Rock the Vote tries out new strategy for ObamaCare

posted at 2:50 pm on December 18, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

I don’t share Sammy’s outrage over this NSFW strategy to proseltyze the youth of our nation into ObamaCare, but I do find it amusingly ignorant on at least two points. Besides, it’s not even all that original. Ad-hoc efforts like this pop up once in a while on YouTube, although perhaps not on such an established site like Rock the Vote (which is also supposedly non-partisan). It could be hard time for cougars, poachers, and others looking to hook up or try out some of the more exotic menu items from GLSEN’s curriculum if RtV succeeds:

Why ignorant? First, the young people to whom they’re preaching largely avoid buying health insurance, and for good reason. They don’t need to spend $3600 per year (Minnesota’s average in 2007) to cover a couple of doctor visits every year. They’re better off buying catastrophic health insurance, rather than the mandated comprehensive coverage under ObamaCare, and use HSAs to pay for their health care with tax-free cash. That’s what Keith Olbermann does, after all, and he’s a lot older than the RtV target audience.

Who benefits from this push? The young adults don’t; they’re going to pay a lot more than they receive. Insurance companies will benefit by forcing them into the system, reducing the risk and spreading the costs over a wider base. I don’t consider insurance companies evil, but many of the ObamaCare advocates do — and yet they’re pushing their followers to subsidize slight declines in health insurance premiums for the older generations in America. It’s just like Social Security, only with a worse payoff in the end.

Finally, the irony of this campaign is that young adults would probably remain healthier if they abstained in the first place. Maybe sleeping with cougars and hot Colombian women sounds good, but promiscuity in practice means greater transmission of disease, especially during flu season. Don’t tell Joe Biden, but it’s even more risky than public transportation!


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Isn’t it more healthy to have them not sleep with you? I mean, I wouldn’t want all those diseases they say high schoolers have these days. Not sleeping with me would be doing me a favor.

ThackerAgency on December 18, 2009 at 2:52 PM

I am not listening until the people of Jersey Shore advise me.

Cindy Munford on December 18, 2009 at 2:53 PM

This says it all. (Actually from the RTV site)

cntrlfrk on December 18, 2009 at 2:53 PM

Matt Saracen… I am so disappointed.

tommylotto on December 18, 2009 at 2:55 PM

ive stopped watching MTV since 1996… weak.

moonbatkiller on December 18, 2009 at 2:55 PM

Okay, what is a cougar?

fourdeucer on December 18, 2009 at 2:55 PM

I am not listening until the people of Jersey Shore advise me.

Cindy Munford on December 18, 2009 at 2:53 PM

They are indeed the Algonquin Roundtable of their generation.

highhopes on December 18, 2009 at 2:56 PM

So skipping the Kool Aid is a great way to avoid getting a disease from an idiot?

jhffmn on December 18, 2009 at 2:57 PM

Okay, what is a cougar?

fourdeucer on December 18, 2009 at 2:55 PM

wonderfully sexy older ladies who like younger men.

or a big cat in the wild.

ThackerAgency on December 18, 2009 at 2:57 PM

Phew, what a relief. I’ve never been so happy to know they’ve pledged not to F me. Saves me the trouble of throwing up in my mouth.

anXdem on December 18, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Sounds like a commercial promoting prostitution to me. Pretty lame, but hey if I was single guy and a lot younger, darn skippy I would use that line on every air headed bleached blonde in the bar.

Just A Grunt on December 18, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Oh for crying out loud. Could they get any lamer than this? These idiots are in full desperation mode.

Key West Reader on December 18, 2009 at 2:59 PM

utter stupidity

deedtrader on December 18, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Okay, what is a cougar?

fourdeucer on December 18, 2009 at 2:55 PM

Me.

Knucklehead on December 18, 2009 at 3:00 PM

I noticed they left out the part in Obamacare that you can go to jail if you ‘choose’ not to participate…

Seven Percent Solution on December 18, 2009 at 3:01 PM

This crap is what passes for political persuasion today? We’re done for.

leftnomore on December 18, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Matt Saracen… I am so disappointed.

tommylotto on December 18, 2009 at 2:55 PM

No kidding. Buddy Garrity would rip him a new one if he found out about this.

