Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Colbert Mocks Haslam for Health Care Lottery

Posted By on Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Last night on his show, Stephen Colbert again goofed on Republican opposition to ObamaCare, quickly training his parodic spotlight (second time in a week!) on Tennessee — and Gov. Bill Haslam in particular — taking special delight in mocking the state's health care lottery. (His mispronunciation of "Haslam" is a touch I particularly enjoyed.)

Colbert starts by quoting Haslam from a press avail a few weeks ago: "A lot of people say, 'Hey, that's an easy call. Just expand three years 100 percent and then walk away at that point in time.' I don't think you can easily walk away."

"Do you know how heartbreaking it is to tell someone they're no longer getting health care?" Colbert asks pseudo-rhetorically. "It's so much kinder to tell them they're never getting health care."

Nice shout-out for local club "Bourbon Blues and Boogie Bar," too.

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