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Conyers says Democrats should tout ‘ObamaCare’ with pride
The Hill ^ | June 8, 2011 | Julian Pecquet

Posted on 06/08/2011 10:19:39 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A prominent Democrat is trying to change the public’s perception of “ObamaCare,” a term many in the party view as derogatory shorthand for the new healthcare reform law.

Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) says he’s had enough of Republicans using “ObamaCare” to disparage the healthcare overhaul. The second most senior lawmaker in the House has gone so far as to hand out buttons with the words “I [heart symbol] ObamaCare” as part of his campaign to rehabilitate a moniker he thinks Democrats should be proud of.

“The fact that a healthcare bill is named after a first-term president who does what two other presidents before him couldn’t accomplish is really a compliment,” Conyers told The Hill. “A few years from now, ObamaCare will be looked upon as a complimentary description, rather than what [critics] are trying to portray it as now.”

Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), regularly use “ObamaCare” when referring to the 2010 law.

Conyers says a friend in Lansing, Mich. thought of the button idea. It first attracted national attention when he wore one at a National Press Club event in March.

The former Judiciary Committee chairman said he has handed out buttons to at least three other House members whom he claims have embraced his approach on “ObamaCare.”

They include Reps. Hansen Clarke (Mich.), Keith Ellison (Minn.) and Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.).

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhohealthcare; commie; comrade; conyers; conyours; democrats; liberalfascism; obamacare; socialistdemocrats; socializedmedicine

1 posted on 06/08/2011 10:19:40 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Absolutely. This would be a great strategy for the dims. Link your name with a policy which 60% of the people hate. What could go wrong with this?


2 posted on 06/08/2011 10:22:02 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hey, John, how's the wife?
3 posted on 06/08/2011 10:23:20 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin, driving the MSM crazy one day at a time.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"The former Judiciary Committee chairman said he has handed out buttons to at least three other House members whom he claims have embraced his approach on “ObamaCare.”

Whoa! Three? Easy there, big John. You're a parade just waitin' to happen!
4 posted on 06/08/2011 10:26:22 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, I never thought I’d EVER see the day I’d agree with John Conyers! (/sarc)


5 posted on 06/08/2011 10:27:29 AM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-________ Overdrive 2012 - takin' care o' business!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Follow Conyers on this one.

By the way, where’s his wife hanging out these days?


6 posted on 06/08/2011 10:28:15 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Conyers says Democrats should tout ‘ObamaCare’ with pride.
Absolutely - as long as they also tout those other "successful" DemocRAT healthcare plans - Medicare & Medicaid.
And as long as they're touting - let's throw in FDR's Social Security too.
Feckin' pinko-commie SOBs.
7 posted on 06/08/2011 10:31:29 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh, Dims, please do.


8 posted on 06/08/2011 10:31:29 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ummmm....

Gosh No... don’ do that~! We would jus’ hate it if you were proud of Obamacare~!


9 posted on 06/08/2011 10:33:28 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Steely Tom

what happened to his wife?


10 posted on 06/08/2011 10:34:24 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Free ThinkerNY; unkus; andy58-in-nh; Nachum; flat; gonzo; 70th Division; conservativguy99; ...

LOL, Conyers thinks RATs should tout and praise ObamaCare. OMG, that’s akin to Hitler praising concentration camps and the Holocaust! Hey, RATs give it your best shot and see how We The People throw it back at ya come November 2012.

Congressional RATs led by Hussein, Pelosi, and Reid defrauded We The People with their DeathCare and their Death Panels. This Holocaust was shoved down our throats all the while they attempted to destroy the US Constitution; come November 2012, We The People intend to shove it back where the sun don’t shine.


11 posted on 06/08/2011 10:35:12 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Go ahead and promote 0-care with pride, just like gay marriage in your face, abortion on demand, and trillion dollar stimulus and deficits.


12 posted on 06/08/2011 10:37:18 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Mr. K

She’s in a federal penitentiary until mid-2013.


