Jonathan Cohn: The Five Big Misrepresentations Of Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech

Jonathan Cohn, writing for The New Republic:

“At least five times, Ryan misrepresented the facts. And while none of the statements were new, the context was. It’s one thing to hear them on a thirty-second television spot or even in a stump speech before a small crowd. It’s something else entirely to hear them in prime time address, as a vice presidential nominee is accepting his party’s nomination and speaking to the entire country.”

Why tell outright lies to a national audience? It’s the only way he’ll get elected.

The wheels will part from the bus, the polling numbers will diverge, and … well, you know what I’m going to write. And you know it’s true.