During his media blitz to salvage some public support for his healthcare law earlier this year, Barack Obama made one stop that struck many viewers as bizarre.
In an absurd mock interview with comedian Zach Galfianakis, Obama had an open forum to espouse the supposed benefits of ObamaCare while between feigned taunts from the host. The satirical display was shared extensively through social media, allowing the law’s talking points to reach a wide audience of otherwise disengaged apolitical viewers.
“HealthCare.gov works great now,” Obama said at one point during the interview; “and millions of Americans have already gotten health insurance plans and what we want is people to know you can get affordable healthcare.”
He went on to suggest that viewers “can get coverage all for what it costs you to pay your cell phone bill.”
What might otherwise have been forgotten as just one of Obama’s many media stops in the aftermath of a botched ObamaCare rollout is now reportedly being considered for an Emmy Award.
The clip, which was produced as part of a video series called Funny or Die, was nominated this week in the category of Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program. It will go up against a number of other programs, including the latest Super Bowl halftime show.
Obama supporters and administration insiders were apparently pleased with the news, expressing their joy on Twitter shortly after the announcement was made Thursday.
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) July 10, 2014
Plenty of critics, however, suggested the nomination is yet another opportunity for leftist elites to fawn over Barack Obama.
An Emmy nod? The Obama “Between Two Ferns” wasn’t even one of the best BTFs. It’s like Nobel all over again. — Aaron Blake (@AaronBlakeWP) July 10, 2014
Obama nominated for Emmy for “Between Two Ferns,” which is fitting for a celebrity more comfortable reading scripts than running a country.
— Razor (@hale_razor) July 10, 2014
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