COLBERT TO OBAMA: ‘When Did You Decide to Become Emperor?’

Published on December 9, 2014

Someone finally decided to be upfront with him. Check it out….

President Barack Obama was a guest on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” on Monday night, but not before showing up early to boot host Stephen Colbert from his seat and delivering his own version of Colbert’s “The Word” segment.

The segment is a takeoff on Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s “Talking Points Memo,” and Obama, as commander-in-chief, renamed it “The Decree.” He was supposedly delivering the monologue prepared for Colbert in which his fictional conservative pundit persona takes on liberalism.

In Obama’s segment, Obamacare and the president’s popularity were among the targets.

When Obama returned later as guest, Obama defended his recent use of executive orders when quizzed by Colbert.In 2008, Colbert noted, “part of your campaign was believing that the president at the time had invested the executive with too much power. Then you became president, and you seem to have a whole lot of power.

“Does that happen to every president where you get into the office and you think, ‘Oh, I might be the only one I can trust with this much power so I’ll hold onto it?'”

Obama repeated his argument that he has acted only after the frustration of waiting for Congress to act on issues such as immigration reform. But he assured Colbert he has made sure his legal counsel is “fiercely independent” when advising him on what he is able to legally do.

“When did you decide to burn the Constitution and become emperor?” Colbert asked.

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