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  •  On the other hand, not correcting him, (2+ / 0-)

    during a presidential debate, basically allows the lie to stand.  And with Obama nodding and nodding, as he did, through each lie, rather than grimacing, people who don't know the truth just let it wash all over them.

    You have to call it a lie.  Even if the optics are bad, and I don't think they are that bad.  You can't just concede as a campaign issue one of the single best issues of the Democratic Party of the past century, Medicare, out of laziness and over-politeness.

    For one thing, it's not his issue to concede.  A lot of other Democrats are riding on Obama's coat tails on issues like Medicare and Social Security, and when he doesn't slam Romney on that, he hurts their downballot chances.  

    •  it ain't standing so well this morning (2+ / 0-)
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      his lies are being called out all over the place.

      Die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, well stick around. Gonna cry? Just move along. The truth of all predictions is always in your hands. - Iron Maiden

      by Cedwyn on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 07:51:24 AM PDT

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