Democratic Rep. John Conyers wants to reclaim ‘ObamaCare,’ make it a compliment

Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers hopes to make the word “ObamaCare” a compliment.

“I like the term,” Conyers told The Hill. “I wish I had invented it myself.”

Conyers, who has been a congressman since 1965, said, “The fact that a healthcare bill is named after a first-term president who does what two other presidents before him couldn’t accomplish is really a compliment.”

He suggested that despite the current use of the term, “A few years from now, ObamaCare will be looked upon as a complimentary description, rather than what [critics] are trying to portray it as now.”

In February, Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz , who became the chairperson of the Democratic National Committee in May, said that using the term was “clearly in violation of House rules” that prohibit “disparaging references to the President of the United States.”

Conyers, the ranking member of the House Judiciary committee and an ardent supporter of single-payer health care, told The Hill that he hasn’t discussed his effort with Wasserman Schultz, but that he has worn an “I Heart ObamaCare” button to a committee that they both serve on.

  • riseabove

    Hmm, I don’t see it like that at all. What I envision happening a few years from now are a whole lot of gravestones etched with: “taking an early nap…thanks to Obamacare,” or something of that nature.

  • russ311

    The only reason these leftists hated the use of the term Obamacare is because they did not want Obama or themselves to be held accountable for its inevitable failures; both, when it looked certain to fail bi-partisan passage and then when it became clear it would have to be passed solely by the Democraps despite the refusal of a majority of the populace. Now that it is law, Obama and his Democrap colleagues own it lock, stock and barrel. They alone are responsible for passage of a clearly unwanted and unpopular law that will make healthcare more expensive and less beneficial for all rather than the promises to the contrary. Conyers is simply finally acknowledging that truth, but still trying to put lipstick on the pig. The Obama Democraps can no longer deny accountability for their failures to reverse the resistance to acceptance of the law as evinced by the growth of waivers being issued for avoiding compliance by selected cherrypicked cronies. Conyers is ready to eat the crap sandwich called Obamacare and say it tastes good, yuhmm, yuhmm, yuhmm, Barak Hussein Obama. What other Democraps are ready to take a bite also?

  • RobR

    What’s next with the democrats? Will they reclaim ” muslim terrorist attack ” which is now a man caused disaster.

    Maybe they make neat button depicting the Obama presidency, that states ” I Love Clusterf**ks.

  • lollytyg

    Another Democratic Einstein, who’s brain belongs in a pickle jar.

    • Adakin

      “Pickle jar?”

      I would think its more like a shot glass…

  • peggysue

    at 82 and with 46 years of public service…IT’S time to retire. No one want this president let alone name something after him which we all hate.

    Go fishing Conyers…. time to pass the seat to a younger republican..

  • Adakin

    If Obamacare is so wonderful, I wonder why the administration had to provide waivers to over 1100 different companies?

    Also, of last month’s employment figures of 54,000 new private sector jobs, more than half of them came to one of the newest employer Obamacare waiver beneficiaries… McDonalds.

  • barryswhitehalf

    It must be a black thing.

  • didacticrogue

    I wish I had a passel of those “I ♥ Obamacare” buttons to hand out to liberal acquaintances just to see who amongst them has the stones to wear them.