MSNBC is showing their hypocrisy by declaring that it’s racist to use the term “Obamacare” instead of “Affordable Care Act,” despite Obama himself and several other African-American Democrats using the term. The startling comment was made yesterday by MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, who likened the term “Obamacare” to white slave owners using the N-word generations ago.
“I want to talk today about a controversial word. It’s a word that has been with us for years. And like it or not, it’s indelibly printed in the pages of American history,” said Harris-Perry on her show, leading viewers to believe that she was referencing the N-word before revealing that she was talking about Obamacare. “A word that was originally intended as a derogatory term, meant to shame and divide and demean. The word was conceived of by a group of wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a black man, to render him inferior and unequal and diminish his accomplishments.”
But whether it’s being referred to as Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act, few people are buying into it. More than 100,000 people last month signed up for the Affordable Care Act through healthcare.gov, but it’s a far cry from the 800,000 people that White House officials hoped to have enrolled by now. Last October, only 25,000 people signed up for the perpetually troubled site.
It was also confirmed last week that White House officials spent over $300 million on the healthcare.gov site, despite tech officials explaining to Sean Hannity that the project should have cost $10 million at cost. Even more disturbing is that Henry Chao, deputy chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, testified before Congress late last month that as much as 40 percent of the site had yet to be even built.
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