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The Insiders: New Obamacare marketing –‘Sign up and shut up or the IRS will be calling’
Washington Post ^ | 11/21/13 | Ed Rogers

Posted on 11/22/2013 3:35:12 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

... The Democrats' sappy pleas that they understand they have to win back consumers by "fixing" what's wrong with Obamacare are bogus. Consumers don't have a choice. Americans won't be using the Obamacare exchanges because they find the Obamacare branding and marketing pitches informative and appealing, they will use the exchanges because if they don't, Obama’s IRS will fine them. The gentle appeals that we will be hearing as a result of all the “rebranding” and “remarketing” are just cynical, doe-eyed scams. The truth is, if you don’t sign up for Obamacare, the IRS is coming after you. Now that’s effective marketing. And the White House knows it......

... The White House plan to “rebrand” Obamacare is simple. The new plan is to make certain that the president, Administration officials, Democrats everywhere and apologists in the media never, ever, ever use the word “Obamacare” again. I personally refuse to conform to the new guidance. Obamacare is now a word with its own meaning, and the negative image it conjures up is here to stay. "Obamacare" is more synonymous with “Hindenburg” than it is with “Apollo.”

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; aca; deathpanels; dnctalkingpoints; fascism; huaca; irsintimidation; irsscandal; obamacare; obamafail; obamalegacy; obamascare; pravdamedia; revisionisthistory
Tyranny. And now the Senate is a rubber stamp for Hussein's courts.

Enjoy your totalitarianism.

1 posted on 11/22/2013 3:35:13 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
 
 
They've about used up the Carrot - have been waiting for the Stick to come out. And it will.
 
 

2 posted on 11/22/2013 3:38:38 AM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"New slogans won’t do the trick; voters would need to be hypnotized to accept the real Obamacare."

I don't think hypnosis would do it -- although waterboarding might. (Not to give them ideas.)

3 posted on 11/22/2013 3:50:47 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: lapsus calami

the newly overtaxed (who mistakenly think they will be paying a mere $95 “penalty”) and now-uninsured - will be a lot more interested in the TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY Party. Obama has 3 more years to brand the TEA PARTY as dangerous radicals.

When health insurance becomes unaffordable to millions of former middle class Americans- and medical crises hit - just what is going to happen to “middle class” people who can’t pay out of pocket for medical care? The ER’s will be slammed with MEDICAID and illegal immigrants with free health cards, so really what will happen to the middle class?


4 posted on 11/22/2013 3:52:49 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maybe Obama will morph into President Snow from The Hunger Games. The mailed fist will come out and the Reaping will begin.


5 posted on 11/22/2013 3:54:34 AM PST by Truth29
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To: silverleaf

“TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY”

TYRANIZED ENOUGH ALREADY. There, fixed it. :-)


6 posted on 11/22/2013 4:04:20 AM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is the message the Republicans have to get out in advance of the 2014 elections.

How many of the blithering idiots out there praising the “Affordable Healthcare Act” even realize that they are going to have to provide proof of health insurance to the IRS when they file their 2014 taxes or be fined?

Well, whaddaya know, 2014 taxes don’t get filed until after the midterm elections.


7 posted on 11/22/2013 4:05:48 AM PST by Junk Silver
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To: SoFloFreeper
Democrats everywhere and apologists in the media never, ever, ever use the word “Obamacare” again. I personally refuse to conform to the new guidance. Obamacare is now a word with its own meaning...

Good for Ed Rogers... nice to see a journalist with a backbone.

8 posted on 11/22/2013 4:18:15 AM PST by GOPJ ("Knockout game' - newest reason NO OTHER RACIAL group wants to live near blacks.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

In and out of the closet, typical wolf in sheeps clothing erratic fake behavior, going along with the acceptability of the law or not.

Obama is a retard. he walks backwards and find himself empowered by not looking where his Michelle alter ego fat arse crushes on the way.

He obviously pretends to speak like a heterosexual on acceptance of homosexuals only because it is not acceptable yet. abut behind closets he is a fracking flamer, given the many hints of his feminist whorish demeanor and pauses. Even his voice trails girly sometimes.


