Pelosi: Stop calling it ObamaCare. It’s the Affordable Care Act. Affordable, affordable, affordable.

posted at 2:01 pm on March 20, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

Maybe if you just keep saying it, it will actually come true.

Never mind that a bunch of Democrats (including herself) have called and do call it ObamaCare, a designation that President Obama has proclaimed he is happy to own — for in these politically desperate times with both the March 31st open enrollment deadline as well as the midterm elections steadily approaching, they need to deceive every American possible into believing that, through ObamaCare, Democrats are doing them a big, fat favor. …You’re welcome.

Health industry officials say ObamaCare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration. …

The industry complaints come less than a week after Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sought to downplay concerns about rising premiums in the healthcare sector. She told lawmakers rates would increase in 2015 but grow more slowly than in the past. …

Her comment baffled insurance officials, who said it runs counter to the industry’s consensus about next year.

“It’s pretty shortsighted because I think everybody knows that the way the exchange has rolled out … is going to lead to higher costs,” said one senior insurance executive who requested anonymity.

The insurance official, who hails from a populous swing state, said his company expects to triple its rates next year on the ObamaCare exchange.


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OK, PelosiNoCare!

22044 on March 20, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Says the dingbat.

Old eagle on March 20, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Keep telling your self that, SanFranNan…just keep telling your self that.

Gothguy on March 20, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Typical Stretch Pelosi, stating exactly the opposite of reality.

There is NOTHING “affordable” about it.

Meople on March 20, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Can’t wait till this dingbat joins the founder of westboro baptist.

Murphy9 on March 20, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Pelosi: “Affordable, affordable, affordable.”

American People: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

tominsd on March 20, 2014 at 2:05 PM

It’s not affordable and it has NOTHING to do with care.

It’s always obama’care’, scumhag Pelosi.

Schadenfreude on March 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

When she mentioned Alex Sink…the reporter should have retorted….and she lost, and she lost, and she lost, and she lost……

Conservative4Ever on March 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Shouldn’t you guys be applauding the government for adopting private sector marketing strategies?

And why is there no discussion of the fact that right wingers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to convince, cajole, and scare people from purchasing affordable health insurance? Blatantly lying just to scare vulnerable people from getting themselves insured? I mean how disgustingly immoral and evil can you get, amirite?

Of course, those hundreds of millions of dollars seem to be wasted now, seeing how the only thing that has slowed the projected signup figures is the unforced error of the website not working for a month.

everdiso on March 20, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Murphy9 on March 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Embrace the Suck Nancy….

workingclass artist on March 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Somebody really needs to slap her in a strait jacket before she hurts anyone else.

HotAirian on March 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Breaking – Hotel where Westerners stay just blown up in Kabul.

Schadenfreude on March 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Just because Botox-Nan wants to call it ‘Affordable’ doesn’t make the EpicClusterFark ‘affordable’….

“It’s pretty shortsighted because I think everybody knows that the way the exchange has rolled out … is going to lead to higher costs,” said one senior insurance executive who requested anonymity.

The insurance official, who hails from a populous swing state, said his company expects to triple its rates next year on the ObamaCare exchange.

Once again, reality appears to be a concept that Pelosi just can’t get a grasp of…

Athos on March 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Good. Now I think we can officially start calling it CACA: The Claimed Affordable Care Act.

I’ll follow John Roberts nod and say, regardless of what the Senate titled it, it really is CACA after all.

Axeman on March 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Her plastic surgeon earns every penny.

aquaviva on March 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Shot up, not blown up

Schadenfreude on March 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Has she read it yet?

driguana on March 20, 2014 at 2:09 PM

The word on Eddy Street is that she IS affordable.

vnvet on March 20, 2014 at 2:10 PM

To be fair, when she was asked the question: “How is Obamacare like a turd sample?” She replied, “You have to pass it, before you know what’s in it!”

Remember, if a Democrat can dodge a question by saying “it depends on what the meaning of is, is”, they can easily say “it depends on the meaning of affordable.”

LouisianaLightning on March 20, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Obamacare is only awesomeness when placed in a positive light… otherwise it’s a dog whistle for Klan members.

mankai on March 20, 2014 at 2:12 PM

It should actually be called PelosiCare, since she and her fellow Liberal cohorts created it and jammed it down our throats. Obama’s just the shill for it.

retiredtom on March 20, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!!!!!!

Tora, Tora, Tora!!!

dentarthurdent on March 20, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Call it what obama calls it.

Schadenfreude on March 20, 2014 at 2:13 PM

MAKE IT STOP!

UnstChem on March 20, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Stop being Bossy, OK?

