Health / 2012
For Now, We Should Call It Romneycare
by Jen Graves
on Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM
In the last few weeks I've had three separate conversations about what to call the Affordable Care Act.
"Obamacare" is currently in heavy rotation as a slur by the right.
In response, I've heard the argument that it should instead be called simply the Affordable Care Act. This, I feel, is correct and noble.
But posterity does not begin quite yet. Today is a day for electing.
Therefore, the best reclamation/rhetorical strategy for those of us who support the Affordable Care Act right now might be to refer to it as Romneycare, so that in exposing his hypocrisy we also reveal the Republicans for the craven powermongers they are. Let's not pretend we're talking about health care when we're talking about politics.