800-318-2596 can read 800-FU-CKYO. The number for Obamacare sign-up is telling. And you just can’t make this stuff up. You know?
It DOES make it easier to remember. That helps because you’ll never get through on your first 30-50 tries. To remember the number, just repeat rythmically 8-zero-zero-F-(now raise the middle digit of your left hand to your temple, then continue with)-U-C-K-Y-O.
Was this intentional? Was it just random error? Progressives/liberals are the masters of generating visceral response with words and phrases, and the Obama campaign apparatus has been the best-ever. Jon Carson, the guy who brilliantly choreographed social media for the Obama campaign for POTUS and now Organizing for Action (OFA), tested and determined, just for example, that when seeking to generate wealth- and success-envy, “business jets” flatlined, but “corporate jets” raised blood pressures, perspiration flows, and fist-clenching.
The beginning of the October 1 Obamacare implementation and roll-out has been both comical and inept, an unequivocal failure. It would be like 1-800-FLOWERS saying that they were caught off-guard by Valentine’s Day. So, was it ineptness? Intentional?
America is about half-way between the so-called “government shutdown” and the upcoming “debt ceiling” debacle. Is the Obamacare un-roll-out and the selective government shuts-down, seemingly designed to maximize visible pain in the most-bizarre places, inept? Intentional? Smoke and fog distraction?
If ever Tea-Party-conservatives/libertarians/constitutionalists were the recipients of pitched softballs, it is, in my almost-always-humble opinion, right now. In terms of legislating, I recommend doing nothing, nil-nada-zero-zip-zilch. In terms of optics, I recommend sitting daily at the conference table, all on one side, and with the other side empty.
In terms of rhetoric, I recommend saying absolutely nothing before seeking the counsel of Heritage Foundation ceo, and former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, who has an active and ongoing testing program ala Jon Carson.