Well, I guess I couldn’t have been more wrong. The Big White IS celebrating the anniversary of Obamacare after all!
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Unbeknownst to me, David “Ax-man” Axelrod sent out a flash-email yesterday announcing a surprise Twitter Hashtag to mark the big anniversary of “Obamacare”
I like Obamacare.
I'm proud of it -- and you should be, too.
Here's why: Because it works.
So if you're with me, say it: "I like Obamacare."
Obamacare means never having to worry about getting sick and running up against a lifetime cap on insurance coverage. It gives parents the comfort of knowing their kids can stay on their insurance until they're 26, and that a "pre-existing condition" like an ear infection will never compromise their child's coverage.
It's about ending the practice of letting insurance companies charge women 50 percent more -- just because they're women.
And Obamacare can save seniors hundreds of dollars a year on prescription drugs -- and gives them access to preventive care that is saving their lives.
President Obama never lost sight of the fact that this reform is about people. People like his own mother, who spent the last years of her life fighting cancer -- and fighting with insurance companies, too.
That shouldn't happen. And because of Obamacare, it can't.
So next time you hear someone railing against Obamacare, remember what they're actually saying they want to take away.
And, today, stand with me in saying, "Hell yeah, I'm for Obamacare":
P.S. -- Side note: Can you imagine if the opposition called Social Security "Roosevelt Security"? Or if Medicare was "LBJ-Care"? Seriously, have these guys ever heard of the long view?
So,if you follow the "I like Obamacare" link David sent and give him your email and zip code (the better to target you, if and when we need a little extra help in your district), he will send you the special twitter hashtag. Butt, since I know you’re all “in”, I’ll save you the trouble. It’s #ILikeObamacare.
Then you, too, can start tweeting out to the world how much you “like” Obamacare! (because “love” is such a strong word). Butt we need your help: apparently the Right Wing Attack Machine has hijacked this hashtag (just like they did with #AttackWatch) and started tweeting out their own stupid anti-Big Guy’s Affordable Care Act rhetoric. Like these:
#ILikeObamacare because I hate the government listening to my phone calls, but I want them to decide if I get a pacemaker.”
#ILikeObamacare Because I’m too poor to pay for insurance – Sent from my iPad 3.”
#ILikeObamaCare because I'm tired of the Founding Fathers telling us what we can and can't do.
#ILikeObamacare because it makes sense to run medical care out of the IRS.
#ILikeObamacare because the President told me I can keep my current insurance. Oh wait, that one wasn't true...never mind
So as you can see, we could use your help to get this hashtag back on track, so please stop by early and often to leave your sentiments regarding Obamacare. I’ve already done my part:
Others, who clearly should know better, seem a bit confused:
And I see the Iowa Hawk has weighed in too:
Oh yes, and the other Michelle’s new Twitchy site has been busy with this breaking story too:
Butt if you decide to participate: remember to follow Big Guy’s lead with respect to keeping things civil; don’t say anything that you would be embarrassed for were the Wee Wons to read it:
Team Obama: keeping things classy since 1-20-08
UPDATE: Dewey has a new WTF Theatre Episode with Cody and Skyler discussing #ILikeObamacare.