First, I must credit my friend, Mike Cosentino, for the title. To my knowledge, he was the first to coin the description of the Teapublican Vice-Presidential candidate. And Ryan has certainly lived up to the title ever since. Indeed, his penchant for ignoring the truth was on full display at the Republican National Convention.
For example, Paul Ryan says that his budget plan will save Medicare. But in reality, it will leave the next generation of seniors at the mercy of greedy health insurance companies. Ryan says that his budget will cut the deficit. What he doesnt tell you is that his plan will increase an already bloated defense budget and give large tax cuts to the wealthy while cutting healthcare and food stamps for the poor.
Ryan has lied so much and so often, he couldnt even tell the truth about his only marathon time.
Prior to the convention, Ryan condemned Congressman Todd Akins remarks on legitmate rape as offensive. Yet Ryan co-sponsored a bill with Akin that would ban all abortions except for pregnancies that resulted from forcible rape. In other words, you would be denied an abortion unless you could show that you had been bruised and beaten sufficiently in an attempt to fight off the attacker.
Moreover, Akin and Ryan co-sponsored a personhood bill that would give fetuses all of the rights and protections of the First Amendment thereby outlawing all abortions, even in vitro fertilization. And lest you think Aikin and Ryan are alone in their extreme beliefs, the GOP adopted a platform that would ban all abortions. No exceptions.
Of all the liars in the Republican Party, Paul Ryan is one of the most prolific. By himself, he could easily provide enough material to fill a second volume of the Teapublican Book of Lies.