Joe Biden gave an admittedly rousing address in Denver, touching on some of the same conceits Ryan did last night. He talked lovingly of his mother, attacked the Bush administration for its failed economic and foreign policy, promised the future could be dire and the American people were almost out of time to make the change we desperately needed. He talked up his running mate as if they'd been long-time friends (even though no one had entirely forgotten the animosity the two had shared on the campaign trail).
He also made some promises. While it's important to hold a candidate accountable for the comments he makes on the past, it's also important to hold a candidate accountable for the promises he made for the future. President Obama has a record now, after all.
To that end, Biden's DNC speech reads like a work of pure fiction, a fairy tale penned once upon a time in a land full of unicorns and talking woodland animals. Let's take a look at just a few chapters from the fantasy that is Biden's address:
Other Forgotten Lies: