I just watched what was - for me - the best moment of this lousy, angry, bunch of liars nominating this horrendous fraud was just now, on MSNBC!
Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz and Reverand Al Sharpton totally took over a floor interview with Governor Scott Walker in which they pinned him down on the fabrication that Paul Ryan told about how President Obama was responsible for the shutdown of the auto plant (GM, I think) that actually closed one month before he was inaugurated.
They kept hammering the Governor until he finally was so lost, he said that it was President Obama's fault because the President promised to keep it open while he was campaigning. It ended with Rev. Al asking Walker if he meant that the President should have kept it open "retroactively?" And Walker said, "well, the truth is the truth." It certainly is, Scotty, it certainly is!
9:45 PM PT: Update 1: Here's the video:
9:56 PM PT: Wow - the rec list for this - thanks! More importantly, I hope the rest of the MSM is looking at this clip as a guide to how a journalist should actually ask really tough questions, follow up, and call out a lie when they get one. The GOP is bad enough most of the time, but the lies this time are just absurd!
And, hat tip to hungrycoyote for grabbing that video!!!
10:12 PM PT: Tln41 rightly points out that then Senator Obama never actually promised to keep that plant opened. Instead it was a broader push for support for the auto industry in its darkest moments since its inception. So - if you will - a lie within a lie. He never made the promise to begin with, and he certainly didn't shut the plant down.
Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:44 AM PT: Thanks to trumpeter for posting the transcript of the exchange in the comments below. I'm sorry if the video is not working on all platforms, but at least this will provide the content to all.