"Ryan burst onto the national scene with a dense, fact-laden attack on the financing of Obama's health-care bill that was essentially a series of hallucinations, pseudo-facts cooked up and recirculated by conservative apparatchiks who didn't know what they were talking about or didn't care. His big-think speeches reflect the influence of fact-free conservatives and collapse under scrutiny."
Paul Ryan speaks to supporters at West Springfield High School in Springfield, Virginia, 08/17/12. (photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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