Video: SNL goofs on Obama for accomplishing nothing

posted at 12:55 pm on October 4, 2009 by Allahpundit

Omitted from the “not done” checklist here: Stopping Iran, resisting the urge to nationalize giant car companies, and keeping deficit projections for the next decade under a trillion dollars annually. But those are all concerns of the right and, needless to say, that’s not where this skit is coming from, a point worth bearing in mind amid the grim enjoyment you’ll feel at seeing The One spoofed on national TV. Mainstream comedy has actually reached the point where their big goof on Barack Obama is that he’s not liberal enough.

Memo to Lorne Michaels: This impersonation, if it can even be called that, has now reached the depths of Chevy Chase’s “imitation” of Gerald Ford. You can’t bring in a freelancer for the Obama skits? Darrell Hammond in his Jesse Jackson get-up would be more convincing.


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Weak, but at least they pointed out the congressional majorities. That will be a newsflash to a lot of O’s supporters.

PBoilermaker on October 4, 2009 at 12:58 PM

When he first starting doing Obama, he had him pretty much right. The stiff and halting way in which he talks. Now it`s been washed out and bland.

ThePrez on October 4, 2009 at 12:59 PM

Pretty soft punches, but punches none the less. It took nine months of failure to get a criticism of Barry on an alphabet network, that is telling.

Vashta.Nerada on October 4, 2009 at 12:59 PM

It would be funnier if it was not so scary. Zero is the ultimate empty suit.

VegasRick on October 4, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Actually the early performances of Obama were much better than they are now, which is weird since in time, you would expect a better impersonation.

The Calibur on October 4, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Doing it Chevy Chase style from the beginning would have been funnier. All kinds of meta-psuedo-commentary in it.

exception on October 4, 2009 at 1:00 PM

I’m taking bets: How long before GE/NBC puts the quietus on this kind of unpatriotic, racist comedy?

petefrt on October 4, 2009 at 1:02 PM

So far the ‘new season’ of SNL has been zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

GarandFan on October 4, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Memo to Lorne Michaels: This impersonation, if it can even be called that, has now reached the depths of Chevy Chase’s “imitation” of Gerald Ford.

Man, Chevy Chase’s Gerald Ford impression was my favorite impression of all time. I always thought that was the funniest thing, to do no impression at all.

Proud Rino on October 4, 2009 at 1:02 PM

I loved the half hearted laughter of the audience…. they were not sure if they were supposed to laugh or not…

Romeo13 on October 4, 2009 at 1:03 PM

You can’t bring in a freelancer for the Obama skits?

Garret Morris?

Media been berry berry good to me….

repvoter on October 4, 2009 at 1:03 PM

I loved the half hearted laughter of the audience…. they were not sure if they were supposed to laugh or not…

Romeo13 on October 4, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Probably looking around for the nearest black guy to make sure it`s o.k. to laugh.

ThePrez on October 4, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Weak, but at least they’re sort of making fun of the guy now.

Hellrider on October 4, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Oh, so now SNL is racist.

pearson on October 4, 2009 at 1:06 PM

You can’t bring in a freelancer for the Obama skits?
Garret Morris?

Media been berry berry good to me….

repvoter on October 4, 2009 at 1:03 PM

OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT, CAP AND TRADE IS STILL DEAD!

trubble on October 4, 2009 at 1:07 PM

It’s as funny as seeing road kill

Stephanie on October 4, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Other than it not looking anything like Obowma, it wasn’t that funny.

Urban Infidel on October 4, 2009 at 1:08 PM

This guy doesn’t even look black. Lame.

Alibali on October 4, 2009 at 1:08 PM

When he first starting doing Obama, he had him pretty much right. The stiff and halting way in which he talks. Now it`s been washed out and bland.

ThePrez on October 4, 2009 at 12:59 PM

Agreed. Sarah Palin was savaged by SNL. It’s not their intention to do that to Obama, so I think they’re keeping this guy on a short leash. There are actually a couple of seconds where you see what he could do if he had the green light to go after The One in the same way that Tina Fey went after Palin. IMHO.

labwriter on October 4, 2009 at 1:09 PM

Man, that was a lame impersonation. He wasn’t even trying.

