Melissa Harris-Perry: Obamacare Is A Racist “Wealthy White Men” Word
Melissa Harris-Perry recently discussed Obamacare on her show and she had this to say:
via Washington Times
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry went off on a tangent in a recent broadcast, ranting about the racist overtones of a word that’s been used for years by both sides of the political aisle — Obamacare.
“I want to talk today about a controversial word,” she said, as FrontPageMag.com reported. “It’s a word that’s been with us for years. And like it or not, it’s indelibly printed in the pages of America history. A word that was originally intended as a derogatory term, meant to shame and divide and demean. The word was conceived 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.”
Ms. Harris-Perry then admitted that President Obama himself used the objectionable Obamacare term — but said that he did so with an attitude of “if you can’t beat them, you’ve got to join them,” FrontPageMag.com reported.
“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,” she said. “That’s right. I said it and I’m not ashamed, and neither is President Obama.”
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