Doughboy on December 18, 2009 at 3:01 PM

As a young
strapping
charming
amazing 22 year old who currently has a plethora of older female friends

this commercial is downright stupid

blatantblue on December 18, 2009 at 3:01 PM

These unwashed skanks can withhold sex all they want until they’re old and gray, and I could not care less.

For every single-square-of-toilet-paper-using, smelly-fingered, hairy armpitted, Sheryl Crow leftist wanna-be out there pushing for Obamacare, there’s a hot, clean, intelligent, disease free conservative chick who would be a lot more fun to spend time with.

UltimateBob on December 18, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Watching Friday Night Lights and Californication just got slightly more disappointing.

aic4ever on December 18, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Okay, what is a cougar?

fourdeucer on December 18, 2009 at 2:55 PM

They are the older women I used to lust after, that somehow are younger than me now :o(

cntrlfrk on December 18, 2009 at 3:02 PM

Okay, what is a cougar?

fourdeucer on December 18, 2009 at 2:55 PM

It’s a Car manufactured by Mercury, a division of Ford Motor Company.

portlandon on December 18, 2009 at 3:02 PM

They are indeed the Algonquin Roundtable of their generation.

highhopes on December 18, 2009 at 2:56 PM

That’s what I hear.

Cindy Munford on December 18, 2009 at 3:03 PM

I have to say there is almost nothing more amusing than hearing celebrities whine about someone else making gigantic profits.

MayBee on December 18, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Not watching Friday Night Lights again, Zach Gilford. TOOL.

maverick muse on December 18, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Okay, what is a cougar?

fourdeucer on December 18, 2009 at 2:55 PM
Me.

Knucklehead on December 18, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Nice… Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty…

Khun Joe on December 18, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Me.

Knucklehead on December 18, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Pics? \;-]

Big fat yawn on this ad…spending all your energy trying to bed the typical cougar would be like using a Ferrari to drive to the supermarket and back. I’ll stick with intellectual stimulation, thankyewverymuch, if nothing else than to distinguish myself from the scads of cads whose brains are in their pants.

Dark-Star on December 18, 2009 at 3:05 PM

When I was in my mid 20\’s I had a choice: Health insurance or stopping my landlady from breathing down my neck.landlady won every time.

kurtzz3 on December 18, 2009 at 3:06 PM

Does anyone with a brain watch MTV?

GarandFan on December 18, 2009 at 3:09 PM

Panty crickets are SEXY!

Monica on December 18, 2009 at 3:09 PM

The Left is officially the Party of Mysogyny.

Speedwagon82 on December 18, 2009 at 3:09 PM

They are the older women I used to lust after, that somehow are younger than me now :o(

cntrlfrk on December 18, 2009 at 3:02 PM

Best definition yet. ;-)

UltimateBob on December 18, 2009 at 3:09 PM

WWSD? What Would Snookie Do?

milwife88 on December 18, 2009 at 3:10 PM

They are indeed the Algonquin Roundtable of their generation.

highhopes on December 18, 2009 at 2:56 PM

Those guys totally rock!

mankai on December 18, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Not watching Friday Night Lights again, Zach Gilford. TOOL.

maverick muse on December 18, 2009 at 3:04 PM

I’m still trying to figure out how that series has lasted this long on NBC of all networks. It’s an unabashedly conservative show. At least it was during its first 2 seasons. I never watched Season 3.

Doughboy on December 18, 2009 at 3:10 PM

One of the RTV shirts being sold on their site says this:

I care about partying
I care about health.
Why won’t the government cover my a$$.

WE ARE SO SCREWED.

txag92 on December 18, 2009 at 3:10 PM

WWSD? What Would Snookie Do?

milwife88 on December 18, 2009 at 3:10 PM

LOL!

txag92 on December 18, 2009 at 3:11 PM

WWSD? What Would Snookie Do?

milwife88 on December 18, 2009 at 3:10 PM

heh!

