Paul Ryan has gotten a lot of heat from his fellow Wisconsinites over his lie-filled speech to the Republican National Convention.
First, Lori Compas, a wedding photographer from Fort Atkinson who unsuccessfully tried to recall Republican Wisconsin State Senator Scott Fitzgerald earlier this year, went on her personal Facebook page and blasted Paul Ryan for falsely blaming President Obama for the closure of the Janesville GM Assembly plant:
FACT: The Janesville GM plant (in Paul Ryan's district) was shut down before President Obama took office. Paul Ryan lies every time he says the plant's closing is Obama's fault. He lied about it last night at the Republican convention. What does this say about his character?Next, while addressing the Wisconsin delegation to the Democratic National Convention, Former Democratic U.S. Senator from Wisconsin Russ Feingold, who is still revered by many progressives in Wisconsin and across America to this day, called Ryan's RNC speech full of "fabrications and deceptions."
For full disclosure, the Janesville GM Assembly plant shut down major operations on December 23, 2008 with the exception of a few jobs that remained to finish out a contract with Isuzu to build an order of medium-bodied jobs.
Wisconsin knows that Paul Ryan is an extreme right-wing ideologue who wants to turn medicare into a voucher program and is a systematic liar. Once again, thanks to Paul Ryan being selected as Mitt Romney's running mate, Wisconsin politics are back in the national spotlight.
I'm a lifelong Illinoisan, but, once again, We are ALL Wisconsin!