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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

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To: South40; Vendome

From a search of the Copyright office:

Type of Work: Text
Registration Number / Date: TX0007394744 / 2011-05-08
Application Title: OBAMACARE.
Title: OBAMACARE.
Description: Electronic file (eService)
Copyright Claimant: Tony Maglione. Address: 417 John S. Mosby Dr., wilmington, NC, 28412, United States.
Date of Creation: 2011
Date of Publication: 2011-05-02
Nation of First Publication: United States
Authorship on Application: Tony Maglione; Domicile: United States; Citizenship: United States. Authorship: text.
Rights and Permissions: Tony Maglione, 417 John S. Mosby Dr., wilmington, NC, 28412, (910) 397-0626, drtonymag@gmail.com
ISBN: 1460965876
Names: Maglione, Tony


51 posted on 12/01/2013 8:02:22 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Because nothing says "rugged individualism" like heavy-handed big government.../sarc" -Sarah Palin)
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To: sourcery

Perfect. I want the bumper sticker.


52 posted on 12/01/2013 8:02:34 PM PST by bonfire
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To: DannyTN

“And that names of bills can be highly deceptive”

I don’t think anything tops “earned income tax credit” as not only deceptive but a 100% lie!


53 posted on 12/01/2013 8:04:04 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Argus

I’m Sparticus!! </LOL


54 posted on 12/01/2013 8:05:27 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: dalereed

It was old Ebeneezer Scrooge who coined the term “ObamaCare”


55 posted on 12/01/2013 8:08:33 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: South40

I prefer Obama(don’t)Care.


56 posted on 12/01/2013 8:10:27 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: ToastedHead

yes


57 posted on 12/01/2013 8:12:32 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SERKIT

That is what I meant to say.


58 posted on 12/01/2013 8:13:18 PM PST by stanne
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To: WVKayaker

Oh?! The great and most fantastic attorney who slobbered all over himself for Christine Odonnel?

Nutcase.

Prior use.


59 posted on 12/01/2013 8:14:03 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: GeronL

“It was old Ebeneezer Scrooge who coined the term “ObamaCare””

Naw, he would have eliminated medicaid, to hell with the poor!


60 posted on 12/01/2013 8:15:42 PM PST by dalereed
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To: South40
I refuse to type the Kenyan's name, so I always call it Obungacare......
61 posted on 12/01/2013 8:17:02 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: South40

Well, just in terms of the ***care idea:

In 2003, then California State Senator Sheila Kuehl introduced a single payer health insurance bill. Kuehl is a former actress who once played a character named Zelda on the old Dobie Gillis Show. Her bill was promptly dubbed “Zeldacare” by a certain blogger/Freeper. The name got a fair amount of circulation.


62 posted on 12/01/2013 8:18:55 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: fatnotlazy

“Free Republic posters want to claim credit.”

I actually read about it first on FR. Thinking we should get an entry on wiki but it won’t get past the obama ass-kissing moderators there.


63 posted on 12/01/2013 8:24:55 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: South40


64 posted on 12/01/2013 8:28:35 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: South40

ObamaDontCare?

Obamascarce?
CostlyCare?
Cloward-PrivenCare?


65 posted on 12/01/2013 8:30:30 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: Rembrandt

When people find out what level of service they are getting for their money, they’ll call it.... ZEROCARE.


66 posted on 12/01/2013 8:34:03 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: SandRat

No, really. It was me.


67 posted on 12/01/2013 8:34:38 PM PST by Argus
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To: dalereed

I don’t think anything tops “earned income tax credit” as not only deceptive but a 100% lie!


68 posted on 12/01/2013 8:41:41 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: South40
Well, we had RomneyCare. And HillaryCare before that. Didn't we?

When you're the President, it's your tar baby, even if you abdicated its birth to Pelosi and Reid and their libtard staffs. And the more you try to fix it, the worse it will get!

