New ObamaCare Web Ad Features Daniel, College Student and … Democratic Party Activist

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Don’t worry, Democrats, the media is already covering up the Democratic Party activist part.

The Obama administration released a video ad on Monday that features a man who says he found the new ObamaCare site “pretty easy” to use.

The ad is part of a concerted effort by the administration to counter the bad headlines generated by the disastrous launch of the federal site.

The 31-second video posted on’s YouTube channel Monday morning features 22-year-old Daniel from Orlando, Fla., who’s attending college for computer science.

Daniel said he already had health insurance, but wanted to see if Obamacare had a better plan. He said he enrolled in a plan on the new website, which launched Oct. 1.

“Once I was on the site, it was pretty easy for me to compare plans. I was able to pick a much higher-quality plan, and because of my income as a student, I only pay about $70 a month for it. Getting coverage this good at this price, I’m thrilled. And hey, I’m covered,” he said.

But, um, you left out a few salient facts there, folks.

The Orlando Sentinel is the only media outlet that has found a person who claims to have successfully obtained Obamacare insurance. The Sentinel reports that Valencia College student Daniel McNaughton claims to have obtained insurance on the exchange. A pro-Obamacare liberal advocacy group, Florida CHAIN, claims a second person, 24-year-old college student Vincent Mutia, also signed up for Obamacare on the federal government website.

In reporting on McNaughton, the Sentinel correctly identifies him as a Valencia College student. What the Sentinel either failed to discover, or decided not to mention, is that McNaughton is a former Democratic Party political operative.

On McNaughton’s LinkedIn page, he reports that he spent much of 2009 working in the office of former Florida Democratic state Sen. Dave Aronberg. Last November, Aronberg won an election on the Democratic Party ticket for Palm Beach County State Attorney. According to McNaughton’s LinkedIn page, he performed various tasks for Aronberg, including handling Aronberg’s correspondence.

And by some dumb happenstance, on Day One of the exchange, when it blew up faster than the Hindenburg, there’s Daniel magically signing up in mere moments.  And the cameras were there to recreate it all. Funny, that. Did these tools learn nothing from the Chad Henderson debacle?

But move along, nothing to see here:

These are the only two Floridians claiming to have successfully signed up for Obamacare, and they both are Democratic Party operatives.

Do Democratic Party operatives have special access to Obamacare that normal Floridians do not? Are the two making up fictitious stories to make themselves and/or Obamacare look good? Or is it a statistically incalculable coincidence that the only two people in the state who were able to sign up for Obamacare both happen to be Democratic Party operatives?

Here are the details of what he claims is his plan. I hope he knows what the word deductible means.

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4 Responses to “New ObamaCare Web Ad Features Daniel, College Student and … Democratic Party Activist”

  1. Nick Shaw on 21/21/13 at 9:37 pm

    A 22 year old who already had health insurance (assuming it wasn’t paid for by an employer)?
    I call bullshit right out of the gate!

  2. Cate on 22/22/13 at 11:15 am

    >>djm1992… Yep! That certainly looks like him.

    Good spot.

    And at 22 having health insurance… perhaps he’s still on his Parents’ plan?