Paul Ryan made so many statements which were outright lies during his acceptance speech at the Republican convention that even some Republicans are unwilling to try to defend them. Former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd criticized Ryan for these false statements on ABC’s This Week as can be seen in the video above. From the interview:
DOWD: Paul Ryan, what he did in his speech, I think so stretched the truth. And I like Paul Ryan, have a lot of great respect for Paul Ryan, but the elements that he said about closing the GM plant which closed before Barack Obama took President [sic], about the Simpson-Bowles bill which he opposed and then all of a sudden he faults Barack Obama for. At some point, the truth should matter…He was trying to convey that Barack Obama was responsible for the closing of that GM plant and that isn’t true.