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October 26, 2011: Who Coined 'Obamacare'? (Free Republic mentioned)
The Wire.com ^ | October 26, 2011 | ELSPETH REEVE

Posted on 12/01/2013 7:29:09 PM PST by South40

House Democrats are blocking their Republican colleagues from using Obamacare in letters mailed on the taxpayer's dime to voters, but who made up the term in the first place? Lots of people are asking this question, getting answers like "Certainly a republican, potentially Glenn Beck" and "I am about 80% sure it was Rush Limbaugh" and "Hillary Clinton's campaign coined Obamacare." Iowa Rep. Steve King claimed President Obama himself made it up. Free Republic posters want to claim credit. Lots of liberals suspect an insidious plot by Fox News. But the answer appears to be: a lobbyist.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aca; congressexempt; congresssaysdie; deathcare; frinthenews; huac; huaca; husseins; jimthompson; moslemsexempt; obamacare; obamadoesntcare; obamafail; termobamacare; unaffordablecareact
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1 posted on 12/01/2013 7:29:09 PM PST by South40
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To: South40

If the liberals are snippy about the term “Obamacare,” would they prefer DemoCare.


2 posted on 12/01/2013 7:31:43 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Rembrandt

“If the liberals are snippy about the term “Obamacare,” would they prefer DemoCare.”

About “KommieKare”?


3 posted on 12/01/2013 7:32:31 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: South40

Whoever is was, it may go down as one of the best long-term political moves in modern US history. Tie the disaster to its master.


4 posted on 12/01/2013 7:32:40 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: South40

So call it the Affordable Care Act and point out how unaffordable it is. And that names of bills can be highly deceptive.


5 posted on 12/01/2013 7:33:04 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Rembrandt

DemocrapCare


6 posted on 12/01/2013 7:33:10 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: South40
It isn't all that clever an appellation. Obvious, actually, and it should be retained. There is a reason he wants to wash his hands of the stink.
7 posted on 12/01/2013 7:33:28 PM PST by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: South40

As much as I like the name Obamacare, the AFA makes me laugh Everytime I hear it called that.


8 posted on 12/01/2013 7:34:54 PM PST by TBall
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To: South40
Whoever originated the term — I will continue to call this mess, Obamacare. It's Obama’s baby. He owns it. He is responsible for it. When his supporters finally realize they have been had, I want them to associate this disaster with Obama forever.
9 posted on 12/01/2013 7:34:57 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: South40

Romney.


10 posted on 12/01/2013 7:36:18 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: DannyTN

>>So call it the Affordable Care Act<<

BOHICareAct...


11 posted on 12/01/2013 7:36:21 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: South40

who says the minority party can force the Boehner cowards over a word ?


12 posted on 12/01/2013 7:36:26 PM PST by Understand the stimulus
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To: South40

The article mentions “Hillarycare,” and that obviously came earlier. One might also mention “Romneycare,” which likewise came earlier.

The name is hardly surprising.


13 posted on 12/01/2013 7:36:49 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: South40

Must be a way to search for the first instance of ObamaCare® here on FR.


14 posted on 12/01/2013 7:37:39 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: catnipman

Wealth-redistribution-care.


15 posted on 12/01/2013 7:37:47 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: South40

I don’t remember ever seeing any FReeper trying to take credit for the term. Hmmmmmm.


16 posted on 12/01/2013 7:38:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my health insurance policy?)
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To: South40

Elspeth?!

This lib skank makes Sandra F-uke look like the Virgin Mary.

If you haven’t had a ride on the town bike named Elspeth, you would be a rarity.

She has less credibility than Al Jazeera as a news source.

Ignore her, unless she’s servicing you (take a number).


17 posted on 12/01/2013 7:38:13 PM PST by Enduring Freedom (Bartender says: we don't serve your type here. A faster-than-light neutrino walks into a bar.)
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To: South40

It should be tattooed on him.


18 posted on 12/01/2013 7:38:45 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: South40

I call it, RobertsCare.


19 posted on 12/01/2013 7:39:13 PM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp. Go Michigan State!)
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To: fatnotlazy
"I will continue to call this mess, Obamacare."

0DeathCare

0KillerCare

"The president's specific words: I'm “really good at killing people,” authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann write"

20 posted on 12/01/2013 7:39:25 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: South40

Obama coined Obamacare. I’m not even going to cite it.

If he hadn’t, it wouldn’t be in use.

Some Sunday ‘conservative’ pundit headlined that BO is weak as a president.

Dope. what a dope. He is very powerful against his enemies.

Some celeb counter said BO was non influential among 2013 non influential.

Dream on. They got that on Red Eye, saying BS to that.

The term Obamacare is from his mouth.

He’ll get rid of it too, with this kind of assistance from his traitor lackeys in the press who chase him for crap he drops in his wake, hoping they’ll not have to get in on it.


21 posted on 12/01/2013 7:40:24 PM PST by stanne
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To: wetgundog

“DeathCare.”

Eugenics NEVER ‘died’.

Hey Demicaraps???? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqsT4xnKZPg Let’s kill people! Just the ones who don’t agree with us or are a strain on ‘the collective’.


22 posted on 12/01/2013 7:40:31 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: dfwgator
"I call it, RobertsCare."

