MSNBC: ObamaCare is a Racist Code Word


I have to admit, I can’t crack this code. It must be one of those white privilege things. Also it must be one of those Melissa Harris-Perry things.

HARRIS-PERRY: “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. 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.

“President Obama has been labelled with this word by his opponents, and at first he rose above it, hoping that if he could just make a cause for what he’d achieved, his opponents would fail in making their label stick. But no matter how many successes that he had as president, he realized there were still many people for whom he’d never be anything more than that one disparaging word — a belief he knew was held not just by his political opponents, but also by a significant portion of the American electorate.

“And so he decided if you can’t beat them, you’ve got to join them. So he embraced the word and made it his own, sending his opposition a message they weren’t expecting: ‘If that’s what you want me to be, I’ll be that.’

“Y’all know the word that I’m talking about. Obamacare! That’s right! I said it and I’m not ashamed, and neither is President Obama!”

“I mean, what do you call the president who rescues the U.S. auto industry?” she said sarcastically. “Obamacare! What do you call the president who finally eliminates Osama bin Laden? Obamacare! What do you call the president who ends don’t ask don’t tell? Say it with me: Obamacare!”

I honestly don’t know if this counts as a speech or a mental breakdown. The actual origin of ObamaCare appears to have been by a lobbyist who wasn’t really intending to coin a term, but was using an existing format.

The many would-be candidates for president in 2008 are falling over themselves offering their own proposals. We will soon see a “Giuliani-care” and “Obama-care” to go along with “McCain-care,” “Edwards-care,” and a totally revamped and remodeled “Hillary-care” from the 1990s.

ObamaCare just swaps a new name into HillaryCare.

  • glpage

    The left doesn’t believe in history, they want to make it up as they go. Besides, trying to remember history might be too taxing for their brains. Could be why they constantly try to prove the adage that doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.

  • Robert Lande

    This is sick and desperate.

  • Anukem Jihadi

    I can’t wait till “Obama” becomes a racist code word.
    Obama was really an outstanding president until people associated his name with the health care policy he rammed down everybody’s throat. Must be the “care” part that’s racist.

  • Crassus

    Another half-crazed loony lib who changes feet everytime she opens her mouth.

  • Idl

    Pray continue, Ms Harris-Perry! Every ridiculous way you contort yourself to find racism in every innocuous little thing weakens the force of the accusation. Soon all the power to destroy with a word will be gone. Soon everybody will be laughing at you.
    As am I.

  • DogmaelJones1

    After that unhinged rant, Melissa Harris-Perry ought to be committed and put on a strict Valium regime. What a fruitcake!

    • A Z

      With Alex Baldwin, Piers Morgan and Martin Bashir gone she has to step up the rhetoric to fill the void.

      Expect her to get shriller and eventually go over the top and be gone too. Maybe in about 3 years.

  • Habbgun

    Nothing funnier than a black woman who is really, really white trying to sound black so she can perform the corporate propaganda of white males while claiming black victimhood.
    She got the wrong O word. It’s Oreo.

    • Drakken

      This dumb c**t is well schooled in race grievance theater and the leftist morons love her for it. I think she has a degree in racial studies, which means, blame whitey for everything and throw the race card whenever and however you can to shut up any type of debate.

  • Juan Valdez

    So Obama raided that compound in Pakistsan and killed bin laden? I swore it was the CIA and Navy Seals who found and killed him. Stupid me.
    Obama borrowed money and loaned it to bankrupt companies, wiping out billings of dollars of retiree assets in the process, and he somehow “saved” the US auto industry?
    And he ended “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, because the military isn’t having a big enough problem with women getting pregnant on duty? And he ended it without any thought of the consequence for the military’s only reason for existence (military readiness of course, not that obummer would know that). So he used the military as a tool in some grand social experiment, and this makes him great?
    Obama has the reverse midas touch. everything associated with him is done to a lower standard, everything he touches turns to $hit. He sucks by every measure. But the real racist is this lady and her ilk. They only hold black people to such low standards, because deep down inside they “know” blacks are inferior and need to be saved.

    • tickletik

      The Navy Seals who later got blown to bits because Obamacare needed to talk about them to boost his Obamacare presidency.

  • PeterSalinas

    What do you call a meathead like Melissa Harris Perry who never read a page of ObamaCare, has no idea what it is or what it does, that it will totally destroy Americans health and livelihoods, as well as the entire health care system, that it will cause 100 million job losses and with them the former employee’s health policy, that Obama fully owns every bit of this POS non-legislation – concocted by a corrupt Democratic senate who created with trickery and bribery a totally illegal, fully unConstitutional, and Fascist-inspired takeover of 1/6 of our economy and the total control of our health care. It should bear Obama’s name until the end of Time since he totally owns it, Ms. Dingleperry.

