Aww: O-cultists announce winner of schmaltziest ObamaCare ad contest

posted at 7:42 pm on November 18, 2009 by Allahpundit

Well deserved, too, as it’s an archetypal example of the Democrats’ fondness for “kiddie human shields” that the boss has been writing about for years. Even my lefty pal Michael Roston can’t help wincing, although I’m not sure why he seems surprised. Remember who was tasked with making the pitch for O-Care at Ted Kennedy’s funeral?

Yes, I know, conservatives play this dirty little game too. (Roston has an example.) But if we’re going to guilt-trip each other with victim one-upsmanship, why confine it to domestic-policy disputes? I’ll bet Liz Cheney’s new group could cook up a sweet ad featuring Afghan women talking about the various political pleasantries they’ll have to look forward to if The One decides to “go small” in Afghanistan.


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Even the kids love Obama. This man is truly magnificent.

Narutoboy on November 18, 2009 at 7:45 PM

(Vomit)

Rightwingguy on November 18, 2009 at 7:46 PM

SPORTIN’ WOOD FOR OBAMA!

rickyricardo on November 18, 2009 at 7:47 PM

You can’t criticize this video without hating children!

THINK OF THE CHILDRENS

foucaultsvac on November 18, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Five years from now I’ll be smokin’ legal dope and stealing sh!t from your house while you’re at work. I might cut myself while breaking in or maybe hurt my back carrying your TV to the bus stop. I deserve healthcare.

ROCnPhilly on November 18, 2009 at 7:49 PM

I’m reeeeeally praying hard tonight that Obama gets lung cancer. He’s killing our country.

marklmail on November 18, 2009 at 7:49 PM

Where’s the one with a diverse assortment of children repeatedly saying, “Taxpayers will fund my abortion if Obamacare passes.”

jjrakman on November 18, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Children who are brainwashed into believing that BHO is good for this nation are the same as a virus – they must be stopped.

And yes, I blame their moron parents as well.

madmonkphotog on November 18, 2009 at 7:52 PM

I’ll bet Liz Cheney’s new group could cook up a sweet ad featuring Afghan women talking about the various political pleasantries they’ll have to look forward to if The One decides to “go small” in Afghanistan.

And what would be wrong with that? At least it would be true.

When will Libs see that they can get healthcare for ANYTHING in America (just ask illegal aliens) but the issue is PAYING FOR IT. This isn’t the Land Of Oz! (But is is the best place in the whole, wide world…well, at least at this moment…)

Gob on November 18, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Even the kids love Obama. This man is truly magnificent.

Narutoboy on November 18, 2009 at 7:45 PM

I’m praying that that was sarcasm.

amerpundit on November 18, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Well, at least they are consistent…’human shield’ is the best way to describe this…there is no substantive argument in this piece of hopey-changey fluff.

AUINSC on November 18, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Democrats must really hate children, because they just passed s-chip which was supposed to cover uninsured children, and there are still 8 million uninsured according to this propaganda piece.

Where do they even get numbers like that?

profgubler on November 18, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Five years from now I’ll be smokin’ legal dope and stealing sh!t from your house while you’re at work. I might cut myself while breaking in or maybe hurt my back carrying your TV to the bus stop. I deserve healthcare.

ROCnPhilly on November 18, 2009 at 7:49 PM

You can move to the UK and get that right now.

Django on November 18, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Children already have healthcare in America. Maybe the ObaMaoists don’t understand this.

portlandon on November 18, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Wait til these kids become adults and then really ask them what they think Washington has done to them.
Reid has come out and said not everyone will be covered, so what’s going to happen to those kids that still don’t have coverage.
This is just sick.

Brat4life on November 18, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Sort of reminds me of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh2sWSVRrmo

Hellrider on November 18, 2009 at 7:56 PM

This is despicable. Interestingly in the montage a character says, “Competition, who will benefit from that.” This is all really about Gov’t control and not about healthcare.

rjoco1 on November 18, 2009 at 7:56 PM

GIVE ME MY HEALTHCARE OR I WILL START PROTESTING AND BLOWING UP CARS.

GW_SS-Delta on November 18, 2009 at 7:58 PM

“These kids wouldn’t be alive today if universal health care payed for their abortion”

the_nile on November 18, 2009 at 7:58 PM

Reid has come out and said not everyone will be covered, so what’s going to happen to those kids that still don’t have coverage.
This is just sick.

Brat4life on November 18, 2009 at 7:55 PM

They’re fined and go to jail?

SagebrushPuppet on November 18, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Reid has come out and said not everyone will be covered, so what’s going to happen to those kids that still don’t have coverage.

