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Vote now for 'Lie of the Year'!
The St. Pete Times ^ | Dec. 11, 2009 | Angie Drobnic Holan

Posted on 12/11/2009 2:26:38 PM PST by dawn53

You've heard of the Person of the Year and the Sportsman of the Year -- get ready for PolitiFact's Lie of the Year.

For our year-in-review coverage, PolitiFact soon will be announcing our Lie of the Year -- the most significant falsehood of 2009. Our staff is examining the claims we've rated False or Pants on Fire and will be choosing the one that reached all-star status and played an important role in the nation's political discourse.

We're also inviting PolitiFact readers to vote on the most important lie. Here are our eight nominees:

(Excerpt) Read more at politifact.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2009review; demlies; manoftheyear
The link to vote is at the bottom of the page. They want your name and email address in order to vote...I'd call that rather low tech. But they promise, they won't give away your info, yeah right. (Luckily I keep one of those free email accounts for times such as these.)
1 posted on 12/11/2009 2:26:39 PM PST by dawn53
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To: dawn53

Global Warming. Hands down.


2 posted on 12/11/2009 2:29:11 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Tzimisce

Dang! I thought it was “’Liar of the Year”. I know where my vote is on that one.


3 posted on 12/11/2009 2:30:36 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: dawn53

Where’s the “Barf Alert””? I’m about to eat dinner.


4 posted on 12/11/2009 2:31:34 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: dawn53

bump


5 posted on 12/11/2009 2:31:38 PM PST by dangerdoc
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To: Tzimisce

Sorry, LOL...it definitely needs one.


6 posted on 12/11/2009 2:33:00 PM PST by dawn53
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To: dawn53

7 posted on 12/11/2009 2:34:36 PM PST by smokingfrog (I'm from TEXAS -- what country are YOU from?)
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To: dawn53
None of these so called lies come close. They range from trivial to silly, most of them picked out by some lib journalist.

I can think of a lot of real lies they don't even mention; serious, consequential lies.

8 posted on 12/11/2009 2:35:17 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: dawn53

...That Obama is qualified to be President.


9 posted on 12/11/2009 2:35:40 PM PST by historyrepeatz
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To: dawn53
Most of the statements were true. Of those listed, my vote has to go for 'Preventive care saves money'.

(Note how they list Congressman Wilson's interjection as the lie - not Obama's false statement.)

10 posted on 12/11/2009 2:35:53 PM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: dawn53

Toss up between Democrats inherited the economy from Bush, Congress can “fix” health-care, and Algore’s statements on just about anything.


11 posted on 12/11/2009 2:38:05 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: dawn53
BIGGEST LIE OF 2009 you say?

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. ~ Barack Obama

Am I missing something here? This is for the biggest LIE, right? Because most of the options to vote on are not lies (unless you're a libtard). Aand although you can add "other" and add your own, you HAVE to vote on one of the below. Pfffft. Talk about loaded poll.

"When one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft."

-- Joe Biden on Thursday, April 30, 2009, in an interview on The Today Show

Preventive care "saves money." -- Barack Obama on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, in a speech to Congress

"You lie!" (in response to President Obama saying health reform would not insure illegal immigrants.) -- Joe Wilson on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, in the audience at a joint session of Congress

Seniors and the disabled "will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care." -- Sarah Palin on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, in a message posted on Facebook

John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, "has proposed forcing abortions and putting sterilants in the drinking water to control population." -- Glenn Beck on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, in his TV program

An amendment to the House health reform bill "puts new restrictions on women's access to abortion coverage in the private health insurance market even when they would pay premiums with their own money." -- Nita Lowey on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, in a speech on the House floor

A birth certificate shows Barack Obama was born in Kenya. -- Orly Taitz on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, in an attachment to a lawsuit

Page 92 of the House health care bill "says specifically that people can't purchase private health insurance after a date certain." -- Michele Bachmann on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, in an interview on the Fox News Channel.
12 posted on 12/11/2009 2:42:40 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Pray for Obama! Psalm 109:8 reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.”)
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To: dawn53

Hope and Change ... and they fell for it.


13 posted on 12/11/2009 2:49:46 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: dawn53

“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Barack Obama


14 posted on 12/11/2009 2:50:41 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (Best thing about Cash for Clunkers is that 90% of the Obama bumper stickers are now off the road.)
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To: Lucky9teen

You beat me to it!


15 posted on 12/11/2009 2:51:18 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (Best thing about Cash for Clunkers is that 90% of the Obama bumper stickers are now off the road.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Lucky you took the biggest lie quote right out of my mouth. The second biggest lie is anthropogenic global warming is based on science, or settled science. As Climategate clearly shows, and as the work of Climate Audit’s Steve McIntyre also shows manmade global warming also falsely known as ‘climate change (the climate has always changed no thanks to mankind) is a socialist hoax of the first order.


16 posted on 12/11/2009 2:55:53 PM PST by eaglewingz08 (Koolaid Drinkers Need Not Apply)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

We should make a citizens arrest of the Bozo president, he fails to protect the Constitution of the United States.

This is one sick sum bitch you ding bats elected to be YOUR president.

The POS isn’t mine!


17 posted on 12/11/2009 2:56:30 PM PST by tiger63
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To: K-oneTexas
Dang! I thought it was “’Liar of the Year”.

Same answer, I think.

ML/NJ

18 posted on 12/11/2009 4:31:55 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: dawn53

Lie of the Year in my book, was Obozo’s “oath” to “protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic...”


19 posted on 12/11/2009 4:47:57 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts....)
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To: Tzimisce

Obama stating, “My fellow Americans....”


20 posted on 12/11/2009 6:39:25 PM PST by Tamzee (OBAMA ---- ALL SHAM, NO WOW)
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To: dawn53
That's a no-brainer:

"Øbama is President"


21 posted on 12/11/2009 7:50:36 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: Tamzee

Good one.


22 posted on 12/12/2009 11:52:14 AM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Tzimisce
The winner is

PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'Death panels' Sarah Palin's claim about the health care bill is the top choice of PolitiFact editors --

23 posted on 12/18/2009 8:41:32 PM PST by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: MilspecRob

...so this was written by lefty hacks, but we already knew that.


24 posted on 12/19/2009 4:36:18 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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