Oil Can on March 20, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Didn’t someone do a poll and find that “Pelosi” was the number one motivator of the GOP base?

John the Libertarian on March 20, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Her plastic surgeon earns every penny.

aquaviva on March 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM

I don’t know – good target for malpractice if you ask me.
His results are fugly – but then he doesn’t have much to work with either.
Garbage in – garbage out…..

dentarthurdent on March 20, 2014 at 2:15 PM

You know this witch has lost it when she doesn’t answer the question but, rather, goes full schoolmarm and lectures about the evils of calling it Obamacare.

OBAMACARE, OBAMACARE, OBAMACARE!

And does anybody else remember that calling it Obamacare was because the GOP wanted to hide the fact that it was affordable? Yeah me either. It was just the same as calling Clinton’s scheme Hillarycare or MA’s program Romneycare.

Happy Nomad on March 20, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Pelosi: “Affordable, affordable, affordable.”

American People: “Disaster, disaster, disaster!”

Newtie and the Beauty on March 20, 2014 at 2:15 PM

I bet obama’s pen will change the March 31 deadline, to another year.

Schadenfreude on March 20, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Alrighty, then… Head Democrat reduced to performing as The Language Police. It’s a precedent, right?

ExpressoBold on March 20, 2014 at 2:16 PM

It’s a fine thing to see an enemy getting rattled–especially when it’s entirely the result of the actions of her and her own caucus!

Just can’t accept the reality of the result, can you, scumhag Nan?

I want to see more leftist loons getting rattled and really losing their shi(r)t over the mess that they’ve created.

MisterElephant on March 20, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Pelosi’s dementia is getting worse by the day …

Whitey Ford on March 20, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Lying Liar who Lies.

Embrace the Suckage Nan!

It must really suck to be the Rat’s who rammed this obamination down our throats to know that it is the very thing that will give control of the Senate to the Pub’s.

I hope and pray that they choke on it. Can’t wait for election night coverage on MSDNC in November. Chrissy, Big Head ED, that guy Rachel and his twin brother. How much vodka do you think will be consumed in between commercial breaks?

D-fusit on March 20, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse

dentarthurdent on March 20, 2014 at 2:17 PM

That’s fine, everyone should start calling it that. It was great to tie it to obozo, but he’s a lame duck and sinking fast. Calling it the affordable healthcare act highlights the mealy mouthed lies the democrats always spew.

Flange on March 20, 2014 at 2:18 PM

******************* Pelosium is Nuts ********************************!!

canopfor on March 20, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse

dentarthurdent on March 20, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Is she gone? Did that put her back in the underworld?

dentarthurdent on March 20, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Pelosi: Obamacare A “Winning” Issue For Democrats In Midterm Elections…

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the health care law is a “winner,” when asked whether it’s a winning or losing issue for Democrats in swing districts this year.

“You’ll have to ask the member, but I believe it’s a winner,” she told reporters as she marked this Sunday’s fourth anniversary of the law’s passage.

Pelosi maintained that the Florida House special election last week, in which Democrat Alex Sink was defeated by a Republican in a race where the health care law was a major issue, showed that Democrats are “ready for the next putt” because the final results were close.

Resist We Much on March 20, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Nancy,
Please stop people from connecting my name to the Affordable care act, I thought it was cool at first, my name up in lights controlling 1/6 of the economy. I am thinking of changing my name to Barack Hussein Putin, at least then people will respect me.

Sven on March 20, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Beat the establishment, from both sides.

H/t 31giddyup

Schadenfreude on March 20, 2014 at 2:19 PM

I keep saying that despite the uphill battle we face every day against the Democrat/media complex, getting a majority of the country(including members of the media) to dub this law “Obamacare” is one of the great achievements of conservatives and the alternative media.

Doughboy on March 20, 2014 at 2:19 PM

LOL… We are witnessing these utterly incompetent fools go totally insane in front of our eyes…

mnjg on March 20, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Beetlejuice..
Beetlejuice…..

Electrongod on March 20, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Actually, it ain’t.

If you insist on using the legalistic name for ZeroCare, Nancy, you gotta spit out the whole thing.

corona79 on March 20, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Affordable, affordable, affordable!

Not, not, not.

Her plastic surgeon earns every penny.

aquaviva on March 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM

I don’t know – good target for malpractice if you ask me.
His results are fugly – but then he doesn’t have much to work with either.
Garbage in – garbage out…..

dentarthurdent on March 20, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Oh, BTW, Nan, Margaret Hamilton and Jack H. Young called from Oz. They really don’t like the way you’ve cribbed their work.

clear ether

eon

eon on March 20, 2014 at 2:22 PM

The USA today
On display

Schadenfreude on March 20, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Obamacare Obamacare Obamacare
I’ll call it whatever I want :p

RedManBlueState on March 20, 2014 at 2:24 PM

While Obama has taken to calling it The BFA: “Bush’s Fault Act.”

