Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hold On, My Shocked Face Is Around Here Somewhere...

Cornyn calls for halt to ObamaCare navigators on heels of undercover video
Republican Sen. John Cornyn -- citing Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' recent admission that felons potentially could become ObamaCare navigators as well as new undercover video showing questionable behavior by these officials -- called Monday for the program to be halted.

Cornyn ripped the program after conservative activist James O'Keefe released a new video that appears to depict ObamaCare navigators, in Cornyn's home state of Texas, encouraging applicants to fib on their applications.
These "navigators" are the same ACORN retreads that committed voter fraud in Florida and were exposed - by O'Keefe - posing as a pimp and prostitute to get help evading the IRS. They have a long and storied history with lawbreaking and general unwillingness to follow the rules - as well as not getting punished for any of this - and why on earth should we be surprised that they are now breaking the laws and not following rules when it comes to signing people up for Obamacare?

When you have to employ known liars, cheats, and crooks to "help" people sign up for the health plan you swore up and down on national TV was going to be the be-all-end-all to save the health care crisis, what does that say about your plan? You're using folks with a known aversion to the truth to sign people up for a plan that - according to how you've pitched it - they should be falling over themselves to get a piece of, right? According to your rhetoric, your health care plan is going to lower their health care costs while keeping their options open. Why on earth would you have trouble signing people up for this?

I use the "cheap beer ad" analogy here. Good beer doesn't have to take out gaudy magazine ads or blow millions of dollars on Superbowl commercials. Second rate beer, OTOH, falls over itself throwing money at advertising campaigns designed to trick people into purchasing their vastly inferior product. In the end, they'd be better off taking the money they spend on ad campaigns to, you know, make a better product - but they're so invested in the crappy product that they keep trying to put lipstick on the pig.

Then again, even a blind pig occasionally finds an ACORN, right?

That is all.


Weer'd Beard said...

Good analogy, and I'll note that I have NEVER seen an ad for Pabst Blue Ribbon, or Heffenreffer's Private Stock.

They don't need it!

Chris said...

OTOH, the ads for Bud Lite are the funniest.