Maynard Short: Outrage ludicrous


Steamboat Springs City Council member Sonya Macys criticized City Manager Jon Roberts for using “Obamacare” as a description of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. I took a few minutes to check out public usage of the term Obamacare and had the following results:

■ New York Times articles on Google: 10

■ Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee articles on Google: 8

■ Latest issue of National Review: I stopped counting at 32

■ Congressional Budget Office: 18

■ United States Supreme Court articles on Google: 10

■ Democratic National Committee articles on Google: 9

I gave up after the above.

Macys’ outrage seems ludicrous when you look at the common usage. I suggest that Obamacare is now part of the language and will be an entry in the dictionary next year.

Maynard Short



Brian Kotowski 4 years, 9 months ago

How dare the great unwashed presume to attach the President's name to his signature piece of legislation. I wonder if Ms. Macys finds discussions of "the Bush tax cuts" to be just as objectionable.


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