Memes against Obamacare

September 27, 2013

NRO brings us a round-up of some of the Obamacare-related memes that have been circulating.  Some of my favorites:




snake-oil salesman

Also at NRO, Jim Geraghty goes into the details of some of the many ways that Obamacare is falling apart before our eyes, illustrated with animated GIFs of train wrecks.

Don’t blame us conservatives for the colorful imagery of calling Obamacare a “train wreck”; we just got it from Democrat Senator Max Baucus, “the primary author of the healthcare law”.  From The Hill:

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said Wednesday he fears a “train wreck” as the Obama administration implements its signature healthcare law.

. . .

“I just see a huge train wreck coming down,” he told Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a Wednesday hearing.

In what I can only assume is a desperate last-ditch effort to improve public opinion on Obamacare, the White House has apparently started an anonymous Tumblr blog to use cute animal pictures to sell Obamacare.  (No, I am not making this up!)  Freedom Works responds in kind.  Jim Geraghty has some pretty funny ones:

“Keep your eyes open for the Health Insurance Marketplaces, they’re ready to spring!”

“Do you feel that? The Health Insurance Marketplaces are almost ready!”

“Health Insurance Marketplaces open in five days! Reach out now!”

“The Health Insurance Marketplaces Can’t Wait to Meet You!”

“You won’t believe how fast the online Health Insurance Marketplaces work!”

On the Cruz plan to defund Obamacare, I’ve been skeptical, partly for reasons alluded to here, for example, or see this Mona Charen piece.

It may well represent the best political opportunity for Republicans in more than a decade. If they take the Senate in 2014 and the presidency in 2016, it will not be too late to repeal Obamacare. At the rate it’s going, it probably won’t even be fully operational by then. But Republicans will have to cease their fratricide to take advantage of it.

On the other hand, John Fund argues that Cruz has done some real good politically by doing this.

Ramesh Ponnuru explains some of the ins and outs of what’s going on.

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