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Joining us now is Jonah Goldberg editor at large for the national review and a Fox News contributor of that commercial makes me wanna run right out and sign up for Obama -- -- How about you.
No actually get a 150 dollar check apparently if I sign up.
I think you bet I'm not sure you do -- you where where I hope they're paying you let me.
-- -- Go ahead I'll -- -- and move on from that -- -- I think this is a fascinating.
Effort and maybe it'll work you know I I sincerely -- profoundly doubt -- I think that these guys are.
-- they're very very good at organizing people the problem is is that it's one thing to get people to be part of a sort of and you know Pepsi ad campaign thing for voting for president -- aspiration no it's small C it's poetic.
This is asking young people young healthy people who are disproportionately poor and out of work to spend hundreds of dollars.
On health insurance that by definition the benefits of which will be going to other people.
And that is a much harder sell.
And I I have I have some deep skepticism that they'll be able to pulled off at the numbers that they need to.
Yeah out and this was written up today by in Politico of these the political information website and and and one of the lines in that caught me caught my -- Set a trio of the president's most experienced campaign operatives.
Are overseeing the effort to ensure that the Affordable Care Act.
Doesn't turn into the failure that the GOP predicts it will be so this is all part of an effort to.
Did did try to sell this thing that the president has assured us he's going to be good for all of us.
They've they've been selling for almost five years now something that you wouldn't -- -- all along should sell itself.
Right I mean they they said that when this thing is passed people enjoy the benefits and that'll become popular.
They said that there was needs and literally nothing wrong with that that no loser insurance -- don't costs would go up.
None of the things that they have said to sell this thing have turned out to be true yet.
It turns out lots of people's premiums are gonna go up lots of people are gonna lose the plans that they have.
And now they're trying one more time in advance of -- 2014 elections.
To sort of make this thing popular and get people to sign up -- the problem is is even if they're successful.
Lots of premiums will still go up.
Lots of people will lose their health care -- lots of employers.
Will cut back their hours to turn their workers and a part time.
Workers they don't have to put it it -- them completely on this thing.
And in almost every single way this thing is still destined to become a political and economic albatross.
And I just wonder about the taste of -- I mean we played that commercial at the beginning of all of this that again as being sort of you know pushed by the president what used to be the president's campaign organization.
That line for instance about he's getting a 150 dollar check well yes there will be a very small percentage.
Of obamacare recipients.
Who get some kind of a check.
But there are only the people who buy their own policies as we understand it a frat -- small fraction of the market.
And you know it's not even necessarily going to be a 150 bucks it's it's a little bit like advertising.
You know -- -- lottery ticket and you might win isn't.
Yet now it's you know it if you -- if you order now you get this second set of -- united serious.
There's also you know -- there's also the problem that's raised by the commercial raised by this entire effort.
That doesn't happen in a vacuum we -- in this moment politically.
Where President Obama has come under fire -- like no president since Richard Nixon for blurring the lines between legitimate public policy.
And -- politics.
And now he -- got his entire campaign organization.
Working overtime expressly for the purpose of saving president Obama's legacy.
And that is gonna look really weird you know organizing for America which put out that -- that's one of those 501 C organizations that the IRS.
Green lighted and gave it status to write away -- like.
The groups that disagree with it -- all that gets thrown into the mix and makes it much more difficult to trust the entire effort -- -- -- -- -- -- young people to do -- -- Obama's legacy is not a -- -- all those folks who -- -- -- TV commercials -- -- tax -- To make that contribution when a country -- Goldberg thank you.
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