MSNBC: Let’s face it, “ObamaCare” was a word coined by wealthy white men to diminish Obama’s accomplishments

posted at 11:21 am on December 9, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via RCP. By coincidence, Charles Cooke has a piece out today on the alternate universe you too can inhabit if only you Lean Forward far enough:

America II, as anyone who watches the channel will discover rather swiftly, hosts a supermajority of well-meaning multi-culti, progressive types whose foolproof plans for explosive economic growth, uniform social justice, and general human utopia are constantly being undone by a blossoming white-supremacist movement, split apart by neo-secessionists, and existentially threatened by traitors whose defining characteristic is a never-quite-explained hatred for progress. America II features no gray areas whatsoever: All local variation is apartheid, each and every identification requirement is the second coming of Jim Crow, all criticism of the government is sedition. It’s exhausting.

On a network where smirking references to “teabaggers” are treated as witty, Harris-Perry’s attempt to rehabilitate “ObamaCare” as some sort of slur practically qualifies as clever. How to square the fact that O himself now uses the term with the quasi-religious belief that any Republican messaging about him, no matter how innocuous and easily explained by basic partisanship, must be proof of racism in America II? Simple: Claim that “ObamaCare” was a slur, but now, by embracing the word himself, Obama’s taken the power back. If you find that unpersuasive, remember, decoding conservative criticism of O for alleged racial subtexts is a sort of parlor game on MSNBC. Previously identified dog-whistles include “IRS,” “Chicago,” and my favorite, “golf.” Usually the game ends with some variation of “and that’s why it’s racist,” but MHP’s argument has a whole second part to it. Consider this bar raised.

Legal Insurrection has a nice post tracking the origins of the word “ObamaCare,” including a claim from none other than Anthony Weiner that he coined the term himself. Which, if true, partially vindicates Harris-Perry: A wealthy white man really is responsible. By the way, as I write this, there are roughly 575,000 results for “RomneyCare” on Google. On this site alone, that word appears in more than 250 posts.


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There was Hillarycare, Romneycare, who knows how many ‘cares’ there have been, but by golly, when it’s “OBAMAcare” there’s a line that has been crossed and and the term was coined with evil intentions. And she knows this is a derogatory term invented by some rich white guy because, she has the facts to back it up? Of course not, they never do, they just put the accusations out there and watch all the other liberals lap it up as truth.

scalleywag on December 9, 2013 at 1:26 PM

As someone pointed out earlier, “MediCare”. And little-remembered, but a Republican alternative to MediCare proposed in the 1960s and supported by Bob Dole was called “ElderCare”, which obviously never got off the ground. And HillaryCare and RomneyCare … isn’t there a really strong precedent for calling a large new health care program XXXXXCare where XXXXX may be the name, the signature initiative of the one who proposed it? May I ask, whose signature is at the bottom of the bill that is the PPACA? Any guesses? Hint: It was a “big f**king deal”.

So if Obama suggests some new foreign policy, such as, if Iran creates a nuclear bomb, then we will bomb them, and someone calls it the Obama Doctrine, then, is that … what was it again … shaming, demeaning, denigrating Obama?

Paul-Cincy on December 9, 2013 at 2:48 PM

What does the phrase “there are those who…” signify, then? It’s the Øbama way of singling out opponents and critics who he deems too harsh and too opinionated to actually confront, so he uses this oblique term to diminish their standing and ideas.
.
Ideas are not native to Øbama, they are “challenges.”

ExpressoBold on December 9, 2013 at 2:48 PM

*facepalm*
What other comedy skits can MSNBC think of?

avagreen on December 9, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Sounds like MSDNC has become SNL 24/7.
But I still want no part of it.

22044 on December 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM

I’m sorry she said what? I was too busy looking at the tampons in her ears and thinking she was a mental case to notice that her lips were moving. Those tampons are just so mesmerizing. Now what was this fool saying again?

neyney on December 9, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Where does MSNBC get these idiots?

sadatoni on December 9, 2013 at 3:11 PM

I’m confused… Let me get this straight, cuz I’m slow.
You say Obamacare is “a derogatory term, coined by white men”?
Then you use it to describe EVERYTHING Obama has done?
… as if, what? it’s a good word???

I think her speech needs more inflection, and some “Amens”

This woman is a racist… everything is defined by race to her.

RedManBlueState on December 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM

This woman is a racist… everything is defined by race to her.

RedManBlueState on December 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Not everything. Some things she defines by tampons.

NotCoach on December 9, 2013 at 3:19 PM

and she gets paid for this…

PatriotRider on December 9, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Where does MSNBC get these idiots?

They arrive on a short yellow bus.

Wallythedog on December 9, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Sometimes I think HA posts this kind of stuff just for clicks and to keep a game of back and forth going.

booter on December 9, 2013 at 3:29 PM

You can’t argue with Marxist logic.

claudius on December 9, 2013 at 3:29 PM

MSNBC: Let’s face it, “ObamaCare” was a word coined by wealthy white men to diminish Obama’s accomplishments

I wonder what took ‘em so long…

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Sometimes I think HA posts this kind of stuff just for clicks and to keep a game of back and forth going.

booter on December 9, 2013 at 3:29 PM

some would call it discussion.

WryTrvllr on December 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I’m not a rich, white man. Why do the rich guys get all the credit here? Can’t some not so rich white guys get at least a little of the credit, too?

BillCarson on December 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I’m not a rich, white man. Why do the rich guys get all the credit here? Can’t some not so rich white guys get at least a little of the credit, too?

BillCarson on December 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Not when a racist, tampons for brains is speaking her mind.

NotCoach on December 9, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Where does MSNBC get these idiots?

sadatoni on December 9, 2013 at 3:11 PM

They manufacture them. People are not born this stupid.

Punchenko on December 9, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Sometimes I think HA posts this kind of stuff just for clicks and to keep a game of back and forth going.

booter on December 9, 2013 at 3:29 PM

You wanna discuss that?

verbaluce on December 9, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Let’s face it, “ObamaCare” was a word coined by wealthy white men to diminish Obama’s accomplishments

The guano is stroooooong in this one….

Shepherd Lover on December 9, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Jeffrey Meyer at NewsBusters this morning uncovered a 2 week old clip where Harris-Perry herself used the O’Word.

While on December 8 Ms. Perry was lecturing Americans on the “derogatory” word ObamaCare, just two weeks earlier she herself used the word to refer to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a discussion with Ron Christie:

So Ron, let me ask, then, particularly you brought up Kasich. So I’m wondering will there be an internecine fight around ObamaCare…

Del Dolemonte on December 9, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Let’s face it, “ObamaCare” was a word coined by this corrupt and incompetent administration to celebrate the signature piece of legislation by their President.

Race nor the color of skin had NOTHING to do with anything.

CiLH1 on December 9, 2013 at 4:03 PM

I can’t get over how stupid this is. There is no racism if everything is racist. This woman is a complete moron. Do you get a lobotomy with your time card at MSNBC?

V7_Sport on December 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM

This person is nuts. I think there should be a ban on posting pieces from her segments b/c they are just too easy to make fun of.

Come on Allahpundit. Posting her pieces is just pure laziness b/c they are clearly going to be crazy…or second thought, maybe because there is just so much material to choose from it is actually very hard work to figure out which ones to post. Well played sir. Well played.

Conservative in NOVA on December 9, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Didn’t Palin coin the Obamacare name?

And how many MSNBC hosts will be gone in the next month or so? Perry and Toure seem to be next.

Midwestprincesse on December 9, 2013 at 4:26 PM

That’s funny, because I remember Democrats and even the President referring to it as ObamaCare before it officially became a train wreck.

Harris-Perry is one ugly, nasty racist women. She is hardly a credit to Tulane University.

bw222 on December 9, 2013 at 4:27 PM

I can’t get over how stupid this is. There is no racism if everything is racist. This woman is a complete moron. Do you get a lobotomy with your time card at MSNBC?

V7_Sport on December 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM

If you back read, I do believe it was established that for her, a lobotomy would simply mean, losing the string.

WryTrvllr on December 9, 2013 at 4:32 PM

I used to be angered by this sort of nonsense. Then it served to amuse me.

Now it just bores me to tears.

Reggie1971 on December 9, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Didn’t Palin coin the Obamacare name?

Midwestprincesse on December 9, 2013 at 4:26 PM

I don’t think so. She coined “death panels,” which is a part of ObamaCare that is still under wraps.

bw222 on December 9, 2013 at 4:37 PM

This creature “teaches” at Tulane.

Frightening.

NoPain on December 9, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Melisa has got to be kidding. Is this a satire?
She must be mistakenly referring to the word I use on a lot of forums: “ObamaScrewUcare”.

Chessplayer on December 9, 2013 at 5:14 PM

I’m not a racist, just a hater… I don’t like what the white half of this guy does, either…

PointnClick on December 9, 2013 at 5:36 PM

As a poor white male, I don’t believe her stupidity is due to an overabundance of the rat-poison, estrogen. Most probably, it was due to a lack of oxygen at birth due to a failed abortion attempt.

trl on December 9, 2013 at 6:25 PM

And whats with her jumping up and down in her seat, as if maybe that was Chrissy Matthews chair the segment before and left his sex toy there.

malkinmania on December 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Screw it.

I’m investing in abortion clinics, solar power, prisons, employee union credit unions and soup kitchen supply houses.

Gotta keep the portfolio growing.

rickyricardo on December 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM

The term ‘Obamacare’ can only be seen as a slur if the program it identifies is a failure.

Clearly, Harris-Perry sees Obamacare as a failure.

… and on this one point, I can agree with her! …

Freddy on December 9, 2013 at 8:05 PM

My other post appears to have gone to moderation. I’ll issue an apology in advance like the Dems do. There, now I feel better.

JohnnyMojo on December 9, 2013 at 8:09 PM

This woman is a racist… everything is defined by race to her.

RedManBlueState on December 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Is she just half white, or 3/4? It always cracks me up how normal most black people are, and how nutty and racist so many half-black people are. Like they’re trying to prove something.

Jaibones on December 9, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Quick Check: Yup. Half-white, or “black”, as she would have it. Maybe she is embarrassed to be half-sister to white kids, and born of a white former Mormon, unmarried mother, Unitarian Universalist. I guess. She seems angry at something.

Jaibones on December 9, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Jailbones at 8:41 PM

She looks to be about 1/22 Black. Just love those $49.95 dreadlock extensions that she hopes give her credibility.

teacherman on December 9, 2013 at 8:49 PM

This woman is so dumb she makes door knobs look smart.

Delsa on December 9, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Liberals started it all with “Reaganomics”

Dollayo on December 9, 2013 at 9:53 PM

She looks to be about 1/22 Black. Just love those $49.95 dreadlock extensions that she hopes give her credibility.

It is always the light skinned blacks who are the most angry/race obsessed/militant. It is all overcompensation for their lack of a racial identity while growing up.

The Notorious G.O.P on December 9, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Now that I’m finally in an environment where I can watch this clip, I must say I’m totally embarrassed for this woman. She’s quite nervous during this stupid and pointless outburst, so some small part of her must realize that she’s being a nitwit. And her intonation throughout suggests she’s taking oratory lessons from Madcow.

MisterElephant on December 9, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Like Tour for example

The Notorious G.O.P on December 9, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Toure

The Notorious G.O.P on December 9, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Not only is Melissa Harris-Perry stupid, she’s also ugly.

jaime on December 9, 2013 at 10:05 PM

He likes it…he really likes it!

ManWithNoName on December 9, 2013 at 10:07 PM

She looks to be about 1/22 Black. Just love those $49.95 dreadlock extensions that she hopes give her credibility.

It is always the light skinned blacks who are the most angry/race obsessed/militant. It is all overcompensation for their lack of a racial identity while growing up.

The Notorious G.O.P on December 9, 2013 at 9:54 PM

It’s weird, isn’t it? But of course “ABC” – America’s blackest child, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — is somehow an “Uncle Tom”, a “race traitor” and not black enough.

What a strange social prison liberals have made for their black toadies. Imagine, white conservatives, how liberating it must be to be a black conservative and know that you have achieved an intellectual freedom your liberal counterparts cannot even fathom.

Jaibones on December 9, 2013 at 10:15 PM

…they must go out of their way….to find these people!

KOOLAID2 on December 9, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Today’s inane leftist rambling has been brought to you by the letter “G’..and the number “5″…And the same idiotic b*tch that said “your kids don’t belong to you, they belong to the State.”

This retarded, elitist harlot could say whatever she wants…nobody right of Mother Jones is listening after that little gem.

a5minmajor on December 9, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Touré

The Notorious G.O.P on December 9, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Bing. Another half-white Jewish kid raised in a rich white neighborhood, going to rich, private, all white schools, and then in his mediocrity becoming a militant black, because it was easier to get by. The angry half-white blacks — America’s pathetic racists.

Jaibones on December 9, 2013 at 10:36 PM

All you honkies are racist !!!!!

viking01 on December 9, 2013 at 1:03 PM

is

WryTrvllr on December 9, 2013 at 1:28 PM

bees

viking01 on December 9, 2013 at 10:49 PM

She’s completely mental.

GeeWhiz on December 9, 2013 at 11:52 PM

That chick is twisted
You know; shoobie, shoobie
Flip city, man.

claudius on December 10, 2013 at 12:49 AM

What’s a poor white boy like me to do?

Sherman1864 on December 10, 2013 at 1:31 AM

If it’s like this now, imagine what it’s going to be like for the white kids being born now when they grow up as a minority in their own country.

David Blue on December 10, 2013 at 2:11 AM

Wow, MSNBC is slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!

The Nerve on December 10, 2013 at 4:11 AM

SHE A NAPPY-HAIRED HO…

Pest on December 10, 2013 at 7:22 AM

“…diminish Obama’s accomplishments…”

And those accomplishments are…?

shinty on December 10, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Funny….when everyone believed Obama’s BS about how it would pay for itself, not cost a dime, reduce the deficit, lower the cost of health care, etc Obama bragged about the bill being called ‘Obamacare’ because he was so ‘proud’ of the law.

