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Advertising in the Age of Obama
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman

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Posted By:DW626, 12/22/2013 4:25:31 AM

Obama was sold to the American voters twice on the strength of shrewd marketing, but as the truth of his unsuitability for this high office becomes increasingly obvious to all but his most uninformed base, even advertising cannot help him pull out of his nosedive. People who know a thing or two about medical care, insurance, and simple math warned about the doom embedded in the very heart of ObamaCare, warnings the media ignored or made fun of. Yes, I know predictions of dire consequences often prove false. Tom Gelsthorpe, commenting on the death this week of a broadcast preacher who was


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/22/2013 4:41:59 AM     (No. 9664022)

How many people self identify with Pajama Boy to run out and overpay for health insurance?But this is the way the left sees it´s own base.A sissy boy who probably has an over protective mother.

The left claims they´re all for girls and women getting advancement but they created a cartoon character calling on girls to embrace an over protective government for their needs.Never mind the destructive nature of someone having to depend on government to plow through life.If you want a strong woman then you have to reject superior males.

So now you have callous sex with no emotional attachment to the partner. Not exactly conducive to a strong marriage with a two parent household.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/22/2013 5:37:55 AM     (No. 9664029)

Clarice strikes again! This article should definitely be a MUST READ.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/22/2013 6:09:27 AM     (No. 9664034)

The ad should be modified and played against that creep Owens in upstate NY. He had a telecom touting the glories of BarryCare aka DemonratCare, which makes him a liar to the last breath.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MirJoy, 12/22/2013 6:45:28 AM     (No. 9664054)

You can assume that any advertising campaign which costs a corporation BIG BUCKS gets signed off by people at higher and higher levels so that when it finally gets to the guy at the top everyone is fairly confident that a particular theme will meet with his/or her approval.

Effectively, the guy at the top thinks that recent ad campaign for ObamaCare
(Pajama Boy and the trashy girls who are so thrilled to get free birth control pills so they can hit on any guy who passes by) represents Americana and will sell his product.

It´s not happening.

And, I agree with Clarice that the Christmas season should be one of love and joy, but I recall a few years ago ObamaCare was passed on Christmas Eve or thereabouts. I am afraid we always have to be aware of what the other hand is doing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: strike3, 12/22/2013 6:59:01 AM     (No. 9664064)

The ad targeted toward gay men is far too hilarious to even be offensive. Like Clarice says, even the propaganda arm of this Obama government is incompetent.

Democrats must surely be running scared, not just those who voted for this obviously impossible healthcare legislation but especially those foolish enough to be caught on record speaking out in public in support of it. The Republicans have never had such rich campaign material as now. Dems might have thought at the time that they were supporting their affirmative action boy but they were digging their own graves.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 12/22/2013 7:19:36 AM     (No. 9664089)

FTA:"Even media luminaries like Peggy Noonan and Barbara Walters are getting it through their coiffed heads that Obama is incompetent and not a "new Messiah"."

Just so....

Hey Peggy, look who you´re being lumped in with.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dagger, 12/22/2013 7:20:18 AM     (No. 9664090)

Pajama boy looks like the love child of Buddy Holly and Rachel Madow. Very funny!!! Clarise has once again hit it out of the park. This ad campaign has all the signs of desperation, panic and flop sweat. Obamacare is in a death spiral and is destined to crash and burn. But the truly sad realization is that many many of our fellow citizens will have to suffer and even die while this monstrosity finally fails.
I hold one person responsible for this outrage---and it ain´t Obama. We all knew who Obama was and he is just doing what a socialist/Marxist does. The real villain is John Roberts chief judge of the Supremes. How he can look himself in the mirror is beyond me

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Reply 8 - Posted by: planetgeo, 12/22/2013 7:55:01 AM     (No. 9664125)

They may not get much out of their Pajama Boy campaign, but they sure hit one out of the park with their Pajama Prez campaign. Unquestionably one of the greatest con job ad campaigns ever. And it´s not over yet. About 45% of the country STILL is buying. Brilliant. Simply brilliant.