29Victor on October 4, 2009 at 1:10 PM

But those are all concerns of the right and, needless to say, that’s not where this skit is coming from

True, but also policy points are not broad enough for SNL humor. SNL tends to focus on personal quirks and embarrassments. The memorable impressions of Dole, Bush 41 and Clinton turned those politicians into characters more than devices for serving up political critiques.

dedalus on October 4, 2009 at 1:10 PM

I loved it; flattening out his non-thinking base vote will be a major effort and, since they get their news from SNL and Comedy Channel, this to me is the most likely way they’ll learn how phoney Barry is.

To actually see a listing of his campaign promises not done has to hurt those on devotional left who only voted for the aura.

Wiping that aura away, like pulling back the curtain in Oz, will be a major bonus for replacing this Peter Principled fop of a Prez we’re stuck with for awhile longer.

Shivas Irons on October 4, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Weak stuff. Unbelievable when you think of the comic opportunities here. But to exploit them would mean becoming like they did under Bush — and that is not an option.

rrpjr on October 4, 2009 at 1:11 PM

That was a terrible impression. I remember the guy doing a pretty good Obama during the presidential campaign at least once, but he whiffed it on this skit.

My favorite part of the skit of course was listening to the audience trying to figure out what to think.

joe_doufu on October 4, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Half-hearted skit to gauge the response, you know like “leave Polanski alone” then listen intently with a cupped ear for response…

d1carter on October 4, 2009 at 1:12 PM

The best part was when he mentioned killing the fly on TV. Sadly enough, that and the Somali pirates getting drilled are about all he’s done so far.

It’s not just that SNL doesn’t want to spoof Obama too harshly. It’s that they probably can’t. GE simply won’t allow it. They have an agenda and they don’t want anyone on NBC/CNBC/MSDNC jeopardizing it. Hell, they even managed to work in a plug for universal healthcare on an episode of The Office a couple weeks ago.

Doughboy on October 4, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Even though most of the attack on Obama was coming from the left and not the right (my guess is the part about the Democratic majorities was stuck in there by the show’s lone GOP writer, James Downey), listen to the audience, especially at the start of the “I’ve done nothing” part. There’s some real nervous, hesitant laughter there, as though they really don’t want to hear about Obama’s ineffectualness, even if the complaint list comes from the left.

jon1979 on October 4, 2009 at 1:14 PM

He comes across as a victim here. Poor Obama can’t get anything done because of Glenn Beck supporters.

long_cat on October 4, 2009 at 1:17 PM

When he first starting doing Obama, he had him pretty much right. The stiff and halting way in which he talks. Now it`s been washed out and bland.

ThePrez on October 4, 2009 at 12:59 PM

Eh, if it was someone who sounded and talked just like Obama, I wouldn’t want to watch the skit. I’ve seen more than enough of the real thing on TV already.

James on October 4, 2009 at 1:17 PM

At least the audience laughed. It breaks the ice for comediennes. The first time Stewart poked fun, the audience just sat there. He actually said, “It’s OK to laugh, people.”

Comedy writers all over breathed a sigh of relief. They were running out of Palin material.

AnninCA on October 4, 2009 at 1:18 PM

Is there anything humorous about SNL?

This must be the most anti-funny bunch of grade D actors to walk the planet.

Aristotle on October 4, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Weak, but at least they pointed out the congressional majorities. That will be a newsflash to a lot of O’s supporters.

PBoilermaker on October 4, 2009 at 12:58 PM

With all the seriousness with which the Obamamedia takes itself, isn’t it interesting that their reaction to the fact that most Obama voters were misled about which party controlled congress in 2006-8 was “oh well”.

Forget their Obama cheerleading for a minute. These media elites claim that their mandate is to politically educate the public, and if that is in fact what they were trying to do, it would be hard to envision a more obvious proof of their failure.

18-1 on October 4, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Comedy writers all over breathed a sigh of relief. They were running out of Palin material.

AnninCA on October 4, 2009 at 1:18 PM

Oh, don’t worry, the Obamedia will just make more things up.

18-1 on October 4, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Note to the comedian: it’s never funny when you slip out of character and start laughing at your own jokes.

ElectricPhase on October 4, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Seeing this made me wonder how Obama stacked up against President Bush and President Clintons records from January 20th to October 2nd of their first terms as it relates to legislation signed by each President.

Obama = 64 pieces of legislation signed into law*

Bush = 199 pieces of legislation signed into law

Clinton = 264 pieces of legislation signed into law

*of these 64 – 16 were legislation to designate names of federal buildings

http://speakmymindblog.com/2009/10/04/obama-2-accomplishments-jack-squat/

sherryande on October 4, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Wiping that aura away, like pulling back the curtain in Oz, will be a major bonus for replacing this Peter Principled fop of a Prez we’re stuck with for awhile longer.

