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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    MSNBC's Melissa Harris Perry:

    The term "Obamacare" is equivalent to the slur, "N ******"


    MSNBC host equates ‘Obamacare’ with N-word

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/08/ms...e-with-n-word/
    Just an update: A fellow liberal critiques Melissa:

    Four questions for Melissa Harris-Perry
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/...ry-179173.html



    MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry said Sunday that "Obamacare," the nickname for President Obama's healthcare legislation, was a “derogatory term... conceived of by a group of wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a black man."

    Four questions for Harris-Perry, who was unavailable for an interview, according to an MSNBC spokesperson:

    1. Was "Hillarycare" a derogatory term conceived of by wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a woman?

    2. Was "Reaganomics" a derogatory term conceived of by wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a... Hollywood actor?

    3. How do you square your assertion -- that the term was conceived of by "wealthy white men" -- with the fact that "Obamacare" was first used by a female lobbyist named Jeanne Schulte Scott, who in 2007 wrote: "We will soon see a 'Giuliani-care' and 'Obama-care' to go along with 'McCain-care,' 'Edwards-care,' and a totally revamped and remodeled 'Hillary-care' from the 1990s"?

    4. What is your evidence, if any, for the assertion that Obamacare is a racially loaded term?
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    Look what else is racist:

    MSNBC's Melissa Harris Perry Likens "Derogatory Term" Obamacare To The N-Word





    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/vid...FDk0fKhPmP6rRS<div>Please enable Javascript to watch this video</div>
    MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY, MSNBC: I want to talk today about a controversial word. It’s a word that has been with us for years. And like it or not, it’s indelibly printed in the pages of American history. A word that was originally intended as a derogatory term, meant to shame and divide and demean. The word was conceived of by a group of wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a black man. To render him inferior and unequal and to diminish his accomplishments.

    President Obama has been labelled with this word by his opponents. And at first he rose above it, hoping that if he could just make a cause for what he achieved, his opponents would fail in making their label stick. But no matter how many successes that he had as president, he realized there were still many people for whom he’d never be anything more than that one disparaging word. A belief he knew was held not just by his political opponents, but also by a significant portion of the American electorate.

    And so he decided, if you can’t beat them, you’ve got to join them. And he embraced the word and made it his own, sending his opposition a message they weren’t expecting -- 'if that’s what you want me to be, I’ll be that.' Y’all know the word that I’m talking about. Obamacare. That's right! I said it and I’m not ashamed and neither is President Obama. Because he knows that of all his victories over two terms in office his legacy is ultimately going to be remembered for this one single word.

    I mean, what do you call the president who rescues the U.S. auto industry?Obamacare. What do you call the president who finally eliminates Osama bin Laden? Obamacare. What do you call the president who ends Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? Say it with me! Obamacare.

    Heard the one about the president who pulled us out of the greatest recession since the Great Depression? Yep. Obamacare. And what about the one, you know, about the president who reduced drug sentencing disparities? Obamacare. Stop if you have heard this one. A group of underpaid women and the president, who passed the pay equity law, walk into a bar -- okay, so you can see where I'm going with this.

    Short of bringing about world peace before he leaves office, the Affordable Care Act will loom large in the president's legacy as the singular accomplishment of his two terms. And now following the relaunch of the new and improved and fully operational Healthcare.gov website, the president is not only owning it, but doubling down and putting a great spotlight on the Obama in Obamacare. (Melissa Harris Perry, December 8, 2013)

    That's right. Calling it Obamacare is now officially racist. But that's not the only delusion in this screed. Rescued the auto industry? It's still unsustainable. Eliminated Bin Laden? You'd call the person who gave that order Leon Panetta, since Obama wanted nothing to do with it. Ended DADT? Yeah, that's all him, but I don't see much bragging going on there. Pulled us out of the greatest recession since WWII? Well, last time I checked, that was Reagan, but if we're going to go with this current recession, then the credit for that will be Obama's successor, because we have as yet to recover. The Pay Equity Act? Does it matter if some women get raises but fewer women are employed as a result of his policies? Finally, there's Obamacare, which the administration is running away from like a Somali sprinter. If that's his signature achievement, then he will be remembered as the worst president in history. The only person who will thank him for that is Jimmy Carter.
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    A reply to Melissa Harris-Perry, which also explains why PhD's should check their sources. (Yes, Harris-Perry has a PhD in Political Science from Duke University. Her "research interests" are here.

