The PJ Tatler

Singing Pets Arrive to Rescue Obamacare

Enroll America — the Obama/Organizing for America offshoot — produced this ad in an attempt to get more young American women to sign up for Obamacare. The non-profit is spending multiple millions of dollars on this.

Clearly, singing cats, goldfish and pugs will fix everything. All of it. No more problems.

They’ll fix the bad website. They’ll fix the fact that you can’t get basic errors on your applications corrected. They’ll fix the website’s inability to calculate subsidies. They’ll fix all the uncertainty that Obamacare has brought to part-time and full-time workers. They’ll fix the fact that several state exchanges are on the verge of collapse.

Singing pets will fix the damage that Obamacare is doing to jobs and productivity. Singing pets will fix the fact that Obamacare depends on young people signing up, but also allows those same young people to stay on their parents’ healthcare plans until they’re 26 years old. Singing pets will fix all of it. Singing pets will even fulfill Obama’s promise to bring your premiums down, let you keep your doctor, and even his promise to hold the people who botched accountable.

I wonder sometimes, do the Josh Marshalls, Ezra Kleins and Greg Sargents of the world ever feel embarrassed for being such hope dopes? They have staked themselves to the ground defending Obamacare. Now they’re sided up with singing goldfish.

By the way, since the ad is supposed to cater to young women, why is there a model ship with a Japanese flag on it in the background here? It’s an odd set design choice.