Shivas Irons on October 4, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Really good point. The SNL audience can only absorb a one dimensional caricature of a politician–Clinton as insincere hound dog, Bush 43 as incurious frat boy, etc. If the caricature of Barry is that he’s a pie-in-the-sky speech giver who can’t operate the government then it takes away his greatest strength, leaving him all symbol and no substance.

dedalus on October 4, 2009 at 1:20 PM

“If I’ve lost SNL, I’ve lost middle America.”

-Lyndon Baines Obama-

Bishop on October 4, 2009 at 1:20 PM

I do a better Obama than this clown…

Caper29 on October 4, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Boy, you have to feel for the audiences in NY this week, what with Letterman’s revelation and a skit on SNL that’s trashing the Big 0. Confusion reigns! Where’s the applause sign?

If Lorne had an open mind he’d contact Snerdley. Now that’s a good impersonation.

turfmann on October 4, 2009 at 1:22 PM

sherryande on October 4, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Actually, I wouldn’t mind if they all had 0 for records…..

Caper29 on October 4, 2009 at 1:23 PM

PLEASE let the conservative CEO from Comcast succeed in buying NBC. SNL will get a much-needed reality check. MSNBC’s house will be cleaned too.

marklmail on October 4, 2009 at 1:24 PM

The joke is Obama is so incompetent he can’t even be a socialist without screwing it up.

I agree with Allah, they need a beter Obama-esque actor.

portlandon on October 4, 2009 at 1:24 PM

The impersonation is lame, but at least it was mildly funny.
You can’t convince the extreme liberal writers of SNL to leave their comfort zones and ridicule liberalism.
Instead they ridicule the person not initiating socialism soon enough. Lame SNL. Try harder.
Plus the “frothing Glenn Beck supporters” stuff at the end, thanks for mention. /sarc

cubachi on October 4, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Oh come on, people. It’s funny! Why don’t you all stop confirming the stereotype of humorless conservatives for once.

I love Fred Armison’s lame Obama impression. Remember, Jon Lovitz didn’t look anything like Mike Dukakis either. Some people are hard to imitate accurately, so why try?

rockmom on October 4, 2009 at 1:26 PM

Oh, and one more point. While the media as a whole have tended towards the left for a long time, this has never stopped them from poking fun at Democrat presidents before now. I certainly remember Clinton – they loved the man, but they still made fun of him.

And yet these people could not for whatever reason poke fun at Obama. The argument that there is nothing to poke fun of is obviously pathetic. And for the argument Obama was too popular, well, he got 52-3% of the popular vote. Reagan got 59% in 84, and certainly was a target for the entertainment media…

18-1 on October 4, 2009 at 1:26 PM

Caper29 on October 4, 2009 at 1:23 PM

Yeah, it is a double edge sword isn’t it……….but damn shouldn’t he be doing some work??

Isn’t it ironic though that a totally Democrat administration can’t seem to push anything through?? It’s not just Obama – Congress can’t get the bills done for him to sign.

sherryande on October 4, 2009 at 1:26 PM

It’s not just that SNL doesn’t want to spoof Obama too harshly. It’s that they probably can’t. GE simply won’t allow it. They have an agenda and they don’t want anyone on NBC/CNBC/MSDNC jeopardizing it.
Doughboy on October 4, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Glad to see I’m not the only one who feels that way. If GE/NBC allows SNL to goof on Obama in a seriously damaging way, I’ll eat Allahpundit’s hat.

petefrt on October 4, 2009 at 1:27 PM

SNL and Mad TV are both unworthy of tuning into anymore. In fact, just about any show in the tube that displays any liberal slant gets shut off. (Not just by me either, and that is making the liberals itch really bad.)

Once upon a time the liberals we mostly correct in laying claim to having the more artistic and creative expertise. Not so anymore. They’re just dried up, unfunny, and bitter. Odd considering they have all that they wanted. The irony is that now they have the majorities they still can’t get what they want and are about to run themselves out of office because the PEOPLE largely don’t want what they do.

Now, if SNL spoofed the liberals current dilemma it might be funny, but the libs would hate it so that won’t happen.

Spiritk9 on October 4, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Ya know, with Obama being embarassed that he lost the bid for the Chicago Olympics, I think he will now buckle down and start really pushing again for the public option.

