Why did Glenn compliment President Obama’s softball interview with Ellen DeGeneres?

In an attempt to get as many people as possible signed up for Obamacare ahead of the March 31 deadline, President Obama has been on a borderline desperate media blitz to get the word out on how ‘successful’ his signature healthcare law has been. Forget the fact that only 5 million people have signed up and only a fraction of those signups are in the key 18 to 34 demographic – Obamacare is simply fabulous! Ellen DeGeneres played right into the President’s hand when he appeared on her talk show this week.

On radio this morning, Glenn actually praised President Obama for understanding the “power” of the daytime and late-night TV circuit he seems to be so fond of.

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After allowing the President to run through the myriad of reasons why young people in particular should signup for healthcare, Ellen added that the law is “doing very, very well” and she thinks “everyone’s very grateful that [he] did this.”

“I know you said this yesterday when we were talking about him going on [Ellen], but look at the power of these shows,” Glenn said. “Because that’s all he’s going on. And he knows: I don’t need Fox News. I don’t need even MSNBC. I don’t even need CNN. He’s not doing interviews there because they’ll ask him tough questions. So what does he do? He just goes on to these shows.”

Earlier this month, President Obama made major headlines for his appearance on comedian Zach Galifianakis’ outrageous Funny or Die parody interview show, “Between Two Ferns”:

The skit actually succeeded in at least driving traffic to Healthcare.gov. Just hours after the video was posted, White House spokeswoman Tara McGuinness tweeted that it was the number one referrer to healthcare website:

Regardless of what you think of President Obama, he certainly understands the best ways to reach his target audience. Viewers of the cable and network news channels could probably call the President’s bluff when he touts the so-called successes of Obamacare, but the people he has reached through Ellen and Funny or Die probably don’t.

“This is why he’s smart and why he wins elections. If you’re here you know this stuff,” Stu concluded. “If you’re watching Ellen, you don’t know any of it. You might have thought about it at the time, but you don’t remember he said it.”

  • Republitards suck

    You guys hate this president so much it’s amusing.

    • Anonymous

      Shouldn’t you be taking care of the hostages in your basement? Remember; “it rubs the lotion on”.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

      No just idiots like you who are to stupid to think for themselves.

    • Anonymous

      your stuck on free give away’s. that hard working America’s pay for,
      that our government is giving away. to the freeloaders….

    • Anonymous

      and why shouldn’t we – the man is a scumbag of the worst kind…

    • Tony Viscardi

      His hatred of US, is not.

  • The Blue Tail Gadfly

    Hey Stu, the reason Obama wins is because the Republican Party keeps nominating unprincipled losers like McCain and Romney. (Not that any of the other candidates were much better).

    The Democrat and the Republican Parties are opposite wings belonging to the same bird of prey. Until Americans learn the Constitution and the principles this country was founded on, they will continue to be dupes of the corrupt political system.

    Switching parties or creating a new party will do no good as long as people keep voting for corrupt politicians out of fear of the other party winning. That is a no win scenario for ‘We the People’.

    “Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the
    truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and
    who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be
    chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man. We
    must not conclude merely upon a man’s haranguing upon liberty, and using the
    charming sound, that he is fit to be trusted with the liberties of his country.” ~Samuel Adams

    • BlueMN

      Wrong! Obama won because of “free stuff!”

    • Anonymous

      Romney unprinicpled?! Please!

      • The Blue Tail Gadfly

        Sorry, I should have been more clear. Romney is unprincipled when it comes to the principles this country was founded on. He may very well be principled to whatever ideology he is following at the time.

        Hope that helps,


    • Mike Nelson

      I remain convinced that the “best person” for liberty on the 2012 ballot was GJ.

      How people failed to take him seriously as a competent candidate is a greater indication to me of political ignorance than even the mass that voted for Big 0.

      • Anonymous

        @MikeNelson: I agree that Gary Johnson was (and is) a more credible candidate than he was given credit for. I just reviewed his platform positions and agree with many of them, including the “controversial” ones.

        I note some inconsistency on his part, however. He criticizes Roe vs Wade on the grounds mainly of Federal overreach, saying the issue of abortion should be left to the states. But on same-sex “marriage”, he wants the Feds to override the states and just make it a national standard. I take the opposite view, on both counts. I think Roe vs Wade was correctly decided (my personal view is that abortion is outside of government jurisdiction), whereas same-sex “marriage” is simply an oxymoron as well as depraved.

        • Mike Nelson

          Abortion is, for me, a tough issue; I’d rather have abortions legal and not fund a depraved society/lifestyle (as I believe we now do through social welfare programs), but as an issue of ending a pregnancy and a human life – to which I would otherwise be opposed in a world/country that I believed was on a righteous track – I don’t see how there cannot be a federal standard. I’m content to disagree on this issue, if we do, since the RIGHT answer would be for us to correct our lifestyle to where fathering children (and I say FATHERING children intentionally) would be considered an honor and taken as a serious responsibility. There’s a bigger conversation there, of course, but not for now.

