Obama says “No hard sell for Obamacare,” and is lying as usual

Obama says “We didn’t make a hard sell: We didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did.”

BULLSH**. You are a lying sack of excrement. Why do I say that? Hundreds of reasons, but here are two for this specific example.

“From January until the end of March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the HealthCare.gov site and administers the Affordable Care Act, will have spent $52 million on paid media, officials said.”

Not to mention the HUNDREDS of millions they have spent on the failed website. Remember the ‘pajama boy’ ad? Yeah. And there’s more.

Obama tried to press the network for FREE airtime in PRIMETIME. But they turned him down, so he had to resort to second stringers like Ellen DeGeneres and some stupid “between the ferns” show that no one has ever watched.

No hard sell? Obama is lying about that, and he’s lying about how many have signed up for Obamacare. They claim 7.1 million, but neglect to even speak of the 6+ million who were kicked off of their health plans BECAUSE of Obamacare. Nor will they address the fact that less than 10% of enrollees is paying their own premiums without a subsidy.

Has this a**clown EVER told the truth about ANYTHING in his life other than the fact that he planned to ‘fundamentally transform’ America?

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Obama Says The Administration “Didn’t Make A Hard Sell” For Obamacare

Media buys, death panels, Armageddon. The president announces the administration hit 7.1 million sign-ups in Obamacare.

posted on April 1, 2014 at 5:37pm EDT

Andrew Kaczynski

BuzzFeed Staff

Announcing the administration surpassed 7 million enrollees in Obamacare, President Obama said the White House didn’t make a hard sell on Obamacare. “We didn’t make a hard sell: We didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did.”

According to the New York Times, however, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services alone spent $52 million this year promoting the law.

<blockquote>From January until the end of March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the HealthCare.gov site and administers the Affordable Care Act, will have spent $52 million on paid media, officials said.</blockquote>

Via nytimes.com

Obama also lampooned critics of the law at the announcement Tuesday. “Many of the tall tales that have been told about this law have been debunked. There are still no death panels. Armageddon has not arrived,” he said.

Link to article: http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/obama-says-the-administration-didnt-make-a-hard-sell-for-oba

Networks Snub Obama On Primetime Health Care Address

The White House sought primetime air the day Obamacare hit 7 million signups.

posted on April 3, 2014 at 4:24pm EDT

Evan McMorris-Santoro

BuzzFeed Staff

WASHINGTON — White House officials sought valuable primetime air for a rare, impromptu Tuesday night address to tout the accomplishment of signing up more than 7 million people under the Affordable Care Act.

But network officials refused to make the kind of accommodation they did previously for the announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed, for instance, and Obama was left instead cutting into the much smaller audiences of Ellen and other daytime shows.

Three sources familiar with the request confirmed the White House asked for the primetime slot in their effort both to emphasize a bright moment following the challenging roll out and, more important, to try to reintroduce the country to a law that remains unpopular. One top White House official referred BuzzFeed to another top official for comment on the conversation with networks, but the second official did not respond to a request for comment.

People familiar with the request declined to reveal which network blocked the primetime address, but broadcast networks have traditionally been much more reluctant than cable networks to provide the White House with evening air time.

Instead of the primetime speaking slot the White House wanted, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden lauded the accomplishment in a less formal Rose Garden address that was alternately celebratory and hard-edged.

“In the end, history is not kind to those who would deny Americans their basic economic security. Nobody remembers well those who stand in the way of America’s progress or our people,” Obama said.

The White House rarely asks for primetime broadcast TV time for Obama outside the traditional State of the Union address. Indeed, the Oval Office message is one of the traditional venues for presidential communications Obama’s team has shunned in favor of digital and nontraditional media tools that don’t require the help of established media. But while a primetime address remains a powerful tool available only to the sitting president, networks face a different imperative: protecting their profitable primetime lineup.

Link to article: http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/the-white-house-tried-to-get-network-primetime-on

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