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

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Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

So what have we learned here...conservatives need a laugh track to sense humor.
Conservatives have a lot of difficulties signing up for Obamacare. (or I suspect they are just repeating stories they heard on the radio)
Fresh air is apparently repeating the same nonsense over and over without any new info or merit.

Obama goes on a comedy show and is funny.
Previous President provided hours of laughs, not on comedy shows though.

David said:
How can you be so sure? Because your world perspective, you friends, and your sources of information tell you so?
I would have an easier time believing you if you hadn't followed your comment above with the Fox top 10 propagandized stories of the Obama administration.

Utefan60
Salt Lake City, UT

LOU Montana, It is your experiences of a good thing with The Affordable Care Act that makes Conservatives just cringe....because you were able to really get insurance! This is something they never have provided.

A very close friend of mine in the Pharmaceutical Industry was caught in a huge layoff this week. He had always criticized "Obama care" per his company's line. He called me and said that under Cobra it would cost him $3,000 per month. He went online, (quite reluctantly) and found coverage for $400.00/month for his whole family. They had preexisting conditions too.

He said he had to reevaluate his thinking. His company let many go because they were highly paid employees and soon eligible for huge bonus payouts. They were let go due to Corporate greed. He is so thankful that he has insurance coverage under a program that he had bad mouthed. Many of us are thrilled that ACA is in force! Thanks to a great President!

David
Centerville, UT

GaryO, Happy Valley Heretic,

Nice assumptions, but I don't watch FOX news. I get my news from the Deseret News, Salt Lake Tribune, Time Magazine, KSL radio. I do online research when the liberal media reports don't pass the scratch test.

Where do you get your news? I am sure it is a balanced, fair source.

Jamescmeyer
Midwest City, USA, OK

I would suppose the sort of young audience that watches this show would consist primarily of those young people who've already signed up (or those who've been able to successfully).

And David, thank you for your comments. I don't have animosity against the President for being on this show; but I'm disappointed in what he's done and said, and more especially at the way people who support him in such things so inaccurately deride me and people like me.

Using sound reason and looking at things as they really are without being forced into compliance by peer pressure or what's "popular" politically or socially, but dismissed as biased or brainwashed? Being ridiculed at work for smiling and laughing more often than everyone else, but told here that I need a laugh track to know when something's funny? Do you realize how insane (and unconvincing) this is?

KDave
Moab, UT

Nixon went on Laugh-in to try to redeem his popularity. We know how that turned out.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

This was my first exposure to this 'show' or whatever it is. The president was a bit too serious, and the host really isn't very funny at all. He just seems incoherent.

Eli Tesecular PhD
Salt Lake City, UT

Obama's performance was excellent. I look forward to seeing him co-star in Hangover 5.

IMAPatriot2
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

LOU Montana: I'm glad you are enjoying your health care cost and deductible. You can thank the rest of us for financially supporting your good fortune. The Democrats and the President passed a law that makes the 99% pay for the 1% in the name of caring? I single out the Democrats and the President because there was NO support outside of these elected officials for this law. It was unilaterally passed and now those who "passed it without reading it" are scrambling to distance themselves from it or making fools of themselves by trying to defend it. It was a tax on mostly the middle class and is a job killer at best. I'm sure there is a better, less costly, and more efficient way to provide this service.

IMAPatriot2
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

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

Really? You just dismissed the intelligence of millions of Americans who find Fox News interesting, informative, and objective. It amuses me that people who use this tired accusation have the ability to dismiss the feelings and views of millions of others with such a cavalier statement. I suspect it says more about the accuser than those being accused.

Sven
Morgan, UT

Here’s what gives:

* 4.7 million Americans lost their insurance coverage under the “Individual Mandate” portion of Obamacare. Insurance companies were mandated under the ACA to drop coverage to be in compliance with the law. Now these people are being forced to purchase more expensive policies with higher deductibles and higher premiums

* In November, like a good totalitarian, Obama tells these insurance companies they can reinstate these canceled health plans (see above). Unfortunately if these companies do this, they’ll be breaking the law. Guess he thought this meaningless gesture would provide himself and the Democrats some temporary cover.

* In February Dear Leader delayed the “Employer Mandate” portion of Obamacare for businesses with 50-99 employees until 2016. Now why would he do this? This will make the 4.7 million who lost their coverage small potatoes…and the Dems know this.

* Only 3.3 million people have signed up for Obamacare. Of the 3.3 million who’ve signed up, less than 500,000 were previously uninsured. This is contrary to what Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and other Liberals told us.

Nothing funny about it.

