Democrats say the term “Obamacare” is racist. When people called Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health care plan “Hillarycare,” no one cried foul. What’s the difference?
“Hillarycare” wasn’t endearing. People who used it didn’t like the plan and didn’t like the politics of Clinton. But there was no claim of racism. Using that term did not equate with “caucasiancare.”
If people were using the term “African-Americancare,” I can see where that would be considered racist. “Obamacare” is used even by some Democrats (“lovingly”). Most who use the term, however, have no love for the plan, and they have no love for Obama’s socialist ideology, but race is not a factor. The law would be as egregious if it came from the mind of any politician of any race.
There is likely a racial mix in most of us whose families have been here for hundreds of years, but that is certainly true of Obama. So, about which of his races are we being racist? He’s half African and half Caucasian-American. Being a person “of color” does not bestow any distinctive racial label. East Indians, Chinese, Samoans, Native Hawaiians, Native Americans, Africans, African-Americans or mixture of all of these are all “people of color.”
A socialist from any of these races could have promoted this health care law. If an American of Chinese descent had railroaded this bill, would it be because of their race? No. It would be due to their socialist ideology.
If a label must be applied to people who use the term “Obamacare,” it should be “politicist” since there animosity is directed toward socialist politics.
Being a child of the Cold War, I hate Communists, and I believe socialism is anti-constitutional. I dislike Obamacare for the same reasons I opposed Hillarycare. Politics, not race.
Let’s change politics in November.