Conservative Independent Andrew Sullivan was brief and to the point about the lies spewed by Lying Liar Paul Ryan during his convention speech Wednesday night, formatting and emphasis mine:
“Claim: We will protect Medicare! Truth: Ryan banks more savings from Medicare than Obama does and throws out all the cost control experiments that might - just might - bend the cost curve downward.
Claim: We will balance the budget! Truth: by slashing taxes and revenues and by boosting defense, they won't, by their own accounting, for another two decades. If we really cannot wait, how do two decades of more debt accumulation help?
Claim: we protected the auto industry. Truth: they wanted Detroit to go bankrupt.
Claim: the only thing the stimulus did was add debt. Truth: yes it added debt, but it did so in large part by tax cuts that Ryan approves of.
And so you have an alternative empirical universe in which a deeply radical platform that would transform Medicare for the young, while retaining it in full for the biggest generation, and increase the debt for two more decades, is portrayed as a multicultural rescue of Medicare and the economy.”