Ukiah on March 20, 2014 at 2:24 PM

LOL… We are witnessing these utterly incompetent fools go totally insane in front of our eyes…

mnjg on March 20, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Well, it was a short trip for most of them.

dentarthurdent on March 20, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse

dentarthurdent on March 20, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Is she gone? Did that put her back in the underworld?

dentarthurdent on March 20, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Trying tossing a bucket of water on her….

Athos on March 20, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Well now, that little Whine by this woman has moved
her into First place in the running for the
Azzhole of the Year Award.

ToddPA on March 20, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Meet ya half way Nancy. How about 0Care? I’m still gonna call you Tuna though.

Bmore on March 20, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Good. Now I think we can officially start calling it CACA: The Claimed Affordable Care Act.

I’ll follow John Roberts nod and say, regardless of what the Senate titled it, it really is CACA after all.

Axeman on March 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM

How about ‘Cant Afford Care Act’… CACA

old school on March 20, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Ok, obummercare act

jake49 on March 20, 2014 at 2:27 PM

If it wasn’t the complete goat rodeo that it is, she’d be calling it PelosiCare.

‘We have to wait for an election to find out what to call it.’

What a stupid bint.

BigWyo on March 20, 2014 at 2:27 PM

ZeroCare seems appropriate to me.

TarheelBen on March 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM

The problem with presupposing fictions are true is that the actions you take based on those suppositions have unpredicted results.

The problem with believing you can la la la your way through, even after it’s obvious that what you originally believed was wrong, is that everyone can see you’re one mother-ship short of a ride home.

Axe on March 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Trying tossing a bucket of water on her….

Athos on March 20, 2014 at 2:26 PM

I think we need to drop the House of Representatives on this one.

Flange on March 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM

I get so confused, between Pelosi’s own daughter’s tweet (mentioned above) and the DCCC, who are we to listen to?

Obamacare!
Obamacare!
Obamacare!

Fallon on March 20, 2014 at 2:33 PM

The problem with believing you can la la la your way through, even after it’s obvious that what you originally believed was wrong, is that everyone can see you’re one mother-ship short of a ride home.

Axe on March 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Don’t mind if I steal this do you?

D-fusit on March 20, 2014 at 2:33 PM

How about ‘Cant Afford Care Act’… CACA

old school on March 20, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Awesome. The acronym is what’s important.

Axeman on March 20, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Don’t mind if I steal this do you?

D-fusit on March 20, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Highest of honors. :)

Axe on March 20, 2014 at 2:34 PM

To be fare….it could be that – having to pass the bill to find out what’s in it – she is really just learning the Act’s name.

Deafdog on March 20, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Don’t like “Obamacare”?

I can just as easily start calling it Obamafail.

Axeman on March 20, 2014 at 2:36 PM

To be fare….it could be that – having to pass the bill to find out what’s in it – she is really just learning the Act’s name.

Deafdog on March 20, 2014 at 2:35 PM

She’s more fanfare than fare :)

Schadenfreude on March 20, 2014 at 2:37 PM

I needed this thread. You guys crack me up.

MisterElephant on March 20, 2014 at 2:37 PM

You guys crack me up.

MisterElephant on March 20, 2014 at 2:37 PM

She’s on crack, fer sure.

Schadenfreude on March 20, 2014 at 2:39 PM

……and this is your brain on liberalism.

antipc on March 20, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Highest of honors. :)

Axe on March 20, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Thank you Kindy Sir!

D-fusit on March 20, 2014 at 2:42 PM

How about ‘Cant Afford Care Act’… CACA

old school on March 20, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Awesome. The acronym is what’s important.

Axeman on March 20, 2014 at 2:34 PM

LOL.

What I worry about is if premiums triple, then the CACA will have to suck up more $$$ FROM MY POCKET to subsidize that fellow who followed his dreams. Had to quit his full time, full benefits job to write cowboy poetry for Harry Reid on everyone else’s nickel.

old school on March 20, 2014 at 2:42 PM

I happen to work for a service that prescreens and takes application for a Medicaid program for Cook County in Illinois called Countycare. We have had a number of applicants who for whatever reason do not qualify for the program, so we then refer them to the hotline for getcoveredIllinois.com to see if they qualify there.

Lately, a lot of applicants have told me they previously contacted that hotline and discovered that even if they signed up for the absolute most bare-boned plan out there, their premium would still be through the roof. One I just spoke with yesterday said their premium would have been over $7000! And the problem is a lot of Cook County residents right now are not even earning between $16000 and $20000 a year!