So look for Obama to come out with guns ablazin ready to fight conservatives on the healthcare issue.

texasconserv on October 4, 2009 at 1:28 PM

rockmom on October 4, 2009 at 1:26 PM

I agree – I thought it was hilarious………..I got the feeling they were going after a more “defeated” looking Obama – it worked.

sherryande on October 4, 2009 at 1:28 PM

From NY Times Public Editor, and an indication how important it is that Boring Vain Naive Barry is seen on shows like SNL:

Here’s an example, from Leigh Allen of San Francisco, who said she relies on The Times to keep her informed: “I often don’t hear about the latest conflict until I read a Facebook rant from an old high school friend or talk on the phone with my mother (both in conservative Orange County, Calif.). It’s embarrassing not to be able to respond with facts when I hadn’t even heard about the issue.” Michele Cusack of Novato, Calif., said that when someone asked if she had heard the latest about Acorn, “I had to answer ‘no’ because I get all my news from The New York Times.”

Shivas Irons on October 4, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Obama hasn’t accomplished anything!

But we’re not a socialist nation…

Trent1289 on October 4, 2009 at 1:30 PM

Now, if SNL spoofed the liberals current dilemma it might be funny, but the libs would hate it so that won’t happen.

Spiritk9 on October 4, 2009 at 1:27 PM

News flash: Hollywood and New York are really liberal.

rockmom on October 4, 2009 at 1:30 PM

texasconserv on October 4, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Already happening.

scalleywag on October 4, 2009 at 1:30 PM

oops: “not” should be “now”

Trent1289 on October 4, 2009 at 1:30 PM

Pretty weak tea, but it’s better than the “Jack” and “Squat” most comedians have been doing about Obama’s endless opportunities to be ridiculed.

cs89 on October 4, 2009 at 1:30 PM

texasconserv on October 4, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Yup – because we all know the unemployment numbers are really due to lack of health care reform. According to his weekly address – if we pass health care – unemployment will just go away…………

sherryande on October 4, 2009 at 1:31 PM

sherryande on October 4, 2009 at 1:31 PM

Conditions in Afghanistan will continue to deteriorate unless we pass ObamasCare this month.

petefrt on October 4, 2009 at 1:35 PM

If GE/NBC allows SNL to goof on Obama in a seriously damaging way, I’ll eat Allahpundit’s hat.

petefrt on October 4, 2009 at 1:27 PM

If they stay with this meme, they will damage him. Impotence is powerful stuff.

ElectricPhase on October 4, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Quick! Someone record this video before it gets pulled offline by Obamanoids!

newton on October 4, 2009 at 1:37 PM

Impotence is powerful stuff

Where’s my neckbrace… but I both understand and agree, metaphorically, of course…

Shivas Irons on October 4, 2009 at 1:38 PM

SNL has not been funny for decades.

Warner Todd Huston on October 4, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Wow! Was the NOlympics a turning point of sorts?

Mojave Mark on October 4, 2009 at 1:39 PM

For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m proud or SNL.

Mojave Mark on October 4, 2009 at 1:39 PM

petefrt on October 4, 2009 at 1:35 PM

and Iran will fire off those nuclear weapons……..

sherryande on October 4, 2009 at 1:41 PM

AP, you miss the point of this skit – Fred Armisen was not trying to impersonate Obama…the lact of effort in my view was deliberate.

This was basically liberals Yorkers calling out Obama for having no balls to do ANYTHING let alone everything on the promised agenda… I dont think Armisen even tried to imitate Obama.. other than have a mini black face. (btw I still cannot believe that Jackson and Sharpton have not cried racsim over the Fred Armisen black face..)

The last jab was telling – Obama tries to make a threat and then backs off knowing that he cannot pull off such a threat.

He himself does not take his own threats seriously ! And neither does SNL.

Do health care reform before the August recess..or else… please do it before Thanksgiving..or else.. please do something !

Ask Iran to open up their nucelar facilities for inspection.. OR ELSE… give them ample time to cover the evidence up…OR ELSE… accept Iran as a nuclear power !

An empty suit who wields empty threats is pretty soon seen to be what he truly is – an incompetent bozo.

This guy makes Jimmy Carter look strong – and thats no mean “achievement”.

nagee76 on October 4, 2009 at 1:41 PM

We should all be happy hE didn’t accomplish anything. This is not a goof on Obama but a motivational jolt.

casel21 on October 4, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Note to the comedian: it’s never funny when you slip out of character and start laughing at your own jokes.

