No joke: House Dem objects to use of “ObamaCare” as a disparaging term

posted at 8:01 pm on February 18, 2011 by Allahpundit

Not the first time that this idiotic charge has been leveled, but it might be the first time that the idiocy has reached the floor of the House itself. To this day, I have yet to hear a coherent explanation of why “ObamaCare” is any more or less derogatory than “Bush tax cuts” or “Reaganomics.” Yes, granted, the term’s typically used by the law’s critics, but so what? “Reaganomics” has been used by liberals to try to draw a distinction between Reagan’s policies and sound economic theory, but the term itself is perfectly polite. “CrapCare” or “BoondoggleCare” or “We’llNeverPayForThisCare” would qualify as disparaging (and true!), but “ObamaCare”? If Debbie Wasserman-Schultz seriously finds that derogatory, it’s only because the law is now such a heavy albatross politically for the left that the mere act of reminding voters of its provenance feels like a low blow. Pathetic.

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Freudian

Freelancer on February 18, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Morons.

Not fit to clean the bathroom stalls in the Capitol, never mind serve as Congressmen.

turfmann on February 18, 2011 at 8:04 PM

If Debbie Wasserman-Schultz seriously finds that derogatory, it’s only because the law is now such a heavy albatross politically for the left that the mere act of reminding voters of its provenance feels like a low blow. Pathetic.

Indeed, indeed.

ObamaScare
ObamaScrooming

Have fun with it, as they don’t like the ObamaCare. They might be right. It cares for no one, except Obama/Pelosi/Reid.

Schadenfreude on February 18, 2011 at 8:04 PM

They should be thanking us. It’s the only time we can use “Obama” and “Care” at the same time.

Chuck Schick on February 18, 2011 at 8:04 PM

I oppose it because JOB CRUSHING HEALTH CARE BILL is so much funnier. HULK SMASH JOBS!

Proud Rino on February 18, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Maybe she’s just jealous that nobody will ever abbreviate any bill Wassermanshultz-something. Should have just taken the husband’s name.

joe_doufu on February 18, 2011 at 8:05 PM


If Debbie Wasserman-Schultz seriously finds that derogatory, it’s only because the law is now such a heavy albatross politically for the left that the mere act of reminding voters of its provenance feels like a low blow.

Bingo!

Weight of Glory on February 18, 2011 at 8:05 PM

She really wassermaned it up out there.

stldave on February 18, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Thisisgonnakillyacare

forest on February 18, 2011 at 8:06 PM

The November UnHingement is now here in
all of its Liberal Ugliness!

canopfor on February 18, 2011 at 8:07 PM

I find ObamaCare offensive as well. Oh wait, not the term but the bill.

DAT60A3 on February 18, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Michele Bachmann weighs in on Wisconsin teacher sick-out strike: ‘It’s a dereliction of duty’
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canopfor on February 18, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Raaaacist

Valiant on February 18, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Man,when he said Hypothetical,I nearly
died laughing!!

canopfor on February 18, 2011 at 8:09 PM

We are winning!

d1carter on February 18, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Wassername is a twit.

pugwriter on February 18, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is ‘Certifiable Nuts’!

canopfor on February 18, 2011 at 8:10 PM

I oppose it because JOB CRUSHING HEALTH CARE BILL is so much funnier. HULK SMASH JOBS!

Proud Rino on February 18, 2011 at 8:05 PM

You wrote that in the other thread too. You’re not getting any funnier.

Chuck Schick on February 18, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Okay no “OBAMACARE” as a title?

How about…..

“The Unplug Granny Act”

“The 6 months to get an Appointment Act”

“Citizendeathcare”

“Soylent Green”

“LogansRunCare”

“SerfCare”

“WTF Care”

“DaisyCutterCare”

“Deadat45Care”

“ObamalaughinatyouCare”

“America Born Alive No Protection Care”

“KenyaCare”

“Lucky if you Live Care”

“Chinese Overlord Care”

…….and the hits just keep coming, I could go on and on Communist Wassergal Schultzie.

PappyD61 on February 18, 2011 at 8:11 PM

We are winning!

d1carter on February 18, 2011 at 8:09 PM

You know it! Boyfriend/girlfriend!

