Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reportedly promised President Barack Obama that he would support the controversial federal healthcare legislation known as "ObamaCare" on the condition that the Affordable Care Act is renamed "RomBamaCare."
Until recently, Romney purported to oppose the law on the basis that a healthcare mandate is appropriate at the state and not the federal level.
It recently came to light, however, that Romney's true reason for opposing the legislation was his resentment that although the act was closely modeled after the markedly similar Massachusetts healthcare legislation authored by Romney under his governorship, Americans have taken to referring to the federal act as "ObamaCare," with no mention of Romney as its original source.
"I'm a team player," Romney told supporters at a campaign rally in Boston. "But I'm also not going to just sit back and let Barack Obama walk all over me."
The Affordable Care Act is currently under review by the United Supreme Court, which will eventually issue a final ruling on the law's constitutionality. In the spirit of bipartisan cooperation and goodwill, Romney approached Obama with the suggestion that, in order to garner more support for the law among conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justices, the law's name be changed to "RomBamaCare."
While Obama initially resisted the name change and counter-proposed the term "ObamNeyCare," the parties agreed after some discussion that "RomBamaCare" had a smoother ring to it.
"Hey, I may not be black," joked Romney, "but I do got some rhythm."