A lot of our money was spent on those Medicare ads featuring Andy Griffith trying to convince everybody how totally awesome the Obamacare law. How much? According to Judicial Watch, $3.2 million to be almost exact:

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Obama Department of Health and Human Services regarding a series of three Medicare television advertisements featuring actor Andy Griffith, which were deemed misleading by a number of press outlets, including the nonpartisan The Obama Administration spent $3,184,000 in taxpayer funds to produce and air the advertisements on national television in September and October of 2010 to educate “Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, and family members about forthcoming changes to Medicare as a result of the Affordable Care Act.” According to the documents released to Judicial Watch.

Probably the most troubling item in this story is that Andy Griffith provided his services for free. I was at least hoping that Griffith’s participation was only based on greed, but it turns out he was just stupid.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)


2 Responses to “Enough Taxpayer Money Was Spent on Andy Griffith’s Ads Pimping Obamacare to Buy Mayberry Several Times Over”

  1. nannykins on December 1st, 2010 4:54 pm

    With the exception of maybe 4 or 5 people – there is nothing that comes out of Hollywood that could be considered "bright" – they are all stupid and self absorbed.

  2. Marshall_Will on December 1st, 2010 5:33 pm

    To their credit, no one has been more effective cramming a wolf in sheep's clothing than Dems! Like many of us, I grew up watching the show. What better an image for them to conjure up than Mom, Apple Pie and Mayberry?

    My only question is, why bother to go to all that trouble? They KNEW they were going to force it on us -regardless- of public support so why spend the 3.2? We're getting the same dog & pony show w/ The Nightmare Act!

    The only reason I can imagine they trot out their "prized students" ( whom didn't "realize they were in this country illegally until AFTER they graduated high school" ) is for ex-post-facto "effect"? Voters find themselves wondering.., "And -why- exactly did I get on that Job-Killing healthcare/Nightmare Act bandwagon again? Oh… that's right, it was that nice old guy or that cutesy hispanic gal whose parents brought here against her will!" ?

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