Obamacare is heating up – the right may be hoist on their own petard…
The term “Obamacare” is the clarion call of the American right. It may however, come back and bite them in the ass.
The right spits out the term “Obamacare” as often as possible, adorning it with simplistic rhetorical platitudes.
“… we need to repeal job killing “Obamacare” and re-capture our liberty…”
Obamacare the word, expresses the sound bite grievances of the Easy Rider rifle rack crowd. It says it all. It’s like a secret handshake. It says “he’s a socialist, “I hate government,” and “ he’s not like us”.
And of course it’s ultimate appeal is as an implicit sharing of the “n” word, like “eeny meeny miny moe, catch a tiger (wink wink) by the toe…”
But its ubiquitous use may ultimately hoist American conservatives on their own petard. “Obamacare”, the schoolyard taunt, will likely forever weld the Obama name to U.S. health care reform much like Roosevelt’s name…
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