OFA’s latest ObamaCare ad: “It’s nice to see somebody’s looking out for the little guy”

posted at 5:21 pm on August 15, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Here’s the latest ad, the third in “part of a paid-media campaign that will total more than seven figures by the end of the summer,” from the Obama campaign-turned-advocacy group on the many supposed ways in which Obama is already helping middle-class families — and like I said before, they are really gunning for these much-touted and magical rebates as a major marketing tool.

Yes, it is nice to know somebody is “looking out for the little guy,” isn’t it? Kind of like how it’s so very pleasant to know that somebody is looking out for the big guy, too, right? Ahem.

As for those fantastically declining premium prices about which we’ve heard so many lovely promises, I would merely your attention to a new report out from Massachusetts about the state of their Romneycare’d health system:

If Massachusetts residents have the feeling they’re getting less coverage from their health insurance even though it’s costing more, there’s now evidence that they’re right.

A state report says Bay State premiums rose 9.7 percent between 2009 and 2011, while the value of that coverage shrank 5.1 percent.

“What we’ve seen over the last couple of years is that premiums are growing faster than inflation and at the same time, the quality of the benefit is declining,” said Aron Boros, whose state agency, the Center for Health Information and Analysis, published the report. “So you’re not only paying more, you’re getting less.”

Oh, and this recent Associated Press story about “family insurance in jeopardy at small companies”:

One casualty of the new health care law may be paid coverage for families of people who work for small businesses.

Insurance companies have already warned small business customers that premiums could rise 20 percent or more in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act. That’s making some owners consider not paying for coverage for workers’ families, even though insurance is a benefit that helps companies attract and retain top talent. If more small business owners decide to stop paying for family coverage, it will accelerate a trend that started as the cost of health insurance soared in recent years.

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Bmore on August 15, 2013 at 5:31 PM

I thought Bill O’Reilly was lookin out for the folks.
What the… ?

FlaMurph on August 15, 2013 at 5:34 PM

‘Cuz, like, um, ya know, Big Business is the little guy.

Resist We Much on August 15, 2013 at 5:37 PM

So it’s healthcare for dwarves only?

Joe Mama on August 15, 2013 at 5:38 PM

I don’t think the people that are against it are going to be persuaded to change their minds by ads like this.

Barred on August 15, 2013 at 5:38 PM

looking out for the little guy

And making sure the little guy stays little.

rbj on August 15, 2013 at 5:38 PM

If the little guy had better job opportunities he would need Obamacare.

Tater Salad on August 15, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Speaking of Progressive orgs like OFA……i got another lovely money begging email from the RNC today.

I found the place on the email to respond to a human and let them know how I felt about OBAMACARE and AMNESTY.

Send a message back to gop PACs via their own emails as well as letters.

Thank u OFA for showing us how it’s done.

PappyD61 on August 15, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Tools for hire.

CW on August 15, 2013 at 5:42 PM

“The Law works” ??- Lady you are a fool- and a Dembocrat.
Why do you think they are DELAYING this turd of a law until AFTER 2014?
Because is just so wonderful- and it works ?
Dumbed down and …..LUVN IT !

FlaMurph on August 15, 2013 at 5:49 PM

A rebate, is money you paid upfront, she thinks they did not overcharge her on the premium to get to that point? The insurance company overestimated this year.

Another thing about that rebate…it’s not if YOU don’t use 80% of your premium for health care, it is that the health insurance company did not spend it on other people’s health care. There could easily be nothing left once there are a lot of people in that lady’s policy group (individuals.)

Then no rebate deary.

So, then next year the company will guess closer to what health care costs will be, that is the “80%” figure; they will spend 20% to administer it…that’s doing way better than the government does…and woops, no rebate. And you might not have even made a claim.

Fleuries on August 15, 2013 at 5:50 PM

If the Democrats Socialists were really interested in just looking out for the little guy then they would have never shoved Obamacare down our throats. They would have created some kind of small, limited and optional program for the poor, mistreated little guy.

I have taken to comparing Liberals to rapists because it simply doesn’t matter to them how much you fight, protest, or resist…they will not stop until they’ve screwed you.

I used to find Democrats annoying, petulant, and ignorant but now I view them as evil, dangerous, scheming, and power hungry. How else to describe a party that insists on forcing itself and its ideas on you against your will?

The Democrats are playing a very dangerous game. We conservatives in flyover country are reaching a boiling point in response to their aggressiveness in pushing their socialist agenda. This will not end well for them.

Charlemagne on August 15, 2013 at 5:53 PM

PappyD61 on August 15, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Unfortunately Pappy, the only opinions the GOP cares about are those of the big Donors: Sheldon Adelson, the Koch Brothers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Lawn Service Association.

It couldn’t care less what you and I think.

bw222 on August 15, 2013 at 5:53 PM

“It’s nice to see somebody’s looking out for the little guy”

Isn’t that Anthony Weiner’s photo-op/campaign slogan?

whatcat on August 15, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Lemmings unite. That cliff over there…?, well let’s get about taking that cliff, march.


mickytx on August 15, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Yes, it is nice to see someone looking out for the little guy. Too bad it isn’t those people in Washington D.C.

sadatoni on August 15, 2013 at 6:10 PM

The RNC should be running kitchen table ads, showing people keeling over when they get the bill where their premiums skyrocket, find out their doctor is retiring or going to cash only, had their hours cut back to part time, etc. Get on in it Reince!

Buy Danish on August 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Where’s the commercial of brayam signing up for subsidies under 12 different fake names?

Chuck Schick on August 15, 2013 at 6:30 PM

The bigger the gov’t, the smaller the citizen. Libs want us all to be little guys.

Doug Piranha on August 15, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Where’s the commercial of brayam signing up for subsidies under 12 different fake names?

Chuck Schick on August 15, 2013 at 6:30 PM

He lives in Canada.

slickwillie2001 on August 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM

He lives in Canada.

slickwillie2001 on August 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM


Chuck Schick on August 15, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Obama helps middle class families the way zombies help brains or vampires help blood vessels.

Marxism is for dummies on August 15, 2013 at 7:23 PM

I am going to save so much money when I can finally drop my health insurance. I’m thinking about buying a little getaway in Floyd, VA with what was once budgeted for premiums:
I’ll probably just save it up and pay cash when the time comes, but Obamacare is DEFINITELY going to save me a tremendous amount of money. Cash doctor visits, owe taxes to avoid the fine, buy generic RXs, and jump back in as needed since my pre-existing conditions can’t prevent it…

rogerb on August 15, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Recycled FDR rhetoric about “The Forgotten Man.” I guess it’s appropriate, since Obama seems to be trying to recreate the Great Depression.

Not that he’s necessarily fond of the economic pain, but it was such a lovely time for growing government power…..

There Goes the Neighborhood on August 15, 2013 at 7:29 PM

And I wonder if Obama intended for seniors to use the money they were once paying for health insurance to buy cars for their grandchildren?

rogerb on August 15, 2013 at 7:30 PM

It ain’t obama.

He hates the middle/lower classes.

Schadenfreude on August 15, 2013 at 7:52 PM

If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side.


donabernathy on August 15, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Little Guy likes needs full time employment.

OxyCon on August 15, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Are we redefining “little guy” to mean banks, wall street, and insurance companies?

Murphy9 on August 16, 2013 at 8:14 AM