“Non-partisan” Rock the Vote to young Americans: Don’t have sex with those who oppose ObamaCare

Posted by: ST on December 20, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Noel Sheppard reports on the latest left-wing campaign efforts by the supposedly “non-partisan” Rock the Vote gang in which young people who support ObamaCare encourage other young people to use sex in order to get people to support ObamaCare, and to abstain from having sex with those who do not:

The political advocacy group “Rock the Vote” has a new video out encouraging young people to abstain from having sex with folks opposed to healthcare reform.

Sadly, this isn’t your run of the mill call for celebacy, for the video also instructs youth to use sex to get people to change their minds on this issue.

The group’s YouTube posting asks: “What would you withhold from someone who opposes health care reform? Cookies, a Christmas gift, sex?”

Pretty racy for an organization whose mission is to “give young people the tools to identify, learn about, and take action on the issues that affect their lives, and leverage their power in the political process” (video embedded below the fold contains excessive vulgarity, h/t Story Balloon):

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For those unfamiliar, two of the primary participants in this video are Eva Amurri and Zach Gilford from television’s “Californication” and “Friday Night Lights” respectively.

Amurri is Susan Sarandon’s daughter that just so happens to play a student who moonlights as a stripper on “Californication.”

Now THAT’s a great role model for young people, isn’t it?

Yep. Like mother, like daughter.

Watch the video below:

Sidenote: Where’s the outrage from NOW over the fact that this video encourages women to use their bodies in cheap attempts at trying to sell ObamaCare?

*Crickets chirping.*

As to the video’s “facts,” Ed Morrissey delivers a doctor-like dose of much-needed reality:

Why ignorant? First, the young people to whom they’re preaching largely avoid buying health insurance, and for good reason. They don’t need to spend $3600 per year (Minnesota’s average in 2007) to cover a couple of doctor visits every year. They’re better off buying catastrophic health insurance, rather than the mandated comprehensive coverage under ObamaCare, and use HSAs to pay for their health care with tax-free cash. That’s what Keith Olbermann does, after all, and he’s a lot older than the RtV target audience.

Who benefits from this push? The young adults don’t; they’re going to pay a lot more than they receive. Insurance companies will benefit by forcing them into the system, reducing the risk and spreading the costs over a wider base. I don’t consider insurance companies evil, but many of the ObamaCare advocates do — and yet they’re pushing their followers to subsidize slight declines in health insurance premiums for the older generations in America. It’s just like Social Security, only with a worse payoff in the end.

Finally, the irony of this campaign is that young adults would probably remain healthier if they abstained in the first place. Maybe sleeping with cougars and hot Colombian women sounds good, but promiscuity in practice means greater transmission of disease, especially during flu season. Don’t tell Joe Biden, but it’s even more risky than public transportation!

Not mentioned, of course, in the “Rock the Vote” PSA? The fact that young folks will be crucial to the “success” of ObamaCare – paying for it, that is:

As health-care legislation advances through Congress, the young adults who were so vital to President Obama’s election are emerging as a significant beneficiary of his top domestic priority, but they are also likely to play a major role in funding any reform.

In a campaign-style rally Thursday at the University of Maryland at College Park, Obama will aim to tap his richest vein of support — voters younger than 30 — to help sell his reform plan to a more skeptical general public. “We’re at an important turning point in our push for real reform,” read the e-mailed invitation, “and it’s critical that we seize this moment.”

A 2008 study by the Urban Institute found that more than 10 million young adults ages 19 to 26 lack health insurance coverage. For many of those people, health-care reform would offer the promise of relatively inexpensive individual policies, which do not exist in many states today.

The trade-off is that young people would no longer be permitted to bet on their good health: All the reform legislation before Congress would require individuals to buy at least minimal coverage.

Another bill will be introduced Wednesday by the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) will offer in it a proposal to keep premiums manageable: a bare-bones catastrophic policy that would protect young people from financial calamity while providing basic preventive care.

Drafting young adults into any health-care reform package is crucial to paying for it. As low-cost additions to insurance pools, young adults would help dilute the expense of covering older, sicker people. Depending on how Congress requires insurers to price their policies, this group could even wind up paying disproportionately hefty premiums — effectively subsidizing coverage for their parents.

It’s probably best if pro-ObamaCare young people stick to having sex only with like-minded invidivuals (as if they didn’t before?). We’ve already got enough people in this country who are stuck on stupid. We don’t need anymore.

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  1. NC Cop says:

    Apparently the young people already forgot what the dems did for them shortly after taking over in 2007.

    Hiking up the minimum wage, which Republicans said would result in people being laid off and the young people being especially hurt, we find that lo and behold the young people are being hit the hardest in unemployment.

    Just because your young, doesn’t mean you have to be stupid,kids.

