Project much, Stephanie?
(CBS News) — As President Obama and the Democrats gear up for their convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week, Democrats unpacked their thoughts on last week’s Republican convention. Senior campaign aide Stephanie Cutter said she gathered that Republicans “think lying is a virtue.”
“It was a week of personal attacks, empty platitudes, and the one thing you were left with is they really think lying is a virtue,” Cutter said on “Face the Nation” Sunday.
When asked by host Bob Schieffer if she thinks Republicans are liars, she walked the statement back, slightly. “I heard a lot of things that weren’t true last week,” she said, pointing to vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s assertion that President Obama’s policies closed a Janesville, Wis., plant. The plant actually closed in 2008, before Mr. Obama took office.
Cutter also mentioned Ryan’s claims that $716 billion were “funneled out of Medicare by President Obama” to pay for the Affordable Care Act, disadvantaging seniors, when the law cuts payments to providers, not beneficiaries.