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    Ok, so Mitt is lying in Ames, Iowa today.

     Here is what Romney has learned: Romney knows he can lie his ass off and the media will not hold him accountable.  The media, instead, will have Romney liar on to spew lies and the media will never, ever, ever hold Romney accountable.  Even when the media has video and audio proof Romney is lying, the media lets his talking heads lie and then they all smile and say good bye.

     Romney used some of his old lies, like President Obama took $716K from Medicare to pay for Obamacare.  But, then he added new lies.  He said, for instance that President Obama is responsible for republicans voting against every single legislation that came their way

 ... but Romney left out that on January 20, 2009, Paul Ryan plotted to sabotage the US Economy with 11 other Republican Congressmen in a private, secret, 4 hour meeting.

     Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should both be held accountable, by the media, before the election about Paul Ryan's role in plotting to sabotage the US Economy on January 20, 2009.

     From the Huffington Post (April 2012)

Robert Draper Book: GOP's Anti-Obama Campaign Started Night Of Inauguration

     According to Draper, the guest list that night (which was just over 15 people in total) included Republican Reps. Eric Cantor (Va.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Paul Ryan (Wis.), Pete Sessions (Texas), Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) and Dan Lungren (Calif.), along with Republican Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Ensign (Nev.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.). The non-lawmakers present included Newt Gingrich, several years removed from his presidential campaign, and Frank Luntz, the long-time Republican wordsmith. Notably absent were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) -- who, Draper writes, had an acrimonious relationship with Luntz.

From Vanity Fair (October 2012)
The Conspiracy to Commit Legislative Constipation

     In a scene reminiscent of the summit meeting of mob bosses in The Godfather, Republican House leaders were summoned by evil marshmallow and message-crafter Frank Luntz to hash out a strategy to cope with the defeat of their party in 2008 and the election of the newly inaugurated President Obama, according to Robert Draper's just published book Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives.

     Attending the dinner were House members Eric Cantor, Jeb Hensarling, Pete Hoekstra, Dan Lungren, Kevin McCarthy Paul Ryan and Pete Sessions. From the Senate were Tom Coburn, Bob Corker, Jim DeMint, John Ensign and Jon Kyl. Others present were former House Speaker and future – and failed – presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and the Republican strategist Frank Luntz, who organised the dinner and sent out the invitations.

    Those are the only two articles I could find on Paul Ryan's covert attempt to undermine America for personal political gain.

    Mikepridmore wrote a great Diary on Paul Ryan's active pursuit of destroying the US Economy in his diary here

     For more facts about the night Paul Ryan plotted to sabotage the US Economy read my copy/paste from my previous Diaries.  The People have a right to know the facts and the media is enabling the GOP to get away with intentionally undermining the US Economy

Here are the Facts:

     FACT 1. In Robert Draper's book, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives" Draper wrote that on inauguration night, 2009, during a four hour, "invitation only" meeting with GOP Hate-Propaganda Minister, Frank Luntz, the below listed Senior GOP Law Writers literally plotted to sabotage, undermine and destroy America's Economy.

      FACT 2: Draper wrote the guest list included:

The Guest List:

Frank Luntz - GOP Minister of Propaganda
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX),
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX),
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)
Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA),
Sen. Jim DeMint (SC-R),
Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ-R),
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R),
Sen. John Ensign (NV-R) and
Sen. Bob Corker (TN-R).

Non-lawmakers present Newt Gingrich - Failed GOP candidate for President

    FACT 3: Newt Gingrich confirms meeting took place in an interview with Al Sharpton's Politics Nation on June 12, 2012
SHARPTON: In fact, let`s go to a book that Mr. Draper wrote about the night of the inauguration. There was a meeting at a hotel near the inaugural ball, about a mile away ... He writes about that night the plan was to show united and unyielding
opposition to the president`s economic policies ... And Draper writes that you told the group -- you, Newt Gingrich, "You will remember this day...you will remember this day the seeds of 2012 were sown."
     If there was a commitment from day one, before he ever took a seat
behind the desk of the Oval Office, that everyone was going to obstruct
him, then what he`s done has been almost unbelievable, against those kind
of odds, Speaker Gingrich.

NEWT: it was an important meeting and I was glad and honored
to be part of it.

SHARPTON: I`m glad you admit you had it.

    FACT 4: Two months after Paul Ryan's covert meeting where they plotted to sabotage the US Economy, in March 2009, Rep. Pete Sessions said Republicans should follow the model of the Taliban in its battles against President Obama.