ElectricPhase on October 4, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Oh, I don’t think that’s always true. Red Skelton (probably before your time) laughed at his jokes all the time and I don’t see how that had a negative affect on his career.

As far as the SNL Obama skit. I enjoyed it. Any parody of Obama on national tv is okay with me.

docdave on October 4, 2009 at 1:44 PM

Maybe the impression was lame on purpose? I mean, zer0bama is pretty lame.

SouthernGent on October 4, 2009 at 1:44 PM

It’s embarrassing not to be able to respond with facts when I hadn’t even heard about the issue.” Michele Cusack of Novato, Calif., said that when someone asked if she had heard the latest about Acorn, “I had to answer ‘no’ because I get all my news from The New York Times.”

Shivas Irons on October 4, 2009 at 1:29 PM

THAT.IS.AWESOME. Moral of the story for NYT? Report as many facts as possible & let your readership determine on their own what conclusion to draw.

VikingGoneWild on October 4, 2009 at 1:47 PM

If GE/NBC allows SNL to goof on Obama in a seriously damaging way, I’ll eat Allahpundit’s hat.

petefrt on October 4, 2009 at 1:27 PM

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katy on October 4, 2009 at 1:47 PM

Omitted from the “not done” checklist here: Stopping Iran, resisting the urge to nationalize giant car companies, and keeping deficit projections for the next decade under a trillion dollars annually.

Also no lobbyist running the Whitehouse?

multiuseless on October 4, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Not a very credible impersonation. Why not bring in a better impersonator?

VikingGoneWild on October 4, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Oh come on, people. It’s funny! Why don’t you all stop confirming the stereotype of humorless conservatives for once.

We’re attacking their lameness of their mocking from the left…

ninjapirate on October 4, 2009 at 1:51 PM

The motivation for this was not that “The One” is a radical marxist and wishes to remake our Republic. It was that he isn’t marxist enough.

In a subtle way they are covering for him by inferring he is not a radical marxist, but he is hapless and impotent. Beck followers and conservative protesters are hysterical reactionaries and have nothing to fear. The truth is his agenda is the most radical in our nations history and it is still looming. He has every intention of implementing it by hook or by crook. He just needs to find a way to make is sound more palatable to the squishy middle so he can get their support.

This skit is meant to nudge him to be more aggressive in pushing his agenda. It is hardly critical of his agenda or motivations like skits about Bush or Reagan.

DeathB4Tyranny on October 4, 2009 at 1:53 PM

Still the best (and most accurate).

Too bad NBC has lost their ballz since this skit.

fred5678 on October 4, 2009 at 1:55 PM

He needs a grape glued onto the side of his nose.

Needs to lower his voice, say “uh” every other word and draw out the word, “aaaaaaaaaaaand” and say “let me make this perfectly clear.”

He needs to tilt the head back and look down his aristocratic nose at us peons.

He needs to turn his head back and forth from teleprompter to telepromter.

Special K on October 4, 2009 at 1:58 PM

It’s a first, timid attack on Dear Liar. But the more incompetent he is shown to be, the sharper the attacks will be.

rbj on October 4, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Wait a second: did you see that intro commercial?

Women actually worry about underarm stubble?

And there’s a deodorant that doubles as a depilatory to remove the stubble?

I have never worried about stubble anywhere on my body.

No, I haven’t. The day I do is the day I put a bullet through my stubbly body.

SteveMG on October 4, 2009 at 1:59 PM

I saw this last night and wondered this morning could the fact that SNL so excoriated Sarah Palin and the lovely and gracious Sarah had the courage to show up, suit up and go on the show, have anything to do with SNL having the courage to go after the filthy liar, 0 accomplishment, Pinnochio president?

Sarah was ripped night after night but walked into the Lions Den.
Will Pinnochio have such grace and dignity or will Axeholerod or Cueball Carville call the producers and threaten them Chicago style…. Punkass Chicago Punks!

dhunter on October 4, 2009 at 2:00 PM

I loved the half hearted laughter of the audience…. they were not sure if they were supposed to laugh or not…
Romeo13 on October 4, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Yep. They knew how they were supposed to laugh before, this one was confusing them.