  2. Xrlq says:

    It’s probably best if pro-ObamaCare young people stick to having sex only with like-minded invidivuals (as if they didn’t before?). We’ve already got enough people in this country who are stuck on stupid. We don’t need anymore.

    Agreed, but pro-ObamaCare young people can reproduce just as quickly with other pro-ObamaCare young people as they can with anyone else. If they pair up with someone reasonable, there’s at least a possibility that the stupid gene will prove recessive. Pair up two stupids, and you’re guaranteed to get more stupids.

  3. X, I’m just saying it’s probably best they don’t “mix” with those who oppose ObamaCare. Of course, the “pros” are going to hook- up together. That’s expected. I just would prefer that the pro and anti don’t hook up because if they did that would mean more of a potential for their offspring to grow up and end up on the wrong side of the aisle than there would be if two sensible people who opposed ObamaCare did. ;)

  4. Severian says:

    Well, that’ll be sure to cut the rate of STD transmission dramatically.

  5. Jay Guevara says:

    Libs to women: “Girls, raise your prices and send the difference to the Democrat Party!”

    Who’s the DNC chairman – Heidi Fleiss?

  6. “Where’s the outrage from NOW over the fact that this video encourages women to use their bodies in cheap attempts at trying to sell ObamaCare?”

    NOW will bow to whatever the Messiahobama wants no matter what.

  7. Dante says:

    I hope that Obama’s HELLthcare bill covers STDs for college kids. There are gonna be alot of sick, gross democrats doing it for HELLthcare.

  8. Xrlq says:

    OK, I’m sold. Telling pro-ObamaCare supporters not to have sex with antis won’t solve anything by itself, but that’s just the first step. The next is to tell them not to have sex with anyone who disagrees with them on the “good” war in Afghanistan or the “bad” one in Iraq (actually the latter is a much older strategy). Then we’ll encourage them to withhold sex from anyone who disagrees with them on global warming, gun control, the death penalty, the minimum wage, the capital gains tax, cap and trade, national vs. state speed limits, democracies vs. republics, which team to root for in the World Series, the air speed velocity of an unladen African vs. European swallow, and every other issue under the sun on which reasonable minds can differ or unreasonable ones do. Problem solved in one generation flat.

  9. X, as long as we’re talking in context of Rock the Vote’s strategy, I’m perfectly fine with your suggestions :D

  10. Kate says:

    I wonder if they would have the nerve to air a PSA on what the bill really costs, what’s included and who will be paying most and then run this dumb PSA.

    I have a 26-year-old son who learned all about the cost of health care when he bought his first health care insurance plan a few years ago….he had to have vascular surgery which could wait a year because it was a “preexisting condition” but, all is well. He got the surgery and then reduced his coverage to catastrophic for the usual reason for young people. He’s healthy and the cost wouldn’t warrant the outlay of money. In short, it’s how you should buy insurance.

    A good PSA that demonstrated these kinds of examples might smarten up the young folk…but this is the crap that you can expect from the Mtv crowd whose main focus is to entertain the stupefied masses and cultivate an underclass of ignorance.

    How about one where you show the kid working his “job” and then forking money over to an unknown old person who is smoking/drinking and having sex (using Viagra, of course) and the closing remark by the geezer might be: “Ain’t Obamacare Great! Yeah Kid, don’t have sex with anyone who don’t agree with Obamacare. I DON”T! “

  11. Lorica says:

    So this is what Women’s sufferage turned into?? Back when this was a Republican movement it was about being able to vote, and the overall treatment of women. Now that it is a Democrat movement it is about whoring yourself out to the politics you agree with most. Hmmmm :-w

    Youth are so easily deceived, just when they find out is when you have a problem. I pray these young people find out sooner than later. – Lorica

  12. Carlos says:

    Actually, I would think it would be good if the youngsters stopped having sex. It’s probably the easiest way to clean up the gene pool as much as possible.

    The alternative to that (and cleaning up the gene pool) is to make home schooling mandatory. That would eliminate “teachers” indoctrinating our children with the latest unproven, unicorn-believing theories about why brain-numbing socialism is best for all.

    Lawyers may be the scourge of society (proof: state legislatures and the Congress), but teachers ain’t far behind.

  13. Kate says:

    The sad thing is that all they believe kids care about is having sex! Forget about integrity, intelligence and responsibility.

  14. Ayn says:

    As a 501(c)3 organization, isn’t RTV prohibited from issue based advocacy?

  15. Mark in Texas says:

    Ayn — As a 501(c)3 organization, isn’t RTV prohibited from issue based advocacy?

    It sure is. Why don’t you send an email to Attorney General Eric Holder to let him know about it. I am sure he will enforce the law against them as soon as he gets done prosecuting ACORN for vote fraud.

  16. Doodie says:

    These are the tools we want youth to embrace for political reform? Using sex and bribery to influence decisions?

    Future sluts of America unite.

    LINK