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December 17, 2010

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Don Surber provides a detailed response to "government takeover of health care" being "Lie of the Year". It's at http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/26672#more-26672

The column speculating that Boehner might be an alcoholic may be more than irresponsible. It may be part of coordinated campaign to demonize the man.

Gail Collins admits that such a campaign is going on. In the column linked to above, she writes: One of the few cheery prospects the new year holds for Democrats is [Boehner's] upcoming demonization...

In fact, Collins doesn't just admit the demonization, she expresses joy over the demonization effort. With the New York Times leading the charge, I expect Boehner will come to be looked upon as evil, just like other prominent conservatives: Rush Limbaugh, Clarence Thomas, Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, etc.

Although demonization is a nasty business, I suppose liberals deserve some credit for doing it in a non-discriminatory way. They smear conservatives regardless of race or sex.

Here's a fact-filled response to Polifact's assertion that Obama care isn't a government takeover of health care.

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/12/17/politifacts-biggest-lie-2/

Brendan – I am very disappointed to see you provide legitimacy to the Politifact “Lie of the Year”.

That Obamacare will lead to a de-facto control of healthcare by the national government, even if it isn’t technically “socialized medicine”, is so obviously an opinion and not a fact that can be proven or disproven with certainty, that to label it a “lie” is about as un-truthful as you can get.

I’ve read some of the links David cited - and frankly am not convinced this opinion is correct - but shouting “lie” rather than exploring the opinion’s arguments is disgraceful. I would expect you to be “naming and shaming” Politifact for such a tactic, not supporting it.

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