President Obama is more committed to encouraging young people to get health insurance than he is about his own personal dignity, so he did this thing and put it on the intertubes for everyone to see:
This has conservatives' heads exploding in spectacular fashion all over the Internet, conservative radio, right wing cable television, and of course, the Twitter. It's hilarious.
Remember, now. This is a short funny video intended to encourage young people to sign up before the February 15th deadline.
Do you suppose the negativity stems from their kneejerk need to dump on everything the President does or maybe because the Obamacare signups have gone well this year? So well, in fact, that enrollments in the Southern states are surging.
Kinda makes me wonder what ungodly Faustian bargain was struck in order to push the “VD gets around” party line back in the 70s. Like it or not, the video is providing a public service because, and this is key, the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. It’s also kicking ass, which is probably why conservatives are focusing on the selfie stick, and not the actual subject of the video. It hasn’t killed jobs, and it has exceeded every expectation, and if the Supreme Court has a lick of sense, will continue to do so. All that’s left for them is to make fun of a guy who’s making fun of himself for using a selfie stick, while ignoring the fact that he’s also burning them to a crisp for blaming him for everything.
Wait till Rand Paul does his own selfie stick routine and see how they celebrate then.
Update: Jon Perr reminds that a Republican has diminished the office too!