     In the March 2009 interview with National Journal Rep Sessions said:

    "Taliban Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban.  Insurgency is the way they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person's entire processes. And these Taliban -- is an example of how you go about to change a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that Insurgency may be required when [dealing with] the other side"

~Rep Pete Sessions, March 2009 to National Journal

    Rep Pete Sessions went on to say:
    "If they [democrats] do not give us those options or opportunities then we will then become Insurgency ... I think Insurgency is a mindset and an attitude that we're going to have to search for and find ways to get our message out and to be prepared to see things for what they are, rather than trying to do something about them"
    FACT 5: Also, at the January 20, 2009 meeting they plotted to suddenly stop supporting any Stimulus Legislation, even though, they all supported Bush/Cheney Stimulus legislation.
    At the meeting, Rep Kevin McCarthy said,
"We've gotta challenge them on every single bill."

"Show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s economic policies."

    FACT 6: Remember, these same Republican members of Congress supported the very Bush/Cheney policies that caused America to teeter on the brink of the 2nd Great Depression and caused the 2007 US Economic Meltdown.
Here's how they all voted:
-- "Yes" to Bush/Cheney January 2008 Stimulus
-- "Yes" to Bush/Cheney bailing out Bear Stern
-- "Yes" to Bush/Cheney bailing out AIG
-- "Yes" to Bush/Cheney TARP (sept 2008)
-- "Yes" to Bush/Cheney TARP (oct 2008)
        And these same Republican members of Congress:
Supported Bush/Cheney keeping cost of two wars out of the Budget.

Supported Bush/Cheney spending $4Trillion while giving Top 1% Tax Cuts; ignoring the fact that taxes pay for wars.

     Not only did these Senior members of Congress plot to destroy the American Economy more than it already was destroyed? They actually carried out their mission:  
    Every one of these Senior members of Congress have threatened Government Shutdown over things like:

- Funding planned parenthood,

- Raising the Debt Ceiling which, in-and-of-itself, would cause US Economic turmoil.

     FACT 7:  Last year, during the Debt Ceiling negotiations, Eric Cantor and Sen. Jon Kyl abruptly walked out of negotiations and refused to renew discussions with Democrats. As a result, America's credit rating was lowered which put a smile on Republican's faces.

     FACT 8: Meanwhile, the 2009 Sabotage the U.S. Economy covert meeting members, Senators: Jim DeMint, Jon Kyl, Tom Coburn, John Ensign, and Bob Corker have:
 

- Filibustered more Bills (over 300) than any Congress combined in US History.  
- Voted NO on every single piece of Legislation brought to the Floor including:
NO on Al Franken's Anti-Rape Amendment,
NO on Lilly Ledbetter,
NO on Fair Pay Act,
NO on Anti-Outsourcing Bill (2010)
    FACT 9: The House members who attended the 2009 Sabotage America meeting have been busy rejecting legislation that helps victims of natural disaster.
    Representatives: Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Pete Sessions, Jeb Hensarling, Pete Hoekstra and Dan Lungren have voted NO on every single piece of Legislation including:

 NO on increasing FEMA during natural disasters.

     FACT 10:     Paul Ryan and these other same failed Congressmen have been on tv constantly chanting the lie that they were guilty of ... the lie that "President Obama's policies undermine the US Economy."

     FACT 11: Other Legislation used to sabotage US Economy

   Paul Ryan and the Republicans in Congress refused to negotiate or even discuss passing President Obama's American Jobs Act that independent economists claim would create 1.3 million new jobs.
 

     Gawd forbid Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan or Kevin McCarthy support an actual Bill that would put people to work building needed infrastructure and provide funds to pay to rehire hundreds of thousands of teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public service workers that have been laid off in droves by cash-starved states.

     FACT 12: Paul Ryan and Republicans blocked President Obama's 2012 Anti-Outsourcing Bill - which is a Bill to discourage the outsourcing of American jobs.

