Video PROOF of Obama’s empty promise to Janesville plant, vindicating Paul Ryan

Phillip Kerpen dug this video up from 2008 where Obama promised the Janesville plant – specifically the Janesville plant – that they could re-tool and be here another 100 years and that he’d fight for that future. And he said it knowing that GM was struggling:

Hundreds of people have found new work, and unemployment has been cut in half.

This can be America’s future. I know that General Motors has been going through some bad news lately, and I know how hard your Governor has been fighting to keep jobs in this plant. But I also know how much progress you’ve made – how many hybrids and fuel-efficient vehicles you’re churning out. And I believe that if our government is there to support you, and give you the assistance you need to re-tool and make this transition, that this plant will be here for another hundred years. So, that’s our priority.

But it’s gonna take some work. And we can’t be threatened by that future, we can’t stop that future. The question is not whether a clean energy economy is in our future, it is coming. The question is where will it thrive and I want it to thrive right here in the United States of America; I want it to thrive right here in Janesville, Wisconsin. And that’s the future I will fight for as President of the United States of America.

This is what Paul Ryan said in his speech:

When he talked about change, many people liked the sound of it, especially in Janesville, where we were about to lose a major factory.

A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. 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. And that’s how it is in so many towns today, where the recovery that was promised is nowhere in sight.”

There was no lie here. Everything Paul Ryan said in his speech is exactly what happened. Obama just wanted their votes and made empty promises he couldn’t keep, even after bailing out GM twice.

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  • Theconservativechic

    Empty promises…empty chair…empty president….empty man!

  • Brilliant!

  • Yazz55

    This will be ignored by the lamestream lapdogs. Those who made their false and misleading accusations of Mr Ryan will be amongst those who go the farthest out of their way to avoid this video.

    • Jaels_Song

      Fox has more viewers than all of the other cable news networks combined. It won’t be ignored. Romney or a CPAC for that matter can use this video in their ads. This video is a score.

      • sDee

        Unfortunate Fox too is running a narrative, albeit a conservative version. There is a reason they canned Beck and the Judge.

        The politcal establishment cannot ever let the truth get out – the American people will remove the lot of them, if it ever did.

        • Jaels_Song

          That wasn’t the point of my reply to the original poster. She felt this video would go under reported, my response was; ‘Fox, would report this and Fox has a by far larger audience.’ Therefore, it will be reported and also used in pro Romney ads.

          I believe the American people ARE on the verge of getting rid of a lot of them.

      • Foxnews is not the answer, It tends to go with the GOP establishment narrative especially during the primary.
        New Media is the way to go.

        • Jaels_Song

          Of course the new media is the way to go. This is exactly what you and I are doing right now.

          I sense it is becoming cool to be a Conservative because of New Media. My 26 year old son was watching Clint at the Conservative Convention with a room full of others his age. lol… he called me to tell me how crazy MSNBC is and how terribly the commentators were abusing Eastwood. I could hear other twenty year olds in the background pissed off over the thrashing of Eastwood. My son explained to me that Clint Eastwood is the younger peoples John Wayne and thrashing them is inexcusable. The young people also like Chuck Norris… who is a Conservative.

          Remember… I was Conservative, before Conservative was cool. New Media is bring responsible for this.

  • sDee

    Jon McNaughton now has probably his best art and web page yet for this dangerous, empty post-American President.

    His web page for it has not only the hover text, but links to real news/information sources.

    • conservative58

      sDee – thanks for the great links!
      I especially love the second one which has the hover text and sources!

    • Stehekin912

      I love his art. I wish I had the money to commission a painting. I would commission a painting that somehow shows millions of hands in a darkening room trying to pull open a closing door and get through to the light behind it and flood the darkening room with light again….and succeeding. The representation meaning that freedom loving people are fighting against the darkness of tyranny to return/bring the light of God and freedom to the land. So far, our hands and voices and votes have kept the door from slamming shut….now we must work to open it wide and keep it open

      • sDee

        You are not alone. We are the new 3%.

  • Don

    Obama will never be held accountable for his lies and deceptions that have become so obvious that even the most brainwashed lemmings are embarrassed. When the corruption in the mainstream media refuses even a thought of journalistic integrity, then the truth becomes skewed to the point reality loses its meaning. America is waking up. When more stupid people vote than intelligent people, the democrats win. Failure on this level cannot be denied even by the lies of the mainstream media.

    • conservative58

      Bias? What bias? There is NO BIAS in the media according to Stephanopoulos!

