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October 22, 2013
Dems and media backing away from the name 'Obamacare'
As problems mount with Obamacare, it seems that Democrats and their allies in the media are trying to detach the name "Obama" from the law that is his "signature achievement," the "game-changer" that was to ensure Americans' health would depend on the state. Instead, we are hearing the term "Affordable Care Act" being applied to the fiasco. For example, Nancy Pelosi last weekend: "As far as the Affordable Care Act, as I call it, the fact is, that yes what has happened is unacceptable in terms of the glitches," Pelosi said on ABC's "This Week." However the media, even outlets like the Huffington Post, normally supportive of Obama and the left, continue to use the term Obamacare, even when quoting Pelosi using the ACA name. Pelosi, for her part, has been using the ACA name ever since the rollout of the website: The Associated Press, for its part, is instructing its writers to avoid the term Obamacare. Tom Kent, deputy managing editor and standards editor...(Read Full Post)