In honor of the RNC coming to a close yesterday with the official nomination of The Mitt (thankfully we can drop that horrible "putative" descriptor) here is a list of examples of the Republicans playing fast and loose with the truth. The other day we laid out the problems with the Elephant-based Party, and this is probably their worst trait that has evolved over the past decade.
- National Journal fact checks the GOP speakers here and here
- Talking Points Memo lists the Top 5 lies from Paul Ryan's acceptance speech
- Esqire's Charles Pierce discusses the fictitious foundation that the entire convention was built upon
Perhaps the most convincing way to make this point is satire, so we leave you with two clips from the guys who actually had the most informative coverage of the RNC: The Daily Show. The first clip illustrates the hypocrisy, the second the mendacity of your modern conservative.