Paul Ryan trying to rig Politifact’s lie of the year

It’s pretty atrocious that Politifact is even letting people vote on this.  Online votes aren’t real votes.  And for an organization that supposedly puts facts above whim, how can they honestly choose the “lie of the year” based on whether Dems or Republicans are able to get in more votes?  Politifact needs to can the vote and do their own analysis ranking the top lies of the year.  They’re big boys and girls over there, and I’m sure they can figure out the ranking on their own.  Here’s GOP Congressman Paul Ryan’s attempt to rig the vote, with an email to his PAC supporters:

From: Paul Ryan [email protected]
Date: December 7, 2011
To: xxx
Subject: Vote now – “Lie of the Year”
Reply-To: Paul Ryan [email protected]

Dear xxxxx –

I need your vote.

Politifact, a non-partisan, fact-checking website, is now taking votes for the 2011 “Lie of the Year,” and one of the nominees is the Democrats’ “Pants on Fire” lie about Republicans voting to “end Medicare.”

Click here to vote now and ensure the Democrats’ lies about the Path to Prosperity are exposed.

Remember, our budget is the only plan that actually saves Medicare. We know the stakes are high in 2012 – it’s a chance to take our country back and get us back on a path to prosperity. We can’t let lies by Democrats about our conservative solutions go unchecked.

Help me fight the lies, falsehoods, and attacks of the Left by casting a vote to show the Democrat’s lie that Republicans voted to “end Medicare” is the worst political lie of 2011. Click here to cast your vote now at Politifact.

Congressman Paul Ryan

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