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Published: Tuesday, March 11 2014 3:05 p.m. MDT

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the old switcharoo
mesa, AZ

It just wasn't very funny except for the "try being short, fat and smell like Doritos and make it in Hollywood."

David
Centerville, UT

Obama, Community Organizer, Commander in Chief, President of the United States, Obamacare Insurance Sales Rep.

Yep, he has many hats and titles.

It seems the title he is exercising the most, however, is Obamacare Insurance Sales Rep.

When do we get a president?

One a better note, it is good to see his humorous side.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

It's no surprise the Right Wing publication, The National Review, would heap criticism on Obama for appearing in a comedy sketch.

But communication is communication. And Obama really can't communicate through a Right Wing Propaganda outlet that takes his message and distorts it beyond all recognition.

What Right Wingers fail to realize is that their Right Wing publications are much less reflective of reality than programs like the Colbert Report. Colbert and John Stewart can convey truths, while Right Wing Propaganda outlets seek to hide the truth and substitute ridiculous spin.



Essentially Right Wing so-called "News" outlets are not news outlets at all. They're completely fictional and an "alternate reality," as Charles Krauthammer so accurately characterized FOX "NEWS."

It's silly that Nielson ratings would even put FOX "NEWS" in the same category as legitimate News outlets like CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN etc.

FOX "NEWS" is to real news as Professional Wrestling is to the Olympics.

Obama has every right to communicate to the American people without having his words and motives twisted by a distorted Right Wing lens.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Gary O. If you don't like Fox News, don't watch it! For millions of the rest of us, its like a breath of fresh air!

David
Centerville, UT

GaryO,

If ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, etc provide such great information and truth, why can't Obama communicate and get his message out through those outlets?

Does the entire country only get their news through FOX so Obama must go to comedy network programming to get his message out?

Or, is Obama...

...simply a joke?

Dr. Thom
Long Beach, CA

Since December I have tried to signup for healthcare through the ACA website. Having gotten to the point where I wanted to select a healthcare plan, I hit a logical loop that took me back to the start of the application process. The APA help-desk suggested that I delete my original ACA application and reapply, since this logical loop has happened before, and this workaround apparently seems to be effective. When I asked what would happen if her suggestion became untenable, she responded "It shouldn't take ten times to get the system to work."

So, after deleting my previous account and starting from scratch, I was able to get 75% of the way through the process only to get a system error. Starting over for the ninth time, I completed the process and selected my medical plan. Since I qualify fro a $865.00 a month credit, the only option was The Coventry Health and Bronze Deductible which has a $12,000 per-person deductible and a $15,000 family, so until I cross the magic threshold of $13,500 per annum, everything will be out of pocket.

In the end, the ObamaCare pays Coventry $10,380.00 per year for healthcare I cannot afford to use.

Utefan60
Salt Lake City, UT

His communication was brilliant. Everyone today at the gym was looking at the sketch. It had everyone's attention. He is a brilliant leader and as for Fox news, how can people even listen to that stuff. It is just commercial spin without much truth.

I'm so proud of our President. Even Fox News said that the Republicans should take note.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Thank you Mountanman for reinforcing my points. Of course FOX "NEWS" is "a breath of fresh air" for Conservatives. It's pure escapism. It delivers an "alternate reality" as Charles Krauthammer so insightfully put it.

It lets you escape into a make-believe world where certain horrible truths never rear their ugly heads, and you can forget the horrible history of Right Wing leadership in this nation. In the fantasy world of FOX "NEWS," all those years of Right Wing malfeasance never happened.

And David, you misunderstand me. Obama can communicate through legitimate news media, but the malleable "Conservative" minds (so successfully propagandized by the likes of the Koch brothers and Rupert Murdoch)have diminished and reassigned the mainstream media to the "lame stream" media. And that incredible alternate reality, that fantasy world of FOX "NEWS," has supplanted reality as the preferred basis of worth.

What Right Wingers can't seem to understand is that a delusion is still a delusion, even if it is shared by millions.

