Video: Freaky-deaky Oregon Obamacare ad gets psychedelic with your tax money, man

posted at 9:46 pm on September 17, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

Hey, man, we’re just living in a Yellow Submarine world in which the Yellow Submarine is a taxpayer subsidized acid trip.

This ad for Cover Oregon, the state’s Obamacare-pushing entity cost taxpayers a mere couple million, according to Americans for Tax Reform. It includes no actual information about the health care exchanges, but a retro hipstery busker flying over the Orwellian rainbows of Portland “on our own wings.”



There’s more to come
. The lyrics:

“We fly with our own wings. Care about the same things. We stand strong together. So let me hear you say. We fly with our own wings. Dreamin’ all the big dreams. Long live Oregonians; we’re free to be healthy. Long live Oregonians; we’re free to be healthy.”

In addition to being totally useless for enrolling users or helping them understand the complex system about to be presented unto them, the ad takes serious liberties with the definitions of “own” and “free.” Obtaining health insurance via a government exchange and generous subsidies from other taxpayers is sort of the opposite of “flying with our own wings,” unless the busker means “our” in an “it takes a village” sense, but then, whose wings are they?

And, they’re “free” to be healthy because they were never free to exercise or maintain a good diet or have health insurance before? Perhaps this ad is meant to emphasize that Oregonians may now be “free” of the insurance the president swore they could keep if they liked it, but cheer up— now, you’re free to be healthy by “flying with your own” subsidized wings. Maybe, assuming this whole exchange thing goes off without a hitch.

And, if you lose your current coverage and can’t get new coverage through the new exchange, enjoy “standing strong together” and “singing.” That’ll probably help with the diabetes.

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That is so queer.

Bmore on September 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM

I hate the Blue Meanies.

Flange on September 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Do they think this reaches their target for destruction demographic? The boomers?

Murphy9 on September 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM

The only thing it’s missing is the two hippies from the Freedom Rock commercial.

Mark1971 on September 17, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Was this the Partridge Family?

Electrongod on September 17, 2013 at 9:59 PM

. . . this is like . . . whatever RWM is made of, this is made of the antiparticle.

Axe on September 17, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Maybe they should just go ahead an replace Obamacare with acid…probably get better results.

AUINSC on September 17, 2013 at 10:03 PM

PULL!

:) Sorry — Watched it twice. Passing thought.

Axe on September 17, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Welcome to 1971.

rdbrewer on September 17, 2013 at 10:04 PM

So Oregon Cover is that like some sort of swimming pool protection or would I use it for my car?

JimK on September 17, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Cringe inducing.

Mimzey on September 17, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Obamacare is more like Altamont than Woodstock.

Mark1971 on September 17, 2013 at 10:06 PM

LMAO…

OmahaConservative on September 17, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Me and my Arrow

rdbrewer on September 17, 2013 at 10:08 PM

i happened upon a website called Upworthy….which tries make lefty vids viral.

http://www.upworthy.com/his-first-4-sentences-are-interesting-the-5th-blew-my-mind-and-made-me-a-little-sick-2?c=fea

their big thing right now is a very fast talker who summarizes what he knows about h/c…and ineluctably draws the viewer to conclude that a national heath system would solve the problems he sees.

now what is interesting is that he has fast-talked his way thru every pro-single payer critique to be made. they are leftists in a hurry. Expect more of this

r keller on September 17, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I was hoping to see Wonder Woman in her invisible plane..
But..
I must have blinked.

Electrongod on September 17, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Raised on Sesame Street and Mister Rogers, this is what you get.

Cleombrotus on September 17, 2013 at 10:10 PM

I Don’t Think We’re in Kansas Anymore …

OmahaConservative on September 17, 2013 at 10:10 PM

:) Sorry — Watched it twice. Passing thought.

Axe on September 17, 2013 at 10:03 PM

I tried contrasting it with this.

Bmore on September 17, 2013 at 10:12 PM

The worst part is that it will work.

National divorce NAOW!

nobar on September 17, 2013 at 10:13 PM

That ad is kind of funny. Pathetic, but comical. It would be a decent buy at around $5,000.

The creepiest BarkyCare ad was the one that was running on Fox even before BarkyCare was criminally shoved through. It had a guy seeing a doctor on a stage, with unknown people in the audience shouting out his detailed medical information as the doctor asked him personal questions. Even the patient was surprised by it … and he was a character written to sell this insanity.

This ad was so insane that even the despicable, lying scumbag lefties found it creepy (and something has to be MEGA-creepy for the leftists to find it even the least bit creepy). BarkyCare was shoved through, anyway … and the GOP leadership did little to even try to stop it. Yeah, the Weeping Boner was only minority leader at the time, but he couldn’t even find the b@lls to force, at least, one full reading of one of the many different 2000+ page bills floating around. Not a once.

Oh well. America’s dead now, anyway, so this is all just nostalgia over a Constitutional Republic that used to exist …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on September 17, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Then I looked around a bit for something musical to contrast with.

Bmore on September 17, 2013 at 10:17 PM

:) Sorry — Watched it twice. Passing thought.

Axe on September 17, 2013 at 10:03 PM

I tried contrasting it with this.

Bmore on September 17, 2013 at 10:12 PM

From the movie excerpt:

“Shut up and TAKE IT!!………Just SHUT UP AND TAKE IT, Man!!……….JUST SHUT UP and TAKE IT!!

