- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 7, 2013

The 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards took a turn to the comedic Wednesday evening, as co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood launched into a skit of Obamacare that sent the audience into loud laughter — and those of liberal ideology into furious and outraged rants on social media.

“Obamacare, what’s that?” said Mr. Paisley, playing a patient with a hurt back, in need of a doctor, Fox News reported.

“Oh, it’s great,” Ms. Underwood said. “I started signing up last Thursday, and I’m almost done.” She then invited Mr. Paisley to sign up for Obamacare and “join the six other people” who’ve already done so, Fox News said.

The duo then launched into a rendition of George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning,” but with a slight switch of words: “Obamacare by morning, why’s this taking so long? I’m going to end up with hemorrhoids, if I sit here ‘til dawn.”

Supporters of Obamacare weren’t happy.

One Twitter poster wrote, The Blaze reported: “I think it’s very disrespectful for the country award to make fun of obamacare! You didn’t do jokes on anything that bush did!”

Another, in all capital letters: “These white folks on the CMA just slandered the [expletive] out of Obama & Obamacare.”

Another: “[Expletive] off CMA obamacare is good wtf.”

And yet one more, reported by The Blaze, again all in caps: “Why is the CMA’s talking about Obamacare. Shut the [expletive] up.”

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