How I wish for a Jon Huntsman/Ron Paul candidacy… This is my take from reading the speech… not watching it.
He accuses the President of being silent on his record… which is a lie. The president touts his record daily to the criticism of the GOP. Think of the times the President has touted his foreign policy record only to be met with the challenges that he is politicizing the office of the Presidency.
They’ve ran out of ideas? Most of their ideas haven’t been tried yet because of the GOP-controlled house and the idiotic filibuster rules in the Senate.
Cheap tactics? Oh come on… You mean like lying about the welfare claims that even GOP republicans are debunking? What about the Romney-Ryan campaign promise to do away with fact (checkers) and just run on what people what to hear?
And he repeated the same lie about the GM plant – the plant closed under George W. Bush. And yet… oh wait… they don’t listen to facts. They only repeat lies…
Didn’t Ryan vote for the stimulus?
Repeal Obamacare and replace it with what? Romneycare? You mean the model for Obamacare?
And now, he has not added more debt. He brought more debt to light. Further, even Forbes says he is the lowest spending President in recent memory.
That line about our rights coming from “nature and God” is disturbing, for several reasons. First, their is the idea of natural law, but Ryan didn’t say natural law. In nature, not only are their rampant murders, rapes, and theft, but their is no justice. Also, lots of homosexuality. And no judgment. Natural Law is different. This leaves me to wonder if he simply does not know what he is talking about and instead used words he heard before, or if he is telling us that Romney-Ryan will unleash the corporations unless like wild boars…
Actually, the founding generation did not secure us rights. They secured the Articles of Confederation. The half generation later brought about the Constitution which took away rights and allowed that the Government gives us rights. This is the main issue with historical revisionists – they do not understand the great time and philosophical lapse between the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution (1789). It went from people to the select few. Like Romney-Ryan seem to want to do.
That speech is filled with a lot of lies and half-truths.
- Paul Ryan plays fast and loose with facts (capitolhillblue.com)
- Paul Ryan’s votes created $6.8 trillion in deficits under Bush (deathandtaxesmag.com)
- Paul Ryan’s convention speech heralds a post-factual age (newstatesman.com)
- Romney the GOP placeholder (politico.com)