I call this damage control. A pre emptive strike on the Obama opponents who will be using the Copenhagen flop as proof Obama’s political goals are the goals of an incompetent

Man, that was a lame impersonation. He wasn’t even trying.
29Victor on October 4, 2009 at 1:10 PM

Weak stuff. Unbelievable when you think of the comic opportunities here. But to exploit them would mean becoming like they did under Bush — and that is not an option.
rrpjr on October 4, 2009 at 1:11 PM

The only strong language in the routine were the words used to describe Obama critics. Obama is portrayed as a man with lofty goals who has failed to deliver and therefore his critics are the nut cases ( All of you frothing Glenn Beck supporters…) who exaggerate the dangers of the Obama plan

If Rush had not already coined the term, I would say they were trying to transmute Obama the fool into Obama, the harmless little fuzzball.

Notice the absence of rage against the man, just scolding intentionally weak humor against his failures. They made the humor lame, because the goals are too lofty to be mocked

The really funny Obama routines will not be coming from this crowd. They have other things to accomplish

entagor on October 4, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Remember, if you boil it down, we don’t want the left running things because government is incompetent/corrupt.

It’s sort of a death blow for a democrat trying to take over large swaths of the economy.

Unfortunately low information voters probably care far more about things like the Olympics than Afghanistan or Guantanamo.

jhffmn on October 4, 2009 at 2:02 PM

fred5678,
THAT was HILARIOUS ! Kirsten Wiig is one hot babe.. smart, funny and very under appreciated for her looks.

nagee76 on October 4, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Unempoloyment
Deficit, deficit, deficit
Czars, czars, czars

ACORN, ACORN, ACORN
Mhhh, mhhh, mhhh
Obamateurism a day, at a minimum
TOTUS, TOTUS, TOTUS
Pontificating to children
Taken Michelle to Broadway
Presided over the U.N.
Lied through his teeth on ALL those appearances

“It’s the economy, stupid” will define him.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2009 at 2:05 PM

That sucked donkey-balls…

thebronze on October 4, 2009 at 2:06 PM

*simpson’s comic book guy voice*

Worst.
Impersonation.
Ever.

blatantblue on October 4, 2009 at 2:08 PM

Obama’s method has been “The Dear Leader Speaks!! And it is done!!”

The real world ain’t that way. (Thank God!)

WannabeAnglican on October 4, 2009 at 2:12 PM

This skit is meant to nudge him to be more aggressive in pushing his agenda. It is hardly critical of his agenda or motivations like skits about Bush or Reagan.

DeathB4Tyranny on October 4, 2009 at 1:53 PM

That’s a distinct possibility. It could have been intended to be motivational. I’ll go back to watch it again with this in mind. In any event, you’re right that we often see stuff like this entirely different from the leftists, and we need to keep that in mind.

petefrt on October 4, 2009 at 2:13 PM

Quote of the week from George Will today;

“There is no problem that will not melt before the sunshine of his charm.”

sherryande on October 4, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Maybe they can bring in whoever does the impersonation for Rush. Or maybe use Bo Snerdley.

JammieWearingFool on October 4, 2009 at 2:16 PM

The impersonation stunk, but laying out Obama’s failures while looking like a buffoon is more powerful than nailing Obama’s mannerisms accurately.

mizflame98 on October 4, 2009 at 2:17 PM

He needs a grape glued onto the side of his nose.

Special K on October 4, 2009 at 1:58 PM

Funny! And SNL needs to hire you to write the Obama skits.

petefrt on October 4, 2009 at 2:17 PM

“PALAMINO”…still funny!

SouthernGent on October 4, 2009 at 2:18 PM

Jack and Squat.

Dr Evil on October 4, 2009 at 2:19 PM

I thought it was funny and you know…it’s a start…now, SNL, please don’t goad the man into turning the USA socialist any faster …Okay?

CCRWM on October 4, 2009 at 2:20 PM

C’mon give ‘em a break, this is their first time criticizing the 0–they will soon get the hang of it.

He sounded angry at the 0, no? :)

mockmook on October 4, 2009 at 2:22 PM

Hey SNL.
Obama is going to do the same thing about the people with the joker signs that Bush did about all the liberals carrying Bush/hitler signs and yelling for his assassination.

Nothing.

Just because you liberals can dish it out but can’t take it is no reason for Presidential intervention.

You liberals have over 3 years of Obama failure to try and make excuses for so you had better toughen up.

Baxter Greene on October 4, 2009 at 2:24 PM

I have a feeling this might be the last spoof of Obama you will ever see. I bet the White House has been on the phone to Lorne Michaels all day.

mizflame98 on October 4, 2009 at 2:25 PM

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