WH gave pre-fab tweets to NFL players to plug Ocare. Yeah, nothing more credible on the issue than millionaires w/ own medical staff. #tcot
— Fred Thompson (@fredthompson) February 6, 2014
Here’s the report:
Obamacare got a boost from current and former National Football League players on Super Bowl Sunday after the White House sent suggested language for laudatory tweets to a representative of the leagueâ€™s players union.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo earned a retweet from the White House after telling his followers, â€œdonâ€™t forget you can affordable [sic] healthcare at healthcare.gov.â€
That was the last in a series of tweets composed by Ayanbadejo about Healthcare.gov. Other messages were more grammatical, containing language copied directly from an email sent by Kyle Lierman, a liaison in the White House Office of Public Engagement, that encouraged players to promote Obamacare in the runup to the big game.
â€œFootball fans, hope youâ€™re getting ready for Super Bowl XLVIII, donâ€™t forget you can #getcovered at healthcare.gov,â€ the Ravens linebacker tweeted earlier in the evening. That language was included word-for-word in Liermanâ€™s email to a representative at the NFL Players Association on Sunday suggesting â€œsome thoughts on what players could tweet.â€
â€œThey can definitely change these up or put their own spin on these,â€ Lierman said in the email, obtained by the Washington Free Beacon on Monday.