[Ed. – Just when you thought the man couldn’t get any more clownish]
As part of his recent initiative to get younger folks to sign up for Obamacare by engaging aging with pop-culture, President Obama made an appearance on Colin Cowherd with ESPN Radio Thursday where they both laid out talking points about why Obamacare is a godsend. Obama did the interview immediately after giving a statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The interview began with Obama taking a subtle jab at Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly for saying his visit on the Funny or Die series “Between Two Ferns” wasn’t exactly Lincolnesque. Cowherd asked:
You’ve been more accessible than other Presidents: Fallon, Ellen, us, Two Ferns, which was a riot! Your healthcare.gov initiative, Kobe and Lebron are enlisted spokespersons. Why? One network suggested Lincoln wouldn’t do this. It’s obviously a different time, but you embrace young and different. Why?
First of all, if you read back on Lincoln, he loved telling the occasional bawdy joke, and he went out among regular folks. One of the hardest things about being President is being in a bubble that is artificial. Unless you make a conscious effort, you start to sound like some Washington stiff. So you got to consciously try to get out of that, if you want to remind yourself of the wonderful people you are supposed to be serving with a sense of humor and aren’t thinking every day of position papers.