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Ed Driscoll

NBC Takes One Yet Again for the (Obama) Team

December 23rd, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Informing us that “You are not supposed to like Pajama Boy” (link safe, goes to Hot Air), NBC attempts to nuance the latest Obamacare messaging debacle:

The White House, before the website rollout debacle, stressed that it needed a three-to-one ratio of older-and-sicker versus young-and-healthy people to sign up for the law.

And the underlying message in this tweet — part of a light-hearted campaign that included the same model with his feet up on a coffee table smiling in a Christmas sweater — in many ways, is: “DON’T be like this guy. Get health care.”

“Don’t be this guy sitting around in his pajamas,” a Democratic official told First Read said of the message, who requested anonymity to talk freely. “Have a conversation, and get health care. And it’s poking fun at that” idea of doing nothing.

The official added that this is a way to try and reach a demographic that can be “hard to break through” with.

This is far from the first — or last — time that NBC will take one for the Obama team, but to understand why all of the above is bad spin — even by NBC’s pathetic standards — let’s flash back to 2007, when hopenchange was shiny and new, and all things seemed possible to Mr. Obama and his election campaign team. Beyond their mastery (and/or gamesmanship) of the convoluted Democrat primary system, the Obama campaign bested Hillary and the other Democrat presidential candidate through a handful of very simple messages:

1. Their logo, which merged traditional American red, white, and blue colors into a circle symbolic of the sun rising, which dovetailed into…

2. Their simple and repeated buzz words, hope and change, which dovetailed with…

3. The cool and enigmatic Che-style Shepard Fairey Hope poster the campaign commissioned.

4. Their Apple Macintosh 1984 Super Bowl ad mashup clip, which simultaneously shifted the first viable female presidential candidate into the role of Big Brother, and Obama into the equivalent of a hip new product from Apple, and which they first attempted to pass off as a viral video — something that just happened to emerge from a random supporter — for added cachet.

5. Obama’s cool good looks and mysterious, exotic, multicultural background.

That’s all very simple and easy to understand stuff, and the cool competency of its rollout added to the “hop on the winning team” vibe that Obama built in 2007, and made Hillary and the other candidates seem remarkably clunky by comparison.

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Where would you find Pajama Boy?

Portland, Oregon.
Williamsburg, New York.
Berkeley, California.
Boston, Massachusetts.

Pretty much those places.
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First, ask yourself this...if you had to hunt for Pajama Boy(s) where would YOU look?

If I offered a million dollar prize to the winner of a contest to find the most Pajama Boys in our society, where would you go to find a red plaid footie pajama wearing, hot cocoa drinking, smirking, effete, Obamacare haranguing, metrosexual?

Academia? Check. Hollywood? Check. Propaganda Machine? Check.

OWS rallies? Check. OFA? Check.

Would you find him at the gun range? Playing tackle football with no equipment on Christmas morning in the snow? At a Tea Party rally? Chatting about the damage of totalitarianism?

If he is the epitome of the Obama voter...why would NBC come to the conclusion that he would convince people to buy into Obamacare...because he's not supposed to be liked?

Are they saying there is something inherently unlikeable about Obama Youth?

Ok, let's give them that. How is that persuasive for pitching a broken, dangerous, massive consumer fraud Pyramid Scheme?

Pajama Boy IS "The Useful Idiot". The small c communist may sneer at him behind his back...but he doesn't want other useful idiots to do the same.

The ad is a recruitment poster. Uncle Comrade wants YOU!

And, it's aimed at budding useful idiots. He's not supposed to be unlikeable...he's supposed to be familiar.
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And the underlying message in this tweet — part of a light-hearted campaign that included the same model with his feet up on a coffee table smiling in a Christmas sweater — in many ways, is: “DON’T be like this guy. Get health care.”

"Who ya gonna believe -- me, or your lying eyes?"

Here's what the ad said:

Wear pajamas. CHECK! PajamaBoy is indeed wearing pajamas, the kind with a drop seat, no less. So he's doing what the ad admonishes us to do.

Drink hot chocolate. CHECK! PajamaBoy does seem to be drinking hot chocolate. So he's doing what the ad admonishes us to do.

