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Saturday, March 24, 2012

WTF Theatre Episode 7: #ILikeObamacare

Did you get your flash-email from David Axelrod yesterday announcing the new #ILikeObamacare?

MOTUS has the full story in case you didn’t get your own copy.

Cody and Skyler got the email, and like the good Seattle-based liberals they are, they’re all over it:


I especially liked the post script to David’s email announcing the #ILikeObamacare” (his hashtag, not mine):

P.S. -- Side note: Can you imagine if the opposition called Social Security "Roosevelt Security"? Or if Medicare was "LBJ-Care"? Seriously, have these guys ever heard of the long view?

My initial reactions: 1. Who, exactly, are “these guys?” 2. neither Social Security nor Medicare was as universally disliked by members of both parties as Obamacare now is. 3. By “long view” does he mean the point at which these plans become unsustainable due to underfunding and/or confiscation of the monies that were supposed to be set aside in order to fund them? If so, with Obamacare that would be immediately. And lastly, 4. If he’s complaining about the use of the term “Obamacare,” why didn’t be choose #ILiketheAffordableCareAct? I doubt that hashtag was already taken.

But again, I ask questions assuming this Administration has any recognition of or appreciation for consistency.

Linked By: Larwyn’s Linx on Doug Ross@Journal, Thanks!