9 posted on 11/22/2013 4:18:36 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: SoFloFreeper
The new plan is to make certain that the president, Administration officials, Democrats everywhere and apologists in the media never, ever, ever use the word “Obamacare” again.

And that will turn out just like the word "liberal". Liberals hid their statist agenda behind the word "liberal" until everybody figured it out. Now they are calling themselves "Progressives". Eventually they will wear that word out as well.

"Gay" has that same history, if you think about it. It was used to put lipstick on that particular lifestyle. Now it's used to express unhappiness with a bad situation.

10 posted on 11/22/2013 4:21:23 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether the majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I hope we know and have learned that we may be very upset come the 2014 elections. We aer putting everything on that. Right now dems are very worried for their own selves. This makes us believe we can win big. Maybe we can, but, I think the dems will cheat all over the place to win in 2014. There is too much at stake.

Now we might say, “oh no, not going to happen because the fraud would be too obvious”.

That may be true, but they no longer care about what anyone says because talk is cheap and they know we know they cheat and nothing is ever done about it.

We should worry because what Obama has been allowed to get away with. Only some whimpers from our side. Our side has ruined itself with inaction. If our side won’t stand against the Obama lawbreakers, the precedent is set that law no longer is important.


11 posted on 11/22/2013 4:32:07 AM PST by dforest
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To: lapsus calami
Collectivism has always been, at best, little more than an iron fist in a velvet glove.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

12 posted on 11/22/2013 5:15:15 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: lapsus calami

I wish they would drop their veil.

The rest of us have sticks, too.


13 posted on 11/22/2013 5:18:12 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The collar tightens as the country moves inexorably toward pure socialism. Those that don’t tow the line will be exterminated. It has happened before, it will happen again.

First the jaunty slogans and promises, next the cajoling, the browbeating, fining, punishment, incarceration, ultimately the extermination.


14 posted on 11/22/2013 5:20:08 AM PST by Flick Lives (The U.S. is dead to me.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Jim Robinson
Enjoy your totalitarianism.

Well, I am enjoying it immensely... with all the comment moderation on FR after being here for 10+ years...

15 posted on 11/22/2013 5:33:13 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: silverleaf

“the newly overtaxed (who mistakenly think they will be paying a mere $95 “penalty”)”

Yeah, the penalty is much bigger than that, it is $95 or 1% of your income, whichever is greater for 2014, then it goes up after that each year.

The only good thing about it is there is no teeth in the enforcement section of the bill, so you just make sure you don’t have a refund coming on your taxes every year.

What will fedgov do without all those dollars coming in every week that they used to be able to sponge all year? Everyone will owe, or be very close to it from here on out - the people will actually wield some power now (if they aren’t too stupid to pay this little bit of attention).


16 posted on 11/22/2013 5:36:24 AM PST by jurroppi1
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To: jurroppi1

” just make sure you don’t have a refund coming on your taxes every year.”

Look for bama to close that loophole very soon.


17 posted on 11/22/2013 5:48:39 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Tyranny. And now the Senate is a rubber stamp for Hussein’s courts.

Enjoy your totalitarianism.”

All in all it’s just another brick in Obama’s wall. He is building his dystopian nightmare, like it or not.


18 posted on 11/22/2013 5:54:48 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I especially like this line

On Thursday, the presidents of the American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors sent a letter to their members urging them to stop using handout photos and video from the White House.

“We must accept that we, the press, have been enablers,” the letter says. “We urge those of you in news organizations to immediately refrain from publishing any of the photographs or videos released by the White House, just as you would refuse to run verbatim a press release from them.”

ACCEPT THE FACT THE PRESS HAVE BEEN THE ENABLERS.

Indeed.


19 posted on 11/22/2013 6:00:03 AM PST by austinaero
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To: dforest

You throw the words “our side” around loosely. Do you think the Republicans are on our side? It doesn’t look so to me. I think they’re on their own side, which has more in common with the Democrats’ side than it does with the People’s side. And I think that’s the problem we need to be facing.


