March 29, 2012 at 8:21 AM ET
Stephen Colbert isn’t hiding his excitement about the possible strike down of President Obama’s healthcare mandate. In fact, the “Colbert Report” host is thrilled at the possibility of the Supreme Court repealing Obamacare – a strong sentiment echoed by the Republican Party.
“You lose Mr. President!” Colbert exclaimed, “Take Obamacare and stick it where the sun don’t shine! Then have it removed by a doctor that you have to pay yourself because he’s not in network.” Over the past three days, the Supreme Court has posed challenging, critical questions to the Obama administration about its massive bill, and Colbert was glad to see the administration struggle to present its case.
“It was a train wreck that slammed into the Hindenburg, landed on the deck of the Titanic, and then sailed it to see John Carter,” Colbert said. That last reference alluding to the recent catastrophic flop at the box-office.
This mandate isn’t the good kind of “man date,” he goes on to explain, where two buddies play racquetball together and recharge with a couple of burgers, brews and absolutely no sexual tension… instead this mandate requires that all Americans buy health insurance.
And if the administration can force us all to buy health insurance, then it can certainly force us to eat broccoli – Colbert explains. By his logic, the country is in dire straits because if we don’t fight this evil mandate now, it could lead to more outrageous demands. “They’re going to make us eat other vegetables … including lima beans!” Colbert exclaims, “Take naps when we’re not tired, and kiss our grandmothers even though she smells like old Tupperware!”
And he’s simply not going to do it. Colbert refuses to have his health care decisions made by “Baroccoli Obama.”