RNC Makes (Adjective) Health Care Mad Libs To (Verb) Democrats

December 18, 2009 11:25 a.m.

In its latest anti-health care effort, the RNC brings us back to our childhood with a mock Mad Libs filled with choice propaganda from their message.

The RNC sent out a link on its Twitter feed to its “game.”

It includes a fill-in-the-blank letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid detailing all the bad things they say will happen with health care.

A sample:

In addition to those income tax increases, certain fees will be assessed on wheelchairs/Botox/Band-Aids/eyeglasses/chicken soup/aspirin.

Another fun bit is them suggesting the “public option” (which as far as we know isn’t likely to be in the final bill) would be administered by the possible choices of ACORN and the DMV.

The RNC uses a drop-down menu, but we went through and added in the options in italics in the full “letter” below.

To: Majority Leader Reid
Your Name:
Your Email:
Re: Advice
Date: December 18, 2009

American’s health care system is in crisis, and we need serious reform. Every American will have access to mandatory/required/compulsory health insurance because they will be given budget-busting/deficit creating new subsidies. To keep insurance companies accountable, we will have a new public option, where there will be a non-profit plan administered by Office of Personnel Management/ACORN/Labor Union bosses/the federal health care czar/the DMV. With that new public option, Americans will finally get the rationed/expensive/poor quality care that they need.

To pay for these new programs, we will cut/slash/gut Medicare. But this will only affect waste and fraud, and not affect any benefits unless you’re on Medicare advantage/unless your doctor refuses Medicare patients/unless you need care and it’s rationed. Further revenues will come only from taxes on the middle class/small business owners/sick people/people with good insurance plans.

In addition to those income tax increases, certain fees will be assessed on wheelchairs/Botox/Band-Aids/eyeglasses/chicken soup/aspirin.

With all of these improvements to our government-run/top-down/Washington centered health care bill, we’ll be sure to finish our historic work before the President’s Labor Day/Columbus Day/Thanksgiving/Christmas/State of the Union/Valentine’s Day deadline.

I won’t name names so as not to embarrass one of my TPM colleagues, but in case you don’t get it, Mad Libs are fill-in-the-blank games used by kids.

Late Update: We played around with the form. When you send it, a copy of the letter it auto-generates gets sent to you. It starts with “I have noticed that you have run into some trouble lately.”

Before the Mad Lib generated note, it says, “In the spirit of bipartisanship, here is what I think is in the liberal bill you’re writing behind closed doors.”

It then links to a list of phone numbers for Reid’s D.C. and district offices and goes in for the real ask:

Seven Senators are critically important to defeating President Obama and Congressional Democrats’ government-run health care experiment. The RNC urges every concerned citizen to contact these Senators TODAY and tell them to vote against this liberal bill and put their full focus on creating jobs and reinvigorating the economy.

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