Stretching The Truth
September 3, 2012 § Leave a comment
“I think, from my perspective, what happened at this convention is that nobody is calling on it, or maybe a few people are calling on it. Paul Ryan, what he did in his speech, I think, so stretched the truth, and I like Paul Ryan, I have a lot of great respect for Paul Ryan, but the (INAUDIBLE) that he said about closing the GM plant, which closed before Barack Obama took president, about the Simpson-Bowles bill which — Simpson-Bowles, which he opposed, and then all of a sudden you see faults Barack Obama for, at some point the truth should matter.”
- Matthew Dowd, chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney ’04 campaign, September 2, 2012
- Source: ABC’s This Week (video , transcript)
- Context: Matthew Dowd accuses both sides of stretching the truth, but he pointed out that they do not do it on the same scale. He criticized Paul Ryan for lying in his speech, specifically about a plant which closed under Bush’s presidency but which Ryan claimed closed because of Obama’s policies.