Chewy the Lab on February 18, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Boo-friggin-hoo.

powerpro on February 18, 2011 at 8:12 PM

If you are Debbie Wasserman-Schultz well, hey, that just sucks because you truly are at a mental parity with a bag of mice.

trapeze on February 18, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Dingy Watshername Slutz is an absolute living breathing testament to what Herman Cain aptly describes as “Stupid People Ruining Your Country”.

Tim Zank on February 18, 2011 at 8:13 PM

I prefer ObamaCareSucksLikeAHoover myself, but it is kinda long.

GnuBreed on February 18, 2011 at 8:13 PM

She’s an idiot.

Knucklehead on February 18, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Ah, did the wittle Democrat get her panties all in a wad over the fact that the majority of the people in the US don’t like her widdle job-killing, intrusive government bill that we know as Obamacare?

Too bad. We didn’t like the terms “teabaggers”, “Reaganomics”, “trickledown”, “bushhitler”, and others. Your side didn’t seem to mind throwing those in our faces anyway.

In short, we won, grow up, get over it.

AZfederalist on February 18, 2011 at 8:14 PM

What’s disparaging is that this collosal waste of oxygen gets to vote like I do.

SouthernGent on February 18, 2011 at 8:14 PM

We took “Reaganonmics”, because that was his signature issue. “Obamacare” is the same damn thing.

Paul-Cincy on February 18, 2011 at 8:16 PM

I
cannot
stomach
this
trollish
little
screwstool

blatantblue on February 18, 2011 at 8:16 PM

LudicrousCare.
Doesn’t mater. The name still matches the idiot that signed it.

Electrongod on February 18, 2011 at 8:18 PM

I wish the Democrats in DC would take a clue from their WI brethren and hide out in a bar somewhere far away.

SPCOlympics on February 18, 2011 at 8:18 PM

When they debated the Cash for Clunker Bill, did they call it the Car Allowance Rebate System?

I didn’t think so. Friendly names is how human beings do business. It’s quick, it’s easy to remember, and it gets things done.

The only other issue is disparagement. That’s going to be a tough one to prove. Wasserman is going to have to get into someone’s brain and come out with evidence on that. It won’t be easy.

Two can play that game. I personally think what’s at play here is that Wasserman herself knows in her heart that obamacare is a piece of crap, and she therefore has to protect it from any rational degree of free scrutiny.

paul1149 on February 18, 2011 at 8:20 PM

That Wasserman-Schultz dude kinda looks like a chick.

IronDioPriest on February 18, 2011 at 8:21 PM

It’s actual name is Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act.

It doesn’t protect patients.
It doesn’t promoote affordable care.

Unless they want to work to change the name to Total Fraud Act, we’ll just keep calling it Obamacare.

massrighty on February 18, 2011 at 8:21 PM

When I mentioned the word “Obamacare” when discussing politics with my liberal brother, he suggested the use of that term was equivalent to calling a woman a c*nt, or an Asian a gook. This is where he brings the level of discourse when I ask him his views. And he thinks conservatives are bigots. I never even think of such words.

Paul-Cincy on February 18, 2011 at 8:22 PM

I cannot take the traitors.
I cannot take the subversion, any longer.

blatantblue on February 18, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Oh I thought I saw that albatross on her neck, it was under that hair.

tinkerthinker on February 18, 2011 at 8:25 PM

That woman is a racist. She doesn’t want a black man’s name associated with a major law. RACIST.

antisocial on February 18, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Kind of tells you what they know about the bill (or maybe the President) if they view calling it “Obamacare” as derogatory.

AZfederalist on February 18, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Take note, America. We’re $14 trillion in debt, we have 9% unemployment, the economy is stagnating and the Democrats are holding pressers with cartoon aardvarks and whinging about how we refer to a new law.

rcpjr on February 18, 2011 at 8:26 PM

sadness, she can’t even debate the issue, disparaging? This woman is a waste of my tax dollars. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, you’re fired! Pack up your stuff and get out of my house. And take the other low life carpetbaggers with you.

nwpammy on February 18, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Well, it’s not like we’re calling it JehovahCare or something.

