The absurd advertisements, tricks, and plugs encouraging people to enroll in Obamacare have been well-documented. Most recently, reports USAToday, the administration, “Seeking to reach young people who will be watching a lot of tournament basketball in the next three weeks…unveiled its own ‘Sweet 16’ reasons to sign up for health care.”
And let’s not forget the “Brosurance” ads featuring toasted fraternity brothers in mid keg stand equating the craziness of drinking contests to the craziness of not being covered. Or the femme fatale who hopes the “hot” (he isn’t hot) guy is as easy to get as birth control is under Obamacare.
It has been a campaign of monumentally tasteless proportions. As the American Spectator’s Natalie deMacedo put it: “Unfortunately for Obama, drunk men, loose women, boxer briefs, nagging moms, two ferns, and a basketball bracket just aren???t enough to convince Americans that losing their health insurance and doctors was worth it.”
If the federal government can use your tax dollars to try to persuade you to buy something you don’t want, can’t the GOP and its various super PACS get their act together and do a little recon to get the message out about just how bad Obamacare really is?
FoxNews can’t stand alone to expose the heart-wrenching stories of cancer kids who are losing coverage thanks to the law’s mandates. Why not broadcast the story of Larry Basich, “a 62-year-old Las Vegas resident, [who] has been stuck with a $407,000 medical bill despite signing up for an insurance plan via the state exchange last fall” on television during primetime, so that people, between reality shows, basketball games, and evening crime dramas, can’t miss the stories the mainstream media isn’t covering?
Where there’s negative policy, there should be finger-pointing. As long as democracy exists in America, so long then is the campaign trail: a long, never-ending road. So if we want the American public to buy into conservatism, why not sell it in the same way ShamWow! gets people to buy ten (for the price of five, of course) of their products? Show them why it works and why they need it.
Fear-mongering is effective, and Americans should be scared of what lies ahead if they continue to be fooled by progressive promises. If they aren’t going to get the truth from the media, we need to give it to them whatever way we can.