Baron Hill calls a lie a lie

BARON HILL CALLS A LIE A LIE…. As Blue Dogs go, there isn’t a liberal bone in Baron Hill’s body. The Indiana congressman rarely endorses the Democratic agenda and just doesn’t stick to the Democratic message. Ever. When counting votes for health care reform, Rep. Hill isn’t exactly a lock.

And even he’s sick of the conservative attacks on reform. Eric Zimmermann reports on a town-hall event Hill held in his district yesterday.

“You’ll have choices, regardless of what the detractors tell you,” Hill said. “They are lying. That’s a strong word, but it’s true.”

Thank you, Baron Hill. When Blue Dogs get sick of conservative misinformation, you know it’s getting out of hand.

As for what got Hill going, this exchange seemed to set him off.

“I’m not a Democrat or a Republican,” the man said. “I consider myself a political atheist. But from what I’ve heard about the plan on TV, there’s a lot about it that I disagree with.”

“What part do you not like?” Hill asked.

“Well, just some of the stuff they have been talking about on TV,” the man responded.

“OK, and what was that?” Hill asked.

But the person couldn’t come up with an example of what he disagreed with.