Sarah Palin Wins ‘Lie Of The Year’ Award

Congratulations are in order for Sarah Palin. PolitiFact has bestowed upon her the great honor of being the author of the “Lie Of The Year.” Granted, she was competing vigorously for the award by submitting the most entries for consideration. It was inevitable that one of her numerous and extravagant deceits would capture this venerated commendation.

The falsehood specifically singled out for this acclaim was Palin’s classic confounding of an otherwise non-controversial component of the health care bill that permitted reimbursement for end-of-life counseling. These were simply discussions with your doctor on what measures you would want taken in the event you were gravely ill and unable articulate your desires. But Palin turned these prudent consultations into “Death Panels.”

Palin: The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome 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. Such a system is downright evil.

Yes indeed. That would be downright evil – if it existed. And for inventing this dastardly conspiracy out of thin air, Palin has earned the distinction of having spewed the year’s biggest whopper. She had to beat some formidable competition including Glenn Beck and the inimitable Orly Taitz. But Sarah came through.

For sheer volume, however, I still think Glenn Beck is the unparalleled champion. PolitiFact doesn’t seem to have this as a category, but if they did Beck would have to be the odds on favorite. Here is just a sampling of his fibbery:

  • Obama is creating a Nazi-like civilian force.
  • Van Jones is a convicted felon.
  • ACORN is receiving billions of dollars.
  • Eco-terrorists bombed radio tower in Washington.
  • 1.7 million Tea Baggers at 9/12 rally.
  • UAW workers earn average $154.00 per hour.
  • Carbon dioxide not a dangerous pollutant.
  • Anita Dunn worships Mao.
  • Obama threatened to close Nebraska military base.

Perhaps PolitiFact will create a Lifetime Liars Achievement Award. They could call it the Becky.


5 thoughts on “Sarah Palin Wins ‘Lie Of The Year’ Award

  1. Let me see if I can get this right, Sarah Palin is called a liar because she suggested that, under the new GOVERNMENT health care proposals, some government workers will decide if a needed operation is cost effective for some elderly person. Obama’s Teleprompter suggested that some times a pill is better then providing an operation to someone who may not live very long anyway.

    If the proper description for the above is not “Death Panel”, I would like to know what it should be called. Perhaps ‘Cost Based Do or Die Analysis Panel’ or ‘If I Am a Member of The Elite She Wins If Not She Loses Panel’ or ‘If I Am a Congressman or Senator She Wins if Not She Loses Panel’ all would have some basis in truth but ‘Death Panel’ is much more succinct.

    Sarah’s common sense mind always seems to hit the nail on the head, I guess it is because she has no need to develop the art of saying one thing while doing something else, commonly called lying. You know the thing that politicians do so well.

    • You started of by saying, “Let me see if I can get this right…” Well, you didn’t even come close.

      There is nothing in the bill that allows the government to make decisions about treatment. NOTHING! Palin wasn’t even referring to that. She was referring to end-of-life counseling so that people could have what’s known as a living will.” So that family and doctors would know your wishes if you were terminal and incapacitated.

      The only death panels are the ones that are currently run by insurance companies. They are the ones deciding what care you get, and whether you get care at all. They are the ones denying treatment based on cost. It’s the insurance companies that are coming between you and your doctor. Health insurance reform ELIMINATES that. It puts YOUR welfare first and lets you make decisions with your doctor. It takes the government and the insurance companies OUT of the process.

      Palin is not being called a liar. She IS a liar. She is saying something that is demonstrably false. And she knows it. There is so much STUPID disinformation being spread concerning this issue it is just fucking unbelievable.

  2. tfagan swallowed it……..

    Sarah Palin-Fabio 2012!

  3. We’ve got to do something about education in this country. If tfagan can write something like that and honestly believe it, we’ve got huge problems.

    On one hand it’s funny to watch people like this embarrass themselves, but the other it’s really tragic.

    If you can even remotely rationalize Sarah Palin’s lies, it’s time to turn of the TV and pick up a book… or at least have somebody read it to you.

  4. Neat! When a rightard says “let me get this straight,” he means “I’m going to shove words in your moth so I can build a strawman and not have to face the fact that Republicanism has turned the United States in to a third world shithole of fascism, Christanic terrorism, and treason.”

    Love it.

    Hey, pal, Scientology can help you with that.

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