SlaveDog on February 18, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Lawl.

Somebody got an e-mail from Ezra Klein.

tetriskid on February 18, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Doesn’t Debbie Wasserman-Schultz have a nickname so we can refer to her without half an hour of typing? How about Butt Ugly?

MaiDee on February 18, 2011 at 8:29 PM

“Monroe Doctine” is defamatory and divisive rhetoric, and all school textbooks that use the term MUST be recalled NOW!!!!!eleventyone!!!

malclave on February 18, 2011 at 8:29 PM

“DaisyCutterCare”

PappyD61 on February 18, 2011 at 8:11 PM

PappyD61:Now yer cook`n with the gas,as my grandfather
used to say!!:)

canopfor on February 18, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Heh, to call Wasserman-Schultz a “gentle lady” is a contradiction.

Reality is indignant.

Schadenfreude on February 18, 2011 at 8:30 PM

UnionWaiverCare

kevinkristy on February 18, 2011 at 8:30 PM

I cannot take the traitors.
I cannot take the subversion, any longer.

blatantblue on February 18, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Hang in there, BB. This is going to be a marathon and it’s just begun. It’ll be the ones standing in the end who’ll win.

Weight of Glory on February 18, 2011 at 8:31 PM

What’s in a name — Wasser-o-care anyway — Deb .. … could this be the e- revolution that we are witnessing..

wheels on February 18, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Last year when the term Obamacare first became common, Chris Matthews threw a little snit-fit on his sorry program when someone used it.

The progs lost this battle long ago.

slickwillie2001 on February 18, 2011 at 8:32 PM

So they are now ashamed to link this act to Obama ?

William Amos on February 18, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Or, in honor of its’ major proponent, we could call it the-clothes-have-no-emperor care!

massrighty on February 18, 2011 at 8:34 PM

DeathPanelCare?
SocializedMedicine(step one)Care?
LetThemEatCakeCare?
WhattheF***WereWeThinkingCare?

malclave on February 18, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Face it, every man knows that hyphenated name = crazy.

warbaby on February 18, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Quoting Austen Powers: “It’s a MAAAAANN baby!!!”

She sounds like a dude. is it just the video? I mean everyone else sounded normal but shes got a dood’s pipes.

-Wasteland Man.

P.S. oh and her point is specious and diversionary too! :P

WastelandMan on February 18, 2011 at 8:40 PM

How about Supplementary Hospital Intensive Treatment or SHIT.

MaiDee on February 18, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Hang in there, BB. This is going to be a marathon and it’s just begun. It’ll be the ones standing in the end who’ll win.

Weight of Glory on February 18, 2011 at 8:31 PM

It’s so maddening, what they are trying to do to this country.

They hate private industry, they hate the individual. They hate religion. They hate autonomy. They are so hate filled. Hate, hate, hate; it’s all they know.

Hate is what motivates them. Hate is what gives them the inspiration to continue. The existence of business, freedom, and autonomy grates against the grain of their very core, and they can’t rest until it is gone.

Fck ‘em all. Seriously. I don’t care about civility anymore. Fck every, single last one of them. They are the enemy within. They are the subversive element.

blatantblue on February 18, 2011 at 8:43 PM

But you know what the left has mastered?

The electoral element of LANGUAGE. Their euphemisms, their control of rhetoric. It has been, over the years, disciplined. We must take notes from these perverts of democracy, and use their own tactics against them.

blatantblue on February 18, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

No “ObamaCare”…?

… OK, how about the “Get Rid of Vaginal Odor” bill?

Seven Percent Solution on February 18, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Fck ‘em all. Seriously. I don’t care about civility anymore. Fck every, single last one of them. They are the enemy within. They are the subversive element.

blatantblue on February 18, 2011 at 8:43 PM

blatantblue:Yup,Too Late,there in da Gate:)

canopfor on February 18, 2011 at 8:47 PM

If Debbie thinks Obamacare is an offense against the President, then she ought help repeal it because it definitely is an offense against the people of America.

pedestrian on February 18, 2011 at 8:48 PM

blatantblue:Yup,Too Late,there in da Gate:)

canopfor on February 18, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Cicero was a man before his time.

blatantblue on February 18, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Hate is what motivates them. Hate is what gives them the inspiration to continue. The existence of business, freedom, and autonomy grates against the grain of their very core, and they can’t rest until it is gone.
blatantblue on February 18, 2011 at 8:43 PM

And if they ever achieved what they want, they would find themselves standing in the breadline – hating it. Their fantasy is that they will be among the govt elites not touched by this. They would be in for a really big surprise, when they find the bar for that one would be much higher than their lowly position.

