Thursday, August 30, 2012

Obama's Scared to Death of Ryan....

It's just disgusting how Obama and his goons will take things out of context and craft an ad, a message so it says what they want it to say...not the truth...

For example Paul Ryan did vote against Simpson/Bowles, but not because he was against the concept, but because he couldn't agree with all the details ....

And finally is Obama REALLY trying to infer that Ryan is worse than "bumbling" Joe Biden?????? ...Hell Ryan is more qualified and competent than Obama is me they are targeting Ryan because he's scared to death of the threat Ryan poses to his reelection.....

New Obama video drafts media against Paul Ryan

Published: 10:59 AM 08/30/2012 By Neil Munro

President Barack Obama has drafted a corps of media people into his latest attack video against Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP’s vice presidential candidate.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and John King, National Journal’s Ron Fournier and Fox’s Mike Wallace are pressed into service in the Aug. 30 video that bombards Ryan’s speech with adjectives, such as “false… misleading… wrong… wrong.”

The 129-second video also deploys regular GOP critics such as MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, CNN’s Gloria Borger and talk show host Michael Smerconish.

David Gergen plays a supporting role, even though the video does not include any of his statements.

The involuntary enlistment of the media people in the anti-Ryan attack video comes after CBS’ Bob Schieffer complained in July about his inclusion in a “very tough ad” run by Mitt Romney.

“Obviously, I have no connected with the Romney campaign. This was done without our permission. It comes as a total surprise to me… that’s where we are in politics,” Schieffer said, shortly he lobbed a softball question to progressive columnist Frank Rich on his Sunday talk show.

Obama’s new video doesn’t parse Ryan’s nuanced statements, but instead juxtaposes his speech with media statements that may or may not be related to Ryan’s statements.

For example, the video shows Ryan declaring that “candidate Obama said, ‘I believe that if our government is there to support you, this plant will be here for another 100 years.’ As it tuned out, that plant didn’t last another year.”

The plant was an auto factory operated by General Motors, which had been slated in 2008 for closure in 2009.

The video declares the statement “misleading,” and then shows a quote from CNN’s King saying, “that plant was shut down under the [George W.] Bush administration.”

The video did not address Ryan’s argument that Obama over-promised and failed to deliver an economic recovery.

“When he talked about change, many people liked the sound of it, especially in Janesville, where we were about to lose a major factory,” Ryan told his convention audience.

“A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: ‘I believe that if our government is there to support you … this plant will be here for another hundred years.’ That’s what he said in 2008. Well, as it turned out, that plant didn’t last another year. It is locked up and empty to this day,” said Ryan.

“That’s how it is in so many towns today, where the recovery that was promised is nowhere in sight.”

Similarly, the video shows Ryan blasting Obama’s $831 billion 2009 stimulus “as case of political patronage, corporate welfare and cronyism at their worst.”

The video labels Ryan’s statement as “wrong,” and then appends a non sequitur from Smerconish, who correctly said that Ryan’s office asked for some of the stimulus money to be sent to two companies in his district, which also includes the closed GM factory.

The short video ends with a kicker volunteered by MSNBC’s Matthews, which declared that Ryan’s peroration “was a very constricted, a very negative, a very nasty speech.”

AND MAYBE Paul Ryan did tell the truth

Here's Another Article about the truthfulness of Ryan's speech last night...

Paul Ryan Spoke the Truth About Obamacare

2:35 PM, Aug 30, 2012 • By JAY COST

Shortly after Paul Ryan’s speech ended last night, the left wing blogosphere and commentariat launched an attack on the vice presidential nominee for his supposed mendacity. They attacked from many angles, but the most substantial assault was on Medicare.

This is a complicated issue, and it is important for the facts of the situation to be laid bare for all to see, unvarnished and plain.

Last night, Paul Ryan said this about Medicare:

And the biggest, coldest power play of all in Obama Care came at the expense of the elderly. You see, even with all the hidden taxes to pay for the health care takeover, even with the new law and new taxes on nearly a million small businesses, the planners in Washington still didn't have enough money; they needed more. They needed hundreds of billions more. So they just took it all away from Medicare, $716 billion funneled out of Medicare by President Obama.

This is an entirely true statement. In fact, some have been suggesting for years that the Democrats would pay a dear price for their raid on Medicare. And the time has come to pony up.

Here are the facts:

(1) Obamacare cost about $1 trillion dollars over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Democrats raised roughly half of that money through new taxes, and the other half was “raised” from cuts in Medicare.

(2) If they had cut Social Security, Democrats would not have been able to apply that revenue to Obamacare because money that comes from Social Security actually belongs to the Social Security Trust Fund. When the federal government uses it for other purposes, it is actually borrowing the money, to be paid back with interest at a later date. The exact same is true of Medicare; the catch is that the rules of CBO budgeting allowed the Democrats to count it as an offset to the new spending. So, Obamacare looked deficit neutral on paper, when in fact half of it was paid for with borrowed money.