……what kind of movie is that? what are they talking about?

williamg on September 17, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Are Oregonians really this totally gay?

Pork-Chop on September 17, 2013 at 10:23 PM

I prefer the old Wendy’s ad that compared Wendy’s burgers to the options under BarkyCare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CaMUfxVJVQ

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on September 17, 2013 at 10:31 PM

That is the most Portland thing I have ever seen in my life.

/not a compliment

DangerHighVoltage on September 17, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Obama must be a mushroom…

Electrongod on September 17, 2013 at 10:32 PM

williamg on September 17, 2013 at 10:23 PM

I should think that era, orange sunshine. ; )

Bmore on September 17, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Well Mary Katherine, it is aimed at a very specific group; the low-info, low intellect voters who elected the idiots that wrote that POS legislation.

Wonder who owns the ad company that got “paid off” writing and producing that awe-inspiring ad?

You don’t suppose they were BIG DONORS to the Democrats, do you?

GarandFan on September 17, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Are Oregonians really this totally gay?

Pork-Chop on September 17, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Portland banned fluoride in their their water. So… yeah.

tetriskid on September 17, 2013 at 10:35 PM

I live across the river from The Peoples Republic of Oregon. I get these stupid aid on TV all the time. Ack, save me from the insanity. The “Obama for President 2016″ bumper stickers are too much already.

mike3121 on September 17, 2013 at 10:35 PM

I live across the river from The Peoples Republic of Oregon. I get these stupid ads on TV all the time. Ack, save me from the insanity. The “Obama for President 2016″ bumper stickers are too much already.

mike3121 on September 17, 2013 at 10:36 PM

good gig for the songwriter and performer!

phillypolitics on September 17, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Worst “Merrie Melodies” ever.

SagebrushPuppet on September 17, 2013 at 10:44 PM

It certainly helps explain the mindset that comes up with all of these ‘wonderful’ libtarded policies.

Midas on September 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM

PULL!

:) Sorry — Watched it twice. Passing thought.

Axe on September 17, 2013 at 10:03 PM
.

I tried contrasting it with this.

Bmore on September 17, 2013 at 10:12 PM

.
From the movie excerpt:

“Shut up and TAKE IT!!………Just SHUT UP AND TAKE IT, Man!!……….JUST SHUT UP and TAKE IT!!”

……what kind of movie is that? what are they talking about?

williamg on September 17, 2013 at 10:23 PM

.
They’re talking about Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, william’.

Do you need that explained?

listens2glenn on September 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Freakin’ stoners.

BallisticBob on September 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I’d like to buy the world a Coke.

rdbrewer on September 17, 2013 at 10:16 PM

.
I like Coke better for drinking, but I like this Pepsi commercial better for watching.

listens2glenn on September 17, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Welcome to Oregon.

ORconservative on September 18, 2013 at 12:26 AM

who will finally rid us of these fascist flower children and their crappy art?

they’re like, what, in their 70s now?

mittens on September 18, 2013 at 12:39 AM

We fly with our own wings.

No you don’t. You fly with redistributed wings.

Ronnie on September 18, 2013 at 12:48 AM

We fly with our own wings.

No you don’t. You fly with redistributed wings.

Ronnie on September 18, 2013 at 12:48 AM

.
Threadwinner !

listens2glenn on September 18, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Long live Oreeegonians!

They have had 1min long ads playing for the past two months on tv.

oryguncon on September 18, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Oregon has finally put acid in the water supply.

kmarie on September 18, 2013 at 6:18 AM

Some things never change.
Hippies are often Commies,
And I hate Commies.

Haiku Guy on September 18, 2013 at 6:28 AM

Do not underestimate the Statists…

Politics is psychology, policy is economy.

View this ad with children in the room and watch them perk-up to attention.

mjbrooks3 on September 18, 2013 at 7:21 AM

We fly with our own wings.

No you don’t. You fly with redistributed wings.

Ronnie on September 18, 2013 at 12:48 AM

.
Threadwinner !

listens2glenn on September 18, 2013 at 1:20 AM

I concur!

And THIS is a much better cartoon :)

JetBoy on September 18, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Wow, man. Obamacare is so groovy when I completely detach from reality.

RadClown on September 18, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Dave’s not here, Man.

Cindy Munford on September 18, 2013 at 8:18 AM

After all we all belong to each other. Orgie-Porgie.

Rumpole of the Bailey on September 18, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Maybe they should just go ahead an replace Obamacare with acid…probably get better results.

AUINSC on September 17, 2013 at 10:03 PM

The libertarian answer?!?

Wow, man. Obamacare is so groovy when I completely detach from reality.

RadClown on September 18, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Exactly!

GWB on September 18, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Wow. We are at the height of the baby-boomer reign aren’t we. This is just madness. It reminds me of the Electric Company or something. It is just pathetic.

Redstone357 on September 18, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Line from theme song to Portlandia: “Portland. Where the young go to retire” (on my dime).

WyattsTorch on September 18, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Free to be healthy…until the feds deny your new knee.

Free to be healthy…until the feds take away your cardiac bypass.

PattyJ on September 18, 2013 at 11:39 AM

propaganda for single payer

burserker on September 18, 2013 at 12:21 PM