A young woman enters an exam room, gets up on the table, and puts her feet in the stirrups. “OK, let’s have a look,” says a cheery woman doctor, who then leaves the room.
Enter the creepiest Uncle Sam you’ve ever seen, popping up between the young woman’s legs. She screams in fright, her legs squirming. In the final scene, a leering Uncle Sam wields a speculum.
“Don’t let government play doctor,” flashes the final message of the one-minute video. “Opt out of Obamacare.”
The phones are lighting up at Generation Opportunity, the conservative Virginia-based outfit behind the video (and another like it), aimed at convincing young people not to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.
Enrollment via online exchanges begins Oct. 1, ahead of the Jan. 1 deadline for Americans to have health insurance or pay a fine. As Republicans on Capitol Hill attempt to defund Obamacare in a high-stakes battle that could shut down the government, ground skirmishes are heating up around the country. Generation Opportunity and other conservative groups are joining the fray.
TVNL Comment: Creepy conservatives believe that their creepy video will influence mindless young people who cannot think above an infantile level. This would be really comical if it was any less ugly.