Mr_Magoo on February 18, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Wait – if Obamacare was as great as the Dems tell us, wouldn’t every politician and his brother want to attach their name to it? My impression is that nobody, expecially the president, wants to be associated with this loser plan.

Mr. Pickles on February 18, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Perhaps wasserman-schulz is correct on this on–it should be
pelosi/reed/obamacare except that nanzi said it had to be passed so she would know what was in it and we would all love it once we knew what we were in for. Oh, nanzi you are so clever and the title probable should be in your name only
so you will be forever remembered as wasting two years of time in the house. Screw you libs and the obamacare you rode in on.

dragondrop on February 18, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Mr_Magoo on February 18, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Your average leftist is a dumb, naive, ignorant fck.

Your average leftist politician is a power-hungry, lying sack of sh!t who will stop at nothing to consolidate his or her power.

blatantblue on February 18, 2011 at 8:51 PM

OMG these union protests in WI have me on fire this week. Dear Allah.

blatantblue on February 18, 2011 at 8:51 PM

There’s probably at least one clip of Obamanure himself uttering the phrase “Obamacare” in passing. Factiva here I come.

Western_Civ on February 18, 2011 at 8:52 PM

There’s probably at least one clip of Obamanure himself uttering the phrase “Obamacare” in passing. Factiva here I come.

Western_Civ on February 18, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Or, we could find the bazillion references to “the bill I’m proposing…”

It’s his bill; it bears his name.
Simple.

massrighty on February 18, 2011 at 8:56 PM

this just validates the charge that this whole bill sucks to high heaven.

ted c on February 18, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Losing it…..2012 I mean!

chickasaw42 on February 18, 2011 at 8:56 PM

draconian-care

esnap on February 18, 2011 at 9:02 PM

In a follow-up statement, Wasserman-Schultz blamed advancement of the term Obamacare on ‘those crazy teabaggers’.

Chomsky Dance Recital on February 18, 2011 at 9:05 PM

I hereby declare the use of the word “Obama” to be offensive.

MJBrutus on February 18, 2011 at 9:09 PM

I’m just glad to know it drives them nuts. Hopefully, Wasserman-Shultz will continue to make a big freaking deal of it, drawing even closer attention to just what the dubious priorities of Democrats are.

Murf76 on February 18, 2011 at 9:09 PM

She’s just jealous she didn’t get some legislation named after her.

…..mmmmm, what might be some good legislation enacted in her name?

PappyD61 on February 18, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Boo effen hoo. Sure sucks to be you, Debbie Whatever-Something.

Eren on February 18, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Dear Mz. Wasserman-Shultz,

Mandate-care is dead. “Affordable”??? this is a joke.

Rovin on February 18, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Mr. Obama himself was calling it Obamacare before he signed the bill (ie, before he even found out what was in it).

“I’ve heard a lot of Republicans say they want to “kill Obamacare.”” –President Barack Obama, Sept 17 2009
—And this is fun—-
Q How do you all feel about this term “Obamacare”?

MR. GIBBS: I don’t know that I’ve spent a ton of time, Peter, thinking about it.

Q Do you find it pejorative?