      Truth is, there is no INTEGRITY in the media!!!!!!
      I hate to imagine where we would be today without Internet sites such as this one.

      • NYGino

        We would be like a mushroom farm. Kept in the dark and fed a lot of horse manure.

        • Galatiansch2vs20

          You certainly know how to turn a colorful phrase without resorting to cussing or crude words- I appreciate that!

          • When I read how NYGino had phrased that, I actually thought of you due to our chat a few days ago! Hope you’re enjoying Empty Chair Day? 🙂

            • Galatiansch2vs20

              Hoping for the day the chair will empty of the man full of himself, espousing empty promises, propagandizing his empty philosophy, emptying the credit of America, and drawing others empty of vision down an empty well after him. Obama needs to surrender his life to Christ. He currently is most assuredly not the kind of man I want for my country, morally bankrupt and void of everything that made this country great.

    • sDee

      We need simply a few TV shows explaining marxism as the common root to communism, facism, socialism and progressivism.

      The fact that 90% percent or so of Americans do not even recognize obama as a pure marxist ideologue is proof certain that the propaganda has reached its most sophisticated and dangerous level.

      The truth cannot surface in such a saturated environment. Counterpropaganda is needed. If we do not break this soon, things are going to get very ugly.

      • I suggest TV show titles such as “Love USSR Style”, “That 70’s show in China” or how about “The Comrade Cosbinsky Show”. A few Sit-Com’s that could show the wonderful lives of the working class in a communist society.

        Oh, instead of Fantasy Island, Fantasy Concentration Camp.

      • Don

        I agree,sDee. The mainstream media, led by Lil Artie Sulzberger Jr of the New York Times, spreads so much propaganda that Joseph Goebells, Hitler’s propaganda czar, is cheering him on from the grave. When obvious lies and deceptions by the Left are reported as facts, there is a appreciable percentage of voters who will believe what is presented for their “information”. The mainstream media is a hurdle that must be overcome if we are thrive as a free and prosperous nation.

        • sDee

          The Times carried water for the raising star in Germany name Adolph as well. The Left is drawn to fascism like moths to a flame.

          The result, always suffering, destruciton and death.

      • Yes, Marxism and Fascism are the same. That’s why Mussolini and Hitler disdained Marx and Communism’s Jewish founders… idiot, what govt. school did you graduate from?

  • unclesamnephew

    Obama stated the facthe has no idea how cars and trucks are produced. oh yes he did. Obama stated that G.M. churned out cars and trucks. and i thought when one churned you made butter

  • Goldni007

    He’s never ran a lemonaide stand. What would you expect? Pandering for votes just like he is now.
    I hope these people feel used.

    • warpmine

      I would have figured that he would have sold Halal foods but not even that.

      • AlabamaPatriot2

        When you’re an Imam, you can’t be bothered by trivial things like helping your neighbors.

  • Whats new! Most Politicians especially Democrats… lie,canard, distort, duped, deceive, fabricate, and simply tell untruths to get elected into office. “By any means necessary!”- for the people are useful idiots and believe anything and everything when repeatedly presented with false facts.
    And controlling the narrative by a compliant media helps to propagandize their false messages as truths.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      The Father of lies is pleased with his children.

  • Kevlar_Vest

    The Liar-in-Chief.

    • conservative58

      That’s one job in which Obama excels! Lying seems to come so naturally for him.

    • Wisewoman2

      My most used phrase. Like some seem to be natural-born killers Obama is a natural-born liar. He is the Liar-in-Chief.

  • This is great! The Narcissistic liar did not think there was someone recording his empty promises. But we all know for a fact the Left Wing Media will keep this under the covers of the bed they sleep with Obama with.

  • WordsFailMe

    Obama, to coin a simile, “like an empty suit, a popped blister.”

  • Army_Pilot1967

    “…that this plant (Janesville) will be here for another hundred years.” My, my, how time flies in the world of the Pretender-in-Chief cuz the plant is now closed!!!

  • bjohnson55

    The media is oh so complicate in Obama’s deception of the masses. Hermann Göring would be so proud how the Universities have churned so many willing participants in the Progressive lie.

  • Sandra123456

    Don’t you think the MSM could have found this video if they wanted to?

    They never fact check Dems/Liberals. They let Dems/Liberals lie about what Republicans say then participate in the lie by going after the Republicans as well.

    So what else is new…

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      The Lame Stream Media generally are Dems/Liberals- they pick the tune they want heard and they play it.

  • Joe
  • Another day, another Libtard NObama lie exposed. Stay tuned, tomorrow more lies exposed. It’s an everyday thing.

