An MSNBC host insists that use of the word "ObamaCare" is like making an ugly racial slur:
Ridiculous, right? First of all, the comparison diminishes the real ugliness of the "n word."
More than that, this person has obviously forgotten (or never knew) that Hillary Clinton's health care reform proposal was termed "HillaryCare" (perhaps calling it "ClintonCare" would have been sexist, depriving her of the full "credit" for the 90's incarnation of an expensive, intrusive, unworkable Democrat health care plan).
What Democrats may not realize is that "ObamaCare" is only a derogatory term if -- because -- the program it describes is such a disaster for Americans. The MSNBC host may want to check the talking points with her idol, who had this to say just last year:
"You want to call it 'Obamacare' - that's okay . . ." Obama said at a 2012 Atlanta fundraiser.
"I actually like the name," Obama said at a 2012 campaign stop at the University of Denver.
"Once [the law] is working really well, I guarantee you [Republicans] will not call it 'ObamaCare.'"
Well, it looks like we will be calling it "ObamaCare" -- for a long, long time to come.