Ain’t Too Proud To Beg

As the open enrollment deadline for Obamacare approaches, Obama has been on the social circuit desperately trying to convince mushy-headed Millenials to enroll in Obamacare to offset the increasing costs to manage this nightmarish clusterfudge.

A couple of weeks ago, Choom was also on the web-based comedy series, “Between Two Ferns” hosted by Zach Galifianakis, pushing Obamacare.  I’m not one who is necessarily of the opinion that Choom’s appearance demeans the office of the presidency. It wasn’t a good look and he shouldn’t have done it.  But Choom has done plenty to demean the office of the presidency many times over prior to his appearance on this web-based comedy show.  But more to the point, Choom was terribly unfunny in his appearance.  Actually, he was painfully unfunny.  His lines were awful.  Choom goes on a comedy show with terrible lines, as unfunny as he can be, to push a product that no one is buying for very good reasons?

Choom has looked bad before- many, many times, but the advisor(s) who convinced him this was a good idea didn’t think this through all the way.

Recently Choom was on Ellen DeGeneres’ program, “Ellen,” begging young folks in her audience to sign up for Obamacare before the deadline.  Unfortunately for Ellen, she destroyed her integrity by helping Obama publicize such an obvious policy disaster.  Ellen said that enrollment in Obamacare has been a “success” and that people were “grateful” Obama forced his legislation on the country.  Again, her credibility is shot.  Saying what she said, in light of the evidence- that Obamacare enrollment is a success- makes her a liar; if Ellen didn’t know how bad enrollment has been (how could she not?!) she shouldn’t have been promoting it. Either way it makes her look incredibly foolish and insincere.

This week, Choom was on ESPN filling out his version of the NCAA bracket.   He’s done this before, but this time he was desperately pitching Obamacare. I hate seeing the president in these situations because politics doesn’t need to permeate everything- especially bad politics.  Many people who watch the NCAA tournament specifically and ESPN in general shouldn’t have to be subjected to the sight and participation of an unpopular president pushing a failing policy like Obamacare. It’s an unneeded distraction and it undermines the entertainment value of scheduled programming.

Choom was also on Ryan Seacrest’s show joking about his “mom jeans” trying to sell Obamacare.  Again, he was pleading young people to enroll into the system by the March 31st deadline so the system can use the premiums paid by the young and healthy to cover the costs of those who have expensive health care needs.

In addition to this transparent pandering, the president and his administration have enlisted the services of Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Geno Auriemma, Roy Williams, Grant Hill, Shane Battier, CC Sabathia and Victor Cruz in desperate attempts to convince young people to enroll in Obamacare.  And these fools are knowingly and foolishly attaching their names and credibility to a guy that said- promisedover thirty times, that if people liked their insurance or their doctor, they could keep them.

Amazing.

Employing people who’re financially able to insulate themselves from a terribly bad progressive policy to persuade those who aren’t (to join) is immoral.

If Obamacare could stand upon its own merits of intrinsic value, the president wouldn’t have to plead with the country to enroll; he wouldn’t have to solicit the services of the rich and famous to help him fleece the public.   If Millenials saw value in having health insurance, they would’ve had it prior to the enactment of Obamacare.  More so, if Obamacare truly were the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, Millenials would’ve already enrolled en masse. But Millenials haven’t enrolled because the reality of the law doesn’t equal what was promised of the law, and many Millenials can’t find work thanks to Choom’s so-called economic “recovery.”

The administration can claim (read, lie) as much as they deem necessary about having enrolled 5 million people, but a) the majority of the “five million” people were previously insured and lost coverage due to federal mandates (which means it didn’t do squat about reducing the numbers of “previously uninsured”); and b) those who have “enrolled” have yet to pay their premiums, which are set to double and triple in some states.

As it stands now- and has stood since being one-sidedly signed into law, Obamacare stinks.  It is inherently and pragmatically flawed, and is responsible for the cancellations of millions more Americans who were forced off of their previously held plans.

