Right-Wing Ad Equates Obamacare and Rape

A creepy new ad suggests if you sign up for Obamacare, you’ll be raped by a scary Uncle Sam clown.

National Journal
Lucia Graves
Sept. 19, 2013, 7:55 a.m.

Just in case Re­pub­lic­an ef­forts to re­peal Pres­id­ent Obama’s health care law fail (and they al­most cer­tainly will), con­ser­vat­ives have a fall­back plan …

Gen­er­a­tion Op­por­tun­ity, a co­ali­tion of right-lean­ing groups with ties to the Koch broth­ers, has re­leased a cam­paign video es­sen­tially telling col­lege stu­dents that if they sign up for Obama­care, a man in a creepy Uncle Sam cos­tume will jam a spec­u­lum down their va­gina!

The ad is some­what re­min­is­cent of this Bur­ger King com­mer­cial that in­volved a guy wak­ing up with a scary clown king in his bed, but the polit­ic­al mes­sage is less ab­stract. In this case, the mes­sage is that the gov­ern­ment is try­ing to for­cibly rape wo­men with a blunt met­al in­stru­ment. For your con­sid­er­a­tion:

There’s also a video aimed at col­lege men in which the creepy Uncle Sam clown ma­ter­i­al­izes out from un­der some near-child’s ex­am chair to pre­sum­ably fondle his pro­state. Be­cause that is what doc­tors do, right?

The videos, as Ya­hoo’s Chris Moody tell us, are part of a much lar­ger ef­fort to per­suade col­lege kids not to sign up for the health cov­er­age man­dated by Pres­id­ent Obama’s new law, the en­roll­ment peri­od for which be­gins Oct. 1. The law re­lies heav­ily on the in­volve­ment of the young and healthy, who sub­sid­ize the old and sick.

Gen­er­a­tion Op­por­tun­ity will tour 20 col­lege cam­puses later this month to spread this mes­sage, do­ing all the “cool kid” col­lege activ­it­ies, such as play­ing Cornhole and at­tend­ing col­lege-foot­ball tail­gate parties, and passing out beer koozies that read “opt out.” It’ll be set­ting up stands along­side pro-Obama­care groups like En­roll Amer­ica, passing out pizza and “lit­er­at­ure,” and try­ing to get kids to sign a pledge prom­ising not to sign up for in­sur­ance un­der the new law.

Be­cause noth­ing says cool like not hav­ing health care cov­er­age, and maybe, if these ads suc­ceed in scar­ing wo­men out of the an­nu­al Pap ex­ams they need, a dia­gnos­is of cer­vical can­cer.

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