The same was true when Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann attacked the Affordable Care Act as “Deathcare” for Americans.
But so far, we've attacked it with extremely blunt instruments, mostly macroeconomic demand-boosters.
You should do this yourself the next time you are attacked on Twitter.
c.1600, from French attaquer (16c.), from Florentine Italian attaccare (battaglia) "join (battle)," thus the word is a doublet of attach, which was used 15c.-17c. also in the sense now reserved to attack. Related: Attacked; attacking.
1660s, from attack (v.). Cf. Middle English attach "a seizure or attack" (of fever), late 14c.
attack at·tack (ə-tāk')
An episode or onset of a disease, often sudden in nature.