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It’s unfair to compare and contrast Barack Obama with commercial pitchmen hawking their wares, even if the goods do not conform to unqualified representations of fact on which the seller intends the consumer to rely. James Taranto explains why. Whereas a scammer selling shoddy goods is breaking the law, Obama defrauded the public to make Obamacare the law. “Thus there is no evident legal recourse for those who were injured by Obama’s fraudulent promise…”

Nevertheless, ABC News has compiled a clip allowing us to measure Obama against some of the “most recognizable TV hawkers.” With its mocking comparison, the clip is perhaps most interesting for the irreverent attitude it displays (following the obligatory commercial).

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