That would make it TraitorRobertsCare....

23 posted on 12/01/2013 7:40:32 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: stanne

And this writer tossed a bone to FR hoping they’d pick it up and take responsibility.

I hope FR is not egotistical as that, as much as the press is.

Obama coined it.


24 posted on 12/01/2013 7:42:06 PM PST by stanne
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To: South40

Looks like we started calling ObamaCare® in early 2009.


25 posted on 12/01/2013 7:42:12 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: South40

Ratcare? Valcare?


26 posted on 12/01/2013 7:42:12 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: fatnotlazy
I will continue to call this mess, Obamacare. It's Obama’s baby. He owns it. He is responsible for it. When his supporters finally realize they have been had, I want them to associate this disaster with Obama forever.

Sure Obama owns this disaster but I would prefer to hang it on the congressional fools that voted for it.

Obama is term limited but the congress critters that voted for this abuse of power can stay in power for life.

We can’t let them run and hide from their responsibility for forcing this law down the throats of Americans.

We need to do everything we can to see to it that these Socialist fools loose their jobs over this dung heap of legislation.

27 posted on 12/01/2013 7:42:38 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It was me.


28 posted on 12/01/2013 7:42:39 PM PST by Argus
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To: fatnotlazy

It’s Obama’s baby. He owns it. He is responsible for it.

Shades of Song of the South, Obbama is stuck to this Tar
Baby ObamaCare.


29 posted on 12/01/2013 7:43:03 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Enduring Freedom

Next time, let us know what you think of her. Don’t hold back like you did this evening.


30 posted on 12/01/2013 7:43:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: South40

I don’t recognize any of the posters from the linked post back to FR from 2010.

Is there a mass banning every so often?


31 posted on 12/01/2013 7:45:02 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: South40

Choomacare


32 posted on 12/01/2013 7:46:14 PM PST by lafarge (Vote American Conservative Party.)
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To: South40

It’s Obamacare, deal with it.


33 posted on 12/01/2013 7:46:18 PM PST by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: South40

From now on I’m calling it Obama’s Affordable Care Act. OACA


34 posted on 12/01/2013 7:46:22 PM PST by TBall
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To: South40

I also like HusseinCare.


35 posted on 12/01/2013 7:48:48 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: South40

36 posted on 12/01/2013 7:49:50 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: South40

“Free Republic posters want to take credit.”
Huh? But I wouldn’t be surprised if it originated here.
We’re about 48 hours ahead of the MSM on breaking news and light years ahead of the rest of the country on everything else.
A grateful nation gives us thanks, we understand.
Heard, understood and acknowledged. No prob.


37 posted on 12/01/2013 7:50:31 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: South40

I don’t know, but good on em’.

I do know who coined the term “Liberalism is a mental illness,” and it wasn’t a popular radio host. It was first used on Lucianne’s website.


38 posted on 12/01/2013 7:53:18 PM PST by pallis
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To: South40

FUBARCARE


39 posted on 12/01/2013 7:53:20 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: South40

I happen to prefer “Reid-Care” or “Pelosi-Care”.
They are the two people who are most to blame.


40 posted on 12/01/2013 7:53:51 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: TBall

ACA

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

formerly known as the Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009


41 posted on 12/01/2013 7:54:13 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Dysart
vious, actually, and it should be retained. There is a reason he wants to wash his hands of the stink.

You're right. Dems know there's major problems with the program... that's why they're switching to 'affordable care'. Sooooo Owellian a name...

42 posted on 12/01/2013 7:54:57 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: South40

You know what?” he told a crowd of supporters in Texas recently. “They’re right. I do care.”

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“From the NYT, Aug 2012Whether Democrats can change a pejorative into a positive is unclear, but after three years on the defensive, they have resigned themselves to the fact that “Obamacare” has become the popular name for the sweeping social program, and they are trying to spin it in their direction. Particularly since the Supreme Court upheld the law’s constitutionality, Mr. Obama and his allies have tried to take ownership of the term.”


43 posted on 12/01/2013 7:55:25 PM PST by stanne
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To: South40

NanceyCare ?


44 posted on 12/01/2013 7:58:06 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: South40

Then call it ‘ObamaDon’tCare’


45 posted on 12/01/2013 7:59:47 PM PST by sourcery (Valid rights must be perfectly reciprocal.)
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To: South40

A genius idea like that most likely came from a collection of geniuses.

I almost didn’t pass the test when I registered here. (Cheated.)


46 posted on 12/01/2013 8:00:55 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: South40

I think I coined the term, and I think I was the first to use Obummer.

Now, since I claim responsibility for the term, I also feel responsible for changing the term, so, I think Obamacare should be renamed to something that better reflects what it does to America.

The new term is “FUCare” or F.U.C., as an abbreviation.

Some might like the temr “FUBOCare”.


47 posted on 12/01/2013 8:01:20 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: South40
Doesn't matter. Obama likes the term.
48 posted on 12/01/2013 8:01:22 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: South40

Closer to Zerocare.


49 posted on 12/01/2013 8:01:57 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: South40

Now they are censoring GOP mailings

wow


50 posted on 12/01/2013 8:02:20 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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