          Regarding gay marriage, I think we need to get the gov’t out of marriage entirely, and if two or two hundred men want to live together and share asse(t)s, as long as they remain private and legal in their pursuits, I just don’t care. I judge the behavior to be deviant, perhaps even immoral, but that’s not a call for me to crusade against them. Likewise, I wish the damn gay lobby would just shut up and let it be, and I feel the same about the black lobby, the NAACP racists, the environmentalists, and just about every other lobbyist group except for the NRA – who I would oppose as well, if not for the constant assault on our 2nd Amendment rights.

          Lobbyists of all sorts are miscreants imo.

      • The Blue Tail Gadfly

        Hi Mike,

        I agree about GJ being the “best person” on the 2012 ballot. Unfortunately he does have problems that make him a less than ideal candidate, e.g. takes the libertarian stance on abortion. So much for the inalienable right to Life. Last time I looked, governments are instituted among Men to secure these inalienable rights.

        Because he was the best person out of that lot, I voted for GJ to show the GOP my vote was there and it’s not theirs, hoping they would pull their heads out of their posterior. I believe they don’t care and are a slow poison to our country, so unless a candidate emerges that at least shares my principles, I will not vote for them. To put that into perspective so one doesn’t get the impression that it is my way or the highway, here are a couple of quotes from Thomas Jefferson:

        “Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle.”

        “Were parties here divided merely by a greediness for office, as in England, to take a part with either would be unworthy of a reasonable or moral man. But where the principle of difference is as substantial, and as strongly pronounced as between the republicans and the monocrats of our country, I hold it as honorable to take a firm and decided part, and as immoral to pursue a middle line, as between the parties of honest men and rogues, into which every country is divided.” ~Thomas Jefferson to William Branch Giles, 1795

        Arguing about the size of government would be a difference of opinion if both parties agree in the principle of a limited government defined by it’s enumerated powers, i.e. a constitutional republic. I think it’s pretty safe to say the parties here are divided by greediness for office/power.

        The laws we have are being violated with impunity at an increasing rate and the political solution is more laws… the Spirit of God to restrain our sin nature is what’s being neglected/rejected as we keep progressing towards a totalitarian state. Until Americans turn back towards God of the Bible, no laws will save us, especially when they are increasingly being used against us, the lawful.

        2 Timothy 4:3-4
        For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.

        Please don’t take all that as being directed towards you, just putting it out there as “food for thought” for everyone.


        “The only sure cure for many of the ills of the modern world which men are vainly trying to remove
        by means of social and economic antidotes is to be found in the faith in God and loyalty to the eternal verities of religion. The recognition of a personal God and of the individual accountability of men and women to him, for their conduct are the foundations of the highest patriotism and of those civic virtues
        which alone can make men and nations morally great. The human race has been getting away from its religious moorings. It needs a revival of the sincere conception of the personal relationship of God to man and man to God; a restoration of faith in the fundamentals of religion that are eternal. The world needs the assurance of faith in the Almighty, and the tranquility which comes alone of that faith. That
        faith in God which has made the ancient Hebrew nation great, is still needed to make nations great to-day.” ~Warren G. Harding

        • Mike Nelson

          That is a well-spoken position, and it seems we voted GJ on essentially the same basis, if not for the exact same issues. I was – and am – appalled at his treatment by the establishment.

          Regarding my stance on abortion, it is a reaction to an imperfect world with few good, and imo, no perfect options, but it took a hit close to home to cause me to change from my prior pro-life stance; seeing a friend’s daughter – a 16yo child – who had no idea what a work ethic was (let alone having ever had a job) get pregnant, made me really second guess “what is good” versus “what is right” versus “what does the future look like.”

          I’m still not satisfied with my position on that issue, but sometimes when there aren’t any good options, you choose which one you can live with in the now, and keep looking and learning. In that reference to 2 Timothy, I think you could have included verse 5 as well; it strikes me as prescient in that regard.

          I’m not very familiar with 2 Tim yet, but at only 4 chapters, I will be by morning; thanks for the tip.

          • The Blue Tail Gadfly

            Hi Mike,

            I struggled too until I finally saw that there can be no compromise on the issue of innocent life or any of our other well-founded principles. There are so many bad things we have been lulled into supporting, via extreme partisan politics, that they have became an albatross around our necks. Once I finally said that I will never vote for a person again who supports the so called right to choose, it was a great weight lifted from my shoulders.

            “I’ve noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.” ~Ronald Reagan, quoted in New York Times, 22 September 1980

            “Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should therefore be slaves. Likewise, we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide.” ~Ronald Reagan 1983

            Unfortunately, many use the word liberty as an excuse for licentiousness.


            “Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” ~Mark Twain

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    All it was propaganda.

  • Anonymous

    KATU 2 in Portland, Oregon had a Townhall meeting about the failed Cover Oregon. It was stream lined over the internet. The governor would not come on, the people running Cover Oregon would not come on. They did get some Oregon representatives.

