If you needed proof that President Obama is the Marshall Applewhite of modern American politics, look no further than his Twitter feed, where he is encouraging his followers to annoy relatives with Obamacare talking points during Thanksgiving.

Obama.Thanksgiving.TweetWho does that? It’s reminiscent of the Heaven’s Gate cult, which is interesting given that in the YouTube video put out by Organizing for Action there is a young man who imagines his parents telling him that they’ve joined a cult.

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Surrounded by friends, family and loved ones, why on earth would anyone bring up Obamacare registration? What would the proper response even be? “Yeah, I would totally register, but the website hasn’t worked for over a month now.”

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All you want to do is watch football, play Scrabble by the fireplace, maybe play a few video games  with your brother and stuff your gut with meat, but your mom insists on talking about Obamacare registration. If she insists, ask her when the Hale–Bopp comet is set to return.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

8 comments

    1. Yes, I’d definitely say this thing is a sign of desperation. It’s very bizarre, that’s for sure. I’m just so glad that Democrats own Obamacare…because even if the website starts working (someday) it’s going to collapse under its own weight.

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, progressivewatch. I appreciate it.

  1. The spinwriters have jumped ship and are operating in the Rahm machine, leaving only the tattered remnants of previously lobotomized hacks to try and stem the adverse publicity pouring into the leaking White House.

    It’s almost comical that they’d even think they could make a dent via Twitter on a holiday weekend.

    “If you can’t blind ’em with brilliance, baffle ’em with bullshit”.. W.C. Fields

  2. Speaking of annoying family and people during Thanksgiving, Doug, I was wondering how you’d deal with it. Like, what phrase or something you’d say to yourself so that your faith in God and Conservatism does not falter assuming you’d be quiet in a situation like the one described in this post.

    1. That’s an interesting question, because for the most part my family doesn’t get too political at the dinner table. I think I’d probably just be blunt: “Dude. Seriously? I don’t really want to argue over politics today. Please. Just stop.”

      I suppose if someone wasn’t speaking directly to me I’d just bite my tongue for the most part and hope that it was over quickly. They’d get a certain amount of lead-time before I chimed in.

    2. Yeah, I didn’t talk about politics at all on Thanksgiving, at least not while my relatives were over.

      And indeed, Obama’s followers remind me a lot of cults like Heaven’s Gate. It’s creepy how they don’t question anything he says and elevate him to quasi-divine status.

      On a semi-related note, the brother of Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols was one of the victims of Heaven’s Gate.

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