Skip to comments.Dems May Copyright “Obamacare” Name
Posted on 02/01/2014 10:18:41 AM PST by John Semmens
Inspired by the NFL's aggressive action against unauthorized use of the term Super Bowl, the Obama Administration is reportedly taking steps to copyright the term Obamacare. The most recent example of the NFL's protection of its copyright occurred when the town of East Rutherford, New Jerseysite of Super Bowl XLVIIIwas barred from calling its pre-game block party a Super Bowl party.
We understand that the people of East Rutherford might feel they have some rights because they funded the stadium, said NFL spokesman Harvey Hogg. Well, they have the right to see the game played in their home town if they buy a ticket. Ticket prices range from $1500 per seat in the upper deck near the end zone to more than $5,000 for one at the 50-yard-line.
White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett reasoned that by securing the copyright to the name 'Obamacare' we could prevent anyone from using it without our approval. Since all of the bad press over the healthcare mess is associated with this name, preventing our opponents from using it would crimp their ability to gain traction criticizing the program.
Jarrett took comfort in a Jimmy Kimmel poll showing that voters have a much more favorable impression of the 'Affordable Care Act' than they do of 'Obamacare.' If we can force the Republicans to refer to the healthcare program by its official name the battle for who will win the 2014 elections is half won before it even starts.
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Well, if we can’t use Obamacare, then Obamadon’tcare or Obamadeathcare works for me.
They should, they own it.
oops, satire, my bad. They still should though.
More admission they own that sack of stuff
Call it Zer0Care.
In my understanding, it’s too late to copyright.
But they could try Trademarking, maybe.
Oops, forgot about “The Pen!”
10 yrs from now the Death Panels will be an honored part of progressive Americana, just as late term abortion is today.
They will be considered the salvation of Social Security and Medicare.
I’ll still call it Obamanationcare.
I was prepared to believe this was real. The O House seems to make up rules on the fly, anyway.
* Origin: Kenyan and Indonesian
* Contraction of “Obama Socialized Health Insurance Tax,” commonly referred to by “the Poor” as OSHIT.
Names cannot be copyrighted, only trademarked.
Yeah I know it’s satire, but it spoils it for me.
Just call it Obozo-care.
Don’t give them any ideas..
However someone should beat them to the punch.
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