The expression all sizzle no steak is meant to imply that something does not live up to its description or advanced promotion. More and more that sounds like Obamacare. As Congressional Democrats join Republicans in an effort to delay the Obamacare mandates, and questions arise over what the president knew about delaying the employer mandate and when, the president remains not taken aback. In fact, the president is leading the charge to apply more sizzle since there is no steak to offer.
According to The Hill, the president seems poised to get the thing back on track by getting...celebrity endorsements???
President Obama met Monday with celebrities who are interested in helping him promote his signature healthcare law ahead of the Oct. 1 launch of state insurance exchanges.The president dropped by a White House meeting with singer Jennifer Hudson and actress Amy Poehler, as well as representatives for Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys and Bon Jovi, an administration official said.Other attendees included officials from the Grammy Awards and the Funny or Die website, which is a brainchild of actor Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay. Representatives for several other TV shows and entertainment companies also attended.All of the attendees have "expressed a personal interest in educating young people about the Affordable Care Act," the White House official said.Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett led the meeting. Obama "stopped by" the meeting to make a personal appeal, according to the official."President Obama underscored that the efforts of these artists will be especially helpful since young uninsured Americans (ages 18-35) are key enrollment targets for the new marketplaces," the official said.
If you have no steak, sell the sizzle. I'm not really even sure how much sizzle that really is. If you are a teenager, is Bon Jovi going to force your hand on signing up for Obamacare? Or Amy Poehler? So what do you do when you don't even have sizzle?