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Low-budget super PAC goes after ‘Obamacare’ with horror movie videos

By Muriel Kane
Friday, April 13, 2012 20:07 EDT
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A health insurance brokier and unsuccessful congressional candidate has founded a super PAC called “Occupy Obamacare” and begun producing videos that use bizarre, horror-movie imagery to attack the Affordable Care Act.

“I’m going to run a whole campaign around this one law because I know I have a better solution,” Glenn Morton told iWatch News.

Morton, who claims that reading the health reform act instantly turned him from a Democrat into a Republican, plans to release a new Dr. Obamacare video every two to three weeks, climaxing on Halloween with one that will be “bigger than [Michael Jackson's] ‘Thriller.’”

So far, the seemingly self-produced videos have appeared only on YouTube, since Morton apparently has no advertising budget. He is hoping, however, that they will go viral and bring in enough donations for him to start a movement.

In one video, titled “The Awakening of The Sinister Dr. Obamacare,” a sinister, green-lit figure wearing an Obama mask and wielding a scythe intones menacingly, “I’m Dr. Obamacare, and I’ll be your healthcare provider from now on. If you don’t do as I prescribe, I’ll be extracting the maximum penalty!”

In another, titled “Herman Cain Struck by Lightning at Tea Party Rally,” the same sinister figure stalks through a rally at which the former Republican presidential candidate is claiming that “Obamacare” will cause health insurance rates to double and calls down a blast that reduces Cain to a skeleton before the eyes of the horrified crowd.

Morton’s videos appear to have much in common with Cain’s own recent productions — which include one in which a farmer is devoured by a flock of enraged chickens representing the government — only with lower production values.

These video were uploaded to YouTube by Occupy Obamacare on April 10, 2012 and April 12, 2012.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
 
 
 
 
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