20 posted on 11/22/2013 6:00:08 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: jurroppi1

I am pretty sure the penalty will end up being loaded into your federal taxes due and there will be no escape

Look at how thoroughly the IRS has become expanded, politicized and co-opted as a tool (or weapon) by the Obama administration


21 posted on 11/22/2013 6:00:18 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: SoFloFreeper
When is this going to STOP?

Everything is three things more horrific than the last. And those worthless cowards in the GOP are MIA.

22 posted on 11/22/2013 6:03:08 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: BykrBayb

I posted this on another thread a few minutes ago.

“I agree with you, but I also think the GOPe guys got a shiv stuck to them yesterday. Their whole sales pitch with “walk across the aisle” crap was demolished with the Senate vote yesterday.”

Those little emperors have no more clothes.


23 posted on 11/22/2013 6:04:10 AM PST by dforest
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To: Truth29
Maybe Obama will morph into President Snow from The Hunger Games. The mailed fist will come out and the Reaping will begin.

If we can tie the idea of Obama and President Snow of the Hunger Games together in the minds of teens/college/young adults, they might FINALLY get the idea that:

********** SOCIALISM = TYRANNY!!!! *************

Most of that generation are not going to read Hayek or Bastiat, but maybe the truth will seep in via a hard dose of reality + connections in pop culture.

Although, now that millions are giving up their personal identification to the Democrat party via enrolling in Obamacare, we may never get another chance to vote the tyrants out. Enroll America, Sibelius Group, agrees to help obtain a private list of potential Obamacare enrollee data for election/political purposes.

24 posted on 11/22/2013 6:08:59 AM PST by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: austinaero

Sounds like they woke up a little too late.


25 posted on 11/22/2013 6:10:26 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

John Roberts, no thanks!


26 posted on 11/22/2013 6:12:08 AM PST by rawhide
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To: austinaero

And if war comes - we know whose side they’ve been on for the last 60 years.


27 posted on 11/22/2013 6:12:24 AM PST by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The White House plan to “rebrand” Obamacare is simple. The new plan is to make certain that the president, Administration officials, Democrats everywhere and apologists in the media never, ever, ever use the word “Obamacare” again.

HUACa - Hussein's Un-Affordable Care act.

The House Committee On Un-American Activities wasn't actually called "HUAC" either.

28 posted on 11/22/2013 6:14:49 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Obama

couldn't

Care

less


29 posted on 11/22/2013 6:16:53 AM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“... The White House plan to “rebrand” Obamacare is simple. The new plan is to make certain that the president, Administration officials, Democrats everywhere and apologists in the media never, ever, ever use the word “Obamacare” again. “

New name..... ZEROCARE.


30 posted on 11/22/2013 6:19:47 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: SoFloFreeper; GeronL
"Obamacare" is more synonymous with “Hindenburg” than it is with “Apollo.”

Internal motivational posters at NASA and contracting firms in the 1960s said "Apollo will be judged on its accomplishments, not it's intentions."

This current bunch in power p!ssed it all away.

31 posted on 11/22/2013 6:23:15 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SoFloFreeper


32 posted on 11/22/2013 6:25:43 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: dforest

:-)


33 posted on 11/22/2013 6:29:40 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If you like your totalitarianism,you can keep it.


34 posted on 11/22/2013 6:51:01 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: silverleaf

“so really what will happen to the middle class?”
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Not much because it has very nearly ceased to exist already and the few remaining members will either find a way into the elite clique or become lower class, there is no middle class in a totalitarion society. There will be the ruling class and the peasantry, there will be an upper lower class and a lower lower class but no middle class at all.


35 posted on 11/22/2013 3:43:16 PM PST by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: silverleaf
... what will happen to the middle class?

Oh, don't worry. There is a plan already in existence to "take care" of them.

They will be called bourgeoisie, petty bourgeoisie, kulaks, wreckers, and hooligans - and we know how well that ended up for them the last time.

36 posted on 11/22/2013 4:20:08 PM PST by Gritty (You can't fix crazy any more than you can fix stupid. Obamacare was never going to work.-Steve Deace)
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