For Valentine’s Day, Tell Your Loved Ones You Care More About Promoting Obamacare

Is badger really the animal you want us to associate with Valentine's Day?Organizing for ActionIt really is never, ever, ever going to stop, is it? I’m referring to this belief that a significant amount of the problems and poor outcomes of the Obama Administration is actually due to bad marketing or communication and not flawed philosophies and incompetence.

Today, Organizing for Action, the pro-Obama nonprofit, is trying to destroy your relationships by encouraging you to send Affordable Care Act-themed Valentine’s Day messages to your loved ones. They call it the “Adorable Care Act.”

The Hill notes that OFA sent out an e-mail encouraging its mailing list to send out one of six animal-themed cards. And yes, of course, they all have terribly awful puns as part of their effort to encourage people to get covered:

“Treat yourself right this Valentine’s Day. Get pamPURRED with health care,” one says, featuring a bucket of kittens.

“Remember giving out valentines in grade school?" OFA Organizing Director Sara El-Amine wrote in the email. "This is a holiday that gives us all an excuse to send cute messages to anyone we want. This year, there's no better way to let friends know you care than by sharing an Adorable Care Act valentine."

If you attempt to click on one of these cards, it wants to connect to your Facebook account and collect “your public profile, friend list, email address, News Feed, birthday, interests, current city, photos, personal description and likes and your friends' birthdays, interests, current cities, photos and likes.”

Just send a grant to Cute Overload and let them do the heavy lifting, guys.

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  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    I want one w/ a picture of Warty. It's for Epi.

  • Tonio||

    Awww, that is so sweet.

  • XM||

    "I love you so much and I won't accept the fact that you don't have insurance. Get yourself covered."

    "But I'm real short on cash, baby. Can you sell the nice things I got you and pay for my healthcare?"

    "[Expletive] you".

  • Invisible Finger||

    Next up:

    A poster of Uncle Sam pointing a gun: "I want YOU to buy health insurance."

  • Wasteland Wanderer||

  • Rich||

    It really is never, ever, ever going to stop, is it?

    It all ends in the grave, Scott.

  • ||

    Nothing is more pathetic than earnestness from political partisans...except attempts at humor to try and earnestly push their politics.

  • Aresen||

    Sometimes, the humor is unintentional:

    Vice President Joe Biden told fellow Democrats they should be optimistic about the state of the nation, “in spite of who’s president.”

    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/ar.....-president

  • Wasteland Wanderer||

    Freudian slip?

  • ||

    Creepy.

    I can say with 100% certainty that anyone who sent me such a card would be off of my list forever.

  • Tonio||

    Yes, but they (presumably) don't see how creepy this is to the rest of us. The phrase "tone-deaf" comes to mind. Their cluelessness will be their undoing.

  • CE||

    This Fourth of July, declare your independence from a lack of health insurance! Sign up!

    This Memorial Day, remember those who don't have health insurance, and pester them yet again to register.

    This Flag Day, wave the red-white-and-blue as you sign up for health insurance!

    etc.

  • Rich||

    ARGH!! For the love of God, MAKE IT STOP!!

  • Bee Tagger||

    4th of July: Did your parents recently celebrate their non-dependents day? Sign up for your very own blah blah blah

    Memorial Day: Yes, mammorial check-ups are covered.

    Flag day: Raise that flag proudly! Erection pills are covered.

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    Earth Day - lower your carbon footprint w/ our Death Panels!

  • The Late P Brooks||

    This administration is composed of all the dumbest and most annoying people I went to high school with, apparently.

  • RBS||

    Pretty much.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    If you attempt to click on one of these cards, it wants to connect to your Facebook account and collect “your public profile, friend list, email address, News Feed, birthday, interests, current city, photos, personal description and likes and your friends' birthdays, interests, current cities, photos and likes.”

    Imagine my surprise.

    Go ahead. I dare you.

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    I so need a fake FB account to make others recoil in horror when they collect that sort of info.

