Karl Rove Group 'Opposes' Obamacare by Entering Viral Video Contest
Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS is “fighting” Obamacare’s implementation by submitting a video to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $30,000 video contest. The video makes fun of Obamacare and casts the president’s health care law as a boon for elites.
"We're in it to win it," Crossroads GPS president and CEO Steven Law said in a press release announcing the video’s contest submission. "There is an ugly side to this law, and we expect the government to communicate those less savory aspects of the law to young people just as they are hyping some of the benefits. We hope every young person will watch this video – and vote for it."
In the video, Rove’s group says of Obamacare: “Obamacare: Just like guys enjoy premium leather seats, so to, you'll enjoy paying triple the health care premiums out of your new part time salary. Speaking of guys, ever been on a 'man date' before? At Obamacare, we're full of mandates.”
According to Kaiser Health News, the contest is costing HHS $30,000 and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the rollout of it during a recent visit to Houston, Texas.
“We’re encouraging folks to create a song, or a graphic, or a video about the law’s benefits,” Sebelius said of the contest. “Like staying on their parent’s plan until they’re 26, not being denied coverage because of a pre-existing health condition.”
Rove has adamantly opposed fighting Obamacare by defunding it in the upcoming Continuing Resolution (CR) that funds government’s operations. The move, led by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), is one of the only legislative solutions that could potentially delay or stop the law, as any bill passed in the House to repeal the Affordable Care Act will not be taken up by the Democrat-controlled Senate.
As Sen. Lee argued in a recent interview with Breitbart News, other plans to get rid of Obamacare before have all fallen apart. He said his plan is “our last best shot” to eliminate the president’s health care law. “There were reasons for this [establishment funding Obamacare through previous CRs]; I voted against those because I didn’t think we should be implementing Obamacare,” he said.
“But they [the CRs] still passed with Republican support from both houses, continuing resolutions that fund Obamacare," Lee continued. "We’ve got one last stop on the Obamacare expressway and that last stop is with the continuing resolution. So at this point, we need to draw a line in the sand as Republicans and say we’re not going to fund this.”