Paul Ryan’s RNC convention speech

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Not only is he a policy wonk, he can really deliver a speech.

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5 Responses to “Paul Ryan’s RNC convention speech”

  1. Ronald D. Hunt Says:

    Except for his inability to tell the truth.

    That image is worth a thousand words, This is the GM plant he is claiming Obama caused to close.

    Note the Date on that sign, December 23 2008, Then note that Obama was sworn in to office in January 2009.

  2. pops Says:

    Nice try. Here’s a report dated 02-Feb-2009:

    Full-size sport utility vehicle production has ended at the local General Motors plant, but medium-duty truck production is continuing—not starting—in Janesville.

    And it likely will continue into May, when the lights finally go off in the facility that has been producing vehicles since 1923.

    When GM officials announced last June that SUV production would cease in Janesville, they also said that medium-duty truck production would conclude by the end of 2009, or sooner if market conditions dictate.

    What did Obama say about that?

    Reports that the GM plant I visited in Janesville may shut down sooner than expected are a painful reminder of the tough economic times facing working families across this country. This news is also a reminder that Washington needs to finally live up to its promise to help our automakers compete in our global economy. 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.

    Was retooling the Janesville plant considered?

    In June 2009, GM considered three sites to locate a small car: its Orion plant in Michigan; Janesville, Wis.; and a Spring Hill, Tenn., plant slated to close in November. GM picked Orion and later reopened Spring Hill.

    You should be more careful about calling people liars.

  3. jbtalcott Says:

    From USA Today Fact Check: Paul Ryan at RNC

    “Ryan cited the closing of a GM plant in his hometown of Janesville, Wis., as evidence of Obama’s failing to deliver on promises made in the 2008 presidential campaign. But as it happens, the plant closed before Obama even took office.

    In fact, the Business Journal in Milwaukee wrote that the assembly plant shut down on Dec. 23, 2008, at the tail end of the Bush administration, a victim of the financial crisis and dwindling demand for the SUVs produced at the plant. That’s nearly one month before Obama was sworn into office.

    About 100 workers were kept on in 2009 to finish a truck order and help shut down the plant, according to the Associated Press.”

  4. Pops Says:

    So the plant shut down, but was still operating. And in 2009 when GM considered where to locate a small car plant, Obama could have stepped up to the plate and promoted Janesville in order to keep his promise, but he didn’t.

  5. jbtalcott Says:

    More nonsense Pops. A President cannot dictate to a private company what to do. It probably was far more costly to retool a plant that produced large SUV’s and trucks to make small cars than the other plants under consideration. A little common sense would go a long way to making your arguments less ridiculous.

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