It wasn't long ago that White Houses were content to write some talking points and send them to like-minded pundits for deployment on cable TV shows. Now that's not enough. The Obama administration's closest allies are writing talking points for you to use at Thanksgiving dinner.
"President Obama’s online bot army wants you to go to your family Thanksgiving gathering armed with its ridiculous talking points," P.J. Tatler wrote over at PJ Media Monday. "What are the odds some OfA follower starts ripping into Dad the small business owner on Thanksgiving, only to have Dad remind him that he’s still on Dad’s insurance plan for another year or two? So, pipe down and eat some bird."
Tatler didn't like Organizing for America's video, which he called "horrible," either:
He's not the only conservative coming to this kind of conclusion about those trouble-making Obamanaut kids and their plans to disrupt the holiday table.
Tweeted technologist Jon Henke, cofounder of TheNextRight.com:
Parenting #ProTip: If the kids talk Obamacare on Thanksgiving, tell them there were oven glitches & their turkey is cancelled— Jon Henke (@JonHenke) November 26, 2013
But the whole point of OFA's Healthcare for the Holidays campaign is not to get kids to pester their parents. It's to get parents to talk to their adult children, nieces, nephews, and other so-called "young invincibles" who might need a bit of a nudge to buy insurance through the new Affordable Care Act exchanges.