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Monday, September 10, 2012

I'VE SEEN ROMNEY & BAIN

The Democratic National Convention last week hosted several music stars to include the Foo Fighters, Mary J. Blige and James Taylor.

James Taylor was probably not expecting his performance to receive too much buzz around the internet (certainly not as much as Eastwooding did from the GOP Convention the week before). However, Jimmy Fallon chose him as the topic of his newest music parody, taking the lyrics to his classic “Fire and Rain” and giving them an election spin – ending up with “Romney and Bain”.




The song was a clear endorsement of the Obama campaign with the refrain: “So I’ll prob’ly vote Obama again”.



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WORLD CLASS LIAR

Paul "Lyin" Ryan

Ryan: I Didn't Vote For Defense Cuts I Voted For

Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan has gotten in hot water before for criticizing President Obama for the very same defense cuts that he voted for in 2011. When confronted with this incongruity today on Face The Nation, Ryan simply denied that he ever voted for the cuts, telling an incredulous Norah O’Donnell that he didn’t actually vote for the cuts he’s on record as voting for:




O’Donnell is, in fact, not mistaken. The Budget Control Act, as passed, included both the roughly $600 billion in “sequestration” cuts that will happen if there’s no compromise on the budget by December as well as the $487 billion of military-supported cuts that will take place regardless. The fact that Ryan may have wished that the bill didn’t contain said defense cuts does not absolve him of the fact that he and 201 other Republicans voted for the bill as-passed.

Moreover, Ryan’s statement after voting for the bill contained not a single word of criticism about the defense cuts. As O’Donnell correctly noted, Ryan said the bill “represents a victory for those committed to controlling government spending and growing our economy” and that “The agreement – while far from perfect – underscores the extent to which the new House majority has successfully changed Washington’s culture of spending.” It’s at best misleading, and at worst an outright lie, for Ryan to assert that voting for the Budget Control Act did not mean voting for defense cuts.

This is the thing with pathological liars, they cannot keep track of the BS. What else is Paul "Eddie Munster" Ryan willing to lie about?



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