+1000!!!

mankai on December 18, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Not watching Friday Night Lights again, Zach Gilford. TOOL.

maverick muse on December 18, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Actually he drove off to find himself. Apparently, he was last seen headed towards San Francisco [self censored]. He may not be on the show again.

tommylotto on December 18, 2009 at 3:11 PM

This “ad” should have been cut down to about 20 seconds, which would be about the attention span of the average target audience member.

Dear God that was stupid.

rollthedice on December 18, 2009 at 3:12 PM

We promise to never….

Who wants a venerial disease anyway?

shick on December 18, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Does anyone with a brain watch MTV?

GarandFan on December 18, 2009 at 3:09 PM

If one does upon starting to watch MTV, I am sure there is less functional parts left after a couple hours of viewing.

If my kids, oldest is seven, ever start to watch that garbage, I will place a parental control on that channel.

WashJeff on December 18, 2009 at 3:13 PM

Who wants to be f****d by future hobos, anyway.

Silly parasites.

RushBaby on December 18, 2009 at 3:14 PM

I’ve been begging them to stop procreating for years.

mankai on December 18, 2009 at 3:14 PM

I bet I would think anything those folks got paid for that little venture was outrageous profit but I don’t want to steal it and give it to anyone else.

Cindy Munford on December 18, 2009 at 3:15 PM

Next stop…

Jerry! Jerry ! Jerry!

mankai on December 18, 2009 at 3:16 PM

wonderfully sexy older ladies who like younger men.

or a big cat in the wild.

ThackerAgency on December 18, 2009 at 2:57 PM

You do realize this is what they call Palin. Could be a slam at the ‘Cuda.

promachus on December 18, 2009 at 3:16 PM

WWSD? What Would Snookie Do?
milwife88 on December 18, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Umm who is ‘Snookie’?

Juno77 on December 18, 2009 at 3:19 PM

OT but it appears that Odumbass is once again coming back from Denmark empty handed. Merry Christmas!

txag92 on December 18, 2009 at 3:20 PM

Wow. Is this what us young people are supposed to think is “cool”? It’s gross, demeaning and just plain stupid.

SDnocoen on December 18, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Umm who is ‘Snookie’?

Juno77 on December 18, 2009 at 3:19 PM

You must have missed the Jersey Shore thread last night.

txag92 on December 18, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Umm who is ‘Snookie’?

Juno77 on December 18, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Go here for Snookie.

WashJeff on December 18, 2009 at 3:22 PM

“Cool and sexy”??
I think not.

LASue on December 18, 2009 at 3:22 PM

Rock the Vote was always thinly veiled as a manner of getting young voters to vote progressively. I never thought it was nonpartisan at all. After this, they should drop the pretense.

hawkdriver on December 18, 2009 at 3:23 PM

Umm who is ‘Snookie’?

Juno77 on December 18, 2009 at 3:19 PM

What is “Somebody who deserved it ??”, Alex……

Jerome Horwitz on December 18, 2009 at 3:24 PM

Well, AARP has sold out their membership… Why shouldn’t MTV sell out their fan base?

This is a terrible deal for young people. In a couple of years, they will be Rockin’ the Vote to escape the confiscatory cost for mandated health insurance. Good luck with that, kids!

And, BTW, these people should not presume to be so attractive that anybody is going to be knocking down the door to … well … you know …

Haiku Guy on December 18, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Is there a word stronger than pathetic?

Well at least we don’t have to worry about these asshats influencing anyone.

Dorvillian on December 18, 2009 at 3:27 PM

What does this say about our young people?

Not watching Friday Night Lights again, Zach Gilford. TOOL.

maverick muse on December 18, 2009 at 3:04 PM

It was getting lame anyway.

CWforFreedom on December 18, 2009 at 3:27 PM

The problem with Dem women trying to slut themselves out for votes is Republican women. After you’ve had the best, you don’t so much want to try the rest.

Dark Eden on December 18, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Bleeds Blue at a bar: So what’s your name

Cougar: Beat it dork.

Bleeds Blue: Did I mention I am a lib troll for ObamaCare?