Brat4life on November 18, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Simple. They unionize and demand it.

ROCnPhilly on November 18, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Yes, I know, conservatives play this dirty little game too

Classic Allahpundit! I’m going to stitch together a spoof AP post from all of these little AP cliches one of these days. It’s going to be hilarious!

Sharke on November 18, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Excuse me for pointing out the obvious, but aren’t all these children covered under SCHIP?

Rightwingsparkle on November 18, 2009 at 8:01 PM

I like this one with children as shields, except with the Obama deficits. At least some kids have mops in the commercial.

WashJeff on November 18, 2009 at 8:01 PM

That really should come with a virtual airsick bag. Kids of all the right demographics (gender, race, species) acting as if government sponsored healthcare is a civil rights issue. Look into the face of the future liberal moonbat!

But I gotta go back to the whining woman who complained she had to choose between her meds and her rent. She was holding a cat! Cat food and vets are free these days?

highhopes on November 18, 2009 at 8:02 PM

These kids didn’t come up with these things on their own, they have deluded parents leading them by the nose.

Bishop on November 18, 2009 at 8:02 PM

An uber kinder.
They forgot to give her the brown shirt.

faol on November 18, 2009 at 8:02 PM

As someone in the headlines pointed out earlier, the best part is the health care reform benefits will not take effect until 2012, so all these kids would die anyway.

Joe Caps on November 18, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Excuse me for pointing out the obvious, but aren’t all these children covered under SCHIP?

Rightwingsparkle on November 18, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

WashJeff on November 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM

GQ announces their winner.

Barf.

fogw on November 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM

The Smarmy President Has Smarmy Followers

Just what you would expect. BTW, I made the Obama the Smarmy Guy video today.

No Niks on November 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM

When Democrats bring out the kids, grab your wallet!

Btw, why aren’t these little crumb-crunchers covered under SCHIP?

sheesh on November 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM

so all these kids would die anyway.

Joe Caps on November 18, 2009 at 8:02 PM

…and quickly.

WashJeff on November 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM

GQ announces their winner.

fogw on November 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM

C’mon everyone, follow me off of this cliff.

WashJeff on November 18, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Sharke on November 18, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Go to headlines and see Instapunk hand him his hat! LOVED IT!

Gob on November 18, 2009 at 8:07 PM

GQ announces their winner.

Barf.

fogw on November 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM

did you see who won last year?

Joe Caps on November 18, 2009 at 8:08 PM

“A year from now, I’ll break my leg and my parents will have to sell our house because they couldn’t afford healthcare.”

Uhmmm. What? I’ve never had my leg broken, but it’s not like it requires major surgery (unless it’s shattered or the bones are coming out of the skin). If this was the winning entry, then I’d hate to think how super lame the other entries were. I mean a house= a doctor’s bill from a broken bone. Then again, that doctor probably was a tonsil-vulture and removed the kid’s tonsils and appendix so he could get some extra cash on the sly.

The one clip were a girl is denied food because her hunger is a pre-existing condition is also great. The metaphor works so well, because hunger=illness and Wendy’s is totally not going to sell you cheeseburgers, they don’t want to make a profit at all. (/sarc)

Rightwingguy on November 18, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Also, from what I have read there are now 12 states that cover ALL children no matter what.

SCHIP covers children in families up to 300% of the federal poverty level, which translates in $66,150 for a family of four.

So you are telling me that someone making $67,ooo a year or up cannot afford insurance for his kids? Because I can promise you he has cell phones, Tv’s, cable, and video games. So give me a freakin break.

Rightwingsparkle on November 18, 2009 at 8:11 PM

I don’t always agree with AP, but man, what is up wit da hate?

Anyhoo, it’s beer:30 on the left coast, so I’m out (and no I didn’t watch the video, I still have dinner to look forward to and didn’t want to ralph).

WitchDoctor on November 18, 2009 at 8:13 PM

So you are telling me that someone making $67,ooo a year or up cannot afford insurance for his kids? Because I can promise you he has cell phones, Tv’s, cable, and video games. So give me a freakin break.

Rightwingsparkle on November 18, 2009 at 8:11 PM

OFA Ad 2020

I DESERVE VIDEO GAMES

Joe Caps on November 18, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Rightwingsparkle on November 18, 2009 at 8:11 PM

+100 Isnt that why we passed SCHIP.

