On Wednesday night's "The Colbert Report," Colbert rounded up those who had a real beef with the leader of the free world doing a comedy sketch to drum up registration on the Healthcare.gov website. Not surprisingly, those pundits mostly existed on
So what was their take on Obama's comedy turn? Unimpressed, disappointed and mostly feeling that the sketch diminished the office of the president.
But no one had a more widely seen dissent than the Fox News "underminer in chief" Bill O'Reilly. Colbert's "Papa Bear" compared Obama's move to
"It's true," Colbert told viewers. "You can't fight that logic. Abe Lincoln would never have done a viral web video."
Lincoln is not alone. Other former presidents who would not have done a viral web video include
The worst part, Colbert said, was that the president's appearance seems to have worked, with a boost in traffic to the healthcare.gov website which the administration hopes will turn into more sign-ups ahead of the March 31 enrollment deadline.