There’s something completely unsurprising about these two stories:
But the most depressing thing about it is not the hypocrisy, it’s that the Democratic Party, and President Obama’s administration specifically, is not jumping on the trend.
“Obamacare” is one of the most offensive buzzwords the Republicans have coined. Unless I am completely wrong, the President’s team could take the term and apply it positively in cases like these. He could openly praise the Republicans for increasing the quality of life in their district and thank them for their visionary bipartisanship. This would both shield him from further mud-slinging and endorse the health program he fought so hard to give to the American people.
Perhaps I am wrong about that. Perhaps the tacit approach is best, to let the TEA Party tear itself apart.