Obama Begs Celebrities To Make Obamacare Seem Like Less Of A Massive Failure
â€śAmericans will follow celebrities into the darkest parts of hell, so long as they make them laugh along the way.â€ť
The American obsession with Hollywood is an unbearable sight. Many Americans believe that just because someone is a talented actor, musician, or artist, they must also be expert policy makers. They believe that fame equals political savvy. Iâ€™m not sure how this trend got started, but it makes no sense. Itâ€™s like saying that because J. K. Rowling is a great writer, she must also be a great plumber. There is absolutely no link between the two, yet celebrity political endorsements carry massive weight.
Unfortunately, 99.9% of the Hollywood community is Liberal, meaning that any time the Democrats need help promoting one of their harebrained schemes, they are just one phone call away from a flood of celebrity endorsements.
Well, itâ€™s that time again. As we approach the beginning of the Obamacare nightmare on October 1st, Obamaâ€™s approval is sliding, and his signature legislation is tanking. Call the celebrities!
According to The Hill:
â€śPresident Obama met Monday with celebrities who are helping him promote his signature healthcare law ahead of the October 1 launch of state insurance exchangesâ€¦The president dropped by a White House meeting with singer Jennifer Hudson and actress Amy Poehler, as well as representatives for Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, and Bon Joviâ€¦The President stopped by the meeting to engage artists who expressed an interest in helping to educate the public about the benefits of the health lawâ€¦â€ť
1. If a piece of legislation were truly beneficial, it would not require massive celebrity endorsements to help promote it. The very fact that Obama is begging celebritiesâ€”as well as the NFLâ€”to help him â€śeducateâ€ť Americans about his pet legislation isnâ€™t a good sign.
2. The thought that because Oprah endorses Obamacare, we should all love it too is quite demeaning. Democrats see Americans as slack-jawed rubes, ready to lap up whatever nonsense Hollywood spits at us. Unfortunately, many Americans are eager and willing to eat Hollywoodâ€™s vomit.
With the Hollywood community behind him, Obama has an unfortunate advantage in terms of promoting his agenda. I can only hope that Americans have been hit over the head enough times to know that socialized medicine is a bad idea, and that celebrities donâ€™t know any more than we do. They are not policy makers, they are not gods; they are people.
Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us. Fool us several thousand timesâ€¦well, we need to get a little smarter.