13 posted on 06/08/2011 10:39:09 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

John Conyers can do that. He’s in a District that is 85 percent Black with 4-Generation Welfare families.


14 posted on 06/08/2011 10:41:07 AM PDT by no dems (If the GOP nominee has no fire in the belly in 2012, we're going down.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
The problem is that a lot of people still don't see where all of this is going.

ObamaCare has not yet affected them - and that of course is by design. The most intrusive (and potentially irreversible) aspects of the law do not go into effect until 2014, by which time, the proverbial frog will already be boiling in the pot.

15 posted on 06/08/2011 10:48:28 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I want a button that says, “I (heart) Obamacare so much, I’m EXEMPT!”


16 posted on 06/08/2011 10:49:26 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“A few years from now, ObamaCare will be looked upon as a complimentary description, rather than what [critics] are trying to portray it as now.”

He must mean in 2014 when all the shite hits the fan.

17 posted on 06/08/2011 11:15:25 AM PDT by dartuser ("Dealing with preterists is like cleaning the litter box ... but at least none of the cats are big.")
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To: Mr. K
The mouthy little Witch was on the Detroit City Counsel and got caught taking a bribe. She actually got a public defender because her husband could not afford a lawyer.
18 posted on 06/08/2011 11:17:47 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I totally agree!

Liberal Democrats need to be out there telling EVERYONE how great Obamacare is (seizing freedom and assets from people.)

Libs need to lecture the stupid common people about how high taxes and lack of service are great things.

You libs need to be yelling this from the rooftops. :)


19 posted on 06/08/2011 11:22:13 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: JPG

LOL. My first thought too.


20 posted on 06/08/2011 12:03:15 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

oh, yes, Dems, please please PLEASE take his advice!


21 posted on 06/08/2011 12:44:25 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Conyers might as well sign his name with a hammer-and-sickle instead of the “C”.


22 posted on 06/08/2011 12:47:15 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Has this old fool's wife been released from prison yet?

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23 posted on 06/08/2011 1:24:24 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Free ThinkerNY; ExTexasRedhead; Impy

I agree with Conyers wholeheartedly. I want the DemocRATS to brag about this day and night until election night 2012.


24 posted on 06/08/2011 1:56:48 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: grellis; cripplecreek; quantim

I think this is a great idea!


25 posted on 06/08/2011 1:59:42 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Carry that flag with pride Johnny. LOL


26 posted on 06/08/2011 2:01:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yay! Something good comming out of this jerk’s mouth. I have the misfortune to have this guy as my Rep, but he is making me happy today.


27 posted on 06/08/2011 2:09:22 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I agree...everyone that voted for it should shout it’s praises from the rooftops. Every pundit should remind the viewers that their guest supported and voted for Obamacare...the Dems should not be allowed to run and hide on this.


28 posted on 06/08/2011 3:39:21 PM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The second most senior lawmaker in the House has gone so far as to hand out buttons with the words “I [heart symbol] ObamaCare” as part of his campaign to rehabilitate a moniker he thinks Democrats should be proud of.

Good idea..and the dems could put it next to the button that says "I WANT NANCY BACK"

29 posted on 06/08/2011 4:05:57 PM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

s/b I love obamacare waivers


30 posted on 06/08/2011 4:14:01 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: Clintonfatigued; grellis; cripplecreek

Thanks for the ping.

It will be even more fun after redistricting when Conyers has to run against John Dingell.

The white guy is gonna lose because of race LOL.


31 posted on 06/08/2011 7:34:22 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: no dems

Just can’t wait to see the rat he has to run against after redistricting, bet it’s a white guy.


32 posted on 06/08/2011 7:43:04 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good advice! Ensure a Republican shoo in. Grey Eagle


33 posted on 06/08/2011 9:04:51 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Tout with Pride" WHY ?

because over half of the nation opposes it ?

because somthing like 25 states have filed lawsuits to block it ?

because we cant afford it ?

34 posted on 06/08/2011 11:16:50 PM PDT by KTM rider ( patriot turned rebel)
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