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Obama hams it up for health care on Funny or Die

By The Associated Press

This article was published March 11, 2014 at 8:16 a.m.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is hamming it up online to promote his health-care plan.

Obama joked Tuesday with comedian Zach Galifianakis, including poking fun at the poorly reviewed Hangover Part III during an interview on the website Funny or Die.

Galifianakis typically poses awkward questions to celebrity guests appearing on Between Two Ferns, and Obama was no exception. After being asked how it felt to be "the last black president" and about the false notion that he was born in Kenya, the president pitched sign-ups for health care by the March 31 deadline.

Obama's appearance is part of an effort to reach young Americans crucial to the program's success.

Asked by Galifianakis whether he'd want a third term, which in any case is barred by the Constitution, Obama said, "If I ran again it would be sort of like doing a third Hangover movie. It didn't really work out very well, did it?"

Galifianakis is a star of the Hangover franchise.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... March 11, 2014 at 9:10 a.m.

The first one really didn't work out well.

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T6 says... March 11, 2014 at 6:37 p.m.

Ah such a Joker. The world is on fire, he can't make his security meetings but he can do this kind of crap. ARE you idiots embarrassed yet? YOU should be.

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FreeSpiritMan says... March 11, 2014 at 6:59 p.m.

T6 ........ You and your religious right ilk are so judgmental of anyone that does not adhere to your ideology, religious and/or political, the world has always been on fire because of the religious nut cases like you. When you condemn a person when making a humorist remark, that is why the young people do not want anything to do with your religion. While very few Americans identify as atheists or agnostics, a growing number fall into the "none" category. Polling from the Pew Research Center found the number of "nones" among all Americans grew from about 15% in 2007 to just under 20% in 2012.

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GrimReaper says... March 11, 2014 at 7:18 p.m.

BS Boy........You and your Marxist Left ilk are so judgmental of anyone that does not adhere to your ideology, religious and/or political, the world has always been on fire because of the bigoted nut cases like you.

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Populist says... March 11, 2014 at 7:37 p.m.

I saw a clip of this and the president was very funny. While I often do not agree with Huckabee, the man is very funny. Let's all lighten up and treat each other with more civility. Lack of civility is one of the greatest problems in America today. Let's all try to be a little nicer.

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FreeSpiritMan says... March 11, 2014 at 7:41 p.m.

Grim .... do you understand the word PLAGIARIZE. Lets talk religious right wing healthcare as Ben Carson has laid out on Fox News.
Ben Carson: Health care being done the 'completely wrong way'
“Health care isn’t a right, but it is a responsibility for compassionate people,” Carson said.
He said limited government involvement in health care is key. “Their role would be to make sure every American citizen has a health savings account which gets injected with $2,000 every year.”
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Who is going to inject the $2,000 per year? The single mom with 2 kids working in this great state for $7.25 per hour. Heart Surgery in India for $1,583 Costs $106,385 in U.S.
Well that single mom would have to save for about 9 months to have it done in India, but a little over 50 months in the US. Does Ben Carson think he is 4.5 times a better surgeon than the guy in India? I guess so. You see, GRIM, I believe that the single mom deserves just as good healthcare as you apparently have. If that is Marxist ideology then I am a Marxist.

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FreeSpiritMan says... March 11, 2014 at 8:02 p.m.

Grim ..... most other industrialized countries consider basic healthcare a right , but I guess you, are you a religious right nut case or just a plain vanilla one, considers it a right based on one's ability to pay for it. Can't pay your SOL.

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GrimReaper says... March 11, 2014 at 8:45 p.m.

BS Boy, you need to get a grip........you appear much in danger of losing it.........

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aimee says... March 12, 2014 at 1:25 a.m.

T6:
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You've never learned how "to walk and chew gum at the same time"..????
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I guess that's above you're learning curve....

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