MR. GIBBS: Again, I don’t know that I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what somebody may or may not call it. Again, I don’t know what a senior who is getting help from prescription drugs calls it. I don’t know a senior that gets a free preventative visit calls it. I don’t know what a child that no longer has to fight with an insurance company to get coverage because their preexisting condition calls it. My sense is that all those people call it a number of different things, but in their mind it means that they’re finally getting a little bit of help with the problems that they have. And we live in a country where if you go sick, you ought not go bankrupt trying to get the type of care and help that you need. And that’s what animated the President’s decision to pass the bill.~Jan 20, 2011

Translation: As long as a fictional widdle child favorably associates “obamacare” with the elimination of administrative hurdles and the death of free market options for health insurace, then, hey, cool, call it obamacare.
—And this golden oldie—-
THE PRESIDENT: Before you ask this question, just because you referred to it, can I just say this is another example of how the media ends up just completing distorting what’s taken place. What we’ve said is that if somebody has — if you get an e-mail from somebody that says, for example, “Obamacare is creating a death panel,” forward us the e-mail and we will answer the question that’s raised in the e-mail. Suddenly, on some of these news outlets, this is being portrayed as “Obama collecting an enemies list.” (Laughter.) ~Aug 11, 2009

I love the “laughter” in parenthesis. Yes, we were all laughing at flag@whitehouse.gov. Like the way Iranian freedom fighters laugh at the basij militia as they club innocents in the street.

Western_Civ on February 18, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Friday, 18 February 2011
Wisconsin’s Revolutionary Trotskyites
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These folks are from International Socialist Organization, revolutionary Trotskyites committed to global anti-capitalist struggle.

What’s fascinating is how the lady speaks about how “all of our members” are up every morning organizing for the dictatorship of the proletariat. That’s amazing, since I thought we only had imaginary communists in America:
—————-

Lots more killer links at the roundup: “Socialist Public Employees Call for Revolution in Wisconsin.”

http://www.theospark.net/2011/02/wisconsins-revolutionary-trotskyites.html

canopfor on February 18, 2011 at 9:38 PM

I don’t remember this whinnying when we called it HillaryCare.

JavelinaBomb on February 18, 2011 at 9:39 PM

So the Democrats have finally come to the conclusion that their “Health Care Reform Act” is a farce and don’t want Barry’s name associated with it.

Anyone check with The One? I’m sure he loved the idea of HIS name being on it.

GarandFan on February 18, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Are there any videos of her offering useful comment?

ericdijon on February 18, 2011 at 9:41 PM

JavelinaBomb on February 18, 2011 at 9:39 PM

I just had CABG – I owe you…

ericdijon on February 18, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Obama DOES NOT Care

nocontrol on February 18, 2011 at 9:47 PM

But I guess “RomneyCare” is ok?

cannonball on February 18, 2011 at 9:51 PM

…..mmmmm, what might be some good legislation enacted in her name?

PappyD61 on February 18, 2011 at 9:15 PM

That would be greedy.She already has a test named for her.

katy the mean old lady on February 18, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has always been a whiney B*t*h. She had a fit when it was suggested that our veterans be covered under the hate crimes bill. She says they’re not real victims.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvFsVgiy9EA

mizflame98 on February 18, 2011 at 10:02 PM

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Obamacare!!!!!!

csdeven on February 18, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Hearing this harpy referred to as ‘the gentlelady’ makes my skin crawl.

maryo on February 18, 2011 at 10:09 PM

csdeven on February 18, 2011 at 10:07 PM

What are you trying to say?

massrighty on February 18, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Oh, they so Looooooveeed the term “Obamacare” when there were peeps protesting in the streets! Kinda like they love the whole union bustin’ meme when Organizing for America is rallying crowds in the streets in Madison. They’re always about smoke and mirrors!

Chewy the Lab on February 18, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Obamacare? Obamanation. Boo hoo. Cry me a river.

petefrt on February 18, 2011 at 10:15 PM

What do you mean “no joke?”

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is the biggest joke in the House of Representatives.

bw222 on February 18, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Someone needs to tell her that ‘the wet look’ went out of style in 1986.

slickwillie2001 on February 18, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Democrats are disparaging.

Hey, is she saying that the health care act is so disgusting that to call it ObamaCare is a disparaging remark against the President? I don’t get it? What, like it would be the same as attaching the word manure or dog crap to the President’s name? Do they really want to push this? Does she realize what she’s saying?

JellyToast on February 18, 2011 at 10:42 PM

Ha! Ha! I always thought that CA had the stupidest rep in DC in the person of Babs Boxer. Looks like we have a challenger in Wasserman-Schultz. Game on Florida!

Kalifornia Kafir on February 18, 2011 at 10:44 PM

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