(3) The $500 billion in cuts to Medicare do not amount to cuts in benefits to patients, at least nominally. However, government accountants believe that is what effectively will happen. Obamacare imposes efficiency requirements on doctors and hospitals that, over time, will be virtually impossible to maintain. Richard Foster, the government’s chief accountant for Medicare, estimates that 15 percent of all hospitals will fall into the red because of these cuts. Thus, seniors will have the same benefits on paper – but, much like those in the Medicaid program, they will find it difficult to find a doctor or hospital willing to provide the service.

(4) The original version of the Ryan budget retained these cuts. However, there was an important difference: the money was not funneled out to sponsor a new entitlement. Instead, it was credited back to the Medicare Trust Fund, thus strengthening our long term deficit situation. [In my opinion, this was a mistake: Medicare needs reforms that lower its costs, but the Obamacare cuts are poorly designed and impractical.]

(5) The Romney-Ryan plan restores all of the lost funding to Medicare.

His criticism of Obamacare is perfectly legitimate. It is a simple matter of mathematics, and the verdict of the government’s top accountant for the program: Obama cut $500 billion from the program; he used that money to cover the cost of Obamacare; the cuts are likely going to result in barriers to access for seniors.

Democrats made a terrible political mistake with Obamacare. They should not have used Medicare funds as a way to pay for it; Republicans were always going to burn them on this (just as Democrats burned the GOP in 1996 for the same kind of trick). And in fact, conservative analysts everywhere were commenting on this in 2009 and 2010. Democrats blithely ignored them, and now their chickens have come home to roost.

Jay Cost is a staff writer for THE WEEKLY STANDARD and the author of Spoiled Rotten: How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble Democratic Party and Now Threatens the American Republic, available now wherever books are sold.

Here's Another Article defending Ryans Comments from last night and exposing the Liberal Media and the Obama Gang.....

Fact Check: Paul Ryan's convention address

By James Rosen Published August 30, 2012

Jim Messina, the campaign manager for Obama for America, wasn't mincing words Thursday morning.

In a fundraising email blasted out at 4:37 a.m., he said flat-out that GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan "lied" about Medicare and the stimulus bill in his convention speech the night before.

Messina and the Democrats are zeroing in on two particular aspects of Ryan's 36-minute address, as Mitt Romney prepares for his own nomination address.

The first passage concerns what was once the largest employer in Ryan's hometown of Janesville, Wis.

"A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: 'I believe that if our government is there to support you, this plant will be here for another hundred years.' That's what he said in 2008. Well, as it turned out, that plant didn't last another year. It is locked up and empty to this day," Ryan said.

It is true that President Obama, when he was running for president in February 2008, toured the GM plant in Janesville. But Democrats point out that the plant actually closed in December of that year, under President George W. Bush -- who in that same month authorized an emergency loan of $14 billion to GM and Chrysler.

That was not enough to prevent GM from moving forward with plans it had already announced: to shutter the Janesville facility and lay off its remaining 1,200 workers.

His aides point out -- and GM confirms -- that the plant was not shut down per se but idled, meaning it could be reactivated at any time.

However, nothing Ryan said in his speech about the plant was factually untrue.

Ryan stated in his convention speech that "we were about to lose a major factory" in the town at the time Obama showed up there. And though he compressed then-Sen. Obama's remarks, Ryan did not distort them.

This is what Obama said at the time: "I believe that if our government is there to support you, and give you the assistance you need to re-tool and make this transition, that this plant will be here for another hundred years."

In October 2008, after the plant's fate was announced, then-Sen. Obama issued a statement that inched closer to promising to help the factory, which in its prime employed some 7,000 people. "As president, I will lead an effort to retool plants like the GM facility in Janesville so we can build the fuel-efficient cars of tomorrow and create good-paying jobs in Wisconsin and all across America," Obama said at the time.

The other part of the Ryan speech that Democrats are attacking is the passage concerning the so-called "Simpson-Bowles" commission, a bipartisan group empaneled two-and-a-half years ago by Obama to tackle the deficit.

Obama did not fully adopt the panel's recommendations, which included a mix of spending cuts and revenue enhancements -- otherwise known as tax hikes -- to put the country on a path to erase its now-$16 trillion debt.

"They came back with an urgent report. He thanks them, sent them on their way, and then did exactly nothing," Ryan said.

However, Ryan also served on that commission and opposed the final report.

Ryan aides explained Thursday the congressman partnered with a Democratic member of the panel, Clinton-era White House budget director Alice Rivlin, to address entitlement reform -- the real driver of U.S. debt -- and their plan was voted down by the commission. And that is why Ryan voted against the final recommendations, they said.

However, it was probably untrue for Ryan to say Obama "did nothing but dodge and demagogue this issue" -- as Obama put forth his own debt-reduction plan and did negotiate personally, albeit unsuccessfully, with House Speaker John Boehner.

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