Originally Posted by patteeu
Do you really think misremembering your time in a marathon from decades ago is "not the usual politician [lie] but a real one"? It's absurd to put that untruth which may or may not have been intentional above such things as "my budget will cut the deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years" or "the healthcare bill will not increase the deficit by one dime".
This effort by supporters of Barack Obama (and Bill Clinton, I might add) to define Paul Ryan as an extraordinary liar even by politician standards is absurd.
I don't view that one as significant and didn't even know the background (i.e. how long ago he ran it).
of course, that's the minor one compared to the appalling lie about bankrupt businesses, but there's no defense for that one so I can see why you ignored it.
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