To borrow Dave Barry's classic catch-phrase, I swear I'm not making this up. The POTUS whose approval numbers have been in Bush43-circa-2008 territory for years, the architect of the destruction of (so far just) the individual private health insurance market, the man whose signature is on the law that has exploded premiums AND deductibles after having promised to "bend the cost curve downward" and took away the liked plans of millions of Americans whom he promised could keep them, the perpetrator of one of the biggest criminal frauds in not just American political history, but American history period, is going to be deployed as the "special attraction" carrot to actually get more suckers to sign up for this unmitigated disaster.
I guess Hillary Clinton wasn't available:
Visit healthcare.gov before February, and perhaps Barack Obama will visit you.
Obama is once again leaning on his personal celebrity status to get people who haven’t yet signed up for health insurance to join his signature health-care law.
The White House launched what it calls the “Healthy Communities Challenge” on Friday, a competition among twenty cities with high rates of uninsured people. The city that makes the most progress enrolling uninsured people will see an appearance by Obama.
“The victorious community gets bragging rights, a healthier community, and a visit from Barack Obama to celebrate their success in helping ensure every American has health coverage,” the White House said in a statement.
A "goal" that is both impossible and farther away than ever, as well as being one that was supposed to have been reached long, long ago, as the hordes of uninsured all stampeded to sign up, and the young people targeted to pay for all the old and sick enrollees happily bent over and grabbed the ankles to be syphoned of the cash to pay for them, and healthcare costs miraculously plummeted at the behest of O's magic putter, and no
And Barack Obama personally showing up to spike everybody's blood pressure is going to encourage more people to sign up?
What will he do on his visit? Talk the remainder of your ears off? Bring the beer? Let you drive his golf cart? Sort his shrimp? "Let" you mow the White House lawn? Humidify his Cuban stogies? Transcribe his March Madness picks? Give you a peek at Michelle's pics from before "the operation"?
Naw, even that wouldn't be worth it.