    For you Proper Gentlemen of Sports listeners, my handle will be "Side Rooster".

  • Christophe||

    This is exactly why they allow custom genders now. So that the fake accounts can be that much more terrifying.

  • Aresen||

    If I had a Facebook account, I'd add Bashir Al-Assad, Kim Jong Un, Charles Manson and Paul Bernardo as friends.

    Maybe Vlad Tepes Putin as well.

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    This Arbor Day, TREEat yourself to health insurance.

  • Rich||

    *** curls up in fetal position ***

  • Aresen||

    Stand up for Obamacare on St. Onan's day!

  • The Other Kevin||

    Exactly who do they expect to send these, and to whom? I would think that if you were and Obamacare cheerleader, by now you would have discussed it with everyone you know, to the point of driving them away forever.

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    They'll send them to each other as tribal reinforcement.

  • LynchPin1477||

    Exactly.

  • LarryA||

    First they hack the O'Care Website for a list of those who gave up before they were enrolled...

  • LarryA||

    First they hack the O'Care Website for a list of those who gave up before they were enrolled...

  • LarryA||

    First they hack the O'Care Website for a list of those who gave up before they were enrolled...

  • LarryA||

    ONE CLICK! I swear!

    Of course I mentioned the [redacted] website.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Ye gods. If you politicize your life to this extent, please report to Disintegration Chamber #12 for processing.

  • JW||

    "Yeah, I'd like to place a collect call...."

  • ||

    I'd direct them more towards the Agony Booth, to be honest.

  • Pro Libertate||

    That's the waiting room for Disintegration Chamber #12.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I want to work in the department that thinks this is a good idea.

  • Sevo||

    No, you DON'T!

  • Citizen Nothing||

    Don't be a dumb Mick. Sign up on St. Paddy's Day!

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    On St. Patrick's Day, Irish I had health insurance.

  • Sudden||

    Sinophobe!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    (Liver replacement is not covered.)

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Pajama Boy wants a weasel in his drawers.

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    Or a Weigel.

  • RBS||

    Speaking of pampering yourself with healthcare, one of my cousins and my partner's paralegal have both gone on wellness binges since they signed up, because it's all FREEEEEE!!!!!!

  • ||

    This year, there's no better way to let friends know you care than by sharing an Adorable Care Act valentine

    What frightens me is that they actually think this is true

    No better way to show you care than politicizing yet another holiday? Where's barfman?

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    Your caring is validated by Barack Obama, PBUH.

  • Sevo||

    'Just one more PR campaign will put it over the top, boss! I promise!
    Listen, I got this really hot copy writer who's a sort of a relative! He's done spots for Apple! I can get him for a good price....'

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    Don't let your Chlamydia go untreated like this Koala bear's, get covered.

  • JW||

    If we go back in time and steer these people towards a happy and productive life, instead of wasting it as a drone in a shit-weasel factory, will SilverFox316 stop us?

  • Sudden||

    Only if you try killing Hitler first.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    "I did it! Of course it wasn't easy, getting into the bunker during all that bombing..."

    /xkcd

  • Rich||

    "If MLK had enrolled in Obamacare, he'd still ...."

  • Sevo||

    ...be dead"

  • Jerry on the boat||

    "This beaver puts out, because she knows she's covered by Obamacare."

  • Sevo||

    Next step:
    'We're tired of reminding you! Sign up now or this panda cub gets it!'

  • Winston||

    How about some Busby Berkeley musical numbers?

  • Invisible Finger||

    Don't be stupid
    be a smarty
    Get health insurance
    just like Warty

  • Ramjet||

    Best. Comments. Ever.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    "Don't get buffaloed by those Tea Party boo-birds, get your ass covered, today!"

  • All-Seeing Monocle||

    If you attempt to click on one of these cards, it wants to connect to your Facebook account and collect “your public profile, friend list, email address, News Feed, birthday, interests, current city, photos, personal description and likes and your friends' birthdays, interests, current cities, photos and likes

    Surely, they already have this information?

