You built it, all right:
Jodie Layton, a convention goer from Utah watching the Ryan speech, said she was blown away by the vice presidential candidate. But she said she was surprised to hear that after his speech about taking responsibility, he’d pinned a Bush-era plant closing on Obama.
“It closed in December 2008?” she asked, making sure she heard a HuffPost reporter’s question right. After a long pause, she said, “It’s happening a lot on both sides. It’s to be expected.”
It’s to be expected. Where on earth would she get such an outrageous idea?
CNN’s David Gergen, while acknowledging some “misstatements” in Ryan’s address, suggested that pundits focus elsewhere. “But let’s not forget that this was a speech about big ideas,” he told his audience.
If I read one more pundit whine about how nobody believes the press anymore, and the country is so horribly polarized, and we can’t understand how hard it is for anyone to deliver the news when the world is just magically like this, I will put my fist through something. This isn’t the first consequence-free election, but it’s shaping up to be the one where the press finally openly just says fuck it, we can’t possibly be bothered anymore.