While I was reading an article on the web this morning from my phone, up popped one of those incessant anti-Obama/anti-Obamacare “take-a-survey” ads—one of those little square red-and-white-bordered things with a goofy-looking picture of Obama on it. My laptop software blocks these things, so I was lucky enough to have not seen one of those in a while.
This one (I guess) is new. In any event, it’s all ready to go for 2016. The picture is of the inside of a hospital operating room. Obama, of course, is in the picture, but he’s not alone. He and Hillary Clinton are standing in the forefront, next to each other and looking at each other. Both are wearing surgical scrubs and surgical gloves. The title above the picture asks: “Repeal Obamacare?” Below the picture is an invitation to click to take the survey.
I assume that by now, most people know that Obamacare works entirely through private-sector medical providers, mostly—unlike Medicare—via private-sector insurers. I also assume that most people know by now that there are millions of Americans, including millions who have fulltime jobs, who, because of a preexisting medical condition or because of insurance premium costs, actually had no access at all to operating rooms until January 1, 2014 but do have that access now. So this particular ad seems unlikely to be effectual.
But still, I’d like to see Dem ads whose title asks: Repeal LyndonJohnsonCare?
And also ones that ask: Repeal FDRPensionPlan? I especially recommend that one to Bruce Braley. With a tag line about chickens coming home to roost.