The White House, hoping that Obamacare can ride on the coattails of the NCAA basketball tournament, is featuring the GIF-heavy “16 sweetest reasons to #GetCoveredNow”:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 17, 2014
Among the 16 “competitors” in the Obamacare “tournament” is this:
The twerking for Obamacare gif -> http://t.co/78YdEjj6oh
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) March 17, 2014
Yes, this is actually on the White House website as a reason to #GetCoveredNow:
Who hasn’t that happened to?
This has gone beyond embarrassment.
When you can't sell America on Obamacare, the next option is a twerking gif on the White House page? http://t.co/lnuDqKffku
— Derek Ryan (@longhornderek) March 17, 2014
This White House website has a GIF of a girl twerking on a bathroom sink and wiping out. We're so screwed. http://t.co/T0LlrvtQUY
— Brian Baranowski (@BBaranowski) March 17, 2014
— cherie (@cheriebone) March 17, 2014
Another “health care bracketology” competitor is a “birth control is free” happy duck GIF:
The White House doesn’t say who actually gets stuck with the bill for that particular “freebie.”
"Birth control is free" Duck GIF. Our President, ladies & gentlemen. http://t.co/1aFMr8T050
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) March 17, 2014
— Ranjoesta (@ranjoesta) March 17, 2014
— Justin Sponaugle (@JSpo_Naug) March 17, 2014
And those are just two of the 16 “competitors” in “health care bracketology.”
“Baffled” doesn’t even begin to describe the reactions:
Governing is serious business, and this administration is posting twerking gifs on the White House website?
— Dr. Jason B. Whitman (@JasonBWhitman) March 17, 2014
@JeromeEHudson can he make the Presidency any less Presidential?
— DJB (@djb_in_cbus) March 17, 2014
Yes, America. There's a gif of a woman twerking on a bathroom sink on the website of the White House. Like, THE WHITE HOUSE.
— RBe (@RBPundit) March 17, 2014
Isn't there some point where Millennials will start to feel insulted by these Obamacare ads? @RBPundit
— Holden (@Holden114) March 17, 2014
"There's a girl twerking on the White House website.."
"It's a sign"
"A sign of what?"
"I don't know."
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) March 17, 2014
Obama: Which cat GIF makes you want to sign up for Obamacare the most?
Putin: We will bury you.
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) March 17, 2014
Twerking on the White House website as official advertising for Obamacare. We live in a parody of a parody of a remnant of a nation.
— JR Schueller (@schuellerj) March 17, 2014
It’s the kind of thing that makes us long for the more dignified Obamacare sales approach of “Between Two Ferns.”
Editor’s note: This post has been updated to include additional tweets.