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December 5, 2013 - 8:12 am

Mickey Kaus says that Obamacare needs a “doohickey” — a way for socially conscious millennials to show their friends that they’re good Obamacare citizens.

What the Affordable Care Act’s panicked marketers need, it seems, is some kind of badge, doohickey, ribbon, amulet or distinctive coloration that those who’ve bought overpriced Obamacare policies can display to tell their peers they’ve done the right thing. Wear a plexor in your lapel? A blue ribbon around your wrist? Dye your thumb red? Maybe kausfilesreaders have some ideas for what this viral welfare state MacGuffin might be. Please submit your designs and proposals to Mickey@dailycaller.com.

Just in the past week, we’ve learned of the White House Youth — a summit for Americans 18 to 35 at the White House, that was all about selling Obamacare.

We’ve had the results of the heinous “sing Obamacare’s praises” song and video contest. Ordinary Americans, competing for the government’s favor by praising a specific, partisan, unpopular government program.

So we have a burgeoning national youth movement organized by the government, and we have official hymns of that movement. Write a hymn and the government might grant you favor. It happened to Erin McDonald.

We also have any army of government-approved, but not vetted, acolytes spreading out across the nation, taking up citizens’ personal information in the drive to help them “navigate” Obamacare’s twisted legalese landscape.

If you do not obey Obamacare’s diktats, you face the wrath of the state. Some who have publicly criticized Obamacare are already facing the wrath of the state. The IRS is auditing them.

Now Kaus says we need a symbol, a doohickey — a badge to identify who is and isn’t a good Obamacare citizen now too?

At the risk of going all Godwin, haven’t we seen all this before?

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Fine, you don’t like the obvious reference to the Third Reich. It’s creepy. I get that.

You know what’s even more creepy? What Obamacare’s supporters are suggesting and doing. It’s all very creepy.

Obamacare doesn’t need a badge. It’s needs to be abolished and it’s possible that its most ardent supporters need to be deprogrammed.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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What happened with Godwin's Law is that Godwin's Godwin's Law happened. If I didn't know better I'd think Godwin was a Nazi running a "Let's Not Stain Nazism's Image Any More Than Necessary" campaign.
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Full Godwin. Ugh, right? Except that is what instantly sprang to my mind. Hitler Jugend. Women swooning and wanting the Fuehrer's baby.

At least the German's had an excuse. They were enjoying prosperity for the first time in two decades. Hitler, at least, got results. What's our excuse?
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I think you would find that about 30,000,000 people would wear the doohickey but only about 1,000,000 would actually sign up for Obamacare. Reminds me of the WIN (Whip Inflation Now) buttons for the Ford Administration, where they thought just just changing people's attitudes would be sufficient vs. actually changing government actions and policies which were causing the inflation.
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How about "Tomorrow Belongs to Me"?
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how about...a salute!
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At least, Hitler had the talented Leni Riefenstahl to document his triumph - 'Der Triumph des Willens - as opposed to the disastrous arrival of Obama - 'Der Untergang des ObamaCare'.
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Ahh, Nazi songs...re-mastered.
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I disagree. All Obamacare signees need to have some visible sign that they are signed up. Every single Democrat aspirant for any office at any level in America needs to be able to prove, the moment they are nominated, that he or she has already signed up to Obamacare. If they can't prove it, you have an instant campaign-winning issue.
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What happened with Godwin's Law is that Godwin's Godwin's Law happened. If I didn't know better I'd think Godwin was a Nazi running a "Let's Not Stain Nazism's Image Any More Than Necessary" campaign.
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