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2013-11-19 10:11:45 AM
"You want the law to have approval rating higher than POTUS has," a Democratic official said Monday.

Lulz. That shouldn't be too hard. Just keep polishing that turd, it'll work out.
 
2013-11-19 10:23:38 AM
I still call it Obamacare.
 
2013-11-19 10:25:03 AM
I don't call it Obamacare, because that's not its name.
 
2013-11-19 10:25:04 AM
uh, democrats have been referring to it by it's proper name all along, the president especially.
 
2013-11-19 10:29:12 AM
Notice how Republicans aren't keen on recognizing Afghanistan as Dubya War One and Iraq as Dubya War Two?
 
2013-11-19 10:34:10 AM

doublesecretprobation: uh, democrats have been referring to it by it's proper name all along, the president especially.


don't let the truth get in the way of their "victory"
 
2013-11-19 11:27:03 AM
Did we ever? Really? That term was coined by republicans as an attempt to tie it around obama's neck so he wouldn't get reelected. It was never used seriously by democrats.
 
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2013-11-19 11:42:23 AM
No, I still see it called that and I still call it that.
 
2013-11-19 11:54:46 AM
I use the names interchangeably.
 
2013-11-19 12:06:26 PM
I tend to refer to it as the PPACA/"Obamacare" or the ACA/"Obamacare" the first time I mention it, and the PPACA or the ACA after that.

However, I also work in healthcare and am more often referring to aspects of the PPACA that have nothing to do with health insurance (meaningful use targets and such).  The exchanges are a tiny part of the PPACA and quite possibly the least important (though politically the most "costly").
 
2013-11-19 12:24:12 PM
I call it "BoehnerCare", like those Tea Party folks suggested.
 
2013-11-19 12:39:04 PM
I call it "HeritageCare" to memorialize its origin.
 
2013-11-19 12:42:08 PM
I call it "NoOneCare" because no one really cares what you call it.
 
2013-11-19 12:43:49 PM
So there's some conservatives out there that believe Democrats started calling it "Obamacare" because we wanted to tie this law to Obama forever and ever?

There's a lot of dumb people out there.
 
2013-11-19 12:46:51 PM

Ambivalence: Did we ever? Really? That term was coined by republicans as an attempt to tie it around obama's neck so he wouldn't get reelected. It was never used seriously by democrats.


I've been assured multiple times on Fark that democrats love the name Obamacare. The reasoning goes that in 50 years the ACA will be recognized as a seminal piece of legislation like social security, and the name "Obamacare" forever been links the legislation to a democrat president by name.

So yes, really.
 
2013-11-19 12:47:24 PM
I call it Ted.
 
2013-11-19 12:49:37 PM

Ambivalence: Did we ever? Really? That term was coined by republicans as an attempt to tie it around obama's neck so he wouldn't get reelected. It was never used seriously by democrats.


Yup. I've always referred to it as the ACA.
 
2013-11-19 12:58:53 PM
It's not Obamacare because it isn't anything like what Obama wanted in the first place.
 
2013-11-19 01:05:20 PM
Call it whatever you want, but don't call it late for dinner!

...fine, I'll leave.
 
2013-11-19 01:10:26 PM

ShawnDoc: I call it Ted.


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2013-11-19 01:13:32 PM

Ambivalence: Did we ever? Really? That term was coined by republicans as an attempt to tie it around obama's neck so he wouldn't get reelected. It was never used seriously by democrats.


Aside from the first Obama-Romney debate? Or do you not consider the President serious when he said he'd "become fond of this term"?
 
2013-11-19 01:14:38 PM
Does this mean that we don't get to keep the death panels?

I have a granny that needs killin'.
 
2013-11-19 01:16:44 PM
To be fair - the was an edict from the White House right after the bill was passed that basically told the media and others not to call it "Obamacare."  I kind of work in the industry and it's a big no-no to use it when in meetings etc.  We call it "ACA" instead.
 
2013-11-19 01:20:19 PM

abb3w: Ambivalence: Did we ever? Really? That term was coined by republicans as an attempt to tie it around obama's neck so he wouldn't get reelected. It was never used seriously by democrats.

