ObamaCare blowin’ in the wind
By Post Editorial Board
December 13, 2013 | 2:39am
Back in the 1960s, the rallying cry of the counterculture was coined by Timothy Leary: “Turn on, tune in, drop out.”
Today America’s young are also rebelling against the establishment. But this time their target is ObamaCare, and their rallying cry is “Opt Out!”
The battle is being fought across smart phones, social media and Internet sites by organizations such as Generation Opportunity, a self-described “free-thinking, liberty-loving, national organization of young people promoting the best of being American.” Generation Opportunity sponsors OptOut.org, where visitors can watch videos of a Creepy Uncle Sam trying to get unsuspecting youth to enroll in ObamaCare.
The group plans to spread its message using SnapChat — an app that allows users to see photos or videos sent to them only for a brief instant before disappearing. It’s precisely the kind of tech-savvy movement once associated with Team Obama.
In sharp contrast, the pro-ObamaCare efforts have been fairly lame of late. Even a new ObamaCare rap video has a tired feel to it. Meanwhile, the attempt to turn Thanksgiving into a sign-up session for health insurance was a flop. Then there’s something called “The Adorable Care Act,” which is turning up on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. Though not run by the White House, the administration has shared some of the images from the account — which features cuddly animals. The punchline under a photo of a dog licking a kitten, for example, is called “Friends don’t let friends go without health insurance.”
Now, if the opt-out folks would only give us some good ObamaCare protest music.