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Obama Gets ‘Stars’ To Propagandize For O-Care

From the Hollywood Reporter:

Celebrities Head to White House to Help Roll Out Obamacare

By Tina Daunt | July 22, 2013

A group of Hollywood artists, actors, musicians, writers and producers met with President Barack Obama and top White House staff Monday to offer their help informing young people about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Jennifer Hudson, Kal Penn, Amy Poehler, Michael Cera, Funny or Die’s Mike Farah, The Talk co-host Aisha Tyler, JASH and YouTube Comedy producer Daniel Kellison, Royal Pains creator Andrew Lenchewski, and singer Jason Derulo attended the meeting, according to administration officials.

Also in attendance were representatives for Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, NARAS, and The Latin Recording Academy.

Wow. Oprah’s representative herself! They really got the A-Listers.

Entertainment Advisory Council co-chairs Eric Ortner and singer-songwriter-producer Bruce Roberts along with Penn helped organize the gathering with senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, communications deputy David Simas and others.

Recent polling shows that the American people are largely in the dark about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act…

Possibly because there are no benefits to Obama-Care. It is just a new tax on the uninsured. Plus its mandates and backdoor subsidies drive the cost of health insurance through the roof.

[W]hich is why — with just 71 days until the sweeping program’s official rollout — the president and his team are working with supporters in the entertainment industry to reach key demographics.

AKA ‘the stupid.’ And the young, who Obama hopes are stupid enough to pay many times more for their own insurance in order to subsidize the old.

Though the talks with the artists and executives were conducted mainly by ranking White House staff members, Obama dropped in to the meeting for a part of the discussion…

Hopefully he remembered to bring his autograph book. But, man, does he know how to prioritze his valuable time.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that in 2014 about 7 million new enrollees will sign up for the marketplaces. About 2.7 million — or close to 40 percent — will be young people.

That is laugh out loud funny. Like most CBO estimates.

Several of the artists and executives who attended Monday’s session already are actively promoting the reform’s benefits. Funny or Die and YouTube, for example, are teaming up on production for several web videos featuring well-known comedic celebrities and actors. Derulo, who fractured a vertebra in his neck while doing acrobatics during rehearsals for his 2011 world tour, told the group gathered in the Roosevelt Room that his life was saved because of his health coverage.

Because if he hadn’t had health insurance he would have been left to die on the street. (And just wait until the Obama-Care bureaucrats find out they are covering dangerous stunts.)

Ortner said the personal stories of Derulo and other celebrities will be a key component in the outreach campaign…

"We’re thrilled to work with the president and his staff to build a new marketing effort using the tools that Hollywood knows how to use best — reaching young people through social media, interesting content and authentic personal stories," he said…

We realize that we are never supposed to bring up history, but Mr. Ortner would have been a hit working for Messrs Stalin or Mussolini or Hitler or Mao or Castro. All of whom got the ‘stars’ of their day to do their bidding.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Obama Gets ‘Stars’ To Propagandize For O-Care”

  1. untrainable says:

    I know when I have reservations about important life issues, I look to Oprah’s representatives and Bon Jovi to calm my fears.

    I also like getting information from Saturday Night Live alumni and the Latin Recording Academy (is that a guy or a bunch of guys?) even though Latin is a dead language.

    And isn’t it wonderful to know that the plan to inform the public about O-Care involves the incredible effort of creating a series of youtube videos. Wow… I mean just wow.

    This is worse than the blind leading the blind. It is the self-important asshats leading the unimportant asshats.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    The thing I’ve learned about ‘stars’ is … they are universally the greediest, most acquisitive, gluttonous bunch of immoral self-serving lying sacks of traitorous poo-mongers ever created and when they decide to step forward and lecture us, they’re angling for brownie points and attaboys. A pat on the head. Elbowing their way to the front of the line. Stepping over dead bodies. Poisoning the well against fellow actors and in general kicking newbies in the biscuits in order to get a leg up.

    In other words, they’re nucking futs.

    Perfect choice, Obama. Perfect choice to ‘sell’ me on your Plans.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:


      1) A person whose profession is acting on the stage, in movies, or on television.
      2) A person who behaves in a way that is not genuine.
      3) A person who makes great sums of money portraying fictional characters on stage or on screen, often a person who is of strong character, good moral fiber and ethics while in reality, their own, actual life is a textbook case of nuttery, foolishness and self-abuse.

      player – performer

      OK, so I made up #3 by myself but….it should be included in the dictionary

    • canary says:

      Acting was his original major at Occidental. Then when he went to Columbia he wanted to be a poet, but only knew how to write poems that did not rhyme like his possible real father Frank who helped come up with dirty words for this poems.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    DingleBarry should have invited Ronald McDonald to lead this 3 ring circus.
    A list full off bozos and clowns.

  4. bousquem25 says:

    Wait until O-care takes full effect and the dems push for a single payer system. That broken neck is not going to heal properly as it will take months just to get an X-ray or MRI done; oh wait it won’t because the celebs will pay cash to have it done at a private facility here or out of the country. The rest of us will get to suffer with this crap and probably get all sorts of new taxes like they have in Europe and Canada to pay for this, hello land of $8 a gallon for milk and more for a gallon of gas.

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