Obama Girl Redux and The Hipster President Turns Square

 

Oh my.

As if President Obama didn’t have enough trouble this week with all the news about how he has lost the youth vote. Wait until the cool kids get a load of this.

It seems our government ran a contest for young people to submit videos to HHS to convince other young people to buy into Obamacare. Populist propaganda. Amateur government porn.

It was called the “Healthy Young America Video Contest” and the winners were announced on the White House website Tuesday. The overall winner was submitted by a lovely girl named Erin McDonald.

The name of her video to convince young people to buy an Obamacare policy……… is………wait for it……….drum roll……….I’m not kidding about this………..

FORGET ABOUT THE PRICE TAG

If a Freudian slip could have a Freudian slip it wouldn’t be as revealing as the White House telling young people to not look at the cost. Or the rest of us for that matter.

If Democrats could have a theme song to capture the spirit of their utopian lust, the winner in the “Fiscal Irresponsibility” category would be a song called “Forget About The Price Tag.” It’s so pre-Presidential Barack Obama rhetoric. It harkens back to his promise of a single payer healthcare system. It unfortunately portends the same for your future.

And it’s real. It seems too perfect a desperate blunder, but I’m not making this up. It’s real. The White House has endorsed a song about ObamaCare called “Forget About The Price Tag.” Pinch me. Or shoot me. I haven’t decided yet.

Now for the video. This is no hip “Obama Girl” tune. This is bad. It’s corny. It’s Rebecca Black “Friday” bad.

Before I show it to you, will someone please contact his young lady, Erin McDonald, and ask her to reorganize that one corner of her bedroom? It drove me insane the entire video (but thankfully distracted me from the lyrics).

With apologies to all of you, I give you the new descriptor, sound-bite, slogan, bumper sticker cum personality disorder of the Obama administration – Forget About The Price Tag:

 

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  1. Profile photo of Kay of MT Member

    I’ll never forgive you Tommy De Seno, that was enough to make one up-chuck.

    • #1
    • December 6, 2013 at 5:55 am
  2. Profile photo of flownover Inactive

    Giant selfie wins prize, can you imagine how bad the other entries were ??

    They beclown themselves.

    I bet the girl is software engineer working on the Obamascare, either that or a cosmetologist doing a remedial class in eyebrows.

    • #2
    • December 6, 2013 at 6:07 am
  3. Profile photo of Penfold Member

    Seriously? I’m over 50 and I’d love to hear what “millennials” think of this. Truly reminds me of Bob Hope in a hippy wig. Uncool.

    • #3
    • December 6, 2013 at 6:10 am
  4. Profile photo of Rhoda at the Door Inactive

    I like the part where she points two pistols at her head.

    • #4
    • December 6, 2013 at 6:17 am
  5. Profile photo of drlorentz Member

    You should apologize to Rebecca Black. Annoying as Friday is, it’s way better than Erin McDonald’s opus. I notice that Friday has over 60 million hits on YouTube. I’d be surprised if Obamagurl gets 60 thousand – more like 60.

    • #5
    • December 6, 2013 at 6:20 am
  6. Profile photo of RyanM Coolidge

    … I feel like I recognize that tune.

    • #6
    • December 6, 2013 at 6:24 am
  7. Profile photo of RyanM Coolidge

    oh, dang. Here it is: 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxX-QOV9tI

    How hip am I?

    (ok, I had to ask my wife)

    • #7
    • December 6, 2013 at 6:27 am
  8. Profile photo of RyanM Coolidge

    interestingly, the the actual song seems to have very nearly the opposite message…

    • #8
    • December 6, 2013 at 6:28 am
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    Anonymous

    The folky vibe is like Joan Baez with autotune. #gack

    • #9
    • December 6, 2013 at 6:34 am
  10. Profile photo of paulebe Member

    I wish I could bring myself to believe that the great majority of our nation might look at this and wretch. I am quite certain, however, that they would consider it a catchy little song with a nice beat they could dance to.

    Please tell me how wrong I am (without use of polls please. I no longer believe any of them, especially the one that make me feel better)!

    • #10
    • December 6, 2013 at 6:38 am
  11. Profile photo of Mike Rapkoch Moderator
    Rhoda at the Door: I like the part where she points two pistols at her head. · 22 minutes ago

    I’m the one with the pistols pointed inward.

    • #11
    • December 6, 2013 at 6:41 am
  12. Profile photo of gone2tx Member

    I like how within a single phrase she declares that the “affordable” care act is not about the price tag. Seems like the name of the bill was disingenuous? Surprising, everything else about it has been so above board.

    • #12
    • December 6, 2013 at 6:43 am
  13. Profile photo of Merina Smith Member

    SNL and late night comics–comedy gold given to you on a silver platter! Make the most of it!

