President Obama Thursday is going to do some public relations for the beleaguered Obamacare law, touting its wonders during a late morning speech at the White House.
He’ll discuss how Obamacare is “holding insurance companies accountable and putting money back into the pockets of over 8.5 million Americans.”
It’s part of what will be a growing White House campaign not only to popularize the unpopular law, but to get people to sign up for it.
A biased yet informative article by Ezra Klein of the Washington Post – why is the Post letting a notorious liberal do a news piece? Oh, the accelerating decline of journalism continues – is nevertheless worth reading to find out why.
Klein makes the point – without putting it this way, of course – that the success of Obamacare is pinned to getting people who don’t need health insurance or don’t want it to sign up. That is, twenty somethings, because the system needs their money to pay for all the free stuff Obamacare doles out and the subsidies it provides to those who do need health insurance.
So the young and stupid – that would be the White House’s estimation of them, since they’re either too callow or too dumb to do what’s good for them and get health insurance – need to be informed about Obamacare and convinced, in the words of Frankenstein, that “Obamacare Good.”
And what do you know. The youthful are the very same group the Obama campaign was so successful getting to the polls on Election Day 2008 and 2012. The Obama people already have them completely profiled – they know where they are, what they do, what they watch on TV, the amount of time it takes them in the bathroom in the morning, the country of origin of the weed they smoke, and so forth.
Klein’s piece notes that none other than David Simas, who was the director of public-opinion research and polling for Obama’s reelection campaign, is “at the center of” the White House effort to get the kids all signed up for Obamacare.
Klein suggests that Simas faces – I told you the article was biased – headwinds in the form of evil Republican politicians who are trying to make people think: “Obamacare Bad.”
Imagine the nerve! I say they go first before the Death Panels.
The Obamaites are confident they can do it though. At least, that’s what they are telling Ezra Klein.