69 posted on 12/01/2013 8:46:10 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody
When you're the President, it's your tar baby

That's down right racist!.....and accurate. I like it, "tar baby care".

70 posted on 12/01/2013 8:50:15 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: South40

i would accept changing it to Obamacide. i’m flexible.


71 posted on 12/01/2013 8:55:51 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: DannyTN

Obamacare = weasel word for “medical protection racket”


72 posted on 12/01/2013 9:04:02 PM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: stanne

He told Romney in one of the debates that he liked it being called obamacare.


73 posted on 12/01/2013 9:18:31 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Rembrandt

RatCare


74 posted on 12/01/2013 9:18:59 PM PST by FreedomForce (Living in the Age of American Soft Despotism)
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To: South40
... who made up the term in the first place?... "Certainly a republican, potentially Glenn Beck" and "I am about 80% sure it was Rush Limbaugh" and "Hillary Clinton's campaign coined Obamacare." ... Free Republic posters want to claim credit. Lots of liberals suspect an insidious plot by Fox News. ...

This raises an excellent point, as there just might not be much quality "care" in "obamacare".

So, I'm with those who want to change the moniker to something that reflects the originator, but it still based on realistic exceptions of just what the AFA has in store for everyone reading this.

What do you think of...

The Barack Obama Confiscation and Forced Collectivization of Health Plans (Excluding Congress, Congressional Staffers, Labor Unions, and Large Donors) and Ancillary Laws to be Made Up Whenever; All while Promising Health Care Cost Savings (Ha Ha) And that you can Keep Your Doctor (Ha Ha Ha)?

Hmmm, probably not long enough.

.

75 posted on 12/01/2013 9:25:26 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: South40; All
Well, since this article is from 2011...who cares what the libs say about calling it 0bamaCare?

Interesting comment at link...Romney was actually one of the first to call it 0bama-care...way back in 2007. Ironic. Here's a link to that...

"I've watched with interest these last few days, watching the Democrats come out with their plans on health care. They don't understand," Romney said. "The path of Europe is not the way to go. Socialized medicine, Hillary-care, Obama-care, they don't get it.

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2007/05/31/4436813-oh-eight-r

76 posted on 12/01/2013 9:30:51 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: South40

How about Progressive Care?


77 posted on 12/01/2013 9:31:34 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Viennacon

Isolate the target
Personalize it
Freeze it...


78 posted on 12/01/2013 9:50:43 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Rembrandt
If the liberals are snippy about the term “Obamacare,” would they prefer DemoCare.

I think you should put a ' n ' Between the o and the C. That will be most descriptive for those who find themselves facing one of the faceless "Death Panels".

79 posted on 12/01/2013 9:51:42 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: ToastedHead

Yep.

We burn witches...


80 posted on 12/01/2013 9:53:19 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void
Posting With Protection
81 posted on 12/01/2013 9:59:28 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: South40

Zerocare is a better name for it!


82 posted on 12/01/2013 10:04:55 PM PST by vigilante2 (Re-elect nobody)
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To: ToastedHead; montag813

Does montag813 know about you?


83 posted on 12/01/2013 10:06:15 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

Is he available for fleecing of assets?


84 posted on 12/01/2013 10:10:46 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: ToastedHead
He's a fireman...
85 posted on 12/01/2013 10:14:20 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void
Will check his response time. Lighting myself now to develop tolerance to FR banning procedures...


86 posted on 12/01/2013 10:20:21 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OK.

Imagine a Lib skank propagandist for hire by the hour.

A Goebbels, that gobbles.


87 posted on 12/01/2013 11:34:55 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: Understand the stimulus; GeronL
who says the minority party can force the Boehner cowards over a word ?

I assume this has to do with approval of congressional newsletters. Newsletters are bulk mail and have long been distinguished from individual constituent mail.

