One of Rudy's more recent lies is the one he's using in a radio ad regarding Health Care.
"My chance of surviving prostate cancer, and thank God I was cured of it, in the United States, 82%," Rudy says. "My chances of surviving prostate cancer in England, only 44% under socialized medicine.
"You and I should be making the decisions about what kind of health care we get with our doctors, not with a government bureaucrat."
Rudy's wandering around with the old prostate care canard. It's -- no pun intended -- crap. England and America have vritually the same mortality rates from prostate cancer. In England (as of 1997), 28 males of every 100,000 died from prostate cancer. In America, then number was 26. The difference comes in "incidence" -- there are many more diagnoses of prostate cancer in America, as we have an aggressive screening process.
That isn't the only lie Rudy keeps repeating over and over:
"The leading Democratic candidate once said that the unfettered free market is the most destructive force in modern America. I mean, just get an idea of where that philosophy comes from."
That's nothing but Bullshit (emphasis mine).
Rudy uses this line on Hillary frequently. But as has been conclusively proven, it's an almost comically dishonest distortion of what Hillary actually said in a 1996 interview with Brian Lamb.
In that interview, Hillary quoted another author saying that the unfettered free market had been radically disruptive, not destructive, and actually went on to praise free markets, saying "that the market is the driving force behind our prosperity ... but that it cannot be permitted just to run roughshod over people's lives as well."
With a serial liar in the White House, and serial bullshit artists like Michelle Malkin in the right wing media, it is no surprise that a serial liar would rise in prominence in the Republican polls.
These are the heroes of the the right - those who ignore reality and just make up facts that suit the conservative agenda. If you lie to conservatives and paint them a picture of the world as they wish it was they'll vote for that "heaven on earth" even though it's just fantasy. It's the world "as they want it to be" and they will cast their vote in favor of the fantasy world Rudy and others project.
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