
They said word number one was “Dazzling.” And word number two was . . “Deceiving.” No joshes. Even Fox News couldn’t avoid it:
Fact: 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.
Fact: While Ryan blamed President Obama for the shut down of a GM plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, the plant was actually closed under President George W. Bush. Ryan actually asked for federal spending to save the plant, while Romney has criticized the auto industry bailout that President Obama ultimately enacted to prevent other plants from closing.
Fact: Though Ryan insisted that President Obama wants to give all the credit for private sector success to government, that isn’t what the president said. Period.
Fact: Though Paul Ryan accused President Obama of taking $716 billion out of Medicare, the fact is that that amount was savings in Medicare reimbursement rates (which, incidentally, save Medicare recipients out-of-pocket costs, too) and Ryan himself embraced these savings in his budget plan.
I’ll be. You might expect someone to properly vet a speech so thoroughly wrong but that would demand Mittens be a completely different candidate. Or man.