So Pelosi can harp on how her beloved healthcare program is AFFORDABLE, AFFORDABLE, AFFORDABLE! To which my reply to her, based on what I am hearing and seeing here in Illinois, is YOU LIE! YOU LIE! YOU LIE!

pilamaye on March 20, 2014 at 2:43 PM

How about ‘Cant CAN’t Afford Care Act’… CACA

old school on March 20, 2014 at 2:27 PM

You still win.

Slang words for toilet:

ass gasket – ass-wipe – big white telephone – bog roll – can – crapper – John – loo – throne

Schadenfreude on March 20, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Pelosi: “Affordable, affordable, affordable.”

American People: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

+100. Well said.

How about the word ‘Batsh*t crazy‘? I think that word means what we all think it means.
It is a synonym for ‘Nancy Pelosi’.

orangemtl on March 20, 2014 at 2:46 PM

You have to love that pic. You know, in a horrified way.

John the Libertarian on March 20, 2014 at 2:47 PM

It’s the hydraulic hygiene appliance, hydraulic, hydraulic, hydraulic

Mason on March 20, 2014 at 2:51 PM

It is only affordable in comparison to her monthly Botox bill.

txdoc on March 20, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Two words: term limits.

oldennis on March 20, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Go ahead Nancy, keep calling in affordable. Everyone in their right mind knows it isn’t. Hopefully your constituency will come to their senses as you keep calling it affordable and chose that you get to find a new job.

sadatoni on March 20, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Pelosi: Stop calling it ObamaCare. It’s the Affordable Care Act. Affordable, affordable, affordable

Let’s compromise, we’ll call it the – One Hundred Percent Democrat Bill To Raise Both Your Health Care Premiums And Deductibles Through The Roof ObamaCare.

That seems fair and accurate!

RJL on March 20, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Yeah, and Kathleen Sebelius is looking for her red shoes so she can click them together and go back to Kansas.

redguy on March 20, 2014 at 3:13 PM

This is your brain on Botox, kids.

She’s the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked. Wicked. Wicked!!

Where’s Dorothy when we need her?

ZeusGoose on March 20, 2014 at 3:13 PM

A nation of idiots elected idiots. Where are the sane people?

Krupnikas on March 20, 2014 at 3:13 PM

A nation of idiots elected idiots. Where are the sane people?

Krupnikas on March 20, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Few and far between….
The Idiocracy is here.

dentarthurdent on March 20, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Developers, developers, developers, developers, developers…

The Schaef on March 20, 2014 at 3:12 PM

LOL Been awhile since we got entertained by Ballmer!

Murphy9 on March 20, 2014 at 3:15 PM

This is your brain on Botox, kids.
ZeusGoose on March 20, 2014 at 3:13 PM

It’s obvious the doctors have been sticking the needles a bit deeper than they’re supposed to…

dentarthurdent on March 20, 2014 at 3:17 PM

You have to love that pic. You know, in a horrified way.

John the Libertarian on March 20, 2014 at 2:47 PM

When you’re that ugly, what else to do but politics?

slickwillie2001 on March 20, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Two words: term limits.

oldennis on March 20, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Won’t work, there are plenty more where she came from. Many are even more deeply deranged, but still very electable in her district.

antipc on March 20, 2014 at 3:22 PM


Her plastic surgeon earns every penny.

aquaviva on March 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Being pickled on Grey Goose vodka gives her a leg up.

slickwillie2001 on March 20, 2014 at 3:24 PM

She still hasn’t read the bill! What a dunce!

tomshup on March 20, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Americans spent more TIME reading letters CANCELLING their own PERSONAL health care insurance coverage contracts than Nancy ‘Stretch’ Pelosi (We have to pass the bill to see what’s in it.) and the Gimmedats spent READING what ACA ‘Obowmao Care’ was going to do to 18% of our national economy. And it is going to reverberate BIG TIME in just over SEVEN MONTHS. Think about that you Back Bay Baltimore HACK.

Missilengr on March 20, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Ms. Pelosi just gave her opposition a huge present.

Footage of her saying “Affordable, affordable, affordablt” will now be routinely cut with news stories about rising premiums and deductables.

Hilarious!

jjrakman on March 20, 2014 at 3:34 PM

LOL:

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canopfor on March 20, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Being pickled on Grey Goose vodka gives her a leg up.

slickwillie2001 on March 20, 2014 at 3:24 PM

The surgeon?
That would explain the results….
;)

dentarthurdent on March 20, 2014 at 3:36 PM

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