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Reporter Asks Jay Carney if White House Thinks Americans Will Sign Up for Obamacare Because ‘Barack Obreezy’ Says So

Dec. 18, 2013 9:45pm Becket Adams

ABC News’ Jon Karl asked during a White House press briefing this week whether the Obama administration honestly believes Americans want to sign up for health insurance coverage because “Barack Obreezy” said they should.

Karl’s question was made in reference to a rash of recent Obamacare ads aimed at younger consumers including the much-ridiculed “brosurance” ad campaign and a recent parody rap video starring “B-Rock Obeezy.”

“What do you make of some of these efforts by Obamacare supporters to reach out?” Karl asked, adding “I mean, some of them — the upside-down keg stands and whatnot. I mean, is anybody going to buy health care because Barack Obreezy tells them to buy it because it’s hot?”

“I think that, having not designed advertising campaigns myself, I’m not an expert,” Carney said, “but I think that people — there are efforts underway to reach potential consumers where they live, if you will, and to get them to be aware of the options available to them and the wisdom of getting covered, of having health insurance. And I think that’s what all these efforts are about.”

The White House Press Secretary added: “(W)e still have extraordinary levels of interest demonstrated by the number of visits to the website itself. And that continues. We continue to see I think something like half a million over the weekend of visitors to healthcare.gov. So the demand is there, and it’s our responsibility to make sure that the system works so the demand can be met.”

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Karl’s question was made in reference to a rash of recent Obamacare ads aimed at younger consumers including the much-ridiculed “brosurance” ad campaign and a recent parody rap video starring “B-Rock Obeezy.”
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“I think that, having not designed advertising campaigns myself, I’m not an expert,” Carney said,

About the only thing he's expert at is regurgitating the lies of others - that he knows are lies - with a straight face.

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"...based on visits to the website..."

Bear with me while I parse that statement for a moment, because I hear it so often being used to tout the success of the Obamacare website.  I used to run my own little website here and just like any other website owner/operator, I got daily webstats that I spent a great deal of time analyzing and understanding so I could tell what was going on at my site.

Most of the hits I got on my site lasted less than ten seconds in length, and many for much shorter times.  These were mostly search engine hits like Yahoo, Google, and any of the many other search engines out there that picked up a word on my site and gave me one of millions of other hits associated with that word.

Many of the hits were from spammers in both Asia and Europe, the RIPE Network being an infamous spam host, whose users post nothing but links to their porn or pfishing sites, if you let them.

I had over 1 millions hits on my site in 2009 alone...but only a handful were people who read the site on a regular basis or even fewer that actually commented.

Bragging about the number of visits to a website means absolutely nothing by itself, and anyone who has had access to webstats of any kind knows that.

« Last Edit: December 19, 2013, 10:21:01 AM by Chieftain »

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For convenience many times I simply click on the link in my toolbar bookmarks instead of clicking on the back arrow in order to return to the page I was on.

That skews the hell out of any numbers of "hits" the site is getting.


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