I was thinking more about all the blatant lies Paul Ryan told in his convention speech - especiallly the really simple yet glaring ones, like blaming Obama for a failed car plant that actually closed under Bush. What's concerning is that he clearly knew they were lies (he even got in trouble for the exact same car plant line a couple weeks before), he knew the media would pick up on it right away, he knew they were virtually indefensible, yet he told them anyway. Basically every story I saw after his speech focused more on how many lies were in it, rather than anything that would actually help Republicans. It just doesn't make sense from his point of view... so I can think of only 3 possible conclusions. First, he is trying to sabatoge his own party's chances from within, because he doesn't think they can win and he wants a shot at president in the future. Second, he is counting on willful ignorance on behalf of the American people, but I don't see how that would work with anyone but the already-established Republican base. Or third, he thinks Americans are really, reeaaally stupid. I'm betting on the 3rd one. Sounds like a great guy to have as VP.
Ryan stated in his convention speech that "we were about to lose a major factory" in the town at the time Obama showed up there. And though he compressed then-Sen. Obama's remarks, Ryan did not distort them.
This is what Obama said at the time: "I believe that if our government is there to support you, and give you the assistance you need to re-tool and make this transition, that this plant will be here for another hundred years."
In October 2008, after the plant's fate was announced, then-Sen. Obama issued a statement that inched closer to promising to help the factory, which in its prime employed some 7,000 people. "As president, I will lead an effort to retool plants like the GM facility in Janesville so we can build the fuel-efficient cars of tomorrow and create good-paying jobs in Wisconsin and all across America," Obama said at the time.
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Edited by jmfaminoff, 03 September 2012 - 08:54 AM.