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    'Lie of the Year': Why Obama's healthcare claim is a 'winner'

    Hahaha and this site is a go-to for many of us who try and dispel myths in political forums. I'm sure that both of our sides use this site extensively because they are pretty good at separating fact from fiction. Winning the Lie of the Year award from them is really saying something.

    "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it," President Barack Obama said.

    He said it not just once, but at least 37 times in recent years, according to PolitiFact.com.

    That statement eventually earned Obama a "Pants on Fire" rating from the political fact-checking site.

    Now, Obama has garnered PolitiFact's annual "Lie of the Year" award. And its readers agreed.

    In a poll, 59 percent rated Obama's claim as the biggest political fib of the year. The runner up, according to the poll, was also a healthcare whopper:
    'Lie of the Year': Why Obama's healthcare claim is a 'winner'

    You know that this site carries some weight when Obama's administration actually addresses it.

    White House ignores 'lie of the year' award

    The White House is not rushing to claim President Obama's latest award: Lie of the year.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday the administration is focused on putting its health care plan in place; he declined to discuss the declaration by the fact-checking website PolitiFact of its annual "lie of the year:" President Obama's past claim that if "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it."

    Obama has apologized to Americans who lost their policies because of new federal regulations.

    Carney did note that PolitiFact has in the past defended Obama's statement about existing insurance policies, before declaring it "lie of the year" over developments in recent months.

    "End-of-the-year categorizations like that are always fun even when they don't jibe with past characterizations of the very same statement," Carney said. "But we're focused on implementation of the Affordable Care Act."
    White House ignores 'lie of the year' award

    In conclusion, this lie is going to end up costing all the democrats who voted it, dearly when election time comes around.

    Its a stench they cannot wash away no matter how hard they scrub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Hahaha and this site is a go-to for many of us who try and dispel myths in political forums. I'm sure that both of our sides use this site extensively because they are pretty good at separating fact from fiction. Winning the Lie of the Year award from them is really saying something.



    'Lie of the Year': Why Obama's healthcare claim is a 'winner'

    You know that this site carries some weight when Obama's administration actually addresses it.

    White House ignores 'lie of the year' award



    White House ignores 'lie of the year' award

    In conclusion, this lie is going to end up costing all the democrats who voted it, dearly when election time comes around.

    Its a stench they cannot wash away no matter how hard they scrub.
    already posted.

    Politifacts Lies of the Year 2013

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    Ok thanks.

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