By lex, on February 6th, 2010
Critics have labeled the president’s health reform initiative “Obamacare,” no doubt trying to tie a popular president with a growingly unpopular piece of legislation.
In return, it seems like Mr. Obama is not merely wearing that label as a badge of honor, but as a selling point:**
I got a letter — I got a note today from one of my staff — they forwarded it to me — from a woman in St. Louis who had been part of our campaign, very active, who had passed away from breast cancer. She didn’t have insurance. She couldn’t afford it, so she had put off having the kind of exams that she needed. And she had fought a tough battle for four years. All through the campaign she was fighting it, but finally she succumbed to it. And she insisted she’s going to be buried in an Obama t-shirt.
I don’t know that all of us are quite as impressed with him as he is with himself.
** 09-24-2018 Original link gone; replacement found – Ed.