I can see the ad strategy guys still marveling their work...how to make a completely unqualified schlub look and sound like a messiah, and even when he messes up unbelievably badly, be totally untouchable, with everyone in government and the media fearful of saying anything bad about him. No really, picking not just any schlub but a smooth talking toothy smiling semi black Chauncy Gardner schlub was the incomparably brilliant move.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lilo, 12/22/2013 8:16:56 AM     (No. 9664145)

Excellent article as always, but I must disagree on one point. It was not "sold" to the American voter. It was shoved down our throats by a party who refused input from anyone but their clones,and passed in the dead of night by a single party vote, not one Republican voted for this farce. We were not sold on Obamacare. The only thing we were sold is down the river by our so-called representative government.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/22/2013 8:27:06 AM     (No. 9664155)

Make sure you take the link that Clarice offers to view the satiric versions of the Pajama Boy ad. Priceless!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bubby, 12/22/2013 8:41:08 AM     (No. 9664165)

Despite obamacare being a crap sandwich Paul Ryan and the Republicans are funding it! To me that means they support obama and the Democrats when it comes to obamacare. More than 70% of the country is against obamacare and yet the GOP can´t even make any real effort to stop it. The elite GOP and Rinos are cowards and not deserving of being re-elected but they will be. Obamacare is now here to stay thanks to the GOP. The destruction of the Republic is now guaranteed . The elite GOP and Rinos will now pass amnesty. I´m sick of all of them they make my stomach turn.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/22/2013 8:50:36 AM     (No. 9664172)

Think of it all as a communist plot. Silly? Look at our next door neighbor, Cuba. The state controls everything except singing musicians. The Cuban elite communists have the only new or newer cars. The FEW masses with cars drive rusted out, non restore1950s old sedans.
The mainstream brainwashing press will not show us communist life. too scary. Not even the fiscal ruin of Greece. The media will not refer to it as communist China.will not show you the miserable little huts where most of the Chinese communist victims live. Our elite Congress media academe and Hollywood do not want you to ever see the reality of communist domination

Don´t laugh, it IS a communist conspiracy when Hollywood will not make a single film showing the ravages of communism for the last sixty years. And worse, it is Hollywood communist conspiracy when workers can lose their jobs for saying anything that is conservative or anti communist. Just read PRIMETIME
PROPAGANDA, RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION or RED ARMY, by Aaron Klein. We are being Obama taken over
with the early pains of communism, while the brainwashing TV Pelley Sawyer priests silently look on.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/22/2013 8:58:53 AM     (No. 9664185)

I followed all the links Clarice provided - the Pajama Boy sendups were hilarious. The ´´gay´´ ad was verging on disturbing. But the best - the absolute best - was the Coke ad. We should thank our lucky stars that the O-Care bots didn´t hire Coke´s advertising company...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 12/22/2013 9:00:12 AM     (No. 9664188)

Agree #9. Most of us that had any common sense at all, were not sold on Obama in any fashion.

I, for one, didn´t like what he had to say about energy costs skyrocketing. Coal produces relatively cheap electricity, and its pollution effects in this country are relatively minimal. In China, pollution is horrendous. We can not do anything about that, especially by cutting down on our power sources in this country.

Given that young people will buy Ipods, Ipads, flat screen TVs, game devices of all kinds, will buy those items before buying insurance of most any form, much less Obamcare.

Insurance covering unforseen health issues is in fact, insurance. Insurance for existing health issues is not insurance. You may consider those circumstances "bail-outs". You can not buy auto insurance, after your car is totalled in a collision. Pretty simple stuff here, I think?

Higher wages come with higher abilities and education usually. Not because one would simply like higher wages.

It occurs to me, that Obama´s outlook on life as well as most liberals, is that 2 plus 2 equal 5, stuff should be free, black is now white, and white is now black, up is the new down and vice-versa.

Nope, I wasn´t sold on Obama early on, and am certainly not sold on him now!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: nightvision, 12/22/2013 9:37:52 AM     (No. 9664237)

#9, absolutely correct.
There was a lot of "arm-twisting" accomplished to ram this thing through..including hundreds of millions in bribes to Mary Landrieu et al.
Remember the urgency hyped by Pelosi?
"Have to pass it to see what´s in it." etc.
And then it languished on the Resident´s desk for months before he got around to signing the B F D bill.

