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Ed Driscoll

Hipster President Turns Square

December 5th, 2013 - 7:57 pm

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“As if President Obama didn’t have enough trouble this week with all the news about how he has lost the youth vote. Wait until the cool kids get a load of this,” Tommy De Seno writes at Ricochet:

As if President Obama didn’t have enough trouble this week with all the news about how he has lost the youth vote. Wait until the cool kids get a load of this.

It seems our government ran a contest for young people to submit videos to HHS to convince other young people to buy into Obamacare. Populist propaganda. Amateur government porn.

It was called the “Healthy Young America Video Contest” and the winners were announced on the White House website Tuesday.  The overall winner was submitted by a lovely girl named Erin McDonald.

The name of her video to convince young people to buy an Obamacare policy……… is………wait for it……….drum roll……….I’m not kidding about this………..

FORGET ABOUT THE PRICE TAG

If a Freudian slip could have a Freudian slip it wouldn’t be as revealing as the White House telling young people to not look at what all of this is going to cost them. Or the rest of us for that matter.

Yes, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, and how expensive the ticket the carnival barker sold you will ultimately be:

As original Saturday Night Live writer Ann Beatts once said about the increasingly bourgeois show whose initial scripts she helped draft, you can only be avant-garde for so long, before you become garde. And the president’s shopworn rhetoric and socialized medicine shtick is making the once faux-glamorous president seem like an ancient Foghat 8-track from 1975.

Fortunately though, the president has a plan to improve our economy — and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs! A three step plan in fact, that’s so gnomic in its simplicity, it will knock your underwear off!

 (Artwork created using multiple Shutterstock.com images.)

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Ah!
Underpants gnomes!
They're always funny.
The White House knows they're funny, right?
They do realize it isn't a good plan, right?
I'm not so sure anymore.
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He would have been better off awarding the prize to a song about square-dancing.
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“Healthy Young America Video Contest”

In the era of Hollywood in which our "biggest minds” are entertainers, is it possible to have a government that actually governs instead of a government of public relations?


Proving once again that “good government” is not only an oxymoron, but impossible.
33 weeks ago
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"FORGET ABOUT THE PRICE TAG" sounds like the theme song of the Left's entire agenda.

Also, in all fairness to the Underpants Gnomes, at least they didn't consider the word "profit!" to be a dirty one. And they were willing to admit upfront beforehand their known unknowns, unlike a certain well-creased God-King and his cultists.
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