Congressman Paul Ryan gave his convention speech on Wednesday–which got mixed reviews on how it was delivered, but received blistering attacks on its basic veracity.
Because much of those outright lies involved “Obamacare,” Medicare, deficit reduction, and taxes, I wanted to post a range of reactions–where the major debate was whether Paul Ryan was brazen, or shamless, in his lying. It’s worth noting these links represent rebuttals from the left, center and right (even Fox News):
- Sally Kohn, at Fox News.
- Josh Barro, at Bloomberg
- Dave Weigel, at Slate
- Dan Amira, at New York
- Ezra Klein, at WaPo
- Jonathan Bernstein, at the Plum Line
- Michael Cooper, at the Times
- Brian Beutler, at TPM.
- Jonathan Cohn, at The New Republic.
- Joan Walsh, at Salon.
(Links courtesy of Philip Bump, @pbump)