    Melissa says: "The word [Obamacare] was conceived of by a group of wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a black man..."

    Wrong, Melissa. The person who conceived and coined the term was Jeanne Schulte Scott.



    Who Coined 'Obamacare'?

    Oct 26, 2011 6:30PM ET / Politics
    http://www.thewire.com/politics/2011...amacare/44183/

    ... Jeanne Schulte Scott argued for the trade journal Healthcare Financial Management in March 2007 that then-President Bush had "put all his eggs into his 'privatization' basket" in his 2007 State of the Union address; nevertheless, he made health care the "issue du jour" for the 2008 presidential race. "Health care is hot!" she wrote, and then made a prediction that seems so quaint given all that's passed in the last four-and-a-half years:

    The many would-be candidates for president in 2008 are falling over themselves offering their own proposals. We will soon see a "Giuliani-care" and "Obama-care" to go along with "McCain-care," "Edwards-care," and a totally revamped and remodeled "Hillary-care" from the 1990s.

    That's the first real reference to Obamacare in LexisNexis (some stories are incorrectly dated). Andy Martin wrote on his blog Contrarian Commentary, "In a 'bid 'em high' contest with Hillary Clinton and John Edwards, Obama proposes free health care for everyone: Obamacare." Martin's post is dated one day before Healthcare Financial Management's issue date, but magazines typically post-date their issues so they look fresher on the newsstands. The March issue likely came out in early February.

    A few weeks later, Gary A. Beckman, writing a letter to the editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, complained on March 26, 2007, "Wait until the Dems seriously whittle away the Patriot Act, Second Amendment rights and border security. Wait until we experience socialized medicine a la Hillarycare or Obamacare ... Yes, you Democrats and independents (who voted Democrat) have made a difference with your 2006 vote. Congratulations."

    Headline writers squeezed for space gave the term momentum since "Obamacare" is so much shorter than "Obama's health care overhaul" or "Obama's health care bill." On May 30, 2007, The Hotline headlined a roundup of news about then-candidate Obama announcing his health care proposal "Obama: Here's Obamacare." A few days later, Jason Horowitz's story for the June 6 New York Observer (which also post dates its issues) was titled, "Stat! Clinton Readies Scalpel for Obamacare." Neither contains the term in the body of the story, so it was likely the work of an editor.

    Timothy Noah wrote a series for Slate about "the health care primary," beginning June 19 with "Obamacare: Better Than It Looks." Stories on "Edwardscare: A Trojan Horse," "Hillarycare II: New and Improved," and "McCaincare: Provocative but Vague" followed....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    MSNBC's Melissa Harris Perry:

    The term "Obamacare" is equivalent to the slur, "N ******"


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    Correct me I'm wrong(and I don't think I am), didn't Obama claim ownership of the term in the debates last year?
    The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Correct me I'm wrong(and I don't think I am), didn't Obama claim ownership of the term in the debates last year?
    Yep. Check this link that appeared in my post above.


    Also, this is how Melissa explains Obama's adoption of the term:

    And so he decided, if you can’t beat them, you’ve got to join them. And he embraced the word and made it his own, sending his opposition a message they weren’t expecting -- 'if that’s what you want me to be, I’ll be that.' Y’all know the word that I’m talking about. Obamacare. That's right! I said it and I’m not ashamed and neither is President Obama. Because he knows that of all his victories over two terms in office his legacy is ultimately going to be remembered for this one single word.
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    Chris Matthews: You’re ‘Racist’ If You’re Against Raising the Minimum Wage
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey...#ixzz2o2atqxaS

    Appearing on December 20, the “Hardball” host proclaimed that Republicans “don’t like these bums” and proceeded to call Republicans “these racists” for opposing liberal policies on unemployment benefits and raising the minimum wage.
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    MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: James Madison is a racist!


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    So it's not because our insurance rates have all gone through the roof and that Iran now has nukes?

    MSNBC: Sharpton Guest Claims GOP’s “Real Agenda” Is To Stop Obama Because He’s Black


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