When it comes to fear-mongering, no one does it better than the Republican Party:
In the start of a weeklong push on Medicare, Republicans are going on the offensive and taking on the Democrats' health care plan with a new "seniors' bill of rights," which calls for the president to not cut Medicare benefits in his health care overhaul.
And what does this "senior' bill of rights do? It protects them from imaginary assaults on their medical care, as explained by Michael Steele in a Washington Post op-ed, where he claims health care reform means cuts in Medicare benefits, that the government will make senior's health care decisions, that health care will be rationed, that there will be death panels, and for good measure, that it will screw over veterans and their families. Naturally, it's not true:
Not that the facts will stop Republicans from repeating the lies (and the Washington Post from giving them a platform to do so), nor will it prompt Democrats to call them out on said lies -- and in fact, judging by the Democrat's game plan in this debate, a number of them will come out and publicly support the "seniors' bill of rights."
And in all the shouting, no one will remember that not only has Michael Steele and the Republican Party long called for cuts to Medicare, they never thought the program should exist in the first place.
In other words, the latest Republican attack on health care reform will be to falsely accuses Democrats of taking the Republican position on Medicare.