As BurkaChick, a typical progressive piker, I find myself socialistically stumped at the launching of the new Obamacare website. I had been anxious and all atwitter as the sign-up date approached with a noxious “neener-neener” to the Republicans who tried to stop it. I had even been distracted for a bit as the tyrannical Tea Party actually tried to represent their constituents in a shutdown. Then, after all the waiting, finally the Obamacare website date arrived, …and arrived, and is still trying to arrive. My all “atwitter” turned to all “abitter” in the hours waiting to get through. In my Liberal La-La Land even I had to admit, our supercilious Sebelius must be delirious. In fact, to all us voters who elected this White House and the new healthcare law, the messaging is the same: “The System is down”. Seems the site will take as long to sign up as it takes the GOP establishment to get some conservative cojones.
However, in my low information frustration, I became quickly distracted with more important issues of the day (since I had oodles of hours to kill waiting to get through). I had become enthralled at Britney Spears lyrics in her new single about the Republican opinion of Washington leaders refusing to negotiate, “You Better Work B—-“. Then I came upon the new Ylvis video, “What Does The Fox Say?”. It reminded me of our liberal rhetoric, incoherent but if you repeat it enough, it’s catchy. In fact, as I listened to the lyrics, it reminded me of the frustration I was experiencing with the healthcare website. In the beginning, it makes sense. I get that a fish would go, “Blub” and that “Affordable Care Act” sounds good. The pictures setting up the premise are eye-catching as well. People having a good time, much as the smiling pictures on the website. In the video, there is a man seated on a sofa, being very dramatic and intense about the question he is pondering, much like the public wondering what the hell Obamacare will cost them. But as the answer is attempted (if you can get that far in either), the reaction is the same: “WTF?”. The ending of the Ylvis video asks the same question everyone who tried to access the website is asking: “What do you say?” and “Will we ever know?”. However, for us cocky liberals, when we discover what this new healthcare law will actually cost us and our country, the reaction will be the same as what the fox says (or as the seal would say: “Ow, Ow, Ow”).