10/22/2010 03:46 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What the Elephant Taught Me


"Medicare is socialized medicine."

"Obama will raise your taxes.

"The elderly will lose their coverage under the new health-care law."

"Global warming is sun-spot activity."

These are some of the many Republican lies you see and read and hear. They are financed by the likes of Rupert Murdoch and billionaire libertarians like David Koch, and they are broadcast by the nationwide media they own or support.

To tell the truth, the lies seem to be working.