Keller @ Large: Neither Side Seems To Care About Mediscare Myths Damage

August 16, 2012 12:00 AM
Keller @ Large: Neither Side Seems To Care About Mediscare Myths Damage
" BOSTON (CBS) – So much for the serious political debate over one of our most important budget problems some pundits predicted we were going to have after Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his running mate.

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Instead, we have now had five full days of the most revolting distortions, smears and outright lies imaginable about Medicare, the health care lifeline for millions of seniors that even more millions of future seniors are counting on to help sustain them in their old age.

The president and vice-president have been busy explaining how Romney and Ryan want to “end” Medicare, “gut” it, and so on.

It’s only a matter of time before they air some version of the infamous smear ad depicting a Ryan lookalike literally pushing grandma off a cliff.

Never mind that those claims earned the Democrats the 2011 “lie of the year”award from the Pulitzer Prize-winning website Politifact "

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