Ellen DeGeneres was a completely slavish toady to President Obama as he appeared on her show to sell Obamacare -- not to young people, but to mothers.
The president made his pitch to "especially all the moms out there who may have young people – 26, 27, do not have health insurance, but they think they’re invincible and nothing’s ever going to happen to ‘em – what we’ve said is you never know what life is going to throw at ya." For example, a president who lies about keeping your plan and keeping your doctor. You didn't see that coming! But DeGeneres said "everyone's very grateful" for Obamacare:
DEGENERES: It’s doing very, very well...you’ve got 5 million people signed up so far. [Applause] An enormous number of people have signed up, so it’s successful....Well, for people who are starting to applaud here, I think everyone’s very grateful that you did this. And I think it is important for people to sign up. It’s just better to be covered. You just never know.
DeGeneres did ask a question for all the uninformed people: Why does enrollment have to stop at the end of March? Can't there be an ongoing enrollment? Obama had to explain that's not how insurance companies work. The Ellen show's website pitched the upcoming interview in complete North Korean propagandese about our Fearless And Brilliant Leader:
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA will be talking to our host from the White House, and Ellen is ready to entertain her VIP guest with an inspiring conversation. Both Pres. Obama and our host have proven their dance moves, their desire for good, and their Twitter skills. Now the leader of the free world, and the champion of comedy will get into the President's new health care initiative. From L.A. to D.C., Ellen rolls out the red carpet for the United States' fearless and brilliant head of state!
Obama once again insisted that twentysomethings can sign up for "100 dollars a month or less, in some cases, less than your cellphone bill or your cable bill." Then he returned to the usual banter about how "There's no dancing in the Situation Room," and most of his day is sitting around in rooms with people in gray suits and it's not great TV.
Media outlets are picking up on the other banter, like Obama joking about Ellen's Oscar "selfie" outdoing his re-election "hug tweet" with Michelle on Twitter: "I heard about that. I thought it was a pretty cheap stunt myself. Getting a bunch of celebrities in the background."