Desperate To Be Cool, The Not-So-Funny Missteps of Liberal Ads

Obama flag, Common Core Flag compared to Benghazi handprints
Obama flag, Common Core Flag compared to Benghazi handprints

I’ve had just about enough of seeing my tax money used to get celebrities shilling for Obamacare and stupid ads. To top it off, they’re actually sending out emails that say, “Chip in $5 to help more people get the information they need to get covered.” You need more money? Sure, it’s easy to make fun of the ads (Pajama Boy, anyone?) but after seeing a masterful Photoshop ad (made by Michael Deppisch) get taken seriously, I was really mad. Why? Because the real ones are so darn unbelievable that they make the fakes plausible!

Perhaps the reason the fake ad was believed was because of a tweet recently posted by ThinkProgress regarding an article on their site that read, “Barack and Michelle are all of our parents now.” Soon after, Mike Deppish tweeted the (fake) photo that was made to look exactly like other OCare ads. Over a photo of the president and First Lady it read, “We may be everyone’s Mom and Dad, but you can’t get on our insurance.” It even has the little icon. A masterpiece. I love finding this crazy stuff on Twitchy.

Also recently the White House tweeted, “Time for some health care #bracketology! Vote on the 16 sweetest reasons to #GetCoveredNow →  #GIFs Included”

Love that sweet Millennials language, bet it reels those suckers right in…no, really it doesn’t. My four adult Millennials want nothing to do with it.  One of the links they have is to a young woman “twerking” on a sink in a public bathroom. She falls, and oh..hahaha, she sure could use some healthcare coverage! Afraid she’ll have to call Mom, Dad and Grandma for the deductible though. On a positive note, conservatives had a field day with Photoshop.

It doesn’t seem like the Obamacare people will ever learn. Conservatives, old stuffy folks that we are, are the experts at turning their propaganda into hilarious comedy. Another opportunity presented itself when President Obama tweeted that Organizing for Action (OFA) has opened an online store…complete with coupon code. Can you imagine President Reagan “branding” like this? It’s bizarre to see the President of the United States pushed like some kind of a celebrity. The best response so far, “@redsteeze @BarackObama @OFA I lost my healthcare plan and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt.”

Not so funny is the new “flag” tweeted by Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, Christine. It is a take on the patriotic Gadsden flag, but with a stethoscope. Rather than saying the famous “Don’t Tread On Me,” it reads, “Don’t Tread On My Obamacare.” It’s one of three new Obamacare stickers available from OFA. Apparently Ms. Pelosi missed her mother’s recent tantrum where she insisted not to call it Obamacare. “It’s called the Affordable Care Act. It’s called the Affordable Care Act … ” she told a tiny audience. “Affordable. Affordable. Affordable. Affordable. Affordable!” Now, that was funny!

Finally, if I could give out an award for this administrations biggest screw up this year, it would be for the new Common Core flag. One of our newest PolitiChicks, Kristen Snow-White, saw it at the same time as I did. We emailed each other immediately, totally shocked. The commercial aired during The Five on FOX and literally made me gasp. Remember Obama’s “Our Stripes” flag? It was offered for a short time by his campaign until public outcry forced them to stop selling it. The image was compared to, and then turned into, a shocking depiction of the horror in Benghazi, reflecting the bloody hand prints photographed on the wall of the US Consulate. The Common Core flag is eerily similar. There is no way no one noticed that. It’s another not-so-subtle slap in the face to conservatives.

Certainly people will say I’m overreacting. Perhaps I am–a little–but there are simply too many examples of the Holier-Than-Thou attitude continuously shown by the administration. They openly belittle conservatives even when they’re clearly wrong (most recently with Drudge), claim we’re in the minority and that our views are antiquated. They remind me of the potty humor, pranks, and rudeness trend in movies. I envision this big group of 18-30 year old bullies dreaming up new ways to appeal to their audience of people living off of the government, adults with bad cases of “Failure to Launch” and really mean feminists. But, hey, I still believe that Obama somehow stole the election, so what do I know?

Margie Mars

Oregon PolitiChick Margie Mars is a Conservative-Libertarian, writer and parenting expert. Along with writing and designing graphics for PolitiChicks, she writes for several popular conservative and parenting websites such as Brenner Brief, Parenting, Examiner, Tavern Keepers, Parent Society, True Patriots For America and Attachment Parenting International. Margie writes as an expert on Attachment Parenting, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, child rearing and autism. Favorite political topics include the Tea Party, gun rights, the Constitution, Israel and border safety. In addition to writing she manages the social media accounts for two small businesses. Margie holds a degree in Early Childhood Education, certification in Special Needs Education and has taken courses in Legal Assisting and Political Science. In her spare time she enjoys reading political non-fiction and biographies, making jewelry, embroidery, painting and other crafts. Margie and her husband Rob have eight children (three on the autism spectrum); ages 9-27 (seven boys and one girl!) and three perfect grandchildren. You can follow Margie on Facebook: or on Twitter at: @Margie10

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