Originally created in 1997, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state and federal partnership that provides low-cost health insurance coverage for children in families who earn too much income to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford to purchase private health insurance coverage

Every state’s program is unique and has individual income eligibility rules and benefits covered, but in general, children in families with incomes up to $44,500 per year (for a family of four) are likely to be eligible for coverage

canditaylor68 on November 18, 2009 at 8:16 PM

Gob on November 18, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Dude…don’t hate on AP. He’s totally awesome.

Instapunk is NOT getting a Christmas card from me this year, that’s for sure.

Rightwingguy on November 18, 2009 at 8:16 PM

Rightwingguy on November 18, 2009 at 8:16 PM

LOL. Don’t hate him. Just love him getting his just desserts.

Gob on November 18, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Rightwingsparkle on November 18, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Good points.

Btw… dude, we have too many “Rightwing(X)’s” here. There needs to be a coin toss, ultimate frisbee tournament, chess match to resolve this issue and see can truly use the handle “Rightwing(X)”.

Rightwingguy on November 18, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Nope, AP is right, conservatives have been running ads with children criticizing Obama/Pelosi spending — more than a few. I wish both sides had more restraint in playing the kid card.

John the Libertarian on November 18, 2009 at 8:19 PM

I have nothing to add other than can you imagine CAN YOU IMAGINE having been directed to a page two or three years ago with a “W” logo at the top and the video opens with a “W” logo and dramatic music……..

Marcus on November 18, 2009 at 8:20 PM

child abuse

Daveyardbird on November 18, 2009 at 8:20 PM

John the Libertarian on November 18, 2009 at 8:19 PM

I wish both sides would refrain from attacking my intelligence with their political sledgehammers. Leave the children out of it.

Rightwingguy on November 18, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Excuse me for pointing out the obvious, but aren’t all these children covered under SCHIP?

Rightwingsparkle on November 18, 2009 at 8:01 PM

THANK YOU!!!
I was yelling that at my screen

Glenn Jericho on November 18, 2009 at 8:21 PM

According to this video, either S-CHIP was a disaster or a sham.

ggoofer on November 18, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Well, if they all know what’s going to happen to them… Geeeze, kid, don’t break your leg!

And don’t we already have SCHIP?

BKeyser on November 18, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Marcus on November 18, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Seriously. I saw the “O” logo and the little coat of arms at the bottom and I was thinking how it was all a bit much. It’s not like I forgot who the darn president is and need to be reminded.

Rightwingguy on November 18, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Mr. Joe on November 18, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Hee-hee Thanks Mister! I enjoyed that apropo musical interlude!

Gob on November 18, 2009 at 8:25 PM

As someone in the headlines pointed out earlier, the best part is the health care reform benefits will not take effect until 2012, so all these kids would die anyway.

Joe Caps on November 18, 2009 at 8:02 PM

I’m not seeing the downside.

Ouch! Did I just type that?

SagebrushPuppet on November 18, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Memo to kids in this video:

In the famous words of Denis Leary.

Life sucks! Get a helmet!!!

Jack.

Jack Deth on November 18, 2009 at 8:31 PM

If the kid got his leg fixed and the girl got surgery…they got HEALTH CARE. What they are saying is…if I get sick I deserve you to PAY for my health care because my parents can’t. Why are 8 million children uninsured when there is Medicaid and SChip????

I call BS.

ihasurnominashun on November 18, 2009 at 8:40 PM

The Eternal Campaign website is asking for donations to get this out. Why do they need to do that? I don’t even watch TV, and I seen this a skillion times in web ads.

eeyore on November 18, 2009 at 8:58 PM

That’s it?

The Ugly American on November 18, 2009 at 8:59 PM

The problem with this video is that parents USED their children as physical props.

Clearly the kids don’t know what they’re doing or saying, nor will they in 1 week.

But for a “post-modern”, liberal and progressive young urban professionals, there is nothing wrong with parading your child before the camera, or teaching them to say things that they obviously don’t understand, so that your personal YUPPIE opinions get expressed.

GTR640 on November 18, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Is there anywhere in America a child who has died with leukemia because the parents couldn’t afford health care? We have charities that exist for this very cause. Here in my state we have St. Jude’s. I have never known them to refuse a child. If a child here has a serious illness, funds are taken up throughout the community to help that child. Sometimes a child dies from the illness anyway, but all possible is done for that child. I guess it only counts as compassion if it comes from the government.

telemwill on November 18, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Every time a smoker lights up a child gets a vaccination. (thanks SChip!)

ya2daup on November 18, 2009 at 10:06 PM

My mommy and the guy she’s with this week carried me across the border into Texas. We have work here because we sell stuff that makes people feel good. They taught me how to sell it at school. Sometimes I get into trouble with other boys and we shoot guns and I can get hurt. I deserve health care.

