DCCC Preps Dishonest Mediscare Robocall

Falsely claims Ryan Plan Would 'End Medicare'

DCCC head Steve Israel (AP)


The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is repeating the thoroughly debunked claim that the House Republican budget "would end Medicare" as part of automatic phone call blitz across the country.

Politico has a sample script:

Hi. This is Julie calling from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to alert you to a new development about Medicare. Your Congressman, Dan Lungren, voted for a budget that would end Medicare and now the budget's architect, Paul Ryan, is the Republican candidate for Vice President…

The call is targeting 50 GOP congressional candidates. The oft-repeated claim that "Republicans voted to end Medicare" was awarded the dubious distinction of "Lie of the Year 2011" by the fact-checking website PolitiFact.