Paul Ryan and Scott Walker double down on a lie at GOP convention

Since being chosen as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan has been attacking President Obama’s supposed “failed policies,” with Rep. Ryan citing the 2008 closure of the GM auto plant in Janesville as an example of how President Obama’s policies have failed.

Despite the fact that Rep. Ryan’s attacks against President Obama on the closure of the GM auto plant have been proven to be false, Rep. Ryan has continued that attack, using the very same attack in his GOP convention speech last night.

Not to be outdone, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doubled down on Ryan’s lie, repeating it on MSNBC.

John from Democurmudgeon summed up Walker’s behavior under questioning from Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz quite succinctly:

The divide and conquering hero, Scott Walker, went into meltdown mode under questioning. Walker panicked, backtracked, fabricated, played the victim and finally smarted off to MSNBC hosts on national television. Take a good look, Walker’s rage and deep-[seated] authoritarian nature does not react well to questions and then followup questions.

If you’d like to know the truth about the Janesville GM auto plant, you should check out As Goes Janesville, a documentary chronicling the plight of the middle class and how hard it is to create jobs, especially in such polarized times.

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