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Worst week in Washington goes to Mr. Onesie

posted at 11:31 am on December 20, 2013 by

Chris Cillizza runs a weekly feature at the Washington Post that takes a somewhat tongue-in-cheek review of the political landscape in the Beltway on Fridays. Today, Cillizza puts the spotlight on Pajama Boy:

Onesies are appropriate only for children under 2. This immutable fact was reaffirmed this past week when an effort to encourage young people to sign up for Obamacare went horribly, terribly, plaidly wrong.

It all started with a tweet. Organizing for Action, the grass-roots operation built to advocate for President Obama’s legislative agenda, tweeted out a photo of a 20-something guy with hipster glasses, wearing a black-and-red-plaid onesie and cradling a mug. The text next to the image reads: “Wear pajamas. Drink hot chocolate. Talk about getting health insurance. #GetTalking.”

But the faceplant doesn’t just belong to Mr. Onesie:

Pajama Boy was the latest swing and miss in efforts by Obama allies to persuade “young invincibles” who lack health insurance to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Who could forget the“brosurance” ads featuring a college guy doing a keg stand with a “got insurance?” headline? Or the one with a cardboard cutout of Ryan Gosling?

It’s the White House and its allies in general that aren’t covering themselves in glory, not just one of their more clueless activists. Speaking of which, who’s had the worst year in Washington? I’ll have more on that this afternoon ….

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Spot on…..

cmsinaz on December 20, 2013 at 11:42 AM

President the One-Z hasn’t had a good run lately either.

Flange on December 20, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Are all his ads – photos and videos limited to the internet? I read where someone question why would a journlist/writer be staring in the productions. Would he be required to join a guild? Did OFA employ scab labor?

Blake on December 20, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Heh!

Oh and Merry Christmas from Chuck Norris.

BL@KBIRD on December 20, 2013 at 12:11 PM

I’m surprised Pajamaboy hasn’t jumped off the George Washington Bridge yet.

sentinelrules on December 20, 2013 at 12:13 PM

OFA is hardly grass roots.

Blake on December 20, 2013 at 12:19 PM

A follow up video needs to be made. PJBoy finally signs up and goes out to a trendy bar to celebrate. He drinks a whole beer (not a regular, one of those foreign half litre cans)feels whoozy and heads for the multisex bathroom, takes a wrong turn and exits to a side street. At that moment a visiting team of Knock Out players are looking for the game and PJBoy walks into the middle of them. They laugh and tease him as the designated hitter comes up to bat. Last camera angle is coming from the clenched fist and the camera stops as just knuckles and PJBoys strangely calm eyes and eyebrows arch. Up comes a thought balloon that says ….”I’m covered!”

BL@KBIRD on December 20, 2013 at 12:35 PM

BL@KBIRD on December 20, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Hehe.

AH_C on December 20, 2013 at 1:03 PM

At the risk of being Trolled…

Is there a difference between a Onesie and a Union Suit? Union Suits are so… last century & Duck Dynasty.

Exit question: Does Pajama Boy’s bottoms have a Bottom Flap?

CiLH1 on December 20, 2013 at 1:12 PM

… Exit question: Does Pajama Boy’s bottoms have a Bottom Flap?

CiLH1 on December 20, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Well, as everything about him screams bottom you can count on some easy access. Heck, swap his hot chocolate for an ‘apple-tini’ and it probably just falls open.

M240H on December 20, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Yeah, you’re owned, 24/7, teabaggers!

libdieorfree

Lanceman on December 20, 2013 at 1:31 PM

At the risk of being Trolled…

Is there a difference between a Onesie and a Union Suit? Union Suits are so… last century & Duck Dynasty.

Exit question: Does Pajama Boy’s bottoms have a Bottom Flap?

CiLH1 on December 20, 2013 at 1:12 PM

The primary difference is that a union suit is not pajamas. You might wear them to bed, but in the same fashion you would wear your underwear to bed. They aren’t pajamas.

GWB on December 20, 2013 at 1:35 PM

y’all know we are just cementing Obamacare in stone by falling for this clever trick of forwarding Alinky’s RfR #6 about ridiculing your opponent don’t you?

DanMan on December 20, 2013 at 1:38 PM

BL@KBIRD on December 20, 2013 at 12:35 PM

This whole PJ thing is dopey enough as it is, but . . . lulz.

MisterElephant on December 20, 2013 at 1:59 PM

The ads with the slut and the hot dude thanking ObamaCare for the free birth control so they can bang each other’s brains out, the “broshurance” ads, and now Pajama Boy. This is what they think will connect with the youth they desperately need to sign up to underwrite this whole debacle? It’s like older people letting their hair grow a little over their ears in the ’60s to appear “hip” to the youth of that era.
Pathetic and embarrassing.

tpitman on December 20, 2013 at 3:15 PM

whatcat on December 20, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Second guy from the left, his nose….worst case of Kaposi’s sarcoma evah!

BL@KBIRD on December 20, 2013 at 3:33 PM

All this attention made Pajamaboy think of doing a reunion tour with his old musical act.

whatcat on December 20, 2013 at 4:47 PM

BL@KBIRD on December 20, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Sorry, I appreciate your attempted humor, but cancer is not joke material.

whatcat on December 20, 2013 at 4:50 PM

B-Rock O’Beezy O’Nesie

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Where can one buy an adult red and black plaid onesie like this?

Serious question.

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 7:36 PM

I’m guessing that his parents already knew he was gay. Not that there is anything wrong with that. But seriously…what guy who ever wants to get a girl would wear something like that?

He doesn’t even qualify as a “bad boy.”

ProfShadow on December 21, 2013 at 6:37 AM

Affordable Care Act

…I refer to it by ObamaCare…I will not acknowledge ^ ^ ^ that!

KOOLAID2 on December 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM

The vaunted Democrat PR machine is failing at hipness?

How can this be?

All they had to do: Use a jazz bassist with a doghouse instead of pj-weenie and a coffee cup.

Huge win.

This crap is so simple.

Glad they blew it.

Meremortal on December 22, 2013 at 7:07 PM

The vaunted Democrat PR machine is failing at hipness?
Meremortal on December 22, 2013 at 7:07 PM

http://oi39.tinypic.com/2jewfgn.jpg

whatcat on December 22, 2013 at 8:08 PM