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"Obamacare" vs "Public Option": Is the Tide Shifting?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, July 29 2009

Judging from Technorati's tracking of the use of the terms "obamacare" and "public option," the effort by Republican message-meisters and blogger-activists to frame the health care reform bill as a new version of "Hillarycare" (and thus defeat it) appears to be gaining traction, at least as a tag:

Keyword popularity across the Blogosphere
This chart illustrates how many times blog posts across the Blogosphere contained the following keywords.


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