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Republican National Convention: The race to the bottom
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7:40 PM PT: Now falsely claiming Obama stole $716 billion from Medicare to pay for Obamacare. Not only does Ryan support saving the same $716 billion as does Obama, the only reason the Medicare savings were possible is that providers agreed to accept lower payments with the passage of Obamacare, which will expand their pool of customers.

7:42 PM PT: Ryan using his tired old line about Medicare: "We want this debate (over Medicare), we need this debate, and we will win this debate." Bullshit. They have been dodging this debate. If they wanted it, they'd have it.

7:44 PM PT: I'll have to rewatch later, but did Paul Ryan just blame the 2008 financial crisis on Obama? And he definitely blamed the debt limit credit rating downgrade on Obama, even though that was part of a deal that Ryan supported.

7:46 PM PT: Hahahaha! Paul Ryan slamming Obama for ignoring the Bowles-Simpson commission ... on which Ryan sat ... and against which Ryan voted. What a fucking fraud.

7:47 PM PT: Ryan's lies are not going unnoticed:

The Bowles-Simpson and debt downgrade are brazen attacks by Ryan considering role House GOPers played in both issues
@chucktodd via Twitter for BlackBerry®
7:48 PM PT:
Well, the fact-checkers all hung themselves about ten minutes ago, so I hope he doesn't go on much longer.
@HunterDK via TweetDeck
This truly is a post-truth campaign. They just don't let reality get in the way of a good attack.

7:50 PM PT: It gets a bit wonky, but Paul Ryan is completely full of shit.

7:51 PM PT:
Ryan, who voted for two wars that weren't paid for, two budget-busting tax cuts and a unpaid for Medicare Rx program, moralizing about debt?
@davidaxelrod via Twitter for Mac

7:54 PM PT (Kaili Joy Gray): New thread here.

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