Some conservatives point out that PolitiFact has given the president a pass on his promise, labeling it only a "half-truth," whereas PolitiFact labeled as "false" Mitt Romney's contention last year that up to 20 million people would lose their health insurance under Obamacare.
PolitiFact said Romney cherry-picked his figure from the Congressional Budget Office.
If you label an outright lie a "half-truth" and a true statement "false," you are not doing it right.
Incredibly, Aaron Sharockman of PolitiFact defended its refusal to label the president's statement the lie that it is.
"Opponents of the law are so obsessed that they have consistently overstated attacks against the health-care law, and they are guilty of oversimplifying Obama's original 'if you like it' promise," Sharockman wrote.
How do you overly simplify a statement you can keep your health insurance that the president repeated over and over?
Over the years, Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams has earned many honors for his heroism at Iwo Jima, which earned him the Medal of Honor. This year, he gets a postage stamp.
Marine Cpl. Williams was a flamethrower in World War II, which made him an easy target for Japanese snipers.
His Medal of Honor citation reads: "Quick to volunteer his services when our tanks were maneuvering vainly to open a lane for the infantry through the network of reinforced concrete pillboxes, buried mines and black, volcanic sands, Corporal Williams daringly went forward alone to attempt the reduction of devastating machine-gun fire from the unyielding positions."
In short, he did what the tanks could not.
On Veterans Day, Williams will appear on a Forever Stamp along with the eight other living Medal of Honor recipients from World War II. The stamp includes three other honorees who died since the stamp was designed.
Fittingly, the stamp uses adhesives, not glue, because you could never lick these men.