The Democrats believe Millenials are such Idiots and Floozies that they could fool them into Paying for Obamacare
Week in Review
It’s no secret that the Democrats benefit by having an ignorant electorate. People who don’t know history or understand economics will more easily fall for their lies. Especially when they victimize their base and demonize the opposition. Republicans. It’s a winning formula. And it has won President Obama reelection. Despite all the warnings from those who know history and understand economics. Who warned us about what Obamacare was going to do to us. And the urgency of repealing it before it became too entrenched. But the naysayers said nay. Uh-uh. And your mother is a whore. Demonizing the opposition with abandon. And laughing at the snarky little jabs on late-night television. Of course it’s different now. As the young and healthy have learned that the Affordable Care Act was predicated on their paying the health care tab for the old and sick.
So Obamacare care went from the fair and just Affordable Care Act to the unfair and unaffordable care act. Stunned by push back from their normally useful exploitable base the Obama administration pushed back against the pushback. Warning the Millenials that they risked not being cool if they didn’t buy health insurance (see Obama’s pathetic pitch to millennials by David Pasch posted 2/14/2014 on the New York Post).
How do you market the Affordable Care Act to Millennials? If you’ve got a good answer, tell the White House right away. It’s tried everything to get us to sign up for health insurance on the federal exchanges — and most of its attempts have been off-tune, off-putting, or just downright dumb.
The latest effort involves former NBA star Magic Johnson. Sorry: While Johnson commands respect for his athletic and personal achievements, he’s the not the best candidate to market anything to Millennials. He retired in 1991. Anyone under 23 never even saw him pick up a basketball.
There’s also the “Brosurance” debacle…
The ads depict Millennials as idiots and floozies. One ad shows college kids doing keg stands; another shows a couple about to hook up, with the tag: “Let’s hope he’s as easy to get as this birth control…”
Other campaigns have been weird, sad or both. One print ad urged us to go to healthcare.gov by telling us that “Mom loves her comfy jeans.” So did that kid in college who played World of Warcraft, but he never made me want to buy health insurance. Then there’s the “pajama boy” campaign, which convinced anyone over 30 that Millennials are insufferable. And another ad targets women with a not-so-catchy tune sung by cats and dogs…
To be fair, Millennials aren’t always laughing at the administration’s ads. Sometimes we’re laughing with them — when they feature celebrities and comedians who we’ve actually heard of, like Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman or Will Ferrell.
But the real joke is on us. ObamaCare just isn’t a good deal for my generation.
The problems start with how much plans cost. Insurance rates have skyrocketed for Millennials since the exchanges opened in October. According to the Manhattan Institute, the average 27-year-old man is facing a 97 percent premium hike and the average 27-year old woman a 55 percent increase.
It is hard to believe that these are the same people who put a campaign together that defeated Mitt Romney during the worst economic recovery since that following the Great Depression. And the incompetence and cover-up of Benghazi (it was a spontaneous uprising by people angered over a YouTube video who pulled pre-sighted mortars from their back pockets). One wonders how you go from the 2012 campaign to “Let’s hope he’s as easy to get as this birth control” and “Mom loves her comfy jeans.” I just don’t see these influencing the electorate to vote Democrat.
Why is the premium hike for men almost twice what it is for women? Because the Affordable Care Act now forces men to buy insurance to cover a reproductive system they don’t have. For in the name of fairness women can no longer be charged more than men for health insurance. So they charge men more. It doesn’t lower the cost of women’s health insurance though. For it is still rising 55%. So where is all that money going? To pay for the old and sick.
The Democrats believe Millenials are idiots and floozies. For they have worked tirelessly to dumb down our public schools and higher education. So they can more easily lie to those they think of as idiots and floozies. It’s as if you can hear them say, “Look, we gave you free birth control. Isn’t that worth an extra car payment a month?” Based on the enrollment numbers of the Millenials, apparently not.