President Obama’s “Anger Translator” Returns to Cathartically Mock GOP Trumpcare Failure With Stephen Colbert

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The republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act fell apart yesterday when it was too cruel for some Republican members of the Senate and not cruel enough for others. Naturally, as the ACA was President Obama’s signature piece of legislation—one Republicans gleefully attached his name to and made it their mission to erase—he has some thoughts that can only be expressed through Keegan-Michael Key’s brilliant anger translator character.

I know it may seem like a distant memory, but there was a time when the United States didn’t have a president whose every angry impulse was on full display for the entire world to read 140 characters at a time. It’s extra impressive when you take into account the extreme BS President Obama had to deal with from his detractors, including just straight up being denied a Supreme Court appointment for no reason. And so, Luther brought much-needed catharsis, and he’s come out of retirement to do it again.

Meanwhile, the real-world Republicans’ backup plan, just outright repealing the Affordable Care Act and coming up with a replacement later, also quickly fell apart yesterday. So, as infuriating as it must be for President Obama to watch all of this unfold, the results so far probably have him feeling pretty vindicated. “Anti-Obamacare,” though effective for years, is not really working as a brand for Republicans anymore, and that’s doing a pretty good job of making them look bad all on its own.

… But not quite good enough to offset all this time spent dealing with their crap, so here’s Colbert mocking the Republican’s years of nonsense and posturing coming back to bite them, as well:

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