Aside from the first Obama-Romney debate? Or do you not consider the President serious when he said he'd "become fond of this term"?


Exactly.  Obama did what he often does - tried to own the weapons used against him.

It's usually a good tactic.  Unfortunately the rollout really stepped on that strategy.
 
2013-11-19 01:21:33 PM

Elegy: Ambivalence: Did we ever? Really? That term was coined by republicans as an attempt to tie it around obama's neck so he wouldn't get reelected. It was never used seriously by democrats.

I've been assured multiple times on Fark that democrats love the name Obamacare. The reasoning goes that in 50 years the ACA will be recognized as a seminal piece of legislation like social security, and the name "Obamacare" forever been links the legislation to a democrat president by name.

So yes, really.


"Some people say" is not the basis of a party behavior as a whole. By and large, democrats (elected or professional pundits) refer to it as ACA or some variation. Hell, I have occasionally been known to call it obamacare as a matter of expedience (because it's become such common vernacular) but not as a means of basking in obama's reflected glow.

The idea that the party as a whole are running away from the term is ridiculous because it was never commonly used by elected democrats to begin with.
 
2013-11-19 01:22:19 PM
I call it Romneycare
 
2013-11-19 01:24:20 PM
I call it Betty, and it can call me Al.
 
2013-11-19 01:25:28 PM

James!: I still call it Obamacare.


This.  I use them interchangeably.  If anything, I've seen conservatives using "ACA" more often.  I think because it is just shorter.
 
2013-11-19 01:26:39 PM
I've noticed the republicans are ever so slowly starting to call it the ACA once in a while. It's almost like some of them know the website ooga booga isn't going to last long. When the website is functioning like it is supposed to the talking point on cancelations goes away as well because people will have an affordable option that is actually better.

Let's not forget that they kicked the budget/debt ceiling fiasco all the way down the road to Jan 2014. They only have a handful of working days to get that done. So the news cycle will be bored with the ACA and we will be back at budget showdown mode before we know it.

I predict that will be another tantrum over the ACA/Ocare will be thrown during the next budget showdown. The usual House teatards will be a little over 10 months away from another election and they could care less about the national brand of the GOP. They are playing to their base and will be full retard mode until 11/4/2014.

In short the dems need to just ride it out. The teatards will snatch embarrassment from victory all on their own in due time.
 
2013-11-19 01:27:33 PM
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Ya doesn't has to call me Johnson! You can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay, or you can call me Johnny or you can call me Sonny, or you can call me Ray Jay, or you can call me RJ... but ya doesn't hafta call me Johnson
 
2013-11-19 01:34:03 PM
No

Is this relevant to...anything?
 
2013-11-19 01:37:41 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: "You want the law to have approval rating higher than POTUS has," a Democratic official said Monday.

Lulz. That shouldn't be too hard. Just keep polishing that turd, it'll work out.


In a few more weeks, they will wish 0bamacare had favor-ability ratings as high as the POTUS.
 
2013-11-19 01:40:03 PM
I think it's really stupid that people hate Obamacare, but are fine with the ACA. Conservatives need to hate Obama SO BADLY that they can't stand to be in favor of anything with his name on it. It's silly is what it is.

/never called it Obamacare
//because that's not its name
 
2013-11-19 01:40:25 PM
I use ACA among people who will know what that is, and Obamacare elsewhere. Long term I still think it was a bad move by Republicans for reminding everybody who is responsible for giving them access to health insurance. The website thing will blow over, but the insurance will stick around.
 
2013-11-19 01:40:32 PM

SlothB77: Lt. Cheese Weasel: "You want the law to have approval rating higher than POTUS has," a Democratic official said Monday.

Lulz. That shouldn't be too hard. Just keep polishing that turd, it'll work out.

In a few more weeks, they will wish 0bamacare had favor-ability ratings as high as the POTUS.


The rumors of Obama's demise have been greatly exaggerated.  Again.  *yawn*
 
2013-11-19 01:43:10 PM

nmrsnr: I use ACA among people who will know what that is, and Obamacare elsewhere. Long term I still think it was a bad move by Republicans for reminding everybody who is responsible for giving them access to health insurance. The website thing will blow over, but the insurance will stick around.


