That’s not just my opinion.
Surprising as it may be, the media finally seemed to be paying attention and checking facts! Sally Kohn of Fox News summed it up best when she wrote that the convention speech by Teapublican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.”
For example, Ryan tried to pin the downgrade of our nations credit rating on President Obama, but it actually happened because Teapublicans threatened to not raise the debt ceiling. Ryan blamed the closure of the GM plant in Janesville, Wisconsin on Obama, but it actually closed under President Bush. Ryan claimed that Obama said that government deserves credit for the success of private businesses, but thats not what he said. Ryan also claimed that Obama cut $716 billion from Medicare, but in reality, that amount is the result of savings from insurance companies and hospitals as the result of the Affordable Care Act.
Not to be outdone by his vice-presidential choice, Romney also lied about the Medicare savings. He made misleading statements about energy costs. And his claim that Obama began his presidency with an apology tour of the world earned a Pants on Fire rating by Politifact.com.
Of course, Romney and Ryan were not alone in showing a complete disregard for the truth during the convention. Jeb Bush, Calista Gingrich, Nikki Haley, John Thune, Rob Portman, Rick Santorum, Scott Walker, Michele Bachmann, Artur Davis and others had difficulty with the facts.
Their statements werent the result of a difference of opinion, misunderstandings, or spinning the truth. These were outright falsehoods, half-truths and intentionally misleading statements. For Teapublicans, lieing is a strategy.
For more, read The Teapublican Book of Lies available at Amazon.com and other on-line bookstores.