In Iowa President Obama sought to give Mitt Romney's VP Paul Ryan a black eye in regards to the drought aid bill stalled in Congress. Instead, he was the one left with egg on his face.
Fox News reported that the Democratically-controlled Senate skipped off for their August break without voting to help farmers by passing an aid bill. And now that the president is campaigning in the state, where it is expected he will fare poorer than he did in 2008--he doesn't want to have to say that.
Instead, the president told an Iowa crowd that too many members of Congress are blocking the farm bill, and he went on to add that Paul Ryan was one of them standing in the way.
How convenient. But it isn't the whole truth, unfortunately. It's kind of a half truth. And it is becoming commonplace to get those truth versions from this president and his administration, unfortunately.
Obama neglected to tell his audience that while the Senate put forth a farm bill, it couldn't be passed in the House due to its excessive and inappropriate language, like the part in which the government was trying to tell farmers when and how their children could work on the family farm.
Pres. Obama also neglected to tell his audience that Paul Ryan was one of the members of the House who crafted a more acceptable farm bill as an alternative.
And it was that alternative bill that the Senate ignored, choosing to leave for their August recess instead of passing it and helping farmers suffering from drought. And that's what is known as partisan politics.