Last night Paul Ryan gave what was the most dishonest and full-of-lies convention speech in history. He better bask in it now. I’m sure that his record will be broken tonight. I want to give Paul Ryan credit—he vowed to protect and strengthen Medicare... without bursting into laughter. But you could see him fighting it. Ryan’s line “We can make the safety net safe again” brought huge cheers. I wonder how many were cheering because they believed him, and how many were cheering to say “Great lying, Paul!”
Ryan actually said “the greatest of all responsibilities is that of the strong to protect the weak.” This is the guy who practically masturbates to Ayn Rand! And that’s not easy to do—did you ever try to masturbate while you’re holding a book the size of “The Fountainhead”?
The Republicans also invited John McCain to speak. That was nice of them—most of them just remember him as the guy who blew the election in 2008 by not playing the race card. Well, Republicans, John McCain proved that he is still woefully wrong on foreign policy... so he still deserves a prominent place at your convention. Oh, by the way, John, the President got Osama bin Laden... so now you’re free to tell us what your “secret plan” for knowing how to get him was.
In Tampa, the Romney campaign held an event for mega-bucks donors on a yacht... that was flying the flag of the Cayman Islands. And the yacht was named the “Cracker Bay.” You can’t make this kind of stuff up. And if you did, I bet you couldn’t come up with a better name than “Cracker Bay.” I’m going to have to take a closer look at some pictures of Mitt Romney wearing a flag lapel pin. I know this—if Mitt Romney was wearing a flag lapel pin from the Cayman Islands… the pin still would be made in China.
Finally, last night Ryan joked about his i-Pod playlist compared to Romney’s. Ryan said “my playlist starts with AC/DC and ends with Zeppelin.” What? Do we really want a vice president who alphabetizes Led Zeppelin under “Z”? Maybe Paul thought that Led Zeppelin was a guy whose name was Zeppelin, first name Led. Oh, by the way, which one is Led?
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