Former Bush Stategist: Nobody Is Calling The Republicans On Their Lies
Matthew Dowd, he of the Bush White House, says the Republican convention was full of lies.
“It’s as if we’re going to make any argument possible that’s advantageous to our side in order to overcome the other side,” Dowd observed. “What happened at this convention is that nobody is calling [Republicans] on it. Paul Ryan, what he did in his speech, I think so stretched the truth — and I like Paul Ryan and I have a lot of respect for Paul Ryan — but the elements of what he said, closing the GM plant, which closed before Barack Obama took president [sic], about the Simpson-Bowles bill, which he opposed and you see, all of the sudden, he faults Barack Obama for.”
“It some point, the truth should matter,” he added. “When anybody that was watching that, that didn’t know the facts of it, anybody watching that speech — just like the welfare thing — anybody coming away from that believes one thing. … He was trying to say Barack Obama was responsible the closing of the GM plant and that isn’t true.”