Campaign 2010

Jan 27, 2013

Republican Budget Chairman Ryan Pretends 2012 Was ‘Status Quo’ Election

On NBC’s Meet the Press this morning, Republican Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (WI-01) said that 2012 election was a “status quo” contest.

 

In reality, the American people voted overwhelmingly to embrace Democrats’ agenda of protecting and expanding the middle class – and rejected Tea Party Republicans’ plan to put millionaires before the middle class. President Obama won by a commanding 5 million votes, Democrats expanded their majority in the Senate and defeated Tea Party Republicans in the House. Democrats won the national popular vote for the House of Representatives.

 

FACT CHECK:

 

  • Democrats won the national popular vote for the House of Representatives and defeated 16 incumbents in Paul Ryan's Tea Party caucus. [Washington Post, 11/09/12]

 

  • President Obama won the election with a commanding majority of 65,899,660 to 60,932,152 – by 4,967,508 votes. [FEC, accessed 1/27/13]

 

  • Democrats expanded their majority in the Senate.

 


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