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Satire: Where’s My Free ObamaCare?

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Apparently, some Americans have lost their minds and are asking, “Where’s my free ObamaCare?” After I stopped myself from rolling on the ground laughing, I had to see this for myself.

Americans (along with the majority of Congress for that matter) are still trying to figure out the massive health care overhaul that President Obama signed into law a few weeks ago. Evidently, questions have flooded insurance companies, doctors’ offices, human resources departments and business groups. eHealthinsurance.com (expert advice hotline) has received hundreds of thousands of calls from consumers and according to Carrie McLean, a consumer specialist for the company, “most of the help-seekers are asking questions about when the bill takes effect and what changes they’re going to see, but many are under the impression that they’re going to get coverage for free.” In the midst of this confusion, crops up a comical line of questioning, “Where do we get the free ObamaCare and how do I sign up for that?” Are they expecting free Obama cookies and Kool Aid with that?

This recent “government give-me disorder” coincides with last year’s stimulus insanity, when people lined up to get of all things; “free Obama money.” Where was this Obama cash coming from? “His [personal] stash, I don’t know!”

Did the Obama election foster in a new “caretaker” –– our government –– unleashing a smorgasbord of entitlements, relieving us from our “worries of putting gas in our car or paying our mortgage?” If so, forget about the gas and mortgage, where is my “free Obama” Porsche and beachfront mansion? And while we are at it, I want a “free Obama credit card” –– unlimited, like the one Congress is using right now!


It appears that America is morphing into Dane Cook’s version of the Oprah Winfrey Show, where we all get a free “school and a HUMPBACK WHALE !” As perplexed citizens rise up to wait in line for more “free Obama stuff,” we can anticipate that Americans will soon demand, “Where’s my free Obama Unicorn?”

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  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stubbornfacts Jamison

    Careful doll… Liberals lost their sense of humor back in ’93. Now they are just full of anger and spend all their time trolling BC looking for conservative bloggers to flame, which is odd since their guy won. They may learn to laugh again in the near future. we can only hope.

  • http://aviewfromtheright.wordpress.com Sirrahc

    Funny, sad, and maddening all at once!

  • chris

    Jamison,
    you are spot on, bro! :)

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    This reads like a serious piece about people’s ridiculous expectations of government, so I am not sure where the satire comes in. And I liked it until I played that Beck video. It starts in the middle of the interview and is just audio, so we don’t know what’s going on, but are supposed to trust Beck framing it? No thanks.

  • STM

    “Where’s my free Obama Unicorn?”

    What, Americans haven’t got one yet? Behind the times.

  • http://www.republicofdave.com Dave Nalle

    The Obama Unicorn is a mutated goat with a venereal disease.

  • STM

    Mate, that is so unfair to goats.

  • http://blogcritics.org/writers/christine-lakatos/ Christine

    El, the beginning is news, however, didn’t you read about the Humpback Whale (Dane Cook)? You have to watch the video clip; he is hilarious. Then maybe you will get my joke.

  • http://www.indyboomer46.blogspot.com Baritone

    Yeah, this country is full of a lot of stupid people. I’ve seen some wearing tea bags as earrings screaming that they don’t want the government messing with their medicare, by god! I mean, what’s up with that?

    B

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    Sorry, but this ain’t satire…and it’s not news either, just a lame “joke” framed on a set of false assumptions and untruths [in this it is similar to Christine’s earlier, um, thoughtful pieces, nearly always drawing on falsehoods posted by other bloggers.]

    For more amusing material, albeit wince-inducing, I’d recommend watching almost any 5-minute clip of Palin’s and Bachmann’s various vaudeville routines [aka “speeches”] from earlier in the week.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    There is no question though, Handy, that a great many people are totally clueless as to what Obamacare might come to mean – just as many of the teapartiers are clueless as well.

    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, so let’s be fair.

  • zingzing

    christine: “[dane cook] is hilarious.”

    whoa. [backing away from messed-up opinion…]

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    Yes, Roger, as the sage said: No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.

    There are lots of willfully uninformed Americans. They seem to take pride in being ignorant slobs, preferring a screeching dingbat half-term governor to an intellectual, articulate former law professor because she’s “more like them.”