No amount of lying and begging the president and his famous pals do can change that.

Oprah Thinks Obama’s Critics Are Motivated By Race

A prominent member of the Racial Guardians, Oprah Winfrey, has opined on the topic of racism.

Again.

In an interview with the BBC to promote Lee Daniel’s The Butler in which she plays a starring role, Winfrey said regarding Obama,

There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs in some cases, and maybe even many cases, because he’s African-American.  There’s no question about that.  And it’s the kind of thing no one ever says, but everybody’s thinking.”

What disrespect, exactly?  Since there are ‘some cases’ and ‘maybe even many cases’ as Oprah claims, what are some examples that prove this flimsy accusation?

She gives but ONE example to prove her case- Joe Wilson rudely, yelling out “You lie!” during president Obama’s speech to Congress touting the perceived benefits of the forthcoming Affordable Care Act.  Yes it was rude to do it, as Wilson himself acknowledged and correctly apologized for it.

Even still, this in-and-of-itself as “proof” is questionable in regards to race because Wilson’s accusation wasn’t amended by a racial insult.  He didn’t say, “You lie, blackie (or coon or ‘brotha’, etc.)!”; he simply and wrongly accused the president of lying.

This one example, from four years ago and absent of racial malice surely isn’t enough to buttress Oprah’s claim of disrespect simply because the president is black.

According to Oprah, people disrespect Obama because he’s black, not because:

–          he lied more than three dozen times about Obamacare, telling the country that “if they liked their doctor, they could keep their doctor” and “if they liked their health insurance, they could keep their health insurance”;

–          he drew his red line in the sand regarding Syria, saying ““We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.  That would change my calculus.  That would change my equation.” Then Obama lied, again and said “I didn’t set a red line, the world set a red line”;

–          he was upstaged and bailed out by Russian President Vladimir Putin when Putin decided to act as peacemaker, intervening to prevent an unwanted military strike against Syria.  Putin’s intervention effectively rescued the president from his self-created stalemate of having to potentially take reluctant military action against Bashar Assad for using chemical weapons against his own people;

–          he was ignored by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani;

–          he snooped on Americans and other world leaders through the use of the NSA;

–          he attacked and intimidated his political opponents with the help of the IRS;

–          he has exemplified disinterested and inept economic stewardship over an economy which currently has an unemployment rate of 7.3% not including the more than 11 million people who have left the labor force since January of 2009, his first month in office; which includes 47 million Americans on SNAP which represents roughly 23 million American households;

–          he spent $800 billion on “stimulus” which didn’t reduce or slow the unemployment rate as he promised;

–          he helped facilitate the redefinition of marriage by directing Attorney General Eric Holder not to defend DOMA, and “evolved” toward supporting same-sex marriage;

–          he weakened our military by repealing DADT and continues to fire experienced generals who disagree with his ideological vision for the military;

–          he allowed the Fast and Furious gun-walking program to be used as a political platform for “gun control.” It turned into a scandal when it was reported that of the hundreds of guns lost during the sting operation, one was used to kill border patrol agent Brian Terry;

–          he’s wasted trillions of dollars on the fantasy of “green energy” and “climate change”;

–          he hasn’t done or said a meaningful thing about the four Americans killed in Benghazi.  As a matter of fact, Obama lied about the events, sent then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice out on television to lie to Americans as to how and why this tragedy happened.  Obama then went on Letterman’s show saying that the Benghazi episode was the result of a video produced by a “shadowy character” mocking Muhammad, knowing full well that wasn’t the truth.

Glad that’s cleared up.  Thanks for the clarification, Oprah, but I regret to inform you that the race card that was once effectively used to shield Obama from criticism no longer works.  His lies, ineptness and poor stewardship transcend his color and now has to be judged on his actions which reveal his character.

Equally as important- shame on you Oprah.  Shame on you for mischaracterizing the philosophical and ideological differences people have with the president as racial “disrespect.”  You have some nerve considering who the bulk of your fan base used to be.