You’ve likely all now heard about the General Motors plant in Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, Wis. It’s closed – has been as long as Obama has been in president. Bailout be damned. Ryan told the story of that plant on Wednesday night.
“A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant,” Ryan said. “Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: ‘I believe that if our government is there to support you … this plant will be here for another hundred years.’ That’s what he said in 2008. Well, as it turned out, that plant didn’t last another year. It is locked up and empty to this day.”
When the Obama campaign heard that, they couldn’t yell “Liar!” loud enough. But the question remains, what exactly did Ryan say that’s not true? Did Obama say that? Yep — and there’s video to prove it. Did the plant shut down within the year? It did. Is it locked up and empty to this day? As anyone from Janesville knows, it certainly is.