ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Unbelievably Stupid Political Ads

Updated on August 16, 2019
My Esoteric profile image

ME has spent most of his retirement from service to the United States studying, thinking, and writing about the country he served.

Here Is What a Stupid Misleading Guileless Political Ad Looks Like


"When Did You Stop Beating Your Mother" - No Difference

FIRST, TO ANSWER THE AD'S QUESTION - OF COURSE YOU CAN, ANY THINKING PERSON KNOWS THAT! Thinking people read the Act. Thinking people understood that the Act said THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD INSURANCE AND CHOSE NOT TO BUY IT MUST PAY THE TAX, so BY DEFINITION, THEY CAN AFFORD THE TAX, DUH. Didn't the people who wrote this question read the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act, otherwise proudly known as Obamacare? Didn't they read the majority opinion of the Supreme Court written by Chief Justice John Roberts? Hell, didn't they read my hub OBAMACARE IS CONSTITUTIONAL!!! Do You Agree?, that should have sealed the deal, lol.

OK, I am out of my own hyperbole. If you click on the real ad pictured to the right, it will take you to a conservative site where they will rail against Obamacare and fill with so much bulls ... pucky that your eyes will turn brown. So here is the REAL truth of the matter; fortunately, along with being the truth, it is very simple to understand.

There is, as is normally the case, a kernal of truth, in any wild, misleading claim question such as what is displayed here. Even though it starts with the truth, there is a tax factor in Obamacare, it is quickly twisted into a big, fat, pants-on-fire Lie by implying all of Obamacare is a tax and that Everybody has to pay ... simply NOT TRUE and here is why.

The portion of Obamacare that IS a tax is that portion where people who could otherwise AFFORD to buy insurance CHOOSE not to do so and therefore INCREASE the taxes on the rest of us to PAY for THEIR care when they end up going to the emergency room. It is ONLY in this case where the purchase of insurance, or payment of a penalty, is considered a tax!


Now, to the question of affordability. By definition, it is affordable because the only people who are being taxed are those who could have afforded to buy insurance in the first place but chose to free-load off of society instead.

I hope this clears this rediculous ad up.

I Am Curious #1

Did you already know what I just presented to be true?

See results

I Am Curious #2

Did this hub change your mind about Obamacare being a tax on everybody, but only on a few who wouldn't buy insurance?

See results

I Am Curious #3

Do you ever respond to these kinds of ads? (forget about my annoying comments about them)

See results

Demographic Poll #1

Do you align yourself most closely with -

See results

Demographic Poll #2

Are you

See results

© 2012 Scott Belford


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)