We interrupt the collapse of the U.S. health insurance system to announce that Colorado’s health exchange did something dumb.
Granted, the Front Range brain trust has set a low bar for itself, what with the shivering co-eds they paid to walk around Denver in their skivvies. And who could forget last month’s Brosurance adfeaturing the dumbest, whitest seventh-year undergrads in the state keg-standing their nation to insolvency?
One would think that the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative would have watched a few Mad Men eps before trying their hands at another campaign. Au contraire.
Worried that the bro-only focus left out the ladies, the site DoYouGotInsurance.com (actual name) decided to make young women look dumb too.
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Loyal Democrats thought they could simply elect their progressive messiah and social justice would flood the land as sea levels dropped.
Everyone knew that the U.S. healthcare system was imperfect, so just let Obama make a few quick changes and, voilà, better care for less money! Sure the guy had never run so much as a county fair’s funnel cake concession, but how tough could healthcare reform be?
The president’s most ardent fans are now learning that magical thinking and good intentions don’t amount to much in the real world.
Ricochet member Nate posted on Obamacare's embarrassing new "Brosurance" ads (and I wrote about them here), but did you know that the same brain trust created an Obamacare game? Step away from Candy Crush and Words with Friends to play The Game of Obamacare!
In this online Life knockoff, your happiness is directly proportional to the amount of governmental intervention in your personal affairs. You start by choosing your game piece (in shockingly heteronormative colors of pink and blue) and spinning the digital wheel.
Back when I was a wee li’l blogger just finding my way in the online world, I created a lot of Photoshops (like this, this and this). They were fun to make, but as we entered the Age of Obama, the actual photos became funnier than anything I could create (like this, this and this).
The deeper we fall into the President’s progressive rabbit hole, the more ridiculous the images get. Take Colorado’s latest effort to con encourage young, healthy Americans to sign up for Obamacare.
The Centennial State launched its “Get Covered” effort by paying nearly naked models to prance around downtown Denver in flesh-toned skivvies. How this stunt escaped the notice of ever-vigilant feminist groups is beyond me, but it apparently had little impact.
I'm not a Jon Stewart fan. And, after last night, neither is Kathleen Sebelius.
The liberal comedian eschewed his nightly routine of making funny faces after awkward Fox News clips and instead interviewed the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Stewart was armed with a couple of common-sense questions that left the star-struck Sebelius bewildered.
Back in May, our Divider in Chief trolled the critics of his disastrous "Affordable" Care Act. "It's. The. Law." the official White House Twitter account stated, along with a photo of Obama's signature on the legislative train wreck.
Since then, "it's the law" has been a favorite Democratic talking point on why Obamacare is somehow impossible to repeal. The President doubled down on this novel theory in his comments Monday:
Ever get the feeling that our Chief Executive is very, very disappointed in us?
Like a long-suffering parent, Obama bravely tries to be patient with his wayward, ungrateful children. Yet every once in a while the mask slips and he complains about "bitter clingers" filled with "fear and frustration" who have gotten a "little bit lazy."
The Hill begins a story with a line that should have been used much more over the past five years: "President Obama said Tuesday that Americans were wrong…" It encapsulates one of the greatest frustrations of his loyal opposition. Not that he disagrees with our policies, but that he considers them unworthy of even cursory investigation.
Craig Daliessio isn’t by nature an angry man. But recent events have brought him to the end of his rope.
“The past five years have just worn me down,” he told me over the phone. He couldn’t help but write about his experience.
After years of economic struggle, the loss of his home, and failure to find steady employment, Daliessio shared “An Open Letter to Barack Obama,” which is spreading quickly on blogs and social media.
Speaker John Boehner is trying to push a new phrase into the political lexicon. No, it’s not “twerking.”
“Fairness for all” is the tagline Boehner’s used ever since the President delayed Obamacare’s employer mandate. “[T]he House has acted to authorize the president’s delay and to provide a similar delay for the rest of America. This is about fairness. If the president’s going to give relief to businesses, he ought to give relief from these harsh mandates to families and individuals, too.”
The two groups quickest to whine about fairness are politicians and toddlers, but at least toddlers have the excuse of inexperience. As much as I don’t care for “it’s not fair” complaints, the Speaker has a point. Since Obama delayed the employer mandate it’s only proper that he also delay the mandate for all Americans.
Stephen Colbert is very upset.
On Monday’s Colbert Report, the comedian lit into those young people who are concerned about expensivehealth care, the crazy federal debt, and the fact that Obamacare makes both worse.
He singled out FreedomWorks in particular, ridiculing the group’s efforts to let young people receive a better quality of care while keeping more of their own money. In his opening segment, Colbert ignored the dire warnings about Obamacare from the law’s former supporters. Instead, he mocked millennials for daring to question the wisdom of Washington politicians.