Obamacare Was Planted As Talking Point For Liberal Graduation Speakers

President Obama delivers Morehouse College's commencement address in Atlanta

Earlier this week, we told you about the disproportionate ratio of liberals to conservatives on the annual college graduation commencement speech circuit. Many found a way to sneak in an admonishment for pet liberal issues of one kind or another.

But long before the liberal ambassadors dispersed to stand behind podiums at Harvard (Oprah Winfrey), Princeton (Ben Bernanke), Kenyon College (Michael Bloomberg), Duke (Melinda Gates), Penn (Joe Biden) and, of course, Ohio State (Barack Obama), the President called senior Administration officials together to game plan one especially dear liberal talking point in time for the spring graduation season: Obamacare.

Hand it to Bloomberg Businessweek for walking the talk: The news outlet reported the brainstorming session, including the bit about the campus propagandizing, as the launching point for a Obamacare sales-job strategy the President deployed shortly after winning election to a second term.

Knowing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was already unpopular, off schedule and poorly understood in its proposed implementation, Obama told his second-term cronies it was critical that the healthcare law succeed, because it would long be remembered as “one of his major legacies.”

To counter the criticism, the White House has told all Cabinet members and senior officials to use commencement speeches to drive home for graduating college students and their parents the benefits they gain from a provision of the law that allows young adults to stay on their family’s insurance plans until they turn 26.

Despite having already spent $8 million on selling Obamacare through the machinations of PR firm Weber Shandwick, the President indeed got plenty of dutiful help from the mortarboard orators — and he led from the front, pitching the supposed benefits of the regressive, market-corrupting plan at both Ohio State and, last week, at traditionally black Morehouse College.

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • $28109413

    The reason the Resident is pushing home the fact that the insurance covers college graduates until they are 26 years old, is because it will take them AT LEAST that long to find a job thanks to him….

    • FreedomFighter

      Obama care is a power and control mechanism for big government. HealthCare is/or can be a matter of life and death and with the IRS enforcers control it will give government the power to exert a massive amount of societal control in every facet of life, because every facet of life effects health.
      Laus DeoSemper FI

  • Don 2

    Isn’t it interesting that unions like the 1.3 million-member UFCW that supported Obama and Obamacare, are now screaming bloody murder because under provisions of Obamacare, employers are choosing to offer the ‘bare bones’ coverage allowed under Obamacare, while Dumocrat politicians who voted in Obamacare plead stupidity. lol

  • Cam Alft

    but wait a tic!…didnt gov’t workers and unions vote to opt out of the obamacare policy and go with just their own Ins. company?
    i mean if obamacare is so great,shouldn’t they have to suffer with everyone else too??!

  • de

    the edu system wanted to turn students into robots
    garbage in garbage out repeat

  • shoemama

    Obamacare is bound to go down in flames. It is too unwieldy, too expensive, and will expose too many unintended consequences. We will ALL end up suffering under it, at least temporarily. Our only revenge is to stay healthy IF we can.
    WHEN it dies it’s painful death, it will all be the “Republicans fault”, of course!!! Obama would NEVER ADMIT to doing something wrong!