Daggett on November 18, 2009 at 10:07 PM

There is a special place in hell for those who use children for propaganda.

lilium on November 18, 2009 at 10:20 PM

“Fifteen years from now after I’ve spent five or six years slacking off in college to ‘earn’ an irrelevant degree and having gotten into college despite having graduated from high school with no discernable thinking skills whatsoever, I’ll get a kicka$$ job at a coffee shop and then be unbelieveably pissed off when most of my paycheck is sucked into the gaping maw of government to pay for all it’s ‘free’ stuff. A second later I’ll have forgotten why I got mad and think, ‘More free stuff – I’m down with that!’

ya2daup on November 18, 2009 at 10:24 PM

Relentless Political Exploitation of Children Ruled to Violate Child Labor Laws http://optoons.blogspot.com/2009/09/politicians-relentless-exploitation-of.html

Mervis Winter on November 18, 2009 at 10:30 PM

ya2daup on November 18, 2009 at 10:24 PM

I’m just going to drink beer and watch soaps and let your work pay for my free stuff.

Daggett on November 18, 2009 at 10:30 PM

Kids get SCHIP up to
Three times Poverty Level.
This problem is fixed…

Haiku Guy on November 18, 2009 at 10:39 PM

I know it\’s not what the kids are saying, but here\’s what I hear them saying, \”My parents are losers who can\’t afford to take care of me, so you need to help them\”. Screw that.

venividivici on November 18, 2009 at 11:10 PM

OBE-HO……….hope&change!

dmann on November 19, 2009 at 12:08 AM

Then let your loving parents see that you HAVE healthcare, you sweet children. My husband and I deserve healthcare so we spend over $500 a month to pay for our insurance so I don’t think I should have to worry about nor could I afford to pay for yours through more taxes or higher premiums which your beloved leader would require.

theaddora on November 19, 2009 at 1:15 AM

I thought the SCHIP program covers children up to 22 years old!?! Hello?

The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) – later known more simply as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)[1] – is a program administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides matching funds to states for health insurance to families with children. The program was designed with the intent to cover uninsured children in families with incomes that are modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid.

Christian Conservative on November 19, 2009 at 1:57 AM

When don’t Democrats scream “it’s for the children” when they are dipping into our pockets or robbing liberties?

And somehow, it’s never enough. They just continue the same old tired mantra, “but, it’s for the children.”

LewWaters on November 19, 2009 at 3:11 AM

…if The One decides to “go small”
in Afghanistan.

This only causes me to have a “chubby”.

OkieDoc on November 19, 2009 at 3:27 AM

Man, that video is ripe for a parody.

Open scene on a little boy standing in front of what used to be a playground. The only thing left is a sand-box. There are visible areas where the jungle-jim, the slide and the monkey-bars used to be. There are kids playing in the sand-box.

“When I was smaller there used to be a playground here. But I deserve health care, so the government gave it to me. Unfortunately, they can’t afford to actually take care of me when I am hurt. So they took away all of the things that could hurt me. Now, life is so sad.”

Then, two men come dressed in uniforms with “D.H.H.S.” on the back (Department of Health and Human Services) come and take the sand-box away saying “Sorry, kids, but you could damage your eyes with this sand and we simply can’t afford visual anymore. By the way, don’t lose your glasses, it’s a five year waiting list for replacements.”

All of the kids start to cry.

Fade out.

Theophile on November 19, 2009 at 4:03 AM

I like Theophile’s idea.

I was thinking a video of 5-year-olds saying, “I died 5 years ago my mommy didn’t want me.”

A second kid in a wheelchair says, “I died 5 years ago it was determined that I might have a low quality of life.”

Another kid says, “I died 5 years ago because my president didn’t want his daughter punished with a child.”

All of them (maybe hundreds of them) say together, “I died because of Roe v. Wade.”

If your political mantra is “think of the children” remember, conservatives thought of them first.

Advocate For Change on November 19, 2009 at 9:05 AM

The winning video had the statement, “My parents will have to sell our house because we couldn’t afford health care.”

I’d rather be in their shoes than be some poor schlub with no home equity and no job (I’m one of those poor schulbs already).

ynot4tony2 on November 19, 2009 at 9:30 AM

..only 1,000 respondents? Maybe they shuld have asked Michelle Bachman to to guve thr “shout out”. They woulda got more like 40,000..

..although, they probably would not like what they 40,000 had to say.

VoyskaPVO on November 19, 2009 at 11:05 AM

..O.K., that’s it. The keyboard goes before a death panel.

VoyskaPVO on November 19, 2009 at 11:06 AM