Last Tuesday, Politifact announced that its Lie of the Year was the Democrat claim that Republicans “voted to end Medicare.”
The admission that this was, indeed, a lie, was refreshing to most conservatives, who understood that altering Medicare to make users more responsible for controlling the costs of their care is not, in fact “ending Medicare.”
Predictably, lefties howled that noticing a bald-faced Democrat lie and claimed that picking this bald-faced lie as a lie was evidence that Politifact was “terrified of being considered partisan if they acknowledge the clear fact that there’s a lot more lying on one side of the political divide than on the other.” Paul Krugman, uncompromising hack and former Enron consultant, has no credibility when he claims such nonsense, but there are idiots who will continue to believe noticing Democrats’ blatant lies amounts to lying oneself.
Politifact came back with this defense, pointing out that people who get all their news from sources that agree with them tend to be narrow-minded tools. But did pointing out the ridiculous nature of leftwing cries embarrass the idiots? Hell, no. In fact, they’re doubling down.
Both sides do it! Except, of course, Limbaugh, Newsmax, and Fox are lying, and HuffPo is hardly a liberal site.
It’s probably mean of me to admit I like watching nutjobs heads go *pop*, *pop*, *pop*, but it is extremely entertaining.
Politifact (and the other factchecking organizations) all came to the same conclusion: Democrats lied to say Republicans voted to end Medicare. Moreover, it was a despicable and deliberate lie designed to scare old people–the same old people Democrats constantly complain Republicans want to frighten. Democrats have no shame, but at least organizations show a little courage pointing it out now and then.