From last night's debate transcript:
RYAN: Let's not forget that they came in with one-party control. When Barack Obama was elected, his party controlled everything. They had the ability to do everything of their choosing. And look at where we are right now.
As the Vice President might have said, with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey.
We've refuted the 'one-party' talking point before: Democrats had a filibuster-proof Senate majority for all of 14 weeks. Perhaps it's fitting that the zombie-eyed granny starver (thank you, Mr. Pierce) resurrected a zombie lie.
There's one other thing that Congressman Ryan seems to have neglected to mention:
During a lengthy discussion, the senior GOP members worked out a plan to repeatedly block Obama over the coming four years to try to ensure he would not be re-elected.
Attending the dinner were House members Eric Cantor, Jeb Hensarling, Pete Hoekstra, Dan Lungren, Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ryan and Pete Sessions. From the Senate were Tom Coburn, Bob Corker, Jim DeMint, John Ensign and Jon Kyl. Others present were former House Speaker and future – and failed – presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and the Republican strategist Frank Luntz, who organised the dinner and sent out the invitations.
When was this dinner? On the night that Barack Obama was inaugurated: January 20, 2009.