Mitt Romney’s convention speech had a lot of mistruths and distortions, but one of his central appeals to undecided voters was built on a fundamental lie. The truth is that since day one, President Obama’s political opponents — including Congressman Ryan — have been working to make him fail


Republicans want Obama to fail more than they want America to succeed.
September 2, 2012 By Egberto Willies

Mitch McConnell: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
Rush Limbaugh: "I hope he fails."
Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann: "we’re hoping that President Obama’s policies don’t succeed."

When asked about the potential for more job losses, Speaker John Boehner said, "so be it."
They threatened to shut down our government, which would have cost our economy billions.
They brought our nation to the brink of default by threatening not to pay America’s bills, and say they’ll do it again
They unified in voting against the President’s American Jobs Act, which would create 2 million jobs, even though it’s based on proposals they have supported in the past.
If Republican politicians hadn’t pushed so hard to lay off our teachers, cops, and firefighters and block efforts to put Americans back to work fixing our roads and bridges, the unemployment rate could be down to 6% already