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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 06:29 PM
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Daily Kos: PolitiFact '2011 Lie of the Year' finalist ... is true
PolitiFact has named the claim that Republicans voted to end Medicare a finalist for their "2011 Lie of the Year" award.

The only problem? Republicans did vote to end Medicare. Even PolitiFact conceded that Republicans voted to end Medicare "as we know it." But because Republicans would replace the Medicare that we know with another program that they also call Medicare, PolitiFact says they did not in fact vote to end Medicare.

more:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/05/1042469/-Polit...
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 06:50 PM
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1. PolitiFact is a fraud. n/t
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:05 AM
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:20 AM
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4. Maybe it should be PolitiFraud. nt
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a simple pattern Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:28 PM
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2. Cool.
Hope they don't mind if I kick them in the balls and call it Christmas.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-11 12:21 AM
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5. They have lost their credibility.
Edited on Tue Dec-27-11 12:35 AM by Lasher
And are therefore irrelevant.

BTW, this claim is no longer a finalist. Politifact has indeed selected this true assertion as the lie of the year.

I've been suspicious of them for awhile now, ever since they gave Obama credit for keeping his promise to get our troops out of Iraq in 16 months. He didn't. I challenged them on that one, citing quotes with accompanying links. Yet they didn't bother to reply or revisit their ruling.

Paul Krugman - Politifact, R.I.P.

Steve Benen - PolitiFact ought to be ashamed of itself

Johnathan Chait - The Trouble With Politifact

David Weigel - Paul Ryan Conquers PolitiFact
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-11 08:32 PM
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6. Sad that "Kos" has lost reality in the "New Movement." I met him here at our Bookstore
in NC..(Sells books to Progressive Dems) and I have a "Signed Copy" with Kos (Markos) Signature...if ANYONE want's to BUY THAT "POS" Signature!...BLECH!
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