The Heritage Foundation is attempting to “stop Obamacare” by making it an Internet meme. The conservative think tank, led by former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), is asking that people Instagram their best anti-Obamacare arguments as part of Heritage’s campaign to shut down the government unless the health care law is defunded — and at least one contributor has taken a page from the Sarah Palin school of violent imagery in political advocacy.
Perhaps the best sign of how their campaign is going is this image Heritage posted over the weekend on their official Twitter feed and Tumblr, which threatens to unleash a gun-totting character from a Hollywood film if Congress does not deny health care to the millions of Americans who will receive it under Obamacare next year. Heritage tweeted the image out with the caption “He said #stopobamacare! Are you listening?”:
Inappropriate imagery aside, for some unknown reason Heritage used an image from the summer dud R.I.P.D., which the movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes ranks as one of the worst movies of the year.
For a sampling of the quality arguments against Obamacare, look no further than Heritage’s feed. In one example, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is holding up a blank poster in one entry which he says represents the reasons not to defund Obamacare. In another, one user submitted the evergreen “grumpy cat” meme to make his well-reasoned argument.