    Obama is, itself, a code word for “Incompetent Imperial President.” A man who has not even performed the basic requirements of his job position, who has never done anything remotely like an American President – or even a legal American citizen.

    • taliesin319

      You call her a sycophant.

    • bluejacket472

      In your description of this legislation, you left out the fact that the President, and all the lawmakers in Washington exempted themselves from this insurance that is so wonderful that we, the serfs, all must be forced to have. This is not a criticism, but a fact. Facts scare the left. That’s why they call the “facts” racist, or down-rave fact based comments.

  • tickletik

    Everything is “raciss” when it comes to black people.

  • Jakareh

    Okay, Melissa Harris-Perry has to go to a labor camp. And when I say “labor camp”, I don’t mean Club Fed. I mean shoveling borax at the bottom of Death Valley for 20 years. Let’s do to the Leftists what they have done to others in the past and plan to do to us in the future. Time to stop playing nice.

    • Drakken

      I have a the distinct feeling that is exactly what is coming and more.

  • Mike Boettger

    “he’d never be anything more than that one disparaging word ” ~How many years has he and his team had to make Obamacare work? It’s only disparaging because the program is such a miserable failure. Reagan’s speech would have been a failure if the wall hadn’t come down. Bush One’s Iraq war would have failed if it hadn’t been so decisive. Clinton would have been a failure if Gore hadn’t invented the internet . . . you get my drift. (No, I don’t think it is mathematically possible for Obamacare to work)

  • Lanna

    Obamacare, which is a curse on the nation will take its place by its rightful owner and orchestrator too…..This is going to be Obama’s legacy! The left is screwed up in the head, and a several stories light.

  • Jorge

    We had HillaryCare & Reaganomics, never heard anyone claim they were insulted by those words. It must take some sort of twisted logic to come up with this load of B.S.
    Blacks have gained so much only to be belittled by these race baiters.

    • scot sims

      The Rs screamed bloody murder about Reaganomics.

    • TexasJester

      And when Reaganomics started working, the dems quit calling it that, because they didn’t want Reagan to be associated with a program that worked.

  • Bill_in_Tx

    Reaganomics, Hilarycare, Romneycare…all racist words too?

  • Jim Nichols

    Racism never left America, it just changed color….

    • Drakken

      Don’t fool yourself, we are all tribal by nature and no amount of PC indoctrination is going to change that unless you have a death wish.

      • Rich

        Her brads are to tight…need a hair cut.

  • Brucew56

    The term is now so hated, Obumble doesn’t even use it any more. Why? Because he can’t understand how anyone could possibly not like him or his socialist takeover of American society. So he tries to separate himself from his corrupt policies and go back to “I just found out how bad it was” and ” I’m sorry if people made decisions on their healthcare based on what I said”, which are both lies, PERIOD.
    As for the auto industry, what Obumble saved were the unions. The industry could have recovered without onerous wage agreements. Bin Laden was done in by work of the previous administration. Obumble didn’t do a damn thing, but he was sure there to collect all the accolades for “his military”.
    This woman is just another racist trying to protect the LIAR IN CHIEF!

  • earnmybusiness

    Melissa Harris-Perry without knowing it, admitted that Obama Care is a failure. If it was a huge success and did wonderful things for our Country, associating his name with it would be an honor for the history books. She is a pinhead because she has now admitted that it is a failure, by accusing anyone attaching Obama’s name to it, is a racist. Sorry Melissa but he was the driving force behind it and now he is stuck with the name. These liberals are so stupid it is scary!

    • Robert Lande

      Good points.

    • GramE

      “now he is stuck with the name” and the shame.

      • bluejacket472

        We all can only hope that every Democrat will have the word “ObmamaCare” stapled to their resume’ next November.

    • scot sims

      It’s just getting rolled out. Are you saying because of a website the whole program is a failure? My new iphone still has bugs, and the OSX system is still batty. Get real.

      • Eliott

        It’s not only the website scot. The actual program is bad. People are now seeing that even if their monthly premiums are low, the deductibles are sometimes as high as $5,000.

        • bluejacket472

          It may even be worse than that. We may find, next year, when people try to use the insurance the signed up for, they may not even have coverage.

    • taliesin319

      His children are rightly called by his name since he is their father who engendered them and was present at their birth. Obamacare is his baby and his baby alone. He brought this illegitimate monstrosity into being in the dead of night, in a room where only he and his bent midwife Nancy Pelosi and her assistents were present. As to Ms Harris-Perry, she is as incompetent at her job as he is at his job.

      • Eliott

        A couple of GREAT analogies!

    • Eliott

      I never ever thought of that EMB. Thank you for this comment. You are so right and she is so stupid.

    • TexasJester

      And note the dems are running away from the word…..

  • adriel

    She is Ignorant and racist

  • SaraB55

    That carries stupid to a whole new level.

    • Crassus

      Don’ worry, Sara. Some liberal somewhere will say something dumber. And it won’t be long.

