Paul Ryan requested Obamacare grant money in 2010. Read the story in The Nation.
It appears that Paul Ryan requested funding for a clinic from the very curse (Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare) that he promises to rid our country of once elected. The bald-faced hypocrisy shocks me, though many would say I’m naïve.
As his lies pile up (read MoveOn’s list of whoppers from the Republican National Convention speech), I begin to realize that America truly likes being lied to (yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus). It is so much easier than facing joblessness, poverty, entrenched economic privilege, institutionalized racism, homophobia, misogyny, and other ills from which our population suffers.
How can the thorny truth compete with well-varnished lies? Particularly when there are television networks with avid audiences to consume them. The truth doesn’t make for a good bedtime story. Most Americans would rather live vicariously in fake “reality” tv or the latest episode of Glee (not that there’s anything wrong with that). But just as Glee is not real high school, Fox News is not real news, and Paul Ryan’s talking points are not supported by real facts.
Get real, America. Face the facts: do we want such a hypocritical liar in the White House?