Monday, June 13, 2011

Obamneycare! Killing two birds with one stone

Tim Pawlenty has coined a new phrase that I think may very well catch on.
CNN: (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty stepped up his attacks on Mitt Romney Sunday, labeling the current health care law "Obamneycare" for its similarities to the plan instituted in Massachusetts while Romney was governor.
"President Obama said that he designed 'Obamacare' after 'Romneycare' and basically made it 'Obamneycare," Pawlenty said on "Fox News Sunday."
The former Minnesota governor previously tiptoed around criticism of Romney's health care plan and the new attack line is the most direct shot at his rival. The two will meet for the first time on a debate stage Monday in New Hampshire.
"The president's own words is that he patterned in large measure 'Obamacare' after what happened in Massachusetts," Pawlenty said. "What I don't understand is they both continue to defend it."[MORE]
That was a very good phrase for Pawlenty to come up with. I have a feeling we will be hearing Obamneycare a lot more. This just might be the break Pawlenty is looking for.

Via: Memeorandum
Via: CNN


Just a conservative girl said...

He could very well be our next president. I think he can draw in the middle to beat Obama. He isn't perfect, but we could do worse. He needs an attack dog for VP. Cain fill that bill quite nicely. He isn't afraid to take Obama on and he minces no words.

Not my first choice, but we could do worse.

Marian said...

I agree. Concise and effective!

Off topic, but just wanted to say that I just read your profile bio, and really appreciate your comments about the label African American. I agree: We're Americans first, with a lot of diverse ingredients to bring wonderful flavor to the pot. Africans who've adopted America as their home are incredibly different from Americans of original African descent.

We sometimes deal with that confusion directly as transracial, international adoptive parents. (I always thought our heart for kids and adoption would have us adopting through foster care but, long story short, God had in mind that a precious little girl abandoned to the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was meant to be a member of our family.) Our community and church are very much bi/multi-racial. Transracial adoption is a complicated issue for a lot of people, and I understand that. We take a lot of general crap from a truly wide variety of angles, some I understand that's from socially/racially wounded places just taken out on us, some bizarre (like that from liberal, self-fancied "intellectual elite" types, who have no grasp of reality), some raw anti-white racism, and some just plain ignorant. Among them, sometimes the charge that we can't possibly teach our daughter about "her culture" like any black American (THEY) could... and they presumptively refer, of course, to everything stereotypically American black culture and heritage. Which has literally NOTHING to do with her culture of origin at all, nor even with what most think of as "African" (as if Africa is a country, not a continent) in style of dance, music, clothing, decorative items, masks, history, traditions, any of it, which tends to be heavily west african, NOTHING like the unique culture of her native country, which they know nothing about.

So many people seem to have this ignorant construct in which brown-black skin color automatically equals a whole set of stereotypical American black cultural traits that it gets downright amusing at times. I've heard sports commentators referring to non-American international athletes with dark skin as "African American" because, you know, that's what those racial features ARE! Sometimes I hear dark-skinned folks I know rhapsodize about Obama's presumed American blackness, too... like, "Oooh, I bet they never fixed collard greens and sweet potato pie in the White House before. Got a brotha' in the House!" And I'm thinkin', do you know anything real about this half-white man, raised mainly by his white mother in Indonesia and Hawaii among Marxists and Communists, before he headed off to Ivy League schools hang with more of them...? Yep, just like you.

Anyway, sorry for the length (obviously it's an issue for me). Thanks for putting it out there.

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