Republicans Win "Lie Of The Year" Two Years Running!

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    GOP’s central attack on health reform wins PolitiFact ‘Lie of the Year’

    The phrase "government takeover of health care," coined by Republican strategist Frank Luntz early in 2009, was named "Lie of the Year" by the respected fact-checking website run by the St. Petersburg Times.


    It simply wasn't true but that didn't stop the right wingers from doing what they do so well, lie!

    Last years winner was Sarah Palin and her lie about "Death Panels." Not only weren't there death panels in Obama's health care reform but the only death panels that do exist trace directly back to republican politicians.

    But I got to know, where you and are you still so stupid that you believed and continue to believe the right wingers?
     
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    Here's another spectacular lie by republicans.

    Graham: I Was Forced To ‘Ignore’ START, Because Other ‘Major Issues’ Were ‘Wearing On The Body’

    Last night on the Senate floor, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) complained that it had been a “week from hell” due to having to work on “big issues.” He then grumbled that he had been too busy “stopping some bad ideas” and therefore had no time “to think about START.” Nevermind that the New START treaty was completed in April, giving Graham and his staff eight months to “think about” the treaty.


    Maybe Graham can win an award for "glib" lies.
     
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    I love to hear Democrats whine...
     
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    I hope somebody's called Whine One One. We're gonna need a waaambulance.
     
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    Government run health care is exactly that! It's un-American, costly, unconstitutional and should end with the death of the Democrat Party.
     
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    Good read- Patterico's place, Karl takes Politifact to the cleaners

    Let’s start with the straw man that “a ‘government takeover’ conjures a European approach where the government owns the hospitals and the doctors are public employees.” By this measure, there has been no government takeover of healthcare in countries like France or Switzerland. Even in England, most doctors, dentists, optometrists and other providers of local healthcare are self-employed, and contract their services back to the NHS. If PolitiFact wants to invoke the “European approach” to healthcare, it might help if they could accurately describe it. ...The point here is not that PolitiFact’s claim is a lie, or that PolitiFact is biased (although the latter is fairly obvious). Rather, the point is that the question of whether ObamaCare is a government takeover of the healthcare system is one of political opinion, not a simple question of fact.
     
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    There are posts which are so fraught with preposterous assumptions, false givens and distortions of word meanings that responding to them coherently is nearly impossible.

    This is one of those.

    Government takeover of health care?

    Where?
     
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    Where isnt it? The law effects many things, even your choice to participate.

    You lose.
     

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