SnookiGate Threatens White House

Jack Cashill
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, the 22-year old star of the impressively vulgar MTV reality TV show, Jersey Shore has a beef with President Obama that -- who knows? -- could lead to the repeal of ObamaCare.

An inveterate tanner, Snooki expressed her outrage in the show's season-two opener this past Thursday.  Said the miffed Snooki while being spray-painted orange, "I don't go tanning tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning.  And I feel like he did that intentionally for us."

By "us," Snooki, who was born in Chile and raised by Italian-Americans, meant people of non-color like she and her Italian-American cast mates.  "Obama doesn't have that problem, obviously," she added.

Snooki may have hit upon something.  The provision in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation that mandates a 10 percent tax on UV-ray sessions has a dramatically "disparate impact" on people of little or no color, generically known as "white people."  Indeed, not since the Jim Crow South imposed poll taxes on blacks has a race been so precisely targeted with a specific tax.

When asked about Snooki on The View earlier that day, Obama answered, "I don't know who that is."  Two months prior at the White House Correspondents dinner, however, Obama had joked that "Snooki" would be one of a few "excluded from the indoor tanning tax."  

Class action lawsuits have been ginned up over far less.  What did Obama know and when did he know it? Watch for Snooki v. Sebelius to make its way to the Supreme Court.

Thomas Lifson adds: my take on the President's denial of knowing who Snooki is after having mentioned her in a recent speech, was that this shows he truly simply reads aloud whatever the Teleprompter says, and (obviously) pays little attention to the texts, beyond delivering a performance.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, the 22-year old star of the impressively vulgar MTV reality TV show, Jersey Shore has a beef with President Obama that -- who knows? -- could lead to the repeal of ObamaCare.

An inveterate tanner, Snooki expressed her outrage in the show's season-two opener this past Thursday.  Said the miffed Snooki while being spray-painted orange, "I don't go tanning tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning.  And I feel like he did that intentionally for us."

By "us," Snooki, who was born in Chile and raised by Italian-Americans, meant people of non-color like she and her Italian-American cast mates.  "Obama doesn't have that problem, obviously," she added.

Snooki may have hit upon something.  The provision in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation that mandates a 10 percent tax on UV-ray sessions has a dramatically "disparate impact" on people of little or no color, generically known as "white people."  Indeed, not since the Jim Crow South imposed poll taxes on blacks has a race been so precisely targeted with a specific tax.

When asked about Snooki on The View earlier that day, Obama answered, "I don't know who that is."  Two months prior at the White House Correspondents dinner, however, Obama had joked that "Snooki" would be one of a few "excluded from the indoor tanning tax."  

Class action lawsuits have been ginned up over far less.  What did Obama know and when did he know it? Watch for Snooki v. Sebelius to make its way to the Supreme Court.

Thomas Lifson adds: my take on the President's denial of knowing who Snooki is after having mentioned her in a recent speech, was that this shows he truly simply reads aloud whatever the Teleprompter says, and (obviously) pays little attention to the texts, beyond delivering a performance.