President Obama dropped by The Colbert Report last night telling Stephen Colbert, “You’ve been taking a lot of shots at my job, I’ve decided to take a shot at yours.”
He then took over the next segment – The Word – and “read” Colbert’s comments on Obamacare. The bit was a cute way to encourage young viewers to sign up at Healthcare.gov, and along the way took a few funny hits from Colbert in the form of witty phrases that appeared next to him on screen. Via Raw Story:
“There are things that people from both parties like about Obamacare,” the president said, as the screen told viewers, “Everything but the ‘Obama.’”
The program, Obama said, had enrolled more than 1 million people within the past few weeks (“So, half as popular as [a] Grumpy Cat video”). But, though, Republicans could still pass bills to repeal it once they take control of the Senate on top of the House.
“If I know that guy, he is willing to use it,” Obama-as-Colbert said. “And let’s face it, even if Republicans managed to repeal it, they’d have to replace it with their own health-care plan. And once they touch it, they own it. Then, if anything goes wrong, suddenly everybody will be complaining about Mitch McConnellcare.”
The video may get yanked, so watch while you can.