RNC Fails To Convince On President Obama's "Failed Promises"
Touting the Republican National Committee's newly released "Five Failed Promises," RNC Chairman Reince Preibus bragged last week on Fox News that "the facts are on our side, and they're indisputable." Political Correction took a look at these "failed promises" and found the same recycled GOP falsehoods and distortions. Blaming President Obama for the recession and its aftermath, the RNC neglects to mention 22 months of job growth under Obama policies that helped the faltering economy start to turn around. On health care, the RNC got a bit more creative. Using misleading statistics and wildly exaggerated numbers, the RNC creates a nail-biting picture of "skyrocketing cost" and declining access that it blames on the Affordable Care Act — a dishonest characterization of the effects of the health care law.