Thank goodness the President of the United States has a Twitter account. Amidst the maelstrom of rude and coarse conversations, at least we have the leader of the free world setting an example of decorum and maturity. Or, er … not, as the Twitter curation site Twitchy discovered last night:
Health reform—still a BFD, and now it’s on a t-shirt:OFA.BO/z7FP8M
Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 24, 2012
This refers to another classy moment from Obama’s handpicked Vice President, Joe Biden, who famously declared the passage of ObamaCare a “big f******g deal” as he introduced Obama to the press afterward. At the time, as Allahpundit noted, Obama didn’t look happy to hear that from Biden at the podium, but hey — a merchandising opportunity is a merchandising opportunity, no?
Nor is this the first time that the bill’s fans have tried to use the BFD moment to raise money for Democrats. They discovered that ObamaCare was very much a BFD on 2010, but not in the way the thought. Democrats took the worst drubbing in midterm elections since The Great Depression, only afterward discovering just how badly they bungled their assumptions on the bill. According to polls by Rasmussen and the Washington Post, Obama is still bungling the assumptions by thinking that ObamaCare will be a BFD in his favor this year, with large majorities wanting partial or full rejection of the bill by the Supreme Court, including in the Post poll a plurality of Democrats. Marist confirms this in another poll today, although you have to get past a dozen or more paragraphs to discover it:
As the Supreme Court weighs the law’s constitutionality next week, a new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that a majority of voters want at least part of the measure thrown out. Thirty-five percent want the entire law repealed, and another 21 percent want its mandate that everyone buy insurance — its fundamental core — thrown out.
Just 34 percent want to let the law stand as is, the national poll found.
IOW, most voters won’t be LOLing. They’re saying WTF to this BFD, and IIRC, that’s SSDD from 2010.