Cougar: Yummmmy

angryed on December 18, 2009 at 3:28 PM

It’s a Car manufactured by Mercury, a division of Ford Motor Company.

portlandon on December 18, 2009 at 3:02 PM

Oh yeah, I remember the 1967 cougar quite well. Beautiful car.

fourdeucer on December 18, 2009 at 3:29 PM

That guy looks and acts really stupid.

tomas on December 18, 2009 at 3:29 PM

angryed on December 18, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Cougars are women.

mankai on December 18, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Okay, I’ll support ObamaCare if I can personally make the medical decisions for the morons in this video for the rest of their lives. And the medical decisions of their most beloved family members.

myrenovations on December 18, 2009 at 3:32 PM

“Insurance companies make ridiculous amounts of profits.”

Yes, and I’m sure whatever industry you’re working in is going to be accused of making ridiculous amounts of profits.

The Stupid is strong with this one.

DarthBrooks on December 18, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Oppose Obamacare, and you won’t get fvcked?

Um, yeah, that’s kinda teh point.

Christien on December 18, 2009 at 3:35 PM

The girl in the video is Susan Sarandon’s daughter Eva Amurri. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

RedRobin145 on December 18, 2009 at 3:36 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*gasps for breath*

*watches video again*

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

KinleyArdal on December 18, 2009 at 3:37 PM

P.S. THE MIND REELS :D My generation is full of airheads!!

KinleyArdal on December 18, 2009 at 3:37 PM

So their argument boils down to the fervent hope that people think with their dipsticks.

Teddy’s ghost must be running this campaign.

DarthBrooks on December 18, 2009 at 3:37 PM

You must have missed the Jersey Shore thread last night.
txag92 on December 18, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Go here for Snookie.
WashJeff on December 18, 2009 at 3:22 PM

I wasn’t able to watch that video – so I guess I’m in the dark, oh well.

Juno77 on December 18, 2009 at 3:38 PM

So their argument boils down to the fervent hope that people think with their dipsticks.

Teddy’s ghost must be running this campaign.

DarthBrooks on December 18, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Can this be QOTD?

KinleyArdal on December 18, 2009 at 3:41 PM

So their argument boils down to the fervent hope that people think with their dipsticks.
Teddy’s ghost must be running this campaign.
DarthBrooks on December 18, 2009 at 3:37 PM

LOL!

I originally read that as:

So their argument boils down to the fervent hope that people think with their dipsticks.

That makes more sense.

Juno77 on December 18, 2009 at 3:42 PM

I’m shocked that the generation that gave us “The Black Eyed Peas” and deep introspective rock like “Animal Collective” also gave us this… Shocked I tell you!

Prove me wrong Gen Y, prove me wrong.

tetriskid on December 18, 2009 at 3:43 PM

Why would I want to bed some geezer Baby Boomer? Besides, if someone would bang me for my freakin’ politics, who knows why else they’d bed someone—and therefore where they’ve been? (ew)

Sekhmet on December 18, 2009 at 3:44 PM

MTV = Moron Television

catmman on December 18, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Yeah, there’s not enough sexually related material in the world, might as well tie polical messages directly to the nether regions.

Seriously, socialists aren’t sexy.

Capitalists are.

Even when they’re geeks.

So, 18 – 29 year olds who made the mistake of voting for Obambi, try capitalism for some real action. Show that you can fend for yourself and see how often you’re asked for your digits.

shades_of_gasden on December 18, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Wow, arrogance must be contagious. They just VOTE for Obama and now they assume the whole world wants in their pants. I’m married and a Christian, so I’d pass no matter what; but can you imagine AFTER sex having to LISTEN to them? Yikes. Yeah, that pledge is A-okay by me.

RegularJoe on December 18, 2009 at 3:51 PM

Irony indeed.
But young people are generally monumentally stupid (my favorite catch phrase of the day).
They live by their emotions.
When they get into their 30′s that’s when many of them start awakening to the megalithic satan this is governement.
And’s what’s a little cheap sex between friends, eh?
Nothing like having a *bleep* buddy around to give a little venerial disease or two.

