Skip to comments.SD tea party ad likens 'Obamacare' to communism
Posted on 10/24/2013 7:44:43 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
A South Dakota tea party group has sponsored a television ad comparing the president's health care law to Soviet-era communism.
The Daily Republic in Mitchell reported Thursday ( http://bit.ly/1igYD6d) that the ad is sponsored by Tea Party SD, headed by Allen Unruh, of Sioux Falls.
It shows a newscaster speaking with a Russian accent who says he is a "spokesman for Obamacare." Over his right shoulder is a photo of President Barack Obama. Over his left is a photo of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.
"Greetings, comrades," he begins. "I have special message for those of you who are paying for your own medical care, just as you are paying for your own food, housing, your own clothing and automobile, entertainment and so on. This is no longer acceptable. You must become part of collective."
Jon Schaff, political science professor at Northern State University in Aberdeen, calls the ad so over-the-top that it's destined for the satirical political cable-TV show "The Colbert Report."
"For a lot of viewers, it would be hard to tell if this is serious or a parody," he said. "Count down until this is on `Colbert.'"
Unruh said it's a good ad.
"I think it explains what's going on with what's happened to health care today," said Unruh, a chiropractor.
The ad has been airing since at least Sunday on the Sioux Falls-based TV stations KCPO and FOX affiliate KTTW. It was not initially posted on online but did show up on YouTube as The Daily Republic conducted interviews.
Unruh said Tea Party SD is an "educational nonprofit" but said it is not a 501(c)4, the typical nonprofit federal status for groups doing political activity. He declined to specify what legal framework the group exists under.
The South Dakota Secretary of State's Office did not have a record of the group as either a political group or an "organization" under the state's business records.
Actually it reminds me of Nazi Germany calling for Jews to register.
Partial Government Control is Socialism.
Total Government Control is Communism.
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” (Karl Marx).
It’s not really communism. It’s the other “ism”. Starts with an “f”. The one the progressives (of both parties) have been wanting since at least the 1920s.
This is soup herb, Comrades!
Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!
Everything out of King Obama mouth smells communism. Been saying for years that King Obama is a communists black Muslim and plenty of support for that in what he has done to America. Check the definition of communism and tell me I am wrong.
They would be better served by speaking about Hitler’s socialized health care plan and the similarities to Obamacare.
Power to the People!
Don’t you just love the smarmy insinuations in that news-rags article? They were trying to make it sound like an illegal act was committed by this Tea Party group. The ad was very good and I hope they keep it up.
Never use the term “single-payer” to describe national socialist “healthcare.” “Single Payer” is dystopian newspeak. In fact national socialist “health care” is not funded by a “single payer,” but by the tax-payer.
Heaven forbid that a private non-profit group should not have to beg Emperor Obama’s jackbooted commie thug IRS for permission to exist!
Obama is to healthcare what Stalin was to agriculture. To feed Russia, Stalin starved five million. To provide universal health insurance, Obama doesn’t care how many lose their coverage. It’s the logic of madmen.
“Everything out of King Obama mouth smells communism. Been saying for years that King Obama is a communists black Muslim”
Exactly...Like his father, Obumbo is about as Communist as one can be.
The problem is that most Americans have no clue as to what it means.
The difference between democrats and communists is that communists have bothered to read the manifesto.
Obamacare is the contemporary US equivalent of confiscating the kulaks’ seed corn.
Don't be a victim. Refuse to be a serf. Boycott the entire health insurance system until the government withdraws from the system. Tear up your health insurance card. Quit paying premiums. Return your Medicare card to Washington with a note - "No thanks. I don't need your welfare."
Rebellion. It's time.
Did anybody notice that Bill O’Reilly’s Talking Points Memo, earlier this week, came out and clearly called Obama’s policies “communist”?
I don’t care if you don’t like Bill.
He got this one DEAD ON!
The voices are growing louder and calling a spade a spade....oh, was I suppose to say that?
Excellent analogy. The Ukraine was one of the world’s greatest agricultural regions under a generally free market. Under communist central planning, it was devastated and production went to zero.
The US had the world’s best health care system built on a quasi-free-market system. With communist central planning, tens of millions are kicked off their health care plans, insurance companies are forced out of business, doctors are fleeing the business, and soon health care will be rationed.