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Have at it Freepers. Who was first? Geraldine mentioned she thought it was someone like O'Reilly or Hannity.
1 posted on 10/29/2010 9:28:39 AM PDT by weston
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To: weston

It was probably someone on FR.


2 posted on 10/29/2010 9:31:09 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: weston
Well, I hope whomever it was doesn't get the nobel prize for originality...when hillary clinton tried it, they called it "Hillarycare".

Insofar as no one had ever heard of barack obama back then, I don't think it was a big leap in orginality to come up with "obamacare". A least no further than the leap from "triCYCLE"' to biCYCLE to motorCYCLE.
3 posted on 10/29/2010 9:32:33 AM PDT by FrankR (November 2nd is NOT an election - it's a RESTRAINING ORDER.....VOTE!)
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To: weston

I’m sure one of the media’s political entertainers will claim it as theirs.


4 posted on 10/29/2010 9:33:19 AM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: weston

Back to Free Market Health Care? We never had it. Health Care is provided by a state-granted guild monopoly—physicians, who (for valid reasons) are licensed and regulated by the state, and (indefensibly) fight against any possible competition—nurse-midwives, prescription privileges for psychologists, chiropractors (even of the honest sort who only claim to fix ailment known to be of musculo-skeletal origin, . . .)—through the use of state power. Most advanced pharmaceuticals are sold under state-granted monopolies (patents), even if they are naturally occurring substances. Health insurance has always been heavily state-regulated, and can’t be sold across state-lines.


6 posted on 10/29/2010 9:35:53 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: weston; Lazamataz

i think it was Laz...


7 posted on 10/29/2010 9:36:02 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: weston

Geraldine is easily impressed. Remember Dukaka? Anybody on this board could have said it first.


8 posted on 10/29/2010 9:37:23 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: weston

“Death Panels” was equally brilliant and we all know who coined that term.


9 posted on 10/29/2010 9:37:29 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: weston
I'm sure the term "Obamacare" was 'coined' by many people at the same time. It was patterned after the term "Hillarycare."

That said, a LexisNexis search of all news media shows that Wayne Madsen of the Progressive Online Journal was the first to use the phrase "Obamacare" in a pro-Obamacare article titled Obama's well-crafted plan offers Americans full coverage without emptying the Treasury, on April 4, 2008 in the Salt Lake Tribune.

Here's the money quote:

"Obama's national health insurance program, let's call it "ObamaCare," provides Americans with affordable premiums, co-pays and deductibles."

If there is an earlier reference to the term, it doesn't show up on the LexisNexis search.

10 posted on 10/29/2010 9:38:37 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: weston

A lot of folks on various forums were using the term “Deathcare” but that never caught on.

But it might once Obamacare kicks in and the killin’ starts.


11 posted on 10/29/2010 9:38:37 AM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: weston

I saw ferraro yesterday. I have always disagreed with her on almost everything, but i still enjoyed her sense of humor and listening to her. Yesterday however, she did not look like she was in good health. Don’t know what is wrong, but she looked pretty weak and pale.


13 posted on 10/29/2010 9:39:31 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: weston

Some terms are so obvious they are adopted by consensus.


14 posted on 10/29/2010 9:39:39 AM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: weston

RINO is a freeper’ism...


18 posted on 10/29/2010 9:43:56 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: weston

I prefer the more accurate, “Mengelecare”.


20 posted on 10/29/2010 9:46:15 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: holdonnow

ping


21 posted on 10/29/2010 9:47:21 AM PDT by nutmeg (4 days 'til Election Day... BrickleyForCongress.com... RetireBarney.com)
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To: weston

“ObamaCare” isn’t really unique. We had RomneyCare and ClintonCare before. Any big program gets tagged with the politician’s name.


24 posted on 10/29/2010 9:55:34 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: weston

I don’t think you are going to find a single point of reference on this one. It was kind of a natural evolution from HillaryCare, and then RomneyCare, so ObamaCare was simply a natural progression.

Its like when they tag every scandal with “gate”. I asked my 17 year old daughter and her friends if they had any idea where that came from. They did not have a clue, but they understood exactly the intent of the meaning.

Sometimes things “just are.”


25 posted on 10/29/2010 9:58:14 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: weston

I did.


26 posted on 10/29/2010 10:06:02 AM PDT by frithguild (Joe Wilson was wrong when he shouted "You lie!" Obama doesn't just lie - he lies all the time.)
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To: weston

It may be brilliant, but it’s not accurate.
It’s really PelosiCare

Obama had very little to do with that bill from start to finish. A good portion of it was already drafted before he was even elected.

More and more I think Obama is a spectator, not a player.


27 posted on 10/29/2010 10:16:15 AM PDT by Lorianne (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ___ George Orwell)
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