    • #13
    • December 6, 2013 at 6:49 am
  14. Profile photo of Goddess of Discord Member

    Shoot me now.

    • #14
    • December 6, 2013 at 6:49 am
  15. Profile photo of Sister Inactive

    This is a joke. Right?

    • #15
    • December 6, 2013 at 6:55 am
  16. Profile photo of rico Member

    Not just a line in the lyrics but the actual title of the song…very unsubtle.

    Perhaps Republican operatives have penetrated the Obama propaganda machine.

    • #16
    • December 6, 2013 at 7:06 am
  17. Profile photo of Drusus Member

    I’m (barely) a millennial, and I couldn’t stand more than 15 seconds of that pablum.

    • #17
    • December 6, 2013 at 7:12 am
  18. Profile photo of Whiskey Sam Inactive

    Man, I should have just submitted a cover of Sabbath’s “Killing Yourself to Live”. This video is what happens when we let pretty girls skate through life without a working brain stem.

    • #18
    • December 6, 2013 at 7:15 am
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    iWe

    Wait!

    Watch to the end… “Live, from New York!”

    • #19
    • December 6, 2013 at 7:18 am
  20. Profile photo of D.C. McAllister Contributor

    Is it wrong that I want to slap her upside the head to wake her up —-figuratively speaking of course?

    • #20
    • December 6, 2013 at 7:23 am
  21. Profile photo of Tommy De Seno Contributor
    Tommy De Seno Post author
    Merina Smith: SNL and late night comics–comedy gold given to you on a silver platter! Make the most of it! · 35 minutes ago

    Don’t hold your breath!

    • #21
    • December 6, 2013 at 7:25 am
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    Roberto
    Matt Blankenship: I have read all of your comments above. I am actually afraid to watch this. Tell me: should I just go ahead and do it? Or should I count myself lucky that I still have a chance not to see this video? · 38 minutes ago

    It is two minutes and five seconds of your time that would wisely be spent elsewhere. · 9 hours ago

    Edited 9 hours ago

    She’s cute. Turn the sound off and just watch.

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    • December 6, 2013 at 7:26 am
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    Tommy De Seno Post author
    Blue State Blues
    Roberto
    Matt Blankenship: I have read all of your comments above. I am actually afraid to watch this. Tell me: should I just go ahead and do it? Or should I count myself lucky that I still have a chance not to see this video? · 38 minutes ago

    It is two minutes and five seconds of your time that would wisely be spent elsewhere. · 9 hours ago

    Edited 9 hours ago

    She’s cute. Turn the sound off and just watch. · 4 minutes ago

    Agreed.

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    • December 6, 2013 at 7:31 am
  24. Profile photo of Roberto Inactive

    My but that is classy. 

    • #24
    • December 6, 2013 at 7:35 am
  25. Profile photo of MJBubba Member

    This is great, Tommy D.; the White House parodies itself. How clueless can they be?

    • #25
    • December 6, 2013 at 7:41 am
  26. Profile photo of Roberto Inactive

    Damn, now I am already feeling sorry for this young lady. The national humiliation she just set herself up for, like some drunken episode you so regret the next day, will not be pretty. 

    I see the worst hangover ever in her future. 

    • #26
    • December 6, 2013 at 7:44 am
  27. Profile photo of Reckless Endangerment Member

    Any Arrested Development fans get this reference?

    “He wrote one song that made Joan Baez call him the shallowest man in the world.”

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    • December 6, 2013 at 7:57 am
  28. Profile photo of Blue State Blues Member
    Ryan M: oh, dang. Here it is: 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxX-QOV9tI

    How hip am I?

    (ok, I had to ask my wife) · 1 hour ago

    Edited 1 hour ago

    Sheesh, she didn’t even change that many of the words. That was the winner? The other entries must have really stunk.

    • #28
    • December 6, 2013 at 7:59 am
  29. Profile photo of RyanM Coolidge
    rico: Not just a line in the lyrics but the actual title of the song…very unsubtle.

    Perhaps Republican operatives have penetrated the Obama propaganda machine. · 54 minutes ago

    no, that’s what I was saying. It is the title of the actual song (the one whose tune she is using). If you consider the message of the original song, and then consider someone trying to translate that into obamacare… the original song basically says “let’s not be greedy, lets help people.” Ok, I can deal with that. This version: “let’s not be greedy – let the government confiscate your money to help… er… to try to help … er… to not actually … er… healthcare!”

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    • December 6, 2013 at 8:03 am
  30. Profile photo of drlorentz Member
    Ryan M: oh, dang. Here it is: 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxX-QOV9tI

    How hip am I?

    (ok, I had to ask my wife)

    Doesn’t that make the Obamagirl video a copyright violation with the president as enabler?

    • #30
    • December 6, 2013 at 8:05 am
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