(Weekly mentions of #ObamaCare, analytics.topsy.com)
Unsurprisingly, the Twitter hashtag #ObamaCare jumped in use after the Supreme Court ruling on health care reform on Thursday. Tweets contained a mix of statements from critics (with whom the term originated) and loyalists (who adopted the phrase after a re-branding effort by the Obama campaign). From 1 p.m. on June 26 (the day before the ruling) to 1 p.m. on June 28, usage rose by 1,398 percent.
But #ObamaCare (growth) is dead.
(Daily mentions of #ObamaCare, analytics.topsy.com)
And it's rivaled by the growth of #ObamaTax, which continues to skyrocket while the public becomes fatigued with news of the Supreme Court decision and #ObamaCare usage falls.
(Weekly mentions of #ObamaTax, analytics.topsy.com)
#ObamaTax grew six times as much as #ObamaCare over the same period of time--an increase of 6,523 percent. And it's not stopping.