Lyin’ Ryan:Fact-checking 6 claims in Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech

He lied 6 times and the audience loved it! Hoots and hollars! No one in the audience even knew that they were lies because they’ve heard them so often that they have become ‘truisms.’

If you care to read all 6, they are on CBS.

More here at the NY Magazine with further references from a bevy of other publications.

Our local newspaper reprinted the New York Times review of Ryan’s speech and titled it, Ryan Speech laden with inaccuracy.

Do The People know of these lies? Do they care?

Is lying the new norm in the political world?

Romney continued to tell his $714 billion dollar lie at the convention last evening.  Did The People believe him?

Lies.

Dictators tell lies every day.

Can a democracy function well when leaders tell lies?

 

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2 thoughts on “Lyin’ Ryan:Fact-checking 6 claims in Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech

  1. Here’s my favorite from Romney’s speech
    “President Obama has thrown allies like Israel under the bus, even as he has relaxed sanctions on Castro’s Cuba.”

    Hmmm …. has Romney talked with Paul Ryan about his votes regarding Cuba ?
    On July 25, 2001, Paul Ryan vote in favor of an amendment to end restrictions on travel to Cuba. According to the Washington Post, “The House voted to lift restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens, which sponsors said would be a first step toward ending the communist nation’s economic isolation and hastening democratic reforms.”

    Then on September 25, 2004 Paul Ryan voted to repeal limits on family travel to Cuba and later that day in another vote, to end US Sanctions against Cuba backing an amendment that would allow free, two-way trading between the two countries.

    The “sanctions” that were relaxed had been pushed by Republicans such as Jeff Flake in the House and Mike Enzi in the Senate … in fact, Congressman Flake issued a couple of press releases commending President Obama for helping.

    And, if Romney would have listened Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, he would know that he considers President Obama to be the best supporter of Israel during all his years … which go back to Carter’s days. One area that has been cited for Obama’s support of Israel is in the development of the Iron Dome (which was paid for by US taxpayers) and I didn’t bother to look at the roll call on the House vote, but there were only four dissenters, so I am guessing that one of them was not Paul Ryan.

    1. What is so terribly sad about comments like this is that there are many people who actually believe them. Our U.S. electorate deserves a grade of D- for its knowledge of facts v. propaganda.

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