The Right Wing Supermen of Hitler's Third Reich had to learn the hard way. I hope American "Conservatives" can eventually be more receptive to reality. And the sooner, the better.

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

My deductible went from $1500 to 7k... I'm glad somebody thinks this is funny.

ute alumni
SLC, UT

obamacare is the joke, it just isn't funny

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Mountanman
"For millions of the rest of us, its like a breath of fresh air!"

That opposes virtually any form of clean air regulations.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

The desperation of the politicians who have staked there careers on defeating the popular affordable health care act like the Texas congressman add to the humor. Zak should have on Senator Lee and Cruz next.

samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

Ya'know, it's good the President knows when to take a joke and how to roll with the punchlines. But, most of all, I wish it weren't necessary to do so.

Unfortunately, even he, deep down inside, must acknowledge that his greatest "achievement", even his very namesake, Obamacare, will go down in history, as it has in the mere six months it has been "active", as a monumental joke.

Worst of all, as a monumentally **bad** joke, with the country having to pay the price for it.

David
Centerville, UT

GaryO,

It is interesting that you are quite convinced that it is the conservatives that are "so successfully propagandized" and live in "an alternate reality".

How can you be so sure? Because your world perspective, you friends, and your sources of information tell you so?

Very interesting indeed.

Obama tells the news and nation that the IRS did not target specific groups to delay or deny certain status prior to the election. Then we discovered that was not true.

Obama tell the nation that you can keep your insurance and your doctor. Then we discover that was not true.

Obama ridicules Romney for stating that Russia is a world power risk. Well, we've discovered Romney was right and Obama was wrong.

Obama blames the Benghazi uprising on a video. We discover that was not true.

Obama says he will not raise taxes on the middle class. Well, we've discovered that is not true.

Are conservative really being duped? Or is it liberals?

Nate
Pleasant Grove, UT

Wow. How could Obama possibly look more pathetic and desperate?

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

David - It was Charles Krauthammer who said FOX "NEWS" provides and "alternate reality." I was surprised he admitted it, but I absolutely agree with him on that point.

The billionaire plutocrat Rupert Murdoch introduced FOX "NEWS" in 1996 to create and sustain a population of malleable minds who would willingly accept personal sacrifice to support a corporatist anti-American agenda . . . essentially a mass of pliable peons who would do the bidding of self-serving wealthy.

Obviously he succeeded. Now "Conservatives" regard FOX "NEWS" as gospel and relegate the old stalwarts to the lamestream-media category. CBS, ABC, and NBC, who brought us news of the D-Day invasion and the Kennedy assassination are now diminished and disrespected as "Leftist Propaganda," in the minds of Right Wingers.

But here I am, still living in the Land of Reality. Fortunately there are still enough of us realists around to point out the error of your ways.

. . . You're welcome.

IMAPatriot2
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

Actually, I don't think this was funny. I think it was demeaning for a president. Bad taste.

LOU Montana
Pueblo, CO

Obama is a much classier person then GW ever could hope to be.
I recently became unemployed, made to much to get Obamacare assistance and I am a cancer survivor. Chances of getting any type of personal health insurance during the Bush years would have been impossible. The insurance companies love the words "PRE-EXISTING CONDITION" and that would be the end of your life.

Yesterday I purchased for the wife and I health insurance for less than $500 a month with a low and reasonable deductible and no problem with my "PRE-EXISTING CONDITION"! The GOP must be having a fit with people like me.

If you have ever been sick or have had a sick child you will never forget or forgive being denied for "PRE-EXISTING CONDITION".

United we stand, divided we fall. The GOP just does not get this!

LOU Montana
Pueblo, CO

To those who hate Obamacare; please tell me when the cost of healthcare ever went down? Please tell me why they raised the rates on your insurance? Please tell me why employers are dropping healthcare coverage?

Does the word "Greed" ring a bell?

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Obama, funny side. What I saw was corny. I don't think anything about Obama is funny. He is a bad dream come true,

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