    FACT 13: The Washington Post reported that Republicans have made it clear that the Federal Reserve would face fierce Republican criticism if it takes further actions to stimulate the economy before the election. The Washington Post wrote that,

   Republicans... have expressed deep concern about measures taken by the Fed to support the economy -- and could be doubly upset if new efforts goose the stock market and are perceived to work in favor of President Obama's re-election.
FACT 14:
          Of the Republicans who plotted to sabotage the US Economy, several are running for Re-Election
Dan Lungren (R-CA)
Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Paul Ryan (R-WI) -- running for Vice President and Congressional Seat

Dan Lungren,:
     February 2009 Lungren voted against the Stimulus that created over 3 million jobs

Lungren said, "Today I did not vote against economic recovery."
- February 2009 Lungren voted against funding SCHIP - health insurance for children living below poverty line.
Lungren said I voted against SCHIP because "this legislation will expand coverage for higher income children and even adults"
March 2009, Lungren voted against H.R. 1106, The Helping Families Save their Homes Act
Lungren said, I voted against "legislation giving bankruptcy judges the ability to modify mortgage agreements"
     Bottom Line: The media has failed ... completely failed ... to acknowledge and report that on January 20, 2009, before President Obama ever took a seat behind the desk of the Oval Office, Paul Ryan and 11 other Congressional Republicans had plotted to sabotage the U.S Economy by obstructing 'the People's' work.  

      On January 20, 2009, Republican candidate for Vice President Paul Ryan along with 11 other Congressional Republicans became Traitors against America and now one of those Traitors is candidate for Vice President.

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Comment Preferences

  •  No he doesn't (1+ / 0-)
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    IB JOHN

    We know damn well why Pee Wee Ryan plotted to sabotage the economy.

  •  I'm with you. A-a-a-nd, again: (2+ / 0-)
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    keepemhonest, myboo

    Pete Sessions (Texas)

    My personal Congresscritter.

    Pete is the "Representative" (I use the word advisedly) of Texas' 32nd Congressional district.  Pete is also now and has been for a few years the Chair of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee (RCCC).  Pete's job in this position is to raise money, and hand it out, for Republican Congressional members to fight Democratic challengers, and to raise money and hand it out for Republican challengers to defeat Democratic incumbent members of Congress (House).

    Pete takes his job seriously, getting money from LOTS of donors and sources, some identified, some undisclosed.  Pete does not take his job of Representative for the Texas 32nd very seriously - - he has been known to avoid his own consitutents, to duck the local press (the Dallas Morning News, fer gosh sakes!), and generally gives not a whit for us here in the district.

    Pete matters not only to those of us here in this district, but most importantly because of his position as Chair of the RCCC.  The money he raises and dispenses likely has been used in YOUR Congressional district to keep the GOP Rep. you have, or challenge the Dem. Rep. you may have.  This should matter to you, and to those in your Congressional district, across the country.  Pete Sessions is very much a Party first, country last kind of guy.

    Further evidence is here in his willingness to sabotage the US economy, at least the parts that Congress has any say-so about, as much as he and his co-conspirators can.

    We here in North Texas, Dallas County specifically, have tried to beat Pete over the last SIXTEEN YEARS that he has been in office (yes, he was first elected in 1996.  My kid was one year old when Pete was first elected, and is now a senior in high school, and has essentially had no Representative in Washington except Pete his entire life.).  That's EIGHT TERMS, going on NINE!  

    The one good shot we had was in 2002 after the previous GOP-drawn redistricting in Texas (remember Tom DeLay, the convicted felon?), when Martin Frost, a moderate Democrat, was districted out of his district and put in Pete's to face him.  The DCCC pitched in that time, and tried to make a contest of it, and it was close, but Pete prevailed.  At the time, that was the MOST EXPENSIVE (or second-most expensive) Congressional race to date (new spending records have probably been set somewhere since then).  The DCCC has never helped much since then.  Not in TEN YEARS!

    We have a good candidate this time, but Pete has her hugely outspent.  We get virtually no help from the national Democratic Party, and we stand to give Pete another term without help.

    Won't you send a little love to Katherine Sayers McGovern for TX-32?

    http://www.mcgovernforcongress.com/

    This matters not only to those of us here in the TX-32, but to all of you out there.  We can have another two years (or more) of Pete Sessions in Congress.  Raising and distributing money to defeat YOUR member of the House.  Or, we can have a strong Democrat in the House, Katherine mcGovern.

    I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

    by tom 47 on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 11:36:31 AM PDT

  •  Thank you for bringing all this together (1+ / 0-)
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    barkworsethanbite

    I'm dumbfounded that the Inauguration Night Cabal and congressional obstruction are not being raised as an issue by the Obama campaign - or at least in the individual campaigns against Ryan and Cantor. Has anyone seen any explanation of why Truman's 1948 campaign should not be used as a model for 2012?

    Wiping away tears of frustration.

    "But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me." - bush summing up his first year in office, 3 months after 9/11, Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2001

    by rmx2630 on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 12:25:01 PM PDT

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