Sunday, September 02, 2012

Another Lie From Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan - Killer of Wildlife (and proud of it - check out his lipless grandpa smile)

Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee has been caught in another lie.

Paul Ryan's campaign walked back comments the VP nominee made about running a marathon.
"I had a two hour and fifty-something" marathon, Ryan said last week an interview. "I hurt a disc in my back, so I don’t run marathons anymore."
But the Ryan campaign confirmed to Runner's World that he has only run one marathon, the 1990 Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, which he finished in just over 4 hours.
The Republicans are trying mightily to sell the Low Information Voter that Ryan is an honest, choir boy  from Wisconsin who is going to tell us the hard truths that we, as the uninformed great unwashed need to know.  However, Paul Ryan this past week, by his outright lies, is proving himself to be just another politician who lies without shame.  
The admission comes after wide speculation that Ryan had exaggerated his marathon time. Running a sub-3 hour marathon means averaging under 7 minutes per mile for the entire race, a possible but extremely impressive feat. As the New Yorker's Nicholas Thompson put it, "It’s the difference between racing and running."

Sure, Ryan is a good match as a running mate for Mitt Romney, who also lies without shame. One wonders how many in the main stream news media will give Ryan a pass on all his lies just because they don't want to jeopardize this chances of obtaining an interview with his Baby Blues.

This isn't the first time Ryan has come under fire this week for stretching the truth.His RNC speech was chastised for misleading claims about Medicare and the 2008 closing of a Wisconsin plant.
The running fib "sounds trivial," wrote the New York Times' Paul Krugman. "But I remember the 2000 campaign, when Al Gore was constantly hounded by claims of fibbing on trivial issues — claims that, by the way, were all, as far as I could tell, fabricated. These alleged fibs supposedly showed some deep defect in his character. So if Ryan is making false claims about his physical prowess, this is absolutely fair game."
The troubling aspect of Ryan's lies is he is saying what his base want to hear, so intense is their hatred of President Obama that they will give Ryan a pass at his now blatant lies.  

The irony is that there is probably a legitimate case to be made against the reelection of President Obama.  I'm disappointed in President Obama although I am glad he ended the war in Iraq, lifted the   ridiculous "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in our armed forces and saved the American automobile industry from going under.  That the Romney/Ryan campaign has resorted to blatant lies shows more about their lack of character than it does a serious alternative to the presidency of Barrack Obama.
Paul Ryan, Shameless Liar

1 comment:

anne marie in philly said...

are his pants on fire yet for all those lies?