Now I know what Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meant when he said he wasn't going to allow his campaign to be dictated to by fact checkers. Paul Ryan parted company with the facts in an impressive way in his speech accepting the vice presidential nomination at the RNC last night.
I could go through and itemize the bold faced lies, but news organizations from Fox News to the Washington Post to the Daily Beast, indeed every journalistic entity that actually practices journalism, are already doing that.
Instead I will just marvel at how willfully ignorant Romney and Ryan believe their constituents to be. Clearly Ryan has decided he can spew blatant untruths and his base will swallow them whole, and I find it utterly terrifying that he might just be right.
I think it's time to paraphrase an article Ms. Moon linked the other day, in which the writer noted her exhaustion and disbelief at what is transpiring in far right wing politics and declared that she had given all the fucks she had to give, she had given so many fucks that now the fucks were on backorder.
|Read the article here|
What Ryan's speech did accomplish was have me pull out my severely overburdened credit card and send a donation to Obama. I didn't know quite what else to do.