  • Mark Seplowin

    There is no way the yokos on MSNBC are going to believe their lying eyes!

  • SKL53

    Chris Wallace, the Lib of Fox, was the first to make his comment after the Ryan speech. He had to get his two cents in that ‘Fact Check’ was on the GM comment. The dems always play the liar card, why because liars think they know how the game is played from experience! Just look at our administration….and the DNC keynote Slick Willie! These are liars extraordinaire!

  • Nukeman60

    There was plenty of printed proof that night of what Ryan said and subsequently what Walker said (in the MSNBC ambush). But the libs try very hard to bait and switch. They argued more against what Ryan didn’t say than what he said.

    Of course, once the argument was out there, it didn’t matter what the truth was or even what the point was. They had an attack point that people were going to remember. Unfortunately for them, some of us read Rules for Radicals and we all know their tactics. The counterattacks are stronger than the attacks and it has them in a tailspin.

    They don’t have the truth on their side. What they have on their side is mass media. When one gets the memo, they all get the memo and it is a matter of saturation. What they don’t have is enough common sense to see that people are finally asking for proof of their allegations. What I refer to as ‘We the People’ just aren’t buying it anymore and the media is confused.

    • NYGino

      Ain’t it grand!

    • PhillyCon

      What they have on their side is mass media. When one gets the memo, they all get the memo and it is a matter of saturation.

      Was it Marx or Lenin who said, “a lie repeated 64 times becomes the truth.” The Democrats have perfected this to an art form.

      Edit: The Republican PR machine has to start factoring in what you said. Too many times, these R operatives go into these media battles expecting a balanced playing field, and getting railroaded instead. We are still behind the 8 ball with this one. But, Romney’s strategy of going on offense with Medicare was a good start. I hope this is setting the tone with future hot button issues that the Dems love to demagogue R’s with.

    • Well, to be fair, Obama didn’t not, not, not, not, not promise anything. I think.

  • Sober_Thinking

    The Liar-and-Chief.

    There will be quite a few whoppers over the next few days…

  • smmy33

    Can a conservative group put this in a ad with Paul Ryan’s words, then clips of the media saying he was lying and then clips of Obama with the date and location of the speech… You have no idea how the left and the media are calling Paul’s whole speech a lie and this is their example… The commercial can be about not trusting he media, that they have their own agenda and it isn’t the truth.
    This is Alinsky tactics, pick a small thing from a whole speeech, prove that this one thing is a lie discredit the whole speech, then discredit the speaker… Why do you think they keep harping on this stupid plant thing.

  • Had this “argument” with a libtard on FB (friend of a friend) the night after Ryan’s speech:

    Him: “Well, the plant closed in 2008, under Bush. Ryan blaming Obama is a huge distrotion of the FACTS”.

    Me: “No, GM LAID OUT its schedule in 2008, this plant was on the list, and slated for closure in early 2009. Did GM not get government support? Last check, they still owe us a SH!TLOAD of money. Did the plant still close in April 2009? Yes, it did. So, did then-Candidate Obama not seem to be saying, “Hey, vote for me. My administration will support you, and make sure that plants like this, scheduled to close, will keep their doors open.” ? That’s what it seems like, to me. .”

    HIM: “Yeah, it was a business decision, and Obama had nothing to do with it.”

    I never bothered to reply. Notice how there was no reply to what I was saying?

    I swear, these people just have ZERO ability to use logical deduction or to be honest in their assessment of a situation. I don’t know if it’s something they eat or drink, or a certain brain disease, but it’s SOMETHING. You can hear the same stuff when they call the radio shows and try to “outsmart” El Rushbo or The Great One.

    It’s clear why Mark just hangs up the phone. There’s no getting through, no penetration.

    So we can dig up all the audio and video proof we’d like… I don’t think it will matter one [email protected] bit, and it certainly won’t be reported by the media. Frustrating as all get-out, I’m tellin’ ya.

    • wodiej

      There does seem to be a theme of irrational thinking and a lack of reasoning ability w liberals. It could have been the way they were raised and/or people they were exposed to and influenced by. Many liberals are book smart so I don’t think it’s a lack of intellect in most cases.

    • You just can’t reason with sick minds.

  • SaraPFan

    Well that rock solid. Obama said if government intervened, their plant wouldn’t close. Sounds like they were on the verge of losing the plant and Obama promised intervention when he became President because he thinks Hybrids are the wave of the future. Thanks RS.

  • odin147

    Snake oil salesman.

