13th December 2013, 06:50 AM #1
Politifacts Lies of the Year 2013
Politifact has once again rated the "Pants on Fire" lie of the Year. This year the award goes to "If you like your health insurance you can keep it." Here's the full list.
And the top lie of 2013 goes to? ? CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
13th December 2013, 06:53 AM #2
3 of the top 4 are from the usual RWNJ.
Originally Posted by bajisima
13th December 2013, 06:55 AM #3
Oh Happy Day!
2 - Ted Cruz: Congress gets exception to Obamacare
3 - Michele Bachmann: IRS health care database
4 - Ann Coulter: Docs won't accept Obamacare
13th December 2013, 07:03 AM #4
Whatever are we all going to do without Michele Bachmann? Maybe she will get a job as a news analyst on FOX. Shes just too good to let slide into oblivion!
Originally Posted by TennesseeRain
13th December 2013, 07:06 AM #5
That will likely become the "Lie of the Decade."
Perhaps, even, the "Lie of the Century...."
13th December 2013, 07:52 AM #6
Obama's statements about consumers keeping plans they like was a very big error that was multiplied by the ACA roll out fiasco. I noticed that Obsama's negatives are dropping and his positives are rising in the last week or so.
I wonder if Obama's misstatements rise to the level of Saddam was behind 9/11 or if Iraq is not invaded, the smoking gun may be mushroom clouds over American cities?
There's a difference between the consequences caused by the misstatements of Obama and those made during the Iraq war wind up, isn't there? The difference is one of consequence and intention. Obama failed to articulate a simple nuanced message that some plans will be cancelled because they don't meet ACA standards. Or in the case of California, where Anethem Blue Shield tricked consumers into making changes to their plans that caused them to be ineligible for grandfathered plans. In the case of Saddam, 9/11 and WMD, the intention was to mislead and deceive the public in order to conduct a war that the administration and most of congress knew was predicated on dubious cherry picked intel.
Hello memory hole?
Last edited by ARMCX1; 13th December 2013 at 07:54 AM.
13th December 2013, 07:57 AM #7
Problem is Obama TRUSTED and still puts TRUST in the insurance companies to do the right thing. These very same companies that put us in the predicament we are in. Now there are grumblings in a couple of states where some insurance companies are billing customers IN FULL for the entire year, something no one seems sure is illegal or was even considered under the ACA. Too many people must pay monthly premiums to afford it, not all of it up front. It makes our officials continually look bad for implementing and then mandating something without knowing what tricks the insurance companies will pull yet.
Originally Posted by ARMCX1
13th December 2013, 08:06 AM #8
The Republican Agenda
The lies behind the Iraq War and the impact it had on our lives will no doubt be the "Lie of the Century", and the most costly.
Originally Posted by Rorschach
13th December 2013, 08:08 AM #9
Obama's "keep your plan" campaign gets whopping 59 % of the votes... #2 comes in at 8 %.
So i think we have a definite winner.
Overall, the top 10 Pants on fire 2013, 8 were from the right wing.
That is very telling to me, yes, but at the same time, from a research perspective, very possible that liberal minds do follow Politicfact more than conservatives, and vote more on those polls.
13th December 2013, 08:10 AM #10
If you say so.
Originally Posted by HadEnough2
I have noticed, that Liberals often "lie" about what they call "lies" from George Bush. Then, they turn around to call the lies of Glorious Organizer..."misstatements...."
Do Liberals understand the actual meaning of that concept?
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