Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Obamacare seems like a word that will always get you an applause during debates: Democratic or Republican, it is quite an effective word to include in any argument. Ted Cruz seemed to be making huge use of this strategy in the Fox Debate on November 10th. During his ninety seconds allotted to make his argument concerning taxes, he must have realized that he needed an attention grabber for Republicans everywhere; Cruz decided to throw in a bad word about Obamacare that had no relation what he was saying. The fact that simply saying "Obamacare" is a rhetorical strategy for politicians reveals another truth about politics: politicians do not necessarily have to give answers to the questions they are being asked as long as they have a crowd-pleasing statement to fill their response time.