After using movie stars and politicians to create a buzz for ObamaKare, Obama’s goofs try their hand at direct fabrication themselves.
Chad Henderson is the media’s poster boy for Obamacare. Reporters struggled this week to find individuals who said they had been able to enroll in one of the law’s 36 federally run health-insurance exchanges.
That changed yesterday, when they found Henderson, a 21-year-old student and part-time child-care worker who lives in Georgia and says that he successfully enrolled himself and his father Bill in insurance plans via the online exchange administered at healthcare.gov.
But in an exclusive phone interview this morning with Reason, Chad’s father Bill contradicted virtually every major detail of the story the media can’t get enough of.
Doesn’t it seem strangely suspicious that the man who considers this program the crowning – indeed the only-accomplishment of his administration has to sell it to the public by using empty-headed celebrities and made-up “buyers”? It’s almost as if the grand scheme has no merits that would justify an effective, fact-based sales program and instead has to be foisted by bamboozlement on a gullible public.
If you don’t have steak, sell the sizzle. This is all reminiscent of the Hero’s of the Proletariat the Soviet Union used to discover on the assembly line and use to inspire the workers of the world. North Korea still uses the technique and now, apparently, so do we.