Obama’s team of propagandists are taking their message directly to the college crowd.
Katherine Rodriguez of The College Fix reports.
Obama Speechwriter Misinforms College Students About Obamacare
WASHINGTON D.C. - President Barack Obama’s former speechwriter channeled Obama’s rhetorical tactics recently when he told a roomful of college students that people who know the least about the Affordable Care Act oppose it the most.
Jon Favreau took an aside from talking about his speechwriting career to sell the 300 person-audience at George Washington University on the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, just a few hours after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) finished up his 22-hour filibuster against the law.
“I think there’s no easier issue to scare people on than healthcare and that was true long before Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act,” Favreau said.
Favreau cited a Pew Research Poll when he said that people who know the most about the Affordable Care Act and the provisions within it would like it more, while people who know the least about the law oppose it the most.
He said the reason most people oppose the Affordable Care Act is because people are “susceptible to billions of dollars of advertising telling them Obama’s going to take away their health care and a weird Uncle Sam with tweezers is going to inspect you.”
He referred to the conservative non-profit Generation Opportunity’s one-minute ad “Creepy Uncle Sam,” and called weird Uncle Sam “horrible and bizarre.”
The Pew poll in question, however, tells a different story.
PewResearchCenter released a poll this month that said disapproval on President Obama’s health care law has reached a new high, but it does not say that it is because people do not understand the law.
Fifty-six percent of Americans are aware of the individual mandate that requires uninsured people to buy health care insurance, and 51 percent of Americans are aware of state and federal health care exchanges.
People aware of the law are in the majority, but for the first time ever American disapproval of the health care law has also reached a majority.
Obama Speechwriter Misinforms College Students About Obamacare (The College Fix)