Badger40 on December 18, 2009 at 3:51 PM

Rock the Vote was always thinly veiled as a manner of getting young voters to vote progressively. I never thought it was nonpartisan at all. After this, they should drop the pretense.

hawkdriver on December 18, 2009 at 3:23 PM

I hope this is a parody of all the other advertising attempts to sell something using sex.

I hope.

pedestrian on December 18, 2009 at 3:53 PM

socialists aren’t sexy.

shades_of_gasden on December 18, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Just look at any feminist/gay/democrat/ACORN get together.
I’m convinced you’re right.

Badger40 on December 18, 2009 at 3:54 PM

C*ckblocking for government healthcare.

Real mature.

vai2112 on December 18, 2009 at 3:58 PM

…On the upside, after watching that horrifying video I’m not gonna have to worry about what to eat for lunch.

ReformedAndDangerous on December 18, 2009 at 3:58 PM

socialists aren’t sexy.
shades_of_gasden on December 18, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Just look at any feminist/gay/democrat/ACORN get together.
Badger40 on December 18, 2009 at 3:54 PM

If you don’t mind, I’d rather not.

Chip on December 18, 2009 at 3:59 PM

disgusting

DougDavis on December 18, 2009 at 4:01 PM

I never could figure out why Democrats and Liberals in general are opposed to Global Warming. It makes bikini season last longer.

GT on December 18, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Hehe justed checked out their “musicians” page. The only group with even an ounce of talent (and I’m being generous here) is Rise Against. Their songs are bearable but try to listen to the lyrics, and then tell me if you think the guy who wrote them is qualified to opine on anything beyond his favorite color.

ReformedAndDangerous on December 18, 2009 at 4:05 PM

If you don’t mind, I’d rather not.

Chip on December 18, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Ahh… you know you want the 2010 calendar edition.

Badger40 on December 18, 2009 at 4:05 PM

Hey Ed..

1 you did mean Colombian, not Columbian, right?

2 why did they feature Mick Jagger in drag as “the cougar”?

chicagotrauma on December 18, 2009 at 4:07 PM

Please, liberals. Oh please promise this. If all it takes to make some obnoxious blowhard munch on back to Munchkinland is to proclaim ones conservative credentials, I’d take that in a heartbeat.

Sekhmet on December 18, 2009 at 4:07 PM

Not big on Colombian women. Now, give me a couple of Venezuelan women and HELLO!

There’s a reason why Venezuela has the most Miss Universe winner than any other country.

Pcoop on December 18, 2009 at 4:08 PM

If you don’t mind, I’d rather not.
Chip on December 18, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Ahh… you know you want the 2010 calendar edition.
Badger40 on December 18, 2009 at 4:05 PM

Maybe if I was on diet and wanted to suppress my appetite..

Chip on December 18, 2009 at 4:13 PM

It’s a shame these tools don’t realize how pathetic they look.

Star20 on December 18, 2009 at 4:18 PM

The enslavement is complete. Young people turned into sex slaves for the Obama Youth Movement.

Here’s a tip for building a popular movement: do not cheapen the intrinsic moral value of your followers.

StubbleSpark on December 18, 2009 at 4:24 PM

You do realize this is what they call Palin. Could be a slam at the ‘Cuda.

promachus on December 18, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Seems that way. Notice that clip of the older woman/younger guy comes right after the “death panels is a lie” scene.

yogi41 on December 18, 2009 at 4:25 PM

The main chick talking is rediculously hot.

With that said, it shows how sad their side is that they have to basically prostitute for your vote.

DethMetalCookieMonst on December 18, 2009 at 5:19 PM

Extortion of money, sex, jobs, personal safety etc by the Donks for votes is not a particularly new concept.

It’s been going on since Reconstruction.

Too bad there’s a generation of historical illiterates out there.

Good job, all you PC educators.

Bruno Strozek on December 18, 2009 at 5:24 PM

DAMN! And just when I was looking for some herpes to compliment my syphilis, too!

voxpopuli on December 18, 2009 at 5:25 PM

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