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?