Hey — Whatever Happened to Burning Obamacare Cards?

Wingnuts Being Wingnuts

You must remember the glorious campaign trotted out last July by the old white farts who run FreedomWorks. They were inspiring young adults across America to print out “Obamacare cards” that resembled Vietnam-era draft cards, and then the young people were to make videos of themselves burning the cards, and this would create the Big Mo of young folks turning their backs on getting health insurance. Because Freedom.

Talk about running up a flag and nobody saluting. After extensive searching I found ONE home-made Obamacare burning video:

The genius who made this says he has been healthy for six years and never needed insurance. Good thing he didn’t burn himself with the blowtorch.

It appears the Burn Obamacare Cards blog at FreedomWorks.org hasn’t been updated since August 30. The original #Burnthecard page now is just a donation page, and the information I was able to read in August is no longer accessible. Maybe you can get to it if you make a donation, but I’m not trying the experiment.

Matt Kibbe was still flogging the idea as recently as September 5 —

I think we struck a nerve. Judging from the left’s hysterical overreaction to FreedomWorks’ “Burn Your Obamacare Card” campaign, this oppressive transfer of wealth from young Americans to the elderly appears to be the Achilles Heel of the new, insanely authoritarian progressive movement.

At some point, even the Koch brothers must have realized we were just laughing at them.

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  1. c u n d gulag  •  Oct 12, 2013 @12:26 pm

    WOW! Powerful statement you made for liberty with that blowtorch, there, Mr. Founding Father!
    What’s next in your 60’s en fuego revival?
    Some Beatles albums?
    Or your wife’s bra?

    And methinks Mr. KKKibbe confuses the right’s version of hysterical overreaction, when they shriek and wail and moan and tear at their hair and garments while peeing and pooping themselves, and the left’s version of hysterical, when we pee and poop ourselves from laughter, at how baths*t crazy most of the sociopaths on the right are.

  2. biggerbox  •  Oct 12, 2013 @12:57 pm

    I was amused to read yesterday that Obamacare’s polling numbers have been going UP since the GOP tantrum shutdown started. Insert Nelson Muntz laugh here.

    It helps that the Shutdown Tantrum has sucked up all the news media that would otherwise have been turning the opening computer problems into the Worst Failure of ALL TIME!!! The HHS contractors lucked out on that one!

    All in all, an excellent failure of GOP media manipulation.

  3. Swami  •  Oct 12, 2013 @2:03 pm

    When you look at the close up at the :15 sec point..you can read where it says: If you are any race except Caucasian you may not have to pay this. What that translates into is that Niggers and Spics are getting free medical at the expense of whites.

    Maybe I’m a little too sensitive in seeing racism where none exists, but that Obamacard appears to have a racist flavor to it.

    To the real patriots…all gave some.. some give all.

  4. moonbat  •  Oct 12, 2013 @5:41 pm

    If you have a few minutes today, you’ll be well rewarded by reading Democracy Corps’ Inside the GOP: A Report on focus groups with Evangelical, Tea Party, and moderate Republicans. I referenced it a couple threads back (but didn’t go into in any depth). It’s a thirty page pdf, and is an easy read/skim.

    Republican party members were divided into three subtypes: Evangelical, Tea Party, and Moderates – because, as the authors explain, these pretty much constitute the party. What’s interesting are the nuances, the differences, between these types, and also the ways in which certain types admire other types (for example, the Tea Party – while unconcerned about social issues – is greatly admired by Evangelicals because they’re willing to fight for what they believe).

    Focus groups containing these types were hosted in a few locations around the country to see how these people think. The report is structured with conclusions and lots of anecdotes from the group members to illustrate the conclusions. What’s great about the focus group approach, is that the members themselves felt free enough to open up, as if this were one of the rare times they could be around people who thought like they did. And so it’s a pretty candid and honest snapshot into how these people think.

    This gave me a lot of insight into the hysterics I’ve been hearing for years coming from right-wingers. As well as insight into the dynamics behind the various fights we’ve been engaged in.

  5. Bill Bush  •  Oct 12, 2013 @8:13 pm

    Great link, Moonbat! It sounds like everything I have heard them say. When you see it all in one place, it is enough to convince you that they have faith and fear for the most part, with moderates dubious enough to listen a little.

  6. Waspuppet  •  Oct 13, 2013 @5:33 am

    Well, you know, Conservative Math says that every one of those videos counts for roughly 6 million people actually burning their fake cards. Because you know young people these days – they’re really not into posting videos of themselves on the Internet.

    Unskew the YouTube stats!

  7. c u n d gulag  •  Oct 13, 2013 @8:30 am

    To follow-up on your link, here is a collection of some e-mails from these loons.