    Two left leaning liberals, opened my eyes to how they view things.
    One representative, a young woman, said it was a like a small business starting out, they need time to build their business and it wasn’t fair not to give Cover Oregon a chance to grow. My thought: Its not fair that Insurance companies who were working fine and knew what they were doing, the governments competition was taken away and the people are being forced to pay for something they don’t want and have to wait until she learns how to run the business.. She was using the “it’s not fair your not working for me and helping me get ahead card.

    There was a rep Greenlick, he said this in response to one of the other representatives that the government can’t run a business as well as a private business. Greenlick said, it was the private sector that caused the failure, not the government. Greenlick sounded like to me, he was saying; taxpayers are little nothing morons and he does like the government running things. Greenlick gave me the impression he likes earning money as a polictian, he see people as different, he does see there are those who want to stand on their own and there are the ones who want others take care of them,( which are his supporters or followers).

    There were two other representative, and they said what I was thinking. This was not needed. Majority of people had insurance already. Those who didn’t they could set up a payment plan, they could even file a claim and the government had a program set aside to pay for those who couldn’t afford anything. He said it differently, but it is something I had always thought, and wondered, why are they really wanting to create this program. It wasn’t really needed. It just looks to me so far that it’s away to collect more tax money.

    • Anonymous

      It is just another tax grab. Imagine the revenue the feds would rake in if all Americans signed up by March 31!!! That new “gold mine” would be scavenged by Washington bureaucracy in no time. The premiums would increase automatically ever year.

  • Anonymous

    The Obamacare people are using a new verbal gimmick – “its irresponsible not to have insurance”. This is coming from people who caused, how many people to lose insurance and who support this program that will force strangers to pay for other people who can’t afford to purchase their own insurance. They don’t see that people who can’t pay for their medical needs as “irresponsible”, so they use another lie and try to insult people into buying insurance to support this new welfare program. Just be honest, its a new tax. People who want others to pay for their needs are irresponsible.

    I mentioned on a forum that I don’t think young people should buy insurance if they don’t need and they shouldn’t pay for older people. Some women came after me and said I better your parents are real proud to know their kid doesn’t want to take care of them. I told her I had children, and I don’t expect my children to take care me, I am suppose to take care of them. These people are pathetic creatures.

  • Anonymous

    Ellen was trying to tell us she is POLITICALLY STUPID!

    • Mike Nelson

      I’d say “bought off” is more accurate.

      Although it’s true: stupid is as stupid does.

  • Susan

    Ellen is just a Leftist, Marxist tool (useful idiot) to condition the masses to erase Reason and Logic and “feel” good about Socialism/Marxism and perversions….you “feel” good about State Control of people— that we can destroy “Individual Rights from God” and replace God with the State—and have the State dictate “Life and Death” to us and “Sexual morality”—which promotes child-hood abuse, promiscuity and degrading behaviors, and absolute Slavery of the State.

    Very evil show—threw out the TV after reading about Edward Bernays and the marketing of evil….it is “cute” to sodomize others or enslave the masses, and she just normalizes Vice to destroy Christian EThics and flip Good and Evil.

    Read what Hollywood Satanists and Marxist want for your little, ignorant darlings: http://www.whale.to/b/russell_h.html

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    you won’t see ellen giving any of her money to fund obama care

  • Anonymous

    Can’t get any lower than this lowlife of a president. His apperance on these shows sure gives an example to the world what America is made up of. No wonder that the world is laughing at obama and America itself.

  • Anonymous

    The more I think of it, the more I have to say it. Woman probably shouldn’t have been allowed to vote. This is why Obama appears on shows like this. He knows how to tug at the emotions of woman and other “low knowledge” voters who watch this nonsense. It may be chauvinistic view, but I believe there is some truth to this.

  • Anonymous

    This was NOT “sad”….it was PATHETIC!!

  • landofaahs

    Why are we surprised that this country is going to H in a hand basket while the it’s being run by that academician named Dr. Zaius.

  • Phillip Wilson

    Hussein Obama is the problem.

  • Fat Lip

    All those here for the magical mystery tour step right this way

  • Fat Lip

    James 1: 22 thru 25
    God be with you all

  • Robert Doell

    America is collapsing around you reflecting your societal depravity. You can not even see the difference between “right” and “wrong” anymore. It is all in how you SPIN the discussion whether it is right or wrong. After all if you are at war and your side wins you get to say what is right or wrong. Just keep believing that and you shall SOON see yourselves living inside the BEAST of a TYRANT ruling by whim, OH NO it is too late OBAMA is already doing just that as DEMONCRATS support all manner of LIES,DECEPTION,OBFUSCATION,CORRUPTION, to the point of being dismissive of AMERICAN LIVES (SOLDIERS in IRAQ, Libya’s Ambassador and others)
    I am OUTRAGED BY ALL those who have and continue to support the EVIL President Obama and Demoncrats always blaming Pres.Bush and the Republicans and Wealthy. Shame on you Americans Shame Shame Shame. 40% still support Obama?
    When you find yourselves before GOD in the Light your next stop is Judgement where you will find yourselves judged to HELL and well deserved for the chances you reviled.
    GOD BLESSED AMERICA because you Honored GOD and JESUS the Christ.

  • Oscar Pearson

    Typical liberal spending our money to promote his garrbage!

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