Video: Heidi Heitkamp Repeats “Lie Of The Year” On Al Gore’s Television Network


Heidi Heitkamp went on the Al Gore-owned network Current TV (which just replaced lefty blowhard Keith Olbermann with Heitkamp supporter and hooker lover Eliot Spitzer) to speak with former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm about the Republican “war on women” etc., etc.

Pretty much the sort of stuff that Heitkamp will talk with on far-left television networks that nobody watches, but won’t talk about here in North Dakota.

One interesting claim, though, was that the the Paul Ryan budget destroys Medicare. “The Ryan budget… clearly is ending Medicare as we know it,” Heitkamp said.

This is an interesting claim for Heitkamp to make, given that PolitiFact named it the “Lie of the Year” in 2011. As Rep. Ron Wyden, the Democrat (yes, a Democrat) who co-authored the Paul Ryan budget points out:

Wyden-Ryan doesn’t eliminate the traditional Medicare plan, instead it guarantees that seniors who want to enroll in Medicare’s traditional fee for service plan will always have that option.

Those of us who care about the Medicare Guarantee shouldn’t discourage Republicans from working in a bipartisan way to preserve the program in the future.

Medicare is America’s biggest entitlement problem. It needs reform. Sadly, people like Heitkamp would rather be a part of the problem, using “Mediscare” tactics to put fear into senior voters, than be part of the solution.

Rob Port

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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