President Obama stopped by The Colbert Report this Monday evening just as Colbert was about to begin his "The Word" segment and promptly took over the show with his own version, "The Decree."
Following Colbert's complaints about how "out of control" the president has been since the Republicans won the midterm elections with his executive order on immigration, signing the climate change accord with China, pushing the FCC to adopt Net Neutrality rules, and wanting to put camera on our cops, Colbert complained that the worst thing the president was doing was trying to "give us all health care again."
After explaining that it's still open enrollment season and that everyone is still free to go "select whichever death panel you'd prefer to have smother you when you're asleep" and telling the audience not to fall for it, Colbert let everyone know who has the real power to influence the country.
COLBERT: Do not fall for it or anything this guy says. He can't make things happen. The people with the real power in this country are pundits like me and Papa Bear. [...]
Oh yeah. O'Reilly clearly has the more power than the president. I mean, when's the last time Obama sold self-lubricating catheter's? The point is... here's the point folks. I could be a politician, like that. But a politician could never do my job. Which is why everyone should listen to my cure for Obamacare, and that brings us to tonight's Word...
President Obama was happy to take it from there and did his own version of Colbert's "Word" segment, which he called "The Decree."