  • inachu

    The term Obamacare is not racist. No race is mentioned or inferred nor implied when uttering the word Obamacare.

    • BS77r

      BUT MSNBC is actually the code word for STUPIDITY

    • Drakken

      That’s racist!!!!!!!! Sorry! I couldn’t resist! ;)

  • txjman

    This makes Obama a racist too since he embraced the word

  • txjman

    It’s now ACA because Obama is trying to distance himself from it and with good reason. It’s not his fault

  • txjman

    MSNBC is a big cesspool of liberal logic (= BS), and they are so deep in it, they can’t smell or see anything else. They have totally abandoned anything that could possibly warn them of the danger of what they preach. I am sure that when they do see their error, they double down on it to persuade themselves that they are not fools. “Abandon hope all ye who enter here” should be made part of their logo.

  • texanbynature

    This woman is nuts. Why is ObamaCare or ObamaScare or ObamaScar racist, but Reaganomics is not, Nixonian, is not, Jeffersonian is not, and Clintonian Economics is not?

    Trying to place the race card in a Checkers Match is beyond stupid; it’s not a sane thing to do.

    Obama was extremely proud of calling the ACA “Obamacare”, so now Melissa Harris-Perry is even more to discuss with her shrink.

    • Drakken

      She doesn’t need a shrink, she is an inept, unqualified, affirmative action hire with a black chip on her shoulder to blame whitey for everything that is wrong with America, frankly somebody needs to pick her up with a shortbus so she can lick a few windows, that is how effing stupid this god forsaken idiot is. The rather sad thing is, there are millions like this dumbazz.

  • texanbynature

    I truly believe “ObamaCare” will go down in the annals of advertising and new ideas next to Edsel, New Coke, “Pay No Taxes”, The “Unsinkable” Titanic, and “Eat Your Way To Weight Loss”.

    ObamaCare is not only the largest American tax increase in history, but it is also the largest case of income redistribution we’ve ever seen in this country.

  • Drakken

    Oh look! More black grievance theater blaming whitey, now where would that come from ? ;)

  • Chia Chee

    Ok, fine, how about DumbassCrazyEvil-S-O-B-Care. Even on the platinum plans can one afford the cure for a horrible LLLLiiiiSSSSSPPPP

  • Peter Combs

    She is an idiot….an absolute Idiot….Obama was proud it was called Obama-Care…such race baiting rubbish.

  • gotcha1988

    If everyone was doing that for which he is qualified, she would be working as a hotel maid.

  • SuzieQ_NC

    Rescued the auto industry? By whose definition of the word “rescue”? And from there the ranting continues. One must wonder when Ms. Harris-Perry woke up the next day if she was mortified by this public display of ignorance?

    So, when is it going to become racist when someone refers to the President by his name? What’s the hidden racist code when someone, especially a white citizen, refers to POTUS as President Obama?

    President Obama hasn’t been labeled with this word. Rather, the label(however it came to be coined) is attached to the disastrous piece of legislation rammed down our throats which he has claimed as his signature success for his presidency (please excuse my snort of raucous laughter). There is nothing good in the remotest sense within the thousands of pages of this law which has nothing to do with better health care or being affordable.

    There is no hidden code except to those who still are deceived into believing this is the best thing since sliced bread. Just one more word for those who toss the word “racist” like confetti at a parade. Watch out, this one could kill you…literally.

  • Davis

    I think Obummer actually said some time back that he liked the term Obamacare. Bet he hates it now that its a huge flop ! The dems would have been better off to allow the Rebubs kill it rather than see what is happening now. Maybe w should call it Ofailurecare ! OFAILURECARE now that’s racist !

    • bluejacket472

      What you remember hearing, was the second Presidential debate, where when Romney referred to the ACA as ObamaCare, Obama interrupted saying he actually preferred that term.

  • mapoffla

    So this twit has a problem with “Obamacare”? Then let’s change the name to make it more accurate: Obamacrap. Problem solved.

  • Biff Henderson

    Barackobama.com is racist?

    • texanbynature

      ObamaCare was upheld ONLY as a tax. The Supreme Court did not pass or approve any part of the law in terms of operations, fairness, balance, etc. It simply found that ObamaCare was a tax and was being collected by the IRS — who collects all taxes.

  • VictorLandry

    Let’s see. You can’t call it Obamacare and you sure can’t call it affordable so let’s just call it what it is, fraud. I guess another word would really describe it, obamanation.

  • Lanna

    So was HIllary care against women, Romney care against a Mormon…Obamacare is attributed to its rightful owner, Barack Hussein Obama…..Mmmmm Mmmm Mmmm. Another ploy to deflect his so called Signature Destructive Accomplishment.

  • Soldier

    Liberal Democrats are a joke, and the only reason a Democrat gets elected is because of all the cheating that they do. You hear of all these reports of Democrats who voted 6 or 8 times.