Apparently Democrats think that it is "disparaging" to call Obama's health care law "Obamacare"

This is pretty remarkable. This shows that they believe that their health care law is unpopular and they don't want the president so closely linked to it.

After two House Republicans called it "ObamaCare," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) asked the chairman whether these "disparaging" remarks should be allowed on the House floor.

"That is a disparaging reference to the president of the United States; it is meant as a disparaging reference to the president of the United States, and it is clearly in violation of the House rules against that," she said.

Because Wasserman Schultz only asked if it would be appropriate to curb the use of the term "ObamaCare," the chairman said he would not rule on a hypothetical. But he did urge members to "refrain from engaging in personalities or descriptions about personalities in general."

The indirect warning had no effect on Republicans. Rep. Denny Rehberg (Mont.), who sponsored the amendment to defund the law, said he refers to it as ObamaCare and said, "You would think he wants his name attached to his signature legislation." . . .

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Blogger Chas said...

They didn't mind "ObamaCare" when it was the hip term for up and coming legislation that became the law of the land. They were proud to take credit for it by any name.
Now that it's been declared unconstitutional and they find themselves saddled with a dead and increasingly stinking albatross around their necks that is going to function as a worsening political liability for them in the future, they're having issues with what it's called.
We could call it, "Stop ramming big government down people's throats because you can't do that in a free country Care", but I prefer "ObamaCare" because it puts the blame where it belongs, and it's shorter and more convenient too, but it means the same thing.

2/20/2011 6:25 AM  

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