Last night, The Daily Show finally came out swinging against those ridiculous bro-centric, pro Obamacare ads that took the Internet by storm back in November. You know the ones, the meme-ified “Got Insurance?” images that focus more on youthful party activities (keg stands, shots, etc.) than actual information about health insurance. (See below for some examples.)
But a funny thing happened on Aasif Mandvi’s way to rip apart Obamacare proponents. Seeking an opinion from a conservative activist, he discovered the anti-Obamacare camp is leaning just as heavily on uninformative, party-centric outreach programs, even setting up beer pong tables at “educational” anti-Obamacare events. All while bashing the strategies of their counterparts.
His eyes opened to the absurdity of it all, Aasif was left with no choice but to make a campaign of his own. One that would truly have an impact on today’s youth. Uh, sorta.
For reference, here’s a selection of the aforementioned Obamacare ads.