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Celebrities Push Busted Obamacare Sign-Up

James Hirsen By Monday, 07 October 2013 09:07 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Young Americans are being inundated with propaganda that sings the praises of Obamacare.

In order to spur the 18- to 35-year-old demographic to sign up for the healthcare program, the Obama administration has brought Hollywood stars onboard as pitchmen. This is occurring in spite of the fact that the new online insurance marketplaces necessitated by the healthcare law have been plagued by a host of technical glitches, which have slowed, and in countless cases completely halted, enrollment.

After having three years to prepare, several states have been forced to delay the rollout of their websites, and the federal government’s own site, which consumers in 36 states needed to access, has repeatedly frozen.

In the Golden State, prospective enrollees are finding that they still must deal with major computer issues, even after the California exchange twice shut down its online system.

However, technical breakdowns, exorbitant rates, and bureaucratic rationing are of no apparent concern to a host of liberal Hollywood elitists. Joining in to aid and abet the Obamacare sign up campaign are Amy Poehler, Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry, Michael Cera, Lady Gaga, Olivia Wilde, John Legend, Pearl Jam, John Legend, Alyssa Milano, Kerry Washington, Sarah Silverman, Rosario Dawson, Sophia Bush, Kate Bosworth, and Julianne Moore, among others.

As was the case with the president’s reelection campaign, online social media sites are once again being employed to lure the much-needed younger enrollees over to the Obamacare exchanges. The administration is using #GetCovered, a hashtag being employed on sites and posts to rope in younger enrollees.

Some celebrities merely tweeted #GetCovered, but in an apparent effort to speed-peddle Obama’s pet program, “Vampire Diaries” actress Nina Dobrev put the hashtag in hyperdrive by posting a topless photo of herself on Instagram.

Dobrev is shown holding a cardboard sign over her upper body, which has the message #GetCovered written on it.

“I'm Canadian. We have healthcare for all,” the actress posted. “If you don't have insurance go to and #GetCovered, Because w/o it, you're naked.”

Meanwhile other celebrities went on a ridicule rampage against the GOP-led House efforts to address the mounting Obamacare debacle.

Stephen Colbert used his Comedy Central show, “The Colbert Report,” to wield his trademark mockery. In a two-part segment titled “The 2013 Government Shutdown Wedding of the Century,” Colbert acted as a mail-order minister and proceeded to marry a couple who had planned to have their wedding at the Jefferson Memorial but were unable to because of the venue’s closure.

In recent remarks to New York Magazine, George Clooney commented on the current Obama-Reid government shutdown. While promoting his latest movie, “Gravity,” the actor and Democrat fundraiser also unfortunately showed his ignorance on the subject.

“People keep talking about how this has to be a great negotiation, but there isn't any negotiating a law,” Clooney stated. “We negotiate on all these other topics, but this was put into law, and [Obama] was re-elected on it. It was reaffirmed, it was passed through the Supreme Court — it's a law. You don't like it? Win an election.”

Perhaps Clooney is unaware that the president does not have the authority to unilaterally alter legislation passed by Congress, but nevertheless did so with his numerous carve-outs to the law and his arbitrary delay of the employer mandate component.

Clooney proceeded to set up a straw man argument, essentially characterizing individuals who are opposed to Obamacare as believing that our nation does not need a government:
“Shutting down the government is not how you make government work. And anybody who thinks we don't need it is an idiot.”

In a celebrity related category of its own, “Saturday Night Live” rolled out a pornographic skit this past weekend, which had a music video mock-up starring a Rep. Michele Bachmann character, who engaged in various acts of simulated masturbation, and a House Speaker John Boehner lookalike, who wore thong attire and played a bisexual role.

The show segment aired on the small screen under the guise of being a satirical version of SNL guest host Miley Cyrus’ song “We Can't Stop.”

Visuals in the segment were designed to allude to another pornographic performance by Cyrus on a recent MTV VMA awards show. The revised fake music video lyrics additionally made the GOP’s efforts in Congress the subject of further humiliation.

Hopefully, for the public, this will be the last straw. No private or public figure should have to endure this type of nationally televised wholesale ridicule and derision, political leaders of any party affiliation being no exception.

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Celebrities, including George Clooney, are shamelessly pushing sign-up for Obamacare.
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:07 AM
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