Videos: Obamacare Is Now A Mainstream Joke


In the early going, Obamacare has proven such a manifest failure that it has, at last, become one of the few (out of many) Obama-Administration missteps to make it into mainstream cultural consciousness as a complete joke.

Here’s a segment from a Fox News affiliate in Florida that creatively uses a highlight reel of Obama stammers and goofs to illustrate just how difficult it is for regular people to understand the labyrinthine Affordable Care Act, with all of the President’s post-launch fiat legislative changes and qualifiers. It aired on the local news (note how Dubya-like Obama sounds at the :48 marker when he finally spits out “not a Breathalyzer.”)

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has had his fun with Obamacare in the past, too. But he drove home the message that Obamacare is little more than a punchline when he asked the studio audience Tuesday whether anyone had actually signed up. Not a single person had:

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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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