#13, I agree about the "Coke" ad. Genius.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: saryden, 12/22/2013 9:56:56 AM     (No. 9664258)

While the nation is occupied thinking about ObamaCare, winter ice & snow, companies (and therefor jobs) failing, and the onset of Marxism ... the "prince" and his merry Muslim czars (6 known) escalate the downfall of Capitalism, the American Dream, morality, the nation´s education system (ObamaCore), and our future freedom! Who will stop this lunacy?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: congar, 12/22/2013 10:43:05 AM     (No. 9664322)

If the Republican Party can´t make political hay on the Obamacare debacle, they should disband and change their name to the Democrat Light Party.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 12/22/2013 10:58:46 AM     (No. 9664335)

I fail to understand the Lucianne staff´s obsession with Clarice, but the links were great, especially the Pajama Boy sendups.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 12/22/2013 11:39:01 AM     (No. 9664388)

Why not just do simple ads?

"15% in 15 minutes? Pshaw! Thanks to ZeroDontCare, I saved 100% on my health insurance in less than 30 seconds by involuntarily switching to nothing!"

"You´re in good hands with ZeroDontCare." (Visual of two hands with middle fingers extended)

"We compare your rates side by side."
"Where´s ZeroDontCare?"
"The board isn´t big enough for all the numbers. That´s Progressive!"

"Responsibility. What´s your policy?"
"I don´t have one, thanks to ZeroDontCare. Call me irresponsible."

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nevernaught, 12/22/2013 12:09:10 PM     (No. 9664433)

One commenter wrote after watching the Gay ad for ObamaCare´.

´North Korea can´t nuke us soon enough.´

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Reply 21 - Posted by: StuartL, 12/22/2013 12:19:31 PM     (No. 9664454)

As poster #14 notes: "Insurance covering unforseen health issues is in fact, insurance. Insurance for existing health issues is not insurance."

Just a little something to keep in mind if we ever manage to extricate ourselves from this tar-baby.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/22/2013 12:39:43 PM     (No. 9664477)

Who do we go to for a fraud lawsuit?

Obie and his thugs lied and lied and lied...the sad part is some voter morons believed him. Now we are saddled with a dictator. The only thing going for America is that Americans will finally wake up and kick all these thugs to the curb. My hope is we have time to put ALL of them in PRISON for TREASON!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: StuartL, 12/22/2013 12:56:28 PM     (No. 9664513)

PTSP, but credit where due, please, #7. With "looks like the love child of Buddy Holly and Rachel Maddow," Clarice was directly quoting Michael Kahane, who went on to ask, even more trenchantly, “Grow up? Why bother? Life is so much easier when you know absolutely nothing of it.”

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 12/22/2013 4:45:55 PM     (No. 9664748)

What use are ads to a person who has personal experience under the new law or is unable to afford insurance under the new law. Do you believe your OWN experience or the lying ads?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/22/2013 6:45:43 PM     (No. 9664819)

Pajama Boy is the perfect character to remind us of an Obama program. A child-man with no accomplishments except fooling everybody to think he has accomplishments.

Watch the Coke ad instead. It shows a real man.

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Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t

Handling of former IRS employee
Lois Lerner makes lawyers cringe

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Washington Times (D.C), by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
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As the House prepares for several key votes on former Internal Revenue Service employee Lois G. Lerner and potential legal action, analysts say she and her attorney have mishandled their case by picking and choosing when they want to talk, and to whom they are willing to talk. Ms. Lerner faces a vote in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday that could begin the process of accusing her of contempt of Congress. The Ways and Means Committee announced that it will hold a vote Wednesday on whether to officially accuse Ms. Lerner of breaking the law by

Team Boehner to Drudge: We didn´t ´
expand´ Obamacare, we repealed a piece

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Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/7/2014 12:31:34 PM     Post Reply
Hours after the Drudge Report suggested on Sunday that "Republicans expand[ed] Obamacare" in the headline for the site´s lead story, an "alert" from the office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, countered that they had actually "chip[ped] away another piece" of the law. The recent change "eliminated a cap on deductibles for small group policies offered inside the law´s health care exchanges as well as outside," the Associated Press explained. "Successfully repealing this Obamacare provision is just one part of Republicans´ larger effort to repeal the full law and replace it with better solutions focused on lowering health care costs for families

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