“Obamacare” as shorthand for the Affordcable Care Act was first used mostly by critics of the law, but now everyone’s using the moniker and President Obama has long since embraced it. But apparently no one told Nancy Pelosi, because she’s still ticked off at how much people talk about “Obamacare” instead of the “Affordable Care Act.”
In response to a reporter asking a question about Obamacare being a political winner or loser, Pelosi said, “By the way, it’s called the Affordable Care Act. It’s called the Affordable Care Act. I know you didn’t intend any compliment or derogatory––it’s called the Affordable Care Act.”
She said she would gladly tell Obama the same thing, and continued to repeat herself to hammer the point home.
“There’s a reason. Affordable. Affordable. Affordable. Affordable. Affordable. The reason they change the name of it is because they want to get away––the opponents––from the word ‘affordable.'”
(The first person to do a video mashup of Pelosi repeating “affordable” and Steve Ballmer repeating “developers” gets a cookie.)
Watch the video below, via CSPAN:
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