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Not only were most minorities kept out of the building, but the truth itself was persona non grata as well.
So the fact that Paul Ryan played fast and loose with the truth should not come as much of a surprise. Both MSNBC and CNN could not miss the plethora of lies that fell easily form the lips of Ryan.
However what might be of some surprise, at least it surprised me, is that there were indeed SO MANY lies that even Fox News could not take 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.
Elections should be about competing based on your record in the past and your vision for the future, not competing to see who can get away with the most lies and distortions without voters noticing or bother to care. Both parties should hold themselves to that standard. Republicans should be ashamed that there was even one misrepresentation in Ryan’s speech but sadly, there were many.
You know just like an ACTUAL news organization would do.
Update: You know if Paul Ryan wants to keep telling the lie about that GM plant closing on Obama's watch, he may want to scrub the internet of this photo.