President Obama Literally Stole the Show on The Colbert Report Last Night

December 9th 2014

ATTN: Staff

In a pithy role reversal last night, President Obama kicked off his appearance on the Colbert Report saying "Stephen, you’ve been taking a lot of shots at my job. I’m going to go ahead and take a shot at yours."

The President took over Colbert's segment, "The Word" and called it "The Decree," making the case for Obamacare. Open enrollment (ie: the period during which you can purchase insurance from the online marketplaces) began on November 15th and will last through February 15th, 2015. And it's evidently going well so far. No website crashes or infuriating technology malfunctions, much to the chagrin of those who would still like to see the law repealed. President Obama noted that nearly 7 million signed up last year and almost 1 million more have signed up in just the past few weeks. "Nation, how do you stop something that more and more people are starting to like?" the President joked. He also stated:

Now that Republicans control both the House and the Senate, they could pass a bill repealing Obamacare. But the President still has the veto and if I know that guy, he is willing to use it. And let’s face it, even if Republicans somehow did repeal it, they would have to replace it with their own health care plan. Once they touch it, they own it, and then if anything goes wrong, suddenly everybody will be complaining about Mitch McConnell-care. 

Of course, another strategy is taking Obamacare to the Supreme Court and trying to get it thrown out. But, last time we tried that it didn’t work. I believe there is only one sure-fire way to kill this thing. We have to make signing up for Obamacare unappealing to young people. We can scare them away by reminding them that last year’s web site rollout was a little bumpy. Remember the original healthcare.gov web site? I think that’s where Disney got the idea for Frozen. 

If you want to learn more about Obamacare or how to get health insurance, click here

You can also watch Stephen Colbert's full interview with the President below:



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