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Cost for Pejamaboi and other such silly Obamafail ads: $52 MILLION, Jan.-Mar. alone

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  • Cost for Pejamaboi and other such silly Obamafail ads: $52 MILLION, Jan.-Mar. alone

    WASHINGTON — Russian troops were rolling through Crimea when Denis R. McDonough, the White House chief of staff and a foreign policy expert, was deployed on a mission to do media outreach. But the focus of Mr. McDonough’s calls to local talk radio stations was not geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe, it was health care.

    Mr. McDonough chatted with Andy Baskin and Jeff Phelps, hosts of a popular sports talk radio program on WKRK-FM (92.3) in Cleveland, about the coming N.F.L. draft, basketball at the White House and his days playing college football in Minnesota. Mr. McDonough then pitched a new website featuring games, videos and superstar athletes explaining the benefits of health insurance: a sports-themed portal to


    On Thursday, Mr. Obama will urge daytime TV viewers to sign up for coverage in an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” from the White House. In the past three weeks, Mr. Obama has met with YouTube personalities in the Roosevelt Room, hosting some of the younger generation’s online favorites: a science geek, a drunken chef and an Obama impersonator. He dialed into Rickey Smiley’s hip-hop radio show and sat down in the Diplomatic Reception Room for separate interviews with the comedian Zach Galifianakis and a health care expert from WebMD.

    “We are going to leave no stone unturned,” said Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president and the leader of the White House public engagement office, which is coordinating the Affordable Care Act effort. “Our goal is to meet people where they are.”

    Michelle Obama, the first lady, urged people to sign up in an appearance at a health center in a black neighborhood in Miami, and made the pitch on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. plugged the health care site at Mary Mac’s Tea Room in Atlanta.

    From January until the end of March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the site and administers the Affordable Care Act, will have spent $52 million on paid media, officials said. Conservative opponents of the law have concentrated their spending on ads focusing on Democratic candidates and sowing doubts about the viability of the law.
    Unbelievable. An absolute waste of money. We were told, repeatedly, even as recently as yesterday morning, that there were fifty million people lining up to get their desperately-needed Obamafail. Now, after six months and tens of millions of dollars' worth of advertising, we have a claimed six million "sign-ups," of which we know somewhere between a quarter and a half are never never going to pay, and of those who have "signed up," three quarters of them already had insurance before Obamafail.

    Frankly, this whole thing is the biggest Mongolian clusterfuck of all time.
    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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    Originally posted by Adam View Post

    Frankly, this whole thing is the biggest Mongolian clusterfuck of all time.
    I didn't know there were regional types. Mongolian. I'm gonna remember that one.

    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."