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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

You Can't Hide Those Ryan Lies (September 5, 2012)

I've signed up Steve, who was clearly a big hit, for another convention summary later this week, but a few tidbits about Night One....Michelle Obama, oh my.  How she connects unbridled emotion with sheer logic is simply amazing.  Her linkage of Obama's decision process with his roots, values and empathy was impressive.  I also liked how she gave real examples of Obama's warmth and humanity, instead of just asserting their presence (as Ann Romney tended to do).  Her delivery was astonishing.  A tour de force.  Obama 2016!  Michelle, that is.

Julian Castro was very good...smooth, genuine and articulate.  Not quite in Obama 2004's class, but nevertheless he is a comer.  But for me, Deval Patrick was even better.  The Massachusetts governor -- Romney's successor -- was excellent on both offense and defense.

But more on all that later.  For now, let's break it up with an ode to Paul Ryan, taking off on the Eagles' megahit, "Lyin' Eyes"...

VP candidates, they find out early
How to slash and burn with a wide smile
A few mistruths and he won’t have to worry
He knows Politifact just ain’t in style

Prepping one night, his big old speech feels tired
His ideas don’t seem to have too much spice
Yet he knows he’s got to get the faithful wired
This just ain’t the time for feelin’ a bit too nice

So he pulls out of his head a few real tall ones
Thinkin’ they’ll get him out of his tired box
Maybe turn Tampa into a fiery cauldron
He’ll mislead his way to big time on mighty Fox

You can't hide those Ryan lies
And his smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you'd realize
There ain't no way to hide those Ryan lies

On the other side of town the press is waiting
The fact-checkers whipped into a frenzied zeal
They listen to all the crap that he’s creating
And they document what’s fake and make it real

He rips Medicare “cuts” he claims Obama’s planning
But he leaves out that he’d make the same “cuts” too
Says Obama failed on promises made in Janesville
But that plant was closed while under “W”

You can't hide those Ryan lies
And his smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you'd realize
There ain't no way to hide those Ryan lies

He’s on a roll, he gets to the debt ceiling
Says Obama should have embraced Simpson-Bowles
But he never says that in his backroom dealing
He’s the one who’s vote left it out in the cold

So he lays the credit downgrade on Obama
When it was the GOP that waged that fight
'Cause when we almost melted down on debt deal drama
Moody’s blamed the whole darn thing square on the right

Does he wonder how it quickly got this crazy
He thinks about the boy he was in school
When did he become so intellectually lazy?
If he tells more lies, he’ll look just like a fool

Sure enough he tells about a race he once ran
Says he ran that marathon in “under three”
But they looked it up, and wow that was a new scam
It was “over four,” for all the world to see

You can't hide those Ryan lies
And his smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you'd realize
There ain't no way to hide those Ryan lies
There ain't no way to hide those Ryan lies
Romney, you can't hide your Ryan lies


Comments welcome!

1 comment:

  1. Love the new song - it's spot on. I'm trying to think of a simple nickname that will capture Paul Ryan's contribution to Presidential Campaign 2012 (ala Tricky Dick, Slick Willy, etc.). I'm thinking of possibly 'The Mendacious Cheesehead.' Or, inspired by your song, the more alliterative 'Lyin' Ryan.' I guess I'll just go with the obvious: Pinocchio Ryan. I've heard of spin, but this guy would make a top dizzy!

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