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    Re: Guess who earned Politifact's top lie of 2013

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    Hm. It should be no problem trying t impeach him then. Where are all the Tea Party Republicans trying to impeach Obama? I'm sure if they have a strong case on the matter, they will have no problem impeaching. Right?
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    Re: Guess who earned Politifact's top lie of 2013

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    I don't know, is the healthcare lie worse than the Afghanistan one? Eleven more years of Afghanistan sounds pretty bad…
    Eleven years versus the rest of your life, I dunno, that is a tough one

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    Re: Guess who earned Politifact's top lie of 2013

    The funny thing is that Politifact has essentially given itself the "lie of the year award" too as they twice supported this claim in previous fact checks.
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    Re: Guess who earned Politifact's top lie of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    The funny thing is that Politifact has essentially given itself the "lie of the year award" too as they twice supported this claim in previous fact checks.
    Really? That's not cool.

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    Re: Guess who earned Politifact's top lie of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Really? That's not cool.
    Actually three times:

    First time was in 2008

    Then in 2012 they gave a "Half True" on the grounds that Obama's plan "takes pains to let people keep their coverage" when, in fact, the opposite was true. In fact the "grandfather" rule insured that millions would be losing their insurance.

    Finally they called Romney a Liar in 2012 for telling the truth that it would cost millions their insurance on the hopey changey excuse that millions would be jumping on ACA because they preferred it.
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    Re: Guess who earned Politifact's top lie of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Actually three times:

    First time was in 2008

    Then in 2012 they gave a "Half True" on the grounds that Obama's plan "takes pains to let people keep their coverage" when, in fact, the opposite was true. In fact the "grandfather" rule insured that millions would be losing their insurance.

    Finally they called Romney a Liar in 2012 for telling the truth that it would cost millions their insurance on the hopey changey excuse that millions would be jumping on ACA because they preferred it.
    I hate Mitt Romney. Let that be clear. However...

    But in this instance he shouldn't have been called a liar on this one issue. It turned out to be a true statement Romney made but that's because only one study predicted up to 20 million. Romney told the truth but by accident. I guess that's the only way that lying sack of **** would ever tell the truth, but it was the truth all the same.
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    Re: Guess who earned Politifact's top lie of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Actually three times:

    First time was in 2008

    Then in 2012 they gave a "Half True" on the grounds that Obama's plan "takes pains to let people keep their coverage" when, in fact, the opposite was true. In fact the "grandfather" rule insured that millions would be losing their insurance.

    Finally they called Romney a Liar in 2012 for telling the truth that it would cost millions their insurance on the hopey changey excuse that millions would be jumping on ACA because they preferred it.
    But are you suggesting that at the time they 'knew' these things not to be so.

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    Re: Guess who earned Politifact's top lie of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    But are you suggesting that at the time they 'knew' these things not to be so.
    Are you saying I am making the mistake of assuming a base level of competency on their part? Even then passing ignorant assumptions off as verified facts is just another form of lying.
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    Re: Guess who earned Politifact's top lie of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Are you saying I am making the mistake of assuming a base level of competency on their part? Even then passing ignorant assumptions off as verified facts is just another form of lying.
    No. I'm not accusing you of anything.

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    Re: Guess who earned Politifact's top lie of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    The funny thing is that Politifact has essentially given itself the "lie of the year award" too as they twice supported this claim in previous fact checks.
    Yeah, both other major factcheckers were far more negative towards Obama's comment than Politifact was
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