Creepiest. Ads. Ever.

A right-wing group called Generation Opportunity, apparently funded by the Koch Brothers, has put out what may be the creepiest and most dishonest political ads I’ve ever seen. They’re aimed at college students, urging them to refuse to buy health insurance as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The first one is aimed at women:

httpv://youtu.be/R7cRsfW0Jv8

And the second is aimed at men:

httpv://youtu.be/BsN75nt1aUU

The ads are incredibly dishonest. No one “signs up for Obamacare.” There is no such thing as Obamacare. There are health care exchanges that are mandated by the Affordable Care Act, but they are for private insurance. Those who purchase insurance from those exchanges will get it from Blue Cross, Aetna and other private insurance companies just like everyone else. And the federal government has no more control over what goes on between you and your doctor than they ever had before.

The lies on this are just getting more and more brazen and these ads are just fucking creepy. Even more bizarre is this claim:

“What we’re trying to communicate is, ‘No, you’re actually not required to buy health insurance,’” Generation Opportunity President Evan Feinberg told Yahoo News in an interview about the campaign. “You might have to pay a fine, but that’s going to be cheaper for you and better for you.”

Think about what they’re telling these people with their opt out campaign. They’re telling them that they’re better off not having insurance, that it will be “cheaper” and “better” for them to have no insurance at all. That young woman in the first ad, they claim, would be better off not having access to a gynecologist because she can’t afford it than having such access. That’s just warped and disturbing.

Jonathan Bernstein thinks the ads are designed solely to get condemned by liberals so that conservatives will send in more money to stop Obamacare (which they cannot do, no matter how much money they send in):

But for the people putting together the ads, unless they are incredibly stupid and naive, it’s almost certainly about raising money from those donors. And, perhaps, making a name for themselves (or a bigger name — I’m not looking to see who is responsible) within the conservative movement.

These ads could not be better designed to do one thing: to get condemned by liberals. Thus impressing easily scammed conservative marks, who tend to really believe that if liberals hate something, it must be terrific and effective.

If that’s true, I’m happy to help.

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  • zero6ix

    Looks like the Burger King got a new job.

    Also, who puts on a hospital gown backwards?

  • greenspine

    Good thing we have the conservatives out there protecting women from government-mandated interference in their reproductive health choices!

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    “That’s just warped and disturbing.

    Vote Rand/Gohmert ’16: Warped and Disturbing.

    Thus impressing easily scammed conservative marks, who tend to really believe that if liberals hate something, it must be terrific and effective.

    Well, once Moochelle Obama came out for drinking water, I quit cold turkey. Switched to bourbon. Take that, Liberals!

    zero6ix “Also, who puts on a hospital gown backwards?”

    I do. Gives everyone a show. They show their appreciation through gasps and calls to 911.

  • Ellie

    @zero6ix

    Women who are going to get a breast exam as part of their physicals.

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    They might as well just say, “Don’t get health insurance. You’re invincible and you’ll always be 21.”

    What kind of warped thinking does it take to decide its ok for young people who get sick or in an accident die or go bankrupt just to score political points?

  • zero6ix

    @Ellie AND Modus

    I learned two new things today!

  • http://sanromero.wordpress.com dezn_98

    Let me get this straight… if I do get health care because of the new act coming into play…. I am signing myself up to get fcking raped?

    Are these people serious? They set up a dichotomy of sexual assault vs no health insurance. Part of me thinks that the conservative minds are so warped that the seriously believe the sht they are flinging.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    d.c.wilson “What kind of warped thinking does it take to decide its ok for young people who get sick or in an accident die or go bankrupt just to score political points?”

    The kind of warped thinking that either wins elections or elects a large enough minority in them to prevent government from functioning effectively.

    So, warped, sure, but warped like a fox!

  • otrame

    Greenspine at 2

    Well that won the thread.

  • dogmeat

    Given how well “death panels” worked, I wouldn’t assume that this ad is too stupid to work.

  • penasquito

    Does Uncle Sam look just a little bit like Hillary Clinton?

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Let me get this straight… if I do get health care because of the new act coming into play…. I am signing myself up to get fcking raped?

    Yes, and somehow its worse that you are going to get raped by a representative of government rather than someone out to make a buck off the raping.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    I don’t want to no government bureaucrat between me and my doctor! I want an insurance company bean-counter between me and my doctor! Just like Jesus intended!!

  • smrnda

    When I was looking for jobs when I was young(er), I had a few people give me the ‘health insurance? But you’re YOUNG and HEALTHY!’ Bullshit. Plenty of young people have chronic health conditions, and ALL people need regular preventative care since it’s far cheaper to do that then deal with problems once they send you to the emergency room. Young people also get hit by cars, slip on ice and such, and health insurance is kind of nice in those situations.

    I think the real target for these ads are older people, who want to make a case that young people don’t need health insurance but BIG GUBERMINT OUT OF MY MEDICARE!