  • and I’m sure MSLSD will go on the air and apologize to Paul Ryan! All empty promises just like their president! I got a feeling this is going to be a mean convention! Because in 3 years with the white house and control of the congress and senate from 2006 to 2010…the democrats have nothing to show other than very unpopular bills and laws that the America people disagree with…Should be quite a party!

  • Joe

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  • Guest1776rcp

    There was no lie here. Everything Paul Ryan said in his speech is exactly what happened. Obama just wanted their votes and made empty promises he couldn’t keep, even after bailing out GM twice.

    Is this implying Paul Ryan would have kept an anti-free enterprise promise and used big government to keep that plant open?

    Seriously? We are arguing over who would keep their big government promises.

    • how did you get to that?
      ryan said he lied, ryan did not say he himself would have kept the plant open.

      • Guest1776rcp

        What exactly does Ryan yes vote for the auto bailout imply? It certainly doesn’t imply he believes in free enterprise and it certainly doesn’t imply he believes government shouldn’t be picking winners and losers or imply Ryan doesn’t believe in big government solutions.

        • and that has nothing to do with this post.
          this post is about obama promising the plant would be staying open.
          ryan did not promise the plant would stay open.

  • I am a conservative christian who will not be voting for Mitt Romney. Romneycare provided for abortifacients with taxpayer money. And then Romney was dishonest about it. Aside from that, I have been researching what Mitt Romney believes and as a real christian I cannot vote for him. People should do some prayerful research.

    • johnos2112

      I respect the fact you don’t want to vote for him. He is not prefect. The only thing perfect is GOD. I will vote for him because the amount of suffering this country will absorb under Obama for four more years is unthinkable.

    • You sound like an idiot…stay home and bury you head fool….good grief…dop idiots like this really exist….I cannot believe how stupid people are…YEAH YOU SHOW US IDIOT!! When the 4000 regulations that are sitting on Obama’s desk are signed after the election…IT WILL EFFECT YOU NO MATTER WHAT HOLE YOU HIDE!! What a jerk….and then when Obamacare is engrained into the system Jerk…you will be the first one blaming everyone else except you!! Go find perfection in the next world…moron!

      • wodiej

        Good grief, do you have an anger issue? Every sentence you insulted this person. Uncalled for. Learn how to disagree gracefully. You only made yourself look bad.

    • wodiej

      I understand your concerns. Romney was not the first choice of many people. But he is still much better than obama. And you are basing your concerns on a home made video made by someone about the Mormon faith? Very unfortunate. Go back to God and pray for more guidance.

    • Patriot077

      Well if you’re going to stay home, you’re helping Obama get re-elected. How much is freedom of religion respected by this administration? Not.Much.At.All.

      Good luck with your “principled” position. This election is truly the last one if he gets 4 more years.

      • Guest1776rcp

        This election is truly the last one if he gets 4 more years.

        You worry too much. Don’t you know the world is going to end on Dec 21st this year? Just ask the Mayans.

    • KenInMontana

      So, you identify yourself as a Conservative Christian (one who doesn’t capitalize certain pronouns) however, your post history suggests otherwise;

      on Women of Valor Series 42 minutes ago

      Wow, what an amazing blog I stumbled upon. Impressive stuff!! I am just popping in to remind everyone to support our Commander in chief. If more people realized what Romney was all about, they would run in the other direction and tell everyone they know.

      Well what do you know, a classic Concern Troll. So, are you doing this voluntarily or are you a paid hack?

      Additionally, I would refer you to Article VI of the U.S. Constitution (not the Soviet one);

      but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

      Team Zero must be getting seriously desperate to sending in the “back benchers”.

    • Guest1776rcp

      Galatians 1:6-9

      Paul seems to be describing Mormon founder Joseph Smith to a tee. But what eva!

    • LiberalBoycotter

      A non vote is for Barry. You have every right to have your opinion, and not to vote, but if you are concerned about Romney’s religion, I myself am very afraid of Barry, he is a Muslim….

      Barry, has got all the gays, all the crazies on his side, and in another four years, all of us will be trying to figure out where we are going to get our next meal, health care, etc. as we will have a dictator named Barry.

      If you have ever read anything about the muslims, you will know the first of the people who will have their heads cut off, will be the gays. Barry, has already let everyone know that he has no concerns about killing babies. He wants the babies dead even if they lived after a botched abortion.

