LOS ANGELES – PPD had to put a bunch of seats in the corner for all of the Hollywood ObamaCare, #GetCovered ‘Dunces” now fleeing for cover. The Hollywood ObamaCare propagandists have been quite quiet since the failed October 1 launch of the not-so Affordable Care Act website — or, HealthCare.gov — including great political thinkers such as Lady Gaga, Marlon Wayne, Amy Poehler, Nina Dobrev, Rosario Dawson, Sarah Silverman, Olivia Wilde, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Pearl Jam, Lance Bass, John Legend, Alyssa Milano and Kerry Washington (sarcasm emphasized).
Let that be a lesson to Hollywood and any low-information American voter who may have been persuaded to hear them out. It is probably best if they just stay away from the debate, because it isn’t simply technical glitches associated with ObamaCare website that they may be asked to explain, but actual policy implications they have no intellectual capacity to discuss.
Could you imagine asking Marlon Wayne or Lady Gaga why they didn’t foresee sticker shock in 45 out of 50 states? Or, why would they actively promote a program that everyone knew would result in millions of Americans getting thrown off of their health care plans?
There will be no celebrities flocking to Capitol Hill to answer these question, because the stars that helped launch the so-far failed entitlement are now being advised to take cover, instead of advising others to #getcovered. But we know the answers to these questions anyway, and it is simple. They were too stupid to know the difference, and most can barely act well, let alone understand the complexities of the free market. And that’s okay, but what isn’t, is their failure to use their roles as influencers on young Americans in a responsible manner.
A Hollywood agent told FOX411 “that while Obama and ObamaCare are separate issues, and that you can support one without the other,” agents in public relations teams across the industry are advising their Hollywood clients to bail on the Hollywood ObamaCare bandwagon. Even Oprah Winfrey, who is one of Obama’s most ardent supporters, reportedly refused to help out with the public relations disaster.
“Hollywood has gone from pushing #getcovered to heading for cover,” Dan Gainor, VP of Business and Culture at the Media Research Center told FOX411. “Stars like Lady Gaga and Sarah Silverman pushed their ObamaCare propaganda to more than 67 million fans on social media. But don’t expect them to be honest about the situation.”
Georgia attorney Patrick Millsaps, who served as chief of staff of Newt Gingrich’s 2012 presidential campaign and manages several Hollywood names, said celebrities, like most public figures, know where to draw the line.
“They are starting to realize they too were sold a bill of goods and aren’t going to be accomplices in a continued fraud,” he said. “This is an easy decision for a manager – you can’t let your client promote a crappy product.” But they already promoted a “crappy product,” which shows their credibility is nil on all matters of policy. Only fools speak in support of a policy or program they do not understand.
“Many of my Hollywood friends still believe in this guy,” Millsaps added. “But I think their faith is being tested.”
Publicist Ronn Torossian of 5WPR jumped in saying. “When things go wrong, naturally celebrities won’t want to be outspoken. But don’t expect them to be quiet for long,” he said. “They will stand up again as soon as President Obama asks them to.”
One of President Obama’s best celebrity friends is Scarlet Johansson, who graced us all with that knowledge she is Obama’s texting buddy, offered her voice for the Planned Parenthood message that’s played when calls are made to some of the health centers. She says, “Did you know you may be able to enroll in new, more affordable health insurance plans?”
Did Scarlet Johansson learn how to read? Did Scarlet Johansson know it is indisputable that there is nothing affordable about the so-called Affordable Care Act? Every study to date, including the Manhattan Institute study, the study conducted by Heritage, and even the analysis conducted by CBS News — a so-called mainstream outlet — has debunked the claims that overall costs will decrease. This may be a bit hard for the intellectually challenged to understand, but even in the rare event that premiums for some Americans are lower, the deductibles and co-pays — when factored in — show health care costs under ObamaCare will necessarily skyrocket.
Again, it may be a bit hard for them to comprehend, but when you put restrictions on insurers to offer only government-mandated plans filled with a bunch of garbage Americans do not need, then costs much increase. Also, when you give young people the option to opt-out or stay on their parent’s plan until they are 26 if able, then there will not be enough money to pay for the rush of people flocking to Medicaid. That is particularly true when the rate of uninsured Americans is at an all-time high, precisely because of the law’s adverse effect on economic growth.
Rather than offering herself up as a spokeswomen for federally funded abortion, Scarlett Johansson should instead be asking someone to teach her the basic principles of free market capitalism. In fact, they all should, because none of these for-sale “Dunces” know even the most basic of our founding principles and ideals they speak so loudly against.
Maybe they can, at least, act like they don’t know as much as they really don’t and admit they are tools.