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President Obama Hits Talk Show Circuit, Stops by Colbert Report (see!)

President Barack Obama hit The Colbert Report to talk abut Obamacare, with some shtick on the side. (Photo: Pool via Getty Images)

President Barack Obama hit The Colbert Report to talk abut Obamacare, with some shtick on the side. (Photo: Pool via Getty Images)

President Barack Obama proved that a politician could indeed do Stephen Colbert’s job after he dropped in on the Comedy Central talk show host, who was doing a special program from Washington, D.C. last night (Dec. 8). So how’d the president do?

Just as Colbert was warming up to do his regular “The Word” feature, Obama entered from stage right. (Or was that left?)

He took over the anchor chair and made a slight change to the presentation. Instead of calling it “The Word,” he called the segment “The Decree,” an obvious reference to his recent executive orders, which have raised the ire of Republicans.

Obama’s central mission, however, was to talk up his healthcare plan, which is currently accepting enrollments nationwide.

Colbert got right to the point and asked the president about the “shellacking” Democrats took in the mid-term elections. He also asked about the Keystone pipeline legislation, which the president has vowed to veto.

Either intentionally or by mistake, he referred to Cobert as “Bill,” a suggestion perhaps that Stephen was sounding like Bill O’Rielly.

In the opening segment, Obama also did a great riff on Obamacare, otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act.

Footnote: Colbert will end his run on The Colbert Report Thursday, Dec. 18. He’ll next appear as host of the The Late Show on CBS following David Letterman’s retirement.

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