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Obama’s last chance on health care: Hoping the Supreme Court’s skeptical conservatives are really, really gullible and stupid.

Team Obama has not only come up with a cute name to make the mandate sound less mandatey, but they’re also calling the Affordable Care Act a “bipartisan bill” — much in the same way they laughingly tried to stick Republicans with some of the blame for Solyndra.

There’s a career in comedy waiting for these people after voters kick them out in November:

The Obama administration is now referring to Obamacare as a “bi-partisan bill” and calling the unpopular individual mandate “a Republican idea,” following three days of tough questioning by the Supreme Court.

“The Affordable Care Act is a bipartisan plan and one that we think is constitutional,” Deputy White House press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday afternoon.

No Republican voted for the Affordable Care Act on final passage.

He also referred to the individual mandate as the “individual responsibility” clause of the bill, in an attempt to distance the administration from the term individual mandate.

We can throw Romney into the mix of those who inspired Obamacare, but that hardly makes it “bipartisan.”

“Personal responsibility clause”? If Team Obama ran East Germany circa 1985 they’d have referred to the Berlin Wall as a “freedom partition.”

If “personal responsibility clause” doesn’t fly as a replacement moniker for the individual mandate, Dems have “involuntary liberty pact” and “tightly monitored health care independence with government-initiated personal course-correction” warming up in the bullpen.

Comments

32 Responses to “Out: ‘Individual Mandate’ — In: ‘Personal Responsibility Clause’”

  1. Truesoldier__ on March 29th, 2012 6:07 pm

    Next up, Taxes will be henceforth known as charitable giving.

  2. clu seatoe on March 29th, 2012 6:31 pm

    Will that make them tax deductible?

  3. Truesoldier__ on March 29th, 2012 6:35 pm

    No that would make them charitable deductible, but only if they go to a Dem re-election campaign, green energy boondoggle, or planned parenthood.

  4. Joe Redfield on March 29th, 2012 6:42 pm

    Gee, why doesn't the Administration apply the 'personal responsibility' concept to the 'free contraceptives for all no matter what your religious beliefs are' problem they're having?

  5. rbreslin on March 29th, 2012 7:10 pm

    Their attitude is that if we voted for O, we'll believe anything.

  6. SignPainterGuy on March 29th, 2012 7:27 pm

    They`re "calling the unpopular individual mandate a Republican idea" …… Huh ? Is that referring to Romneycare ?

  7. SignPainterGuy on March 29th, 2012 7:29 pm

    I agree Doug, they have a career in comedy once they`re thrown out of office, but they`ll have to pick venues where people don`t mind having their intelligence insulted !

  8. Pasadena Phil on March 29th, 2012 8:24 pm

    Maybe Obama was making an oblique reference to "Personal Responsibility Claus" Von Bulow. That didn't stick either. Personal responsibility is one of those outdated concepts… like honesty, truthfulness and good manners.

  9. Granny55 on March 29th, 2012 8:39 pm

    Liberal speak = outright lies. Geeessshhhh the word games these people play every time they open their pie holes!!!

  10. Marshall_Will on March 29th, 2012 9:23 pm

    With Progs ( it's a science ) Not sure why but O'scare on the ropes brought out all the old trolls over at MM's. In nothing flat the whole debate ( pick a thread ) became so convoluted as to be unreadable.

    As we suspected, their stepped up semantics is taking them to new 'highs.

  11. Marshall_Will on March 29th, 2012 9:24 pm

    Or a Republican RECALL effort. Then you get 2-for-1 deduction. It's only fair.

  12. SignPainterGuy on March 29th, 2012 10:34 pm

    Don`t forget, "Please and Thank You" !

    Oh, and for a REALLY out dated phrase, there`s "I`m Sorry" !

  13. SignPainterGuy on March 29th, 2012 10:36 pm

    Yep, I got into a thread late yesterday; was already over 200 and there was Chap, splittin` hairs and bein` all Right n everything ! Quickly lost interest !

  14. Marshall_Will on March 29th, 2012 10:52 pm

    No reflection on Michelle of course, but this is a predictable outcome. Down the stretch the PAID 'bloggers' were bound to come out of the woodwork! It's plain they're as indifferent as ever to their own positions and are simply there to aggravate and distract Conservatives.

    In his months long absence, this administration has gone from highly questionable to utterly laughable to finished! Yet Kentroyale and others plod on, oblivious to mountains of damning evidence. Just incredible….

  15. SignPainterGuy on March 29th, 2012 11:59 pm

    Way off topic alert !!
    Here`s an AP story in my local paper today saying the House rejected a budget bill that sounds like Ryan`s bill; 285 – 136 http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20120329/NEW… .

    And here is a story from The Blaze that sounds like the same bill, but this story says the House "passed" it; 228 – 191 http://www.theblaze.com/stories/house-passes-ryan… .

    Am I wrong and confused ? or is one of these stories BS ?

  16. ChapBix on March 30th, 2012 12:12 am

    "As we suspected, their stepped up semantics is taking them to new 'highs."

    Or lows

  17. ChapBix on March 30th, 2012 12:15 am

    Ryan's bill passed 228-191.

    Now it goes to a desk drawer belonging to one Harry "The Mortician" Reid where it will be promptly buried. He has his own budget, you know. Maybe, just maybe, it will be brought up for a vote in our lifetime. /sarc off

  18. ChapBix on March 30th, 2012 12:18 am

    Funny that – Obama's hacks calling the mandate "personal responsibility". Taking personal responsibility traditionally has meant that a person does not wait to be compelled by the Feds to do what is responsible.

    Gentle persuasion has given way to coercion.

  19. Marshall_Will on March 30th, 2012 1:13 am

    F & F had one of the atty's taking up the O'Scare fight at the State level and he pointed out the glaring differences between catastrophic plans and a Cadillac plan complete w/ contraceptives, "wellness plan" and a lot of other bells & whistles MOST Americans simply do not need.

    2 X 4, meet Dim's face!

  20. Marshall_Will on March 30th, 2012 1:16 am

    Look at how many Bammie voterz have cell phones, cable TV, car payments and maybe even an RV or timeshare but can't 'afford' paying HC premiums!

    Responsibility apparently in the eyes of the beholder too.

  21. SignPainterGuy on March 30th, 2012 2:11 am

    Is the AP lying (gasp) ….. or are these two different bills …… just coincidentally budget bills ?

    Yes, I expect "The Mortician" to bury it deep in a drawer, under a box of dried pomegranate slices !

    I also heard Obama`s budget bill went down in unanimous defeat.

  22. SignPainterGuy on March 30th, 2012 2:22 am

    Isn`t HC FREE ?

  23. SignPainterGuy on March 30th, 2012 2:25 am

    A 2 x 4 could only improve the view !

  24. Marshall_Will on March 30th, 2012 3:19 am

    If only we could knock some SENSE into them!? It was something of a revelation for me as we've always HAD a Caddy Plan and thought it was something of a waste?

    All this "just in case you 'might' need it someday?" infrastructure going fallow. When Mrs. Will asks co-workers how they liked the Weight Loss support group or mental health check ups blah blah the usual response is: We're COVERED for 'that'!?

    But most of it is only, wait for it………. only available during working hours! So basically Free $$$ for the people that put these together.

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