During her weekly press conference on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) again told reporters that Obamacare will be a winning issue Democrats in the 2014 mid-term election. But don’t you dare call it Obamacare!
The ex-House Speaker was responding to a question about whether “Obamacare is a winner or loser” for House Democrats in swing districts. “You have to ask the member,” Pelosi replied, “but I believe that it’s a winner.”
Pelosi then began an odd rant in which she chastised the report for calling the unpopular law “Obamacare.”
“By the way, it’s called the Affordable Care Act. It’s called the Affordable Care Act. I know you didn’t intend any compliment or derogatory — it’s called the Affordable Care Act,” said Pelosi. “And the Affordable Care Act, when people know what it is and see what it means to them.”
The reporter who asked the question noted that the only reason he used the term “Obamacare” is because President Obama himself has embraced it. “And I tell him the same thing I told you,” she replied with an awkward laugh. “Affordable. Affordable. There’s a reason. Affordable. Affordable. Affordable. Affordable. Affordable.”