Nelson Mandela dies; White House consoles world with photos of President Obama

Nelson Mandela died yesterday, and naturally the White House realized that the world could only be comforted by photos of… President Obama:

The White House’s “North Wing,” otherwise known as MSNBC headquarters, discussed what impact Mandela’s death would have on Obama:

These people are all now officially impossible to parody.

(h/t Twitchy)

Obama: No way in hell that law I lied about will be repealed while I’m president

“Hey America, remember when I promised you could keep your plan and the law would make health care more affordable and accessible?”

But repeal it? No way.

The headline at Ace of Spades is a more succinct summary of this:

In a speech to mark the beginning of the effort, Obama took aim at Republican lawmakers who have repeatedly called for repeal of the law and have attempted to use the troubled implementation to take shots at several vulnerable Democratic lawmakers up for re-election in 2014 who supported the Affordable Care Act.

“We’re not repealing it as long as I’m president,” said Obama, who was flanked by Americans who have benefited from aspects of the law. He said, “If I have to fight another three years to make sure that this law works, then that’s what I’ll do.”

He admitted that it’s not working (and things will probably only get way worse) but dammit, you’re stuck with it, America! Who cares if tens of millions will lose their insurance in spite of promises they could keep them. Since Obama won’t back the repeal of his signature disaster, I suppose convincing him to resign would be futile. The thought of “President Joe Biden” gives me pause in calling for that publicly though.

‘Help us Joe Biden, you’re our only hope’

Joe Biden’s on his way overseas to save the day. And just in case anybody needed another reason to not get a good night’s sleep, there’s this headline:

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More honest version of that headline: “We’re Pretty Much F@#*ed.”

Prediction: During the Asia trip, Biden will tell China’s president “Me VP, me play joke, me put pee-pee in your Coke” and spark a minor international incident.