    Some of them write articles here, and more than a few write comments on articles.

  • http://blogcritics.org/writers/christine-lakatos/ Christine

    Handy, hate to break the news to you, but I am not a Sarah Palin fan.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    It’s because you’re smarter than her, Christine.

  • http://blogcritics.org/writers/christine-lakatos/ Christine

    Thanks Roger, but not according the “lefties” here on BC.

    I just don’t get the Pail appeal. Most of the time when she talks, she doesn’t make sense. It is really annoying.

    And if the truth be told, as an animal lover…my real “beef” with Palin is what she and Alaska (were or are) doing to wolves. March 27, 2007

  • http://blogcritics.org/writers/christine-lakatos/ Christine

    OK, now I didn’t make sense, that is annoying. lol “Palin Appeal”

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    Glad to hear you are screeching-dingbat-resistant, Christine. There is hope.

    Those of us who react negatively to your articles are just going by what you publish. We have no knowledge of you personally and the comments aren’t personal.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    You’ve just lost Archie as your most ardent supporter.

    But if I’m not mistaken, he’s a devotee of Mitt.

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    Dude, where’s my free RomneyCare??

  • http://blogcritics.org/writers/christine-lakatos/ Christine

    OK, Handy and those that didn’t care for my humor; you may get a kick out of Jon Stewart’s:
    Lady and the Gramps

    Fair and Balanced Humor!

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    You should get on a speaking tour, Christine. You’re certainly better looking than Sister Sarah, and more articulate to boot.

    I’d even vote for you if faced with a choice of choosing the lesser of two evils.

  • http://blogcritics.org/writers/christine-lakatos/ Christine

    Roger, LMAO now!

  • cannonshop

    The gold farting unicorn,
    with hte all curing magical horn.

    I want mine.

  • mom

    “[dane cook] is hilarious.”

    must be part of the satire, zingster.

  • http://thingsalongtheway.blogspot.com/ Cindy

    hmmm, it reverted to my mom’s nickname

  • http://www.indyboomer46.blogspot.com Baritone

    A note on Palin’s “speeches.” I have never heard her actually say anything that wasn’t a put down or meant to be some kind of “zinger” at Obama or some other Dem’s expense. I have never heard her utter one word of substance.

    My wife had a truly great inspiration regarding Sister Sarah: The next time you have the great fortune of hearing her speak, close your eyes, continue to listen; then picture her wearing a little hat with the price tag still on it. Works for me. :D

    B

  • Arch Conservative

    Was that a Minnie Pearl reference Btone?

    Believe it or not but not everyone buys into the BS about Obama being some great orator.

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    That’s because you don’t even bother to try listening, Arch. You completely closed your mind about him at least 2 or 3 years ago.

  • http://joannehuspek.wordpress.com Joanne Huspek

    Huh. Last year people mobbed Cobo Hall in Detroit looking for free Obama mortgage goodies. Before that (right after he was elected) they were looking for their Obama checks to come in the mail.

    As far as I can tell, there’s still no such thing as a free lunch – or a unicorn ranch – or a free anything else. We’re all going to pay, and pay dearly.

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    There may be a lot of people dumb enough to expect handouts to rain from the sky, just as there are people dumb enough to believe every Palin or Beck line.

    But to portray the president as actually promising handouts is ridiculous. That’s a fabrication, a Republican talking point.

    And most of what have been caricatured as “handouts” are not directed to the poor, but to struggling, hard-working [or want-to-be-working but unemployed] lower middle class/working class families.

    It is very easy to stand on the sidelines and heckle. Much harder to propose workable alternatives — and honestly describe the likely results of your alternatives for working families.

  • cannonshop

    #31 Hard working families like AIG, Insurance Corporations, General Motors Executives…

  • Doug Hunter

    #31

    Very good point, the poor already receive free care through medicaid.

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    Total cost to taxpayers of AIG, GM and Chrysler: $70 billion. [The bank ‘bailout’ has now actually turned a profit.]

    The bailout ‘issue’ was a mirage, a place to vent anger. We have much larger financial problems than that.