The Republicans claim that, under "Obamacare," senior citizens will be chosen to die. That is a lie! The Republicans claim that all illegal aliens will get health care. That is a lie! The Republicans claim that the health care bill includes federal funding for abortions. That is a lie!
The Republicans claim that the public option will begin socialism. That is a lie! The Republicans claim that health care will be rationed for senior citizens. That is a lie! The Republicans claim that the public option will prevent you using the doctor of your choice. That is a lie!
The Republicans want to defeat Obama by blocking needed reform of our health care system. That is no lie! The Republicans have encouraged fringe groups to bring their guns to town hall meetings. That is no lie!
The Republicans have launched a "Swift Boat" campaign against the Obama administration by using innuendo, theatrics and lies to debate the health-care reform bills. While Rep. Paul Broun kicks the bill around, the Republicans cheer.
What the Republicans can't imagine is that a national health-care reform bill will come out of Congress and will be signed by the president. How do I know this? Because millions of working people cannot afford the current premiums for health care, and the Democrats are in control and will see to its passage, despite Republican stonewalling and lying.
That is a promise, and no lie!
(The writer is chairman of the Richmond County Democratic Party.)