Talk about getting health insurance. CHECK? He seems to be about to say something, although he hasn't yet opened his mouth to ruin that preciously smug smirk. Do we have any reason to believe that the ad is telling us "DON'T be like this insufferable twit"?
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16 weeks ago
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Give Pajama Boy a break. He's waiting for his food stamps, unemployment check, and govt supplied cell phone.
16 weeks ago
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It is such a lark they are trying to pull. Is there anything in the original ad that makes it to be a joke? I don't see any. I live in a working class neighborhood, mostly Democratic. I guarantee you if he showed up here he would be laughed out of the neighborhood. And these are the people that Obama wants to sign up. To me the ad says I am incompetent and out of touch with the people I supposedly am supposedly helping. What a sad joke......
16 weeks ago
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An ad thats better than it's product sounds like VIP from the movie "Lover Come Back" with Rock Hudson, Doris Day and Tony Randall. Obama is kinda like VIP but VIP was better.
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If I may add another comment on the Obama administration logo; in biblical parlance it is the "heavens" that rule and the "earth" that is ruled. The Obama logo makes clear that it is blue state types who naturally rule and it is red state types who get plowed.
16 weeks ago
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The reason the Obama campaign drew their campaign symbol was due to its similarity to that used by Pepsi Cola. Pepsi is more popular in the black community than coke. It is a not so subtle push toward Obama. It is intentional. Cheers -

16 weeks ago
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Do not worry vets, Obama is focussed on the economy like a laser beam! SARC/OFF!



Dec 24, 2013 Video: Obama Plays Golf In Hawaii… He normally keeps the press away when he golfs because the optics of a president continuously on the golf course while the rest of the country suffers isn’t good to say the least.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75IoJpnrdSA
16 weeks ago
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Yes, that’s the most unsettling thing about this whole sorry Barry business: that it has taken people this long to catch on to him; to figure out that there is no THERE there.
16 weeks ago
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So the diversity pie-chart has turned 180 degrees and the typical vaguely mixed-race Cousin It who might tell you not to use gendered pronouns when around it and that it has allergies to scented products is not NOT the generic rainbow go-to guy who complains about gendered Happy Meals for the Dem Party?

Then why not just use Phil Robertson skinning a rabbit naked in the woods or Grizzly Adams? Or at least a black Uncle Sam saying "We DON'T Want You!" Actually my doubleplusgoodbellyfeel would be a boot stamping on gender-flipped-boy's face forever with a cup of thin, cold increased chocorat to the tune "Two Minutes Love, Baby!"
16 weeks ago
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I will go out of my way to use a "gendered pronoun" at every opportunity :)
16 weeks ago
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Not that long ago gender was strictly a grammatical term. A person was defined by his or her sex. His or her had a gender, sex denoted sex organs. Then the feminists swooped in and desexualized a person's sex to be a matter of legalistic definition. The news entertainers of immediately picked it up, and then the bureaucrats. The feminists have won, and so have their counterparts in the human male homosexual activist industry.

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I am not a word, I am a man. My sex is male, my gender is a matter of personal conjugation.
16 weeks ago
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Today's feminists are ratty bedbugs generally speaking. Their entire ideology is centered around bigotry, weird hate-speech race-theory like "white privilege," coulda, woulda, shoulda, complaint, blame and self-pity. No wonder they can only really preach to each other. They have no idea what success is.
16 weeks ago
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VDH wrote THE article...that I have been trying to write in these comment boxes for the past several years.

There is no "mainstream" to the Propaganda Machine any longer.

That appellation no longer fits and is dangerous to continue to use. His examples are but sands in an ocean of deceit. NBC is at the bottom of that ocean. And truth is drowning with them, having sunk to the bottom of with the Propaganda Machine's anchor around its neck.


http://www.nationalreview.com/article/367010/2017-and-end-ethics-victor-davis-hanson
16 weeks ago
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The proper appellation is: Venal Press.
16 weeks ago
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Thank you for the link.
An amazing article indeed.

16 weeks ago
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Thanks.

"...obsequiousness and exemption are now institutionalized...we are entering a new period in presidential history, and it may be difficult to go back to the status quo ante 2009, when reporters were not state megaphones and the president paid a price for not telling the truth."

Altho' much of "the press" was in lying, dissimulation mode well prior to 2009.

"The president of the United States is now an iconic figure and thus cannot be held to the minimal standards of veracity demanded of other Americans. The press is an advocate of his agenda and picks and chooses which scandals can be half-heartedly pursued without endangering their shared vision."

Chrissy and sundry media sycophants have acquiesced in The One's™ vision of Himself as the Godhead.

"If we are to have any credible press left at all, it has just 36 months to rediscover its ethics and professionalism — or more or less forfeit its integrity for a generation. The president too must either start respecting the Constitution or expect that his successors will follow in his footsteps in pressing their agendas by any means necessary — "

A cold day in hell on Obama respecting any limitations on his all seeing wonderfulness, although he might be forced fake it better than he has so far, as he's been forced to fake a few things, like throwing Jeremiah under the bus or giving a rat's ass about Benghazi et al. and etc.
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