And the biggest lie of 2010 was …

“A government takeover of health care.” Republican strategist Frank Lutz created the term as an attack line against President Obama’s overhaul of health care coverage. Editors at PolitiFact, a nonpartisan website that monitors the truthfulness of policymakers, selected it as the biggest lie of the year. “Uttered by dozens of politicians and pundits, it played an important role in shaping public opinion about the health care plan and was a significant factor in the Democrats’ shellacking in the Novemb

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