Skip to comments.Yes, Paul Ryan Spoke the Truth About Obama's Fiscal Record at the Republican Convention
Posted on 08/30/2012 7:30:55 AM PDT by Qbert
Progressive bloggers and TV personalities are up in arms about Paul Ryans speech at the Republican National Convention last night. Several of their accusations revolve around Paul Ryans own fiscal record, and his description of President Obamas. I asked my liberal friends on Twitter to send me an itemized list of Ryans alleged lies, and they kindly obliged. So far, Ryan appears to have the better of the argument.
Dave Weigel of Slate compiled a useful list. (For a longer one, visit ThinkProgress.) Wrote Weigel, Ryan plowed through one of the more impressive strings of whoppers weve seen at this level, wrote Weigel. Here are his complaints, in order of importance.
Charge #1: Paul Ryan accused Obama of cutting Medicare by $716 billion, but Ryans own budget preserved those cuts.
APOTHEFACT JUDGMENT: Ryan is correct. Ryan makes the appropriate distinction between improving Medicares solvency and cutting its spending to fund spending elsewhere.
Charge #2: Paul Ryan criticized Obama for ignoring the recommendations of the Simpson-Bowles deficit commission. But Ryan voted against those recommendations himself.
Its true that Paul Ryan voted against the Simpson-Bowles recommendations. He did so because Simpson-Bowles raised taxes while doing little to nothing about health-care spending, the biggest driver of growing deficits. However, by rejecting Simpson-Bowles, Ryan felt morally obligated to put forth his own plan, and did soseveral times, in the form of his Path to Prosperity and his 2011 and 2012 House budget resolutions.
By contrast, President Obama scuttled a bipartisan Congressional deal to achieve long-term fiscal reform.
APOTHEFACT JUDGMENT: Ryan is correct. Ryans credibility on deficit reduction is on the record, and has been endorsed by prominent Democrats. By contrast, Obamas FY 2013 budget didnt garner a single vote in Congress.
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Yes, the left is spinning like that proverbial Maytag on crack that we keep hearing about. That’s a sure sign they feel the damage.
Notice who we are NOT hearing from? Debbie WS, Axe, Burton, Messina, Stephanie Cutter,,,where did all the lying liars go?
It's frightening on every level for a woman if Mitt Romeny and Paul Ryan get elected. We might as well move to Afghanistan. They are planning on incorporating a constitutional ban on abortions in almost ALL cases, including rape and incest. How truly disgusting is that? So, they are saying that if a woman gets raped they are going to force her to have the baby if one is conceived?
I highly doubt it, but I'd like some other input. Thanks.
It’s like Obama took the National Credit Card and immediately ran to the mall with it and hasn’t stopped charging things to it.
I’d start by asking your left friend for her source.
And besides that, the Simpson-Bowles plan was the one that emerged, so the greater point is Obama didn't bother to push for its implementation.
These rebuttals are preaching to the choir, never traveling beyond the hyper-political conservative blog-o-sphere. The average news consumer, who just glances at headlines and accepts them as fact, will believe them without question since it fits so neatly into the convenient narrative the LSM has been crafting for the last 4 years.
This link should work:
Ask her how they are going to do that. They can’t pass a constitutional amendment by themselves.
First, tell your ignorant friend president's don't get to change the Constitution at their whim. If they could, our current boy-king would have dispensed with that inconvenient document 4 years ago.
To do what she suggests would require a Constitutional ammendment. The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures. None of the 27 amendments to the Constitution have been proposed by constitutional convention.
So the Congress proposes an amendment in the form of a joint resolution. Since the President does not have a constitutional role in the amendment process, the joint resolution does not go to the White House for signature or approval. A proposed amendment becomes part of the Constitution as soon as it is ratified by three-fourths of the States (38 of 50 States).
Basically your dumb-assed friend needs to grow up and learn how her government actually works. Only then will she be capable of rejecting the hysterical hyperbole constantly spewed by the unhinged commies. Or she can go spend a year in Afghanistan - either tack will gain her a greater appreciation for her sorry life here in America.
"Doesn't matter. The story that Ryan lied is out on the AP feed, picked up by Yahoo, MSN, and every other lazy-assed "news" organization then published far and wide, in both print and electrons... These rebuttals are preaching to the choir, never traveling beyond the hyper-political conservative blog-o-sphere. The average news consumer, who just glances at headlines and accepts them as fact, will believe them without question since it fits so neatly into the convenient narrative the LSM has been crafting for the last 4 years."
Then your job- and our job- is to counter the lies. We're not going to change the minds of the narcissistic, hardcore leftists- but open-minded people will listen and can be swayed. (I know this from personal experience- it surprised me, in fact).
Hysterical liberal females don’t understand how laws and policies are made, or choose not to understand.
At the time the Supreme Court upheld the ban on partial birth abortion, that brilliant liberal mind, Rosie O’Donnell, said that it’s as if Roe vs. Wade never happened. Of course that’s far from true, but that’s what Rosie thinks.
And another great liberal thinker, Roseanne Barr, was similarly shocked at the court upholding the ban on partial birth abortion. She said, what’s next, they are going to take away women’s right to vote?
Of course, we all know Roseanne Barr’s right to vote is guaranteed by the 19th amendment, but, a hysterical mind equates any limits of any kind on abortion with dismantling ALL rights of women under the law. It’s quite a stretch, but that’s how the most extreme liberals think.
Oh, I did.
Id start by asking your left friend for her source.
I did that, too.....no answer on both. Typical.
Well, no argument there! We all touch as many as we can with reasoned arguments and a healthy dose of common sense. I've had the same experience as you, enjoying some success in dispelling the nonsense to my less-political friends and aquaintances. But I have no illusion that many will slip through the cracks.
I'm simply pointing out how daunting the task is given the impending onslaught of disinformation still to come.
That’s in the official Republican party platform.