Tuesday, December 21, 2010

On "Obamacare"

Filling in for Sully at the Dish, Patrick Appel asks why liberals hate the term "Obamacare" as a nickname for the PPACA so much. I was apparently the only one who wrote in with any kind of defense for the term, though not really on the merits:

As a liberal who advocated for the PPACA and supports it, I have no problem with calling it "Obamacare." In fact, in my more optimistic moments, I hope that when it becomes as entrenched as Medicare, conservatives will end up regretting making Obama's name an integral part of the program. Can you imagine a Republican campaigning against a Democrat for having supported $500bn in "Obamacare cuts" in 20 years? I don't know about you, but the thought tickles me.

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