      I am a christian, and I will tell you that Romney, is the least of two evils. I also believe that Romney, does have a heart, and Barry, is totally lacking one.. BARRY, IS A MUSLIM!!!!! I hope you rethink, your not voting…

  • ZAP!! Can you here that BUZZ!!! Like for SAW!!! Again the LIAR IN CHIEF strikes again…just brutal…..Get it to the networks….spread all over the WEB!! Again FACTS HURT HEY MARXIST??? This fool really thinks that he can make promises and comments and then magically they will disappear!! CAN YOU YOU SAY STICK LIAR???? Very nice and again just brutal…the Marxist in his own words….lets see 100 years…okay President for 4 years and how have you helped Janesville Marxist???

    Cat got your tongue????????????

    Again spread the video and EXPOSE the Drag Queen Axelrod and Cutter the Gutter for the liars they are!!

    Very nice!

  • radioone

    It doesn’t matter if Ryan was correct or not. The media got their marching orders from “Talking Points Memo”, and they are Required to follow the script.

    • I could care less about the MSM..when will people like you wake up!! 28 percent of the people believe the MSM…I am amazed how dumb people are. No this needs to go to the New Media and out from that…I could care less about NBC, ABC, CBS and NYT….LOL….you must be kidding…getting this out to YouTube and Drudge and other conservative sites and then TWITTED is how you effect things…the Networks were left in the dust decades ago….see their News Ratings…it is s joke….God Wake UP!

      • Your point it totally separate from the point he just made. The fact that you decided to make it personal is even more of a head scratcher. Please review the Comment Policy.

  • Check Mate!

  • Right Scoop….We need this over to HotAir with Ed Morrissey…Ace of Spades….Fox…..Hannity….Drudge Report….Rush…..Townhall….Weekly Standard….Breitbart….Instapundit….lets get this all over the place…..NBC will do nothing….but Fox News can force their hand…..get over to Red State as well!!

  • wodiej

    Thank you so much RS for keeping us all so informed and intellectually fit with all of your posts. Appreciated much.

  • wodiej

    RNC ad in the making.

  • downloaded (god bless firefox) in case is ever disappears 🙂

  • bayway48

    Can’t argue with words and video. This has got to be sweet vindication for Paul Ryan, not that I doubted what he said. Super job Mr. Kerpen for finding this speech. As for Obama promising that this plant ….. when re-tooled….would stay open for another 100 years…I am wondering if he already had The Chevy Volt spinning around in his little head with the production at this site? BTW, GM is suspending production of the Volt for the next quarter. Might resume production in 2013 depending on demand. What evah!!!

  • The best thing that can happen for the GOP is that this story is ignored. BO makes no promises in it, and says that “.. if our government is there to support you, and give you the assistance you need to retool..” The plant closed in December that year. This can be a strong message for how the GOP policies failed this plant after he laid out how it could be saved.
    Ryan bringing it up during the RNC could seriously backfire on him during his one debate with Biden. He should be able to make Biden look like the political idiot he is. But these slips could given Biden enough material to deflate Ryan’s performance.

  • Obama’s whole hope was based on the “Green economy” and “electric cars” which we all know has been a colossal failure. They were doomed from his conceptual idea. No basis in reality just “hope and dreams” like a 10 year old.

  • sandyfromchesterfield

    People are also missing one important word in Ryan’s speech. He was talking about candidate obama not president.

    • Unfortunately for GM, he did become President.

  • bpratt

    I wasn’t aware the President was responsible to make sure specific companies in specific states keep the jobs…I thought that was the Governor’s job.

  • You guys are idiot, in what part did he promise something? Ah, the govt. education system. Even the actual workers at the facility stated that Pres. Obama didn’t promise anything. Go back to polishing your rifles and spewing creationism.

    • As long as we’re playing ignore the proof and claim otherwise, I think my next move will be to say I didn’t really add you to “the list.”

      But so long, anyway, and thanks for playing.

    • Jay

      When the Big 0 implies and insinuates, the leftoids deny he said it. When he accidently says the truth, “It’s taken out of context.” I’m not a church-goer so from my vantage point it looks like it takes more faith to believe in El Presidente than God. And BTW, Kevin, My rifle is polished, lubed… and loaded.

  • bobemakk

    We still own (the US citizens) a big part of GM. AND Obama is allowing them to build a plant costing $80 billion, in communist China before they pay US back what they owe. Chrysler paid back most of their stimulus and Ford took none and they are surviving. I would’t buy a GM car if it was half price and you can blame Obama for that. That’s the reason that GM is not #1 anymore, it is Chrysler, Ford and GM just squeaking by in third place.

  • J

    Let’s see you make your way to a mainstream Web site and say these things. Or, don’t you want everyone knowing what kinds of “media” you are actually following?