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    On Super Bowl Sunday, remember Bronco fans, colonoscopy is covered.

  • ||

    This V-Day get your VD treated for that special someone! Sign up today, you can't be turned down!

  • LynchPin1477||

    Could this fall under unwanted advances, and thus sexual harassment?

  • The Last American Hero||

    You know what would have been great marketing? A well-functioning website that was user friendly. People not forced out of their policies/losing their preferred doctors. Plans that saved both the individual money and the taxpayers money. The cost curve being bent down, not up. More people having access to affordable care (no, "access" to insurance doesn't count).

    Of course, this law and the fed gov are incapable of providing any of these things, so they're left with hokey marketing materials.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Subsizide the less-healthy people
    Or Obamacare is screwed

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Why do birds suddenly appear
    Whenever you are near?
    You need Obamacare to treat that bird flu...

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Now that you've eaten the chocolate I sent
    Liposuction would be money well spent
    Sign up with ACA, and, just like that
    They'll be able to help you remove excess fat

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    For Valentine's Day I got you a giant teddy bear

    But now it's mad because you didn't sign up for Obamacare

    http://www.thefastertimes.com/.....58971.jpeg

  • GILMORE||

    I think there should be a gallery of ObamaCare advertisements, using the real designs employed by the various state organizations....then gradually drifting into artist-inspired renditions of "where along these lines would this government go if they admitted how truly desperate they are becoming"...

    ...like the following =

    Sign Up For Obamacare Now or We Will Kill This Dog

    http://www.marksverylarge.com/.....over_l.jpg

    or,

    Enemies of Obamacare *Will Be Crushed*

    http://blog.theacademictravele.....8/tank.jpg

  • GILMORE||

    "Sign Up Now For Obamacare..."

    OR DIE OF THE COMING PLAGUE

    http://static1.wikia.nocookie......ster_1.jpg

  • General Butt Naked||

    Why don't they buy more of those dot-gov Sammy Hagar commercials I hear on late night radio at work. The kids love love love Van-Hagar.

    At least I think he's prodding me to buy health insurance- I can't really tell what he's mumbling through his guy fieri bro-fat.

  • ||

    Children Exposed to More Brain-Harming Chemicals Than Ever Before

    “Our very great concern is that children worldwide are being exposed to unrecognized toxic chemicals that are silently eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviors, truncating future achievements, and damaging societies, perhaps most seriously in developing countries,” they write. “A new framework of action is needed.”
  • Christophe||

    If the children are contaminated with chemicals we should dispose of them in an eco-friendly way.

    Suggestions?

  • JW||

    I'd say fondue.

    You can't wait too long, though, the kids get tough and chewy.

  • prolefeed||

    If the children are contaminated with chemicals we should dispose of them in an eco-friendly way.

    Suggestions?

    Disintegration Chamber 12 has already been mentioned upthread. Processing them into Soylent Green would also work.

  • Sevo||

    "MORE: A link between pesticides and attention disorders?"

    MORE: A link between luddite writers and voting D?

  • CampingInYourPark||

    This is the way we all end up in the ovens comrades(fuck it, I use my own terms). Not through abstract policy battles. It will be because somebody that wants you(me) dead won the propaganda war. YOU BETTER CARE ABOUT WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO US ALL.

  • ||

    U.S. Justice officials accuse Montana prosecutor of gender bias in rape cases

    Among the investigation's findings were that the county attorney's office gave sexual assault of women low priority, failed to properly train its prosecutors and treated victims with disrespect.

    [...]

    The Justice Department did not announce any actions it was taking in response to the findings but said it hoped the letter would serve as a starting point for talks with the county attorney's office that would avoid protracted litigation.

    Aw shucks, the DoJ only wants a little talk ...

  • cheap soccer jerseys||

    I would think that if you were and Obamacare cheerleader, by now you would have discussed it with everyone you know, to the point of driving them away forever.

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