Suddenly, when Obama is exposed as a big fat LIAR who rammed this lie down the American people’s throats, when it is exposed that HE knew – before the law was passed – HIS plan would cost millions of Americans their jobs and health insurance, suddenly Obama supporters want to distract everyone from all of that by claiming the term ‘Obamacare’ is the equivalent of the ‘N’ word coined by white racists.

Sorry, the distraction won’t work. ‘Obamacare’ is all abou who OWNS this big, fat, socialist, US health-care destroying, job/health care-destroying nightmare for Amiericans it has victimized! ‘Obamacare’, which also could be titled ‘Pelosi-care’ and/or ‘Reid-Care’, is all about whose law this ‘con scheme’ is…OBAMA!

easyt65 on December 10, 2013 at 9:43 AM

His “signature” accomplishment and he’s got his stooges in the media trying to disown it via the very tired phony racism charge.

And those death panels aimed at old people aren’t discriminatory are they Obama?

Don L on December 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Melissa Harris-Perry is a fairly attractive octoroon.

(I hope it’s not sexist to say that.)

Nomennovum on December 10, 2013 at 12:12 PM

OK, so let’s get this straight. Obama himself used the term during his campaign and sad that he likes it and is proud to use it because he does care. Only thing is, he never has proved that.
I think that beginning today we shoould stop calling and referring to it as Obamacare, but instead ‘Obama DON’T care’.

j bo on December 10, 2013 at 12:53 PM

MHP, have you ever criticised a President in the past? I am sure you have. All you folks of color and water carriers that are so quick to jump on any and all criticism of this weak man need to know that if you ever criticised any other President, then you were a racist because they wer ALL white.

j bo on December 10, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Just think: if it weren’t for AFFIRMATIVE ACTION SPECIAL DISCRIMINATORY TREATMENT, harris-perry would be doing the ONLY job she’s qualified for: third assistant toilet cleaner.

TeaPartyNation on December 10, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Why did Mandela get arrested for having tens of thousands of anti-personnel mines and tens of thousands of grenades?

I thought he was peace or somthing.

Murphy9 on December 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM

So these worthless, less than human, sacks of sh*t at MSNBC think lying, murdering, and corruption, are all accomplishments? I will never buy another Windows PC or product again. Microsoft owns MSNBC. I will buy a Mac just for the sake of the country. F**k you Bill Gates and every anti American in the media.

F_This on December 10, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Microsoft no longer owns MSNBC. They kept the name for

More
Stupid
National
Barack
Channel

And because changing the name might confuse their viewer.

David Block on December 10, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Obama is half-white and pretty rich, so I guess he’s racist enough to use the term half the time. And this woman is a half-wit.

virgo on December 11, 2013 at 1:41 AM

And what exactly has Obama accomplished, Ms. Harris-Perry? Oh, and destroying the economy doesn’t count…

zoyclem on December 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Obama Admin Official List of ‘Racist’ GOP / TEA Party Code Words:
(NOT a complete List)

o ‘Obamacare’
o ‘Obamacare Web Site’
o ‘If you like your plan/doctor you can keep your plan/doctor…period’
o ‘Obama knew before the law passed that millions of Americans would lose their jobs/health care’
o ‘Sebelius Obamacare Donation Solicitation’
o ‘Pigford Scandal’
o ‘Libya / War Powers Act’
o ‘Credit rating Downgrade’
o ‘Record-Setting Deficit-Spending’
o ‘More debt added than every President from Washington to Clinton’
o ‘GM / Nationalization’
o ‘$875 Billion Stimulus’
o ‘Benghazi’
o ‘CIA Gun Running to Syrian Jihadists’
o ‘Fast-and-Furious’
o ‘AP Spying’
o ‘Hacking CBS Reporter Computer’
o ‘NSA Spying on all Americans’
o ‘IRS Targeting of Conservatives / Americans’
o ‘Fort Hood Shooting was case of Work-Place Violence not Terrorism’
o ‘USAF used to help Al Qaeda take over Libya’
o ‘Obama aided Muslim Brotherhood take over Egypt’
o ‘Obama Administration aiding Iran acquire nuke’
o ‘Constitutional Violations’
o ‘Violation of Rule of Law’
o ‘Protection of New Black Panthers’
o ‘DOJ/Holder Felony Perjury Before Congress I & II’
o ‘Intentional inflicting of pain on Americans during government shutdown’
o ‘Scandal’
o ‘Cover Up’
o ‘Personal Accountability / Accountability’
o ‘Impeachment’
o ‘Christian / Christmas’
o ‘Conservative’

easyt65 on December 11, 2013 at 1:20 PM

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