Sven
Morgan, UT

I missed this in my cut and paste from my Word doc...should've been the lead sentences:

"So let me see if I understand this; Obamacare is the law of the land, yet Obama is still out trying to sell this disaster? Thought you Liberals said Obamacare was a raging success? So what gives?"

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

IMAPatriot2 said to, Gary O: "FOX "NEWS" is to real news as Professional Wrestling is to the Olympics."
"Really? You just dismissed the intelligence of millions of Americans who find Fox News interesting, informative, and objective. "

Don't feel bad millions of otherwise intelligent people believe All Star Wrestling is real too.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Sven- "4.7 million people lost their insurance coverage?"

WRONG . . . see what I told you about FOX "NEWS" and other Right Wing propaganda outlets? It's standard operating procedure for them to lie, mislead, and confuse. That non-fact made the rounds, and a lot of people voiced it, but it's still false. It's been thoroughly debunked.

Check the Washington Post Fact checker or Politifact.

Most of those people did not lose coverage even for a millisecond. Their plans were automatically switched over to plans that met the basic criteria for the ACA.

Right Wingers have been programmed not to accept facts, when they can just reject the facts with hazy charges of liberal bias in the Lame Stream media.

Most of the rest of your "facts" are inaccurate too.

And what does it matter what percentage of the 4.2 million people who have signed up already had coverage? I liked the coverage I had, and I didn't sign up for ObamaCare. Is that bad or good in Right Wing logic. Why should it matter?

Schnee
Salt Lake City, UT

@Sven
"Now these people are being forced to purchase more expensive policies with higher deductibles and higher premiums"

You just say that and hope it's true. There's primarily two types of plans people were dropped.

One that has basically all the stuff they need to be ACA compliant minus one thing or another and those people would find a similar plan on the exchange at similar cost. Most of these people are working for companies that have already switched to a different policy anyway so it's really not 4.7 million being thrown off if most of them have different insurance.

The second group of people will have more expensive policies for sure because they had junk plans before that barely covered anything and was pretty much insurance in name only.

"like a good totalitarian, Obama tells these insurance companies they can reinstate these canceled health plans "

That's what he gets for listening to people like you... you all complain, he does something, then you complain he did what you wanted.

Oh, and you clearly ignored the several million left off of Obamacare without insurance because Republican governors didn't take the Medicaid expansion.

gmlewis
Houston, TX

I am a frequent FOX news viewer, but I also get my news from other local, national, and international sources (in various languages). Admittedly, FOX news has a significant conservative bent, and I feel free to adjust for that.

However, they are a good source for lots of facts that correspond to the other news sources. The only FOX program that I have no use for is Hannity's diatribe. His rudeness undercuts his credibility.

The big difference between FOX news and the other news outlets is that FOX won't "let sleeping dogs lie." When the current administration messes up, the other news sources report it for a few days and then drop it when the administration fails to explain what really happened. FOX news reports it the first few days, and then keeps on reporting on it month after month and year after year.

Until the current administration offers a meaningful explanation, FOX will keep on reporting on it. Of course the liberals want to call it an invalid news source, and wish it would go away.

Noodlekaboodle
Poplar Grove, UT

@David
It's because people under 30 don't watch any of those media outlets. People in that age range watch videos on the internet. Which is why it makes sense to make this video. The people that they want to sign up for insurance get their media through this type of source.

Gram Cracker
Price, UT

I want a president who has personal dignity. I want a first lady who does not go on TV to dance and act like a California girl. I want to respect my president and first lady, not get sick watching their goofiness on TV.

Sven
Morgan, UT

Look, I know this is hard pill for you leftists to swallow, but the fact is, Obamacare is an abject disaster. Socialized Medicine always is. And to those who are trying in vain to blame the GOP for Obamacare’s woes, please remember, not one Republican voted for this. Speaker Pelosi rammed this through the House with little or no time for members to carefully read this huge piece of legislation, that would take over 1/6 of our economy.

Surely you remember Speaker Pelosi’s words regarding ACA: “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy.” Well, now we’re finding out what’s in it, and it isn’t good. If it were as good as you folks on the Left say it is, Dear Leader wouldn’t have to keep postponing, delaying, and outright lying about. I mean if it’s so good, will help so many, and will save so much money, why all the delays?

You can try and blame the Republicans and Fox News, but the fact remains, Obama and the Democrats own this disaster we call Obamacare.

Bob K
portland, OR

A-- If you didn't like it, you probably felt like most of us felt when we saw Romney talk about the 47%.

B-- I still have trouble with the DN allowing rough and rude comments about this President, while anything I write that suggests that lds might be wrong (they are human beings, no?) comes back rejected.

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