That's probably your best bet.  When having a serious political discussion about it with intelligent people, you'd expect them to know what the ACA is.  The GOP branding it Obamacare is definitely a risky move, because what if it turns out that a lot of people who otherwise had no options can now afford health insurance?  Sure, it will be GREAT for them if the whole thing turns out to be a huge failure, but that remains to be seen.
 
2013-11-19 01:47:03 PM

abb3w: Or do you not consider the President serious when he said he'd "become fond of this term"?


No, I don't, since he wasn't.
 
2013-11-19 01:47:08 PM

abb3w: Ambivalence: Did we ever? Really? That term was coined by republicans as an attempt to tie it around obama's neck so he wouldn't get reelected. It was never used seriously by democrats.

Aside from the first Obama-Romney debate? Or do you not consider the President serious when he said he'd "become fond of this term"?


They called it Obamacare before hand to appease the ego of Dear Leader.  Now that it's clear that it is a complete clusterf*ck, they will call it Potatos to protect the ego of Dear Leader.

I call it shiat. Because that is what it is.
 
2013-11-19 01:55:35 PM

bradkanus: To be fair - the was an edict from the White House right after the bill was passed that basically told the media and others not to call it "Obamacare."


No, this never happened.
 
2013-11-19 01:55:57 PM
President Barack Obama and loyal Democrats once embraced the term Obamacare to sell the American people on health care reform.

Ha, no.
 
2013-11-19 01:57:11 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: abb3w: Ambivalence: Did we ever? Really? That term was coined by republicans as an attempt to tie it around obama's neck so he wouldn't get reelected. It was never used seriously by democrats.

Aside from the first Obama-Romney debate? Or do you not consider the President serious when he said he'd "become fond of this term"?

They called it Obamacare before hand to appease the ego of Dear Leader.  Now that it's clear that it is a complete clusterf*ck, they will call it Potatos to protect the ego of Dear Leader.

I call it shiat. Because that is what it is.


So you actually think Democrats invented the term "Obamacare"?
 
2013-11-19 01:57:33 PM

obenchainr: I tend to refer to it as the PPACA/"Obamacare" or the ACA/"Obamacare" the first time I mention it, and the PPACA or the ACA after that.

However, I also work in healthcare and am more often referring to aspects of the PPACA that have nothing to do with health insurance (meaningful use targets and such).  The exchanges are a tiny part of the PPACA and quite possibly the least important (though politically the most "costly").


I like to call it "El PPACA".
 
2013-11-19 01:57:45 PM
Notice how Democrats aren't calling it "Obamacare" anymore?

What?  Call it by its right name rather than by the name the right-wing think tanks came up with to turn people against it?  That's silly!
 
2013-11-19 01:58:30 PM
Thanks for keeping me infromed of something that was never true.
 
2013-11-19 01:59:11 PM
I call it Obarmacare and you call it Obaymacare, let's call the whole thing off.
 
2013-11-19 01:59:46 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: abb3w: Ambivalence: Did we ever? Really? That term was coined by republicans as an attempt to tie it around obama's neck so he wouldn't get reelected. It was never used seriously by democrats.

Aside from the first Obama-Romney debate? Or do you not consider the President serious when he said he'd "become fond of this term"?

They called it Obamacare before hand to appease the ego of Dear Leader.  Now that it's clear that it is a complete clusterf*ck, they will call it Potatos to protect the ego of Dear Leader.

I call it shiat. Because that is what it is.


Of all the things that never happened, this one never happened the most.
 
2013-11-19 02:00:40 PM

Arkanaut: I like to call it "El PPACA".


El chuPPACAbre?
 
2013-11-19 02:00:45 PM
media.salon.com

media.salon.com

media.salon.com
 
2013-11-19 02:00:52 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: They called it Obamacare before hand to appease the ego of Dear Leader.


Really?

Is it your goal to be taken seriously by no one?
 
2013-11-19 02:01:00 PM
What definition of "liberal" are we using this week?
 
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