With modern word processing, this gets a bit tricky. It has been many years since I worked on the Hill, but offices used to be (and I presume still are) required to submit newsletter copy for approval by (IIRC) the House Administration Committee, or whatever it is called these days. Again if recollection serves, back in my day small lists could be mailed without prior review, but anything over 500 pieces had to be submitted.

Newsletters are not supposed to be political in nature, so very murky lines get drawn about what is permissible. This leads to periodic dustups.

If the dems are censoring Obamacare, they are opening themselves to mockery. Assuming, of course, that tone deaf Republicans are agile enough to respond.

88 posted on 12/02/2013 2:08:48 AM PST by sphinx
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To: South40

FUBOcare.


89 posted on 12/02/2013 2:12:41 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: South40; Viennacon; Paladin2; Cicero; FlingWingFlyer; stanne; fatnotlazy; Vendome; ROCKLOBSTER; ...
So, who are the FReeper winners in this contest?

As I felt like wasting a lot of time, I did some (read: way WAY too much) clicking around…..

As it turns out, Cicero was right: socialized health care in the US is often labeled by those fighting hardest for that particular implementation: hence the preceding "Hillary-Care", "RomneyCare", etc.

The first references to ObamaCare started appearing when Zero made his call for "Universal Health Care" in a speech to "Families USA" on 1/25/07, when his campaign was supposedly in "exploratory mode".

The first use of "Hussein Care" was:
    "When can we start referring to his proposal as "Hussein Care"? "
    in the thread:
   Obama calls for universal health care within six years (and Hillary too)
    by PBRSTREETGANG on 1/26/07, 11 AM;

The first use of "Obama Care" was:
    "If obama-care mirrors the earlier hillary-care, the government will decide doctor's specialties."
    in the thread:
   "Obama Calls for Universal Health Care"
    by Jacquerie on 1/29/07, 5 AM;


What's fascinating about going back into these threads and searching around is just HOW different the world was back then! In early 2007,

Oh, how the world would change….
90 posted on 12/02/2013 3:24:17 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: TBall

It’s a moron vs an oxymoron.


91 posted on 12/02/2013 3:45:52 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: South40

Obamacare is good for placing the blame where it belongs. Without Obama, the bill would not have been signed into law.

However, since the care we’re going to get might be comparable to what people in Obama’s home country get, why not call it KenyaCare?

Another name that would fit, is BOCare, in honor of the dog in the White House.

Since Obamacare is nothing but a Ponzi scheme, why not name it appropriately, and call it PonziCare.


92 posted on 12/02/2013 7:02:11 AM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: Yossarian

Using your evidence, the original concept award would go to PBRSTREETGANG.

Somewhere today at FR, someone is making a comment that foreshadows a disaster we won’t hear about until 2019.


93 posted on 12/02/2013 10:01:40 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: Yossarian
HusseinCare...because anyone *who's sane* won't accept it.

And, because the MSM/0 handlers don't like us to use his middle name.

94 posted on 12/02/2013 10:11:26 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Yossarian

Well whaddaya know!


95 posted on 12/02/2013 1:40:28 PM PST by Jacquerie (Governor Jerry Brown's legacy - The Brown Streak bullet train.)
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To: South40; GeronL
On the Washington Post's website, Benac's story carried the headline, "In Health Care Debate, U-Word Is Back."

UNAFFORDABLE?

96 posted on 12/02/2013 6:14:29 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: sphinx

thanku...if house were the senate and roles were reversed...they would change the rules


97 posted on 12/02/2013 10:17:02 PM PST by Understand the stimulus
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To: Understand the stimulus
Again, my recollections are decades old, but the rules on franking of mass mailings limited things like the numbers of pictures of the congresscritter that could be included, the amount of self-referencing in text, and a bar against overtly political messaging. The idea is that congressional "newsletters" are supposed to be non-partisan and informational in character, as opposed to political. The lines can get awfully blurry.

But if democrats now regard "Obamacare" as a term of invective, that is good news.

98 posted on 12/03/2013 1:40:03 AM PST by sphinx
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