Video: SNL destroys Obama over spending

posted at 2:30 pm on November 22, 2009 by Allahpundit

Not only timely and topical, but genuinely funny. And unlike the last time they hit him hard, this attack comes from the right. Who knew they had it in ‘em?

Actually, spending is only a secondary concern here. The chief target is The One’s disintegrating credibility in selling his statist agenda. Never would I have guessed that the great orator’s inability to explain cost savings in ObamaCare would be the subject of late-night mockery this late in the game. No wonder his numbers are at new lows nationally and in the swing state that propelled him to the presidency.

Below the Obama clip you’ll find last night’s obligatory dig at Palin — although even that one’s framed as coming from the DNC and Keith Olbermann, which makes it a double-edged gag about the left’s Palin Derangement Syndrome. Is SNL trending … conservative?


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If you’re in the studio audience and can’t actually see anything wrong with “The mind of Keith Olbermann”, then you don’t realize who the parody is targeting and actually think it’s just another routine late-night shot at Palin.

jon1979 on November 22, 2009 at 10:40 PM

Precisely.

Jim Treacher on November 22, 2009 at 11:15 PM

If SNL do more of these skits lampooning Obama and the MSM while tying SP to 2012 and winning, we know they have switched sides and it is real real real bad for Obama in Democrat land.

Then again that is a pipe dream, SNL just wanting the raitings.

Holger on November 22, 2009 at 11:52 PM

Guys come on the SNL isnt moving to the right the only reason you think that is b/c the jokes about Obama. The only reason they are joking about Obama is b/c he is the President. They are just joking about who is in power, its not political in terms of making fun of Obama, they are forced into it.

lavell12 on November 23, 2009 at 12:33 AM

Is SNL trending … conservative?

Don’t be ridiculous. But I have to admit it was one of the first signs of humor I’ve seen at SNL in years. It was actually funny. I wish they had come up with a more direct version of “fuqqing me in the a$$”.

The yelling in Chinese was a great touch.

Jaibones on November 23, 2009 at 12:34 AM

lol, SNL trending conservative. How will that happen when their writers and peformers are all liberal? When their studio audience meets any skit poking fun at obama with nervous laughter?

it is nice to see somebody in late night take on Obama’s “throw money at the problem” mindset but this guy throws so many softballs to be hit out of the park that SNL and the rest of late night intnetionally ignore.

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2009 at 1:54 AM

Not trending conservative IMO but at least trending funny on occasion.

During any election cycle they will side with Democrats and if a Republican is President he will be smeared mercilessly.

I’m not even sure if Obama is really the butt of the joke here. He is presented as well spoken and smooth as always. The joke is always on something else – not Zero. It is China’s possession of our debt and our spending that is being mocked.

Notice the difference when Bush or Palin are in jokes. In those instances the joke is usually to make them appear stupid or unqualified. The person is the joke.

They have a long ways to go before they are fair or balanced IMO.

Mr Purple on November 23, 2009 at 3:20 AM

It drives me crazy watching that idiot impersonate Barry. It would be so much easier and funnier to really sound like The One as he aahs and stammers and pauses and puts the emphasis on all the wrong words, lust like the moron he is.

Griz on November 23, 2009 at 3:27 AM

Guys come on the SNL isnt moving to the right the only reason you think that is b/c the jokes about Obama. The only reason they are joking about Obama is b/c he is the President. They are just joking about who is in power, its not political in terms of making fun of Obama, they are forced into it.

lavell12 on November 23, 2009 at 12:33 AM

I’ve always respected SNL for going after whomever is in power regardless of party. They had lots of fun with both Carter and Clinton. Mr Purple is right that they’re not going after Obama’s style but I think that will come as they get more comfortable with parodying his policies. A few years ago, I was complaining on a Daily Show group about Stewart never making fun of Democrats and one of the supporters said that TDS only makes fun of those in power. TDS has treated Obama with kid gloves so far and, by comparison, SNL is Red Eye.

Kafir on November 23, 2009 at 6:29 AM

SNL is still on the air? They must think they’re competing with “Dr. Who” for longest running unwatchable television show. I don’t waste DVR memory for SNL, so on the occasions when they take a poke at uber-liberals, it goes unnoticed by moi.

olesparkie on November 23, 2009 at 8:14 AM

I thought the skit sucked. Whoever that is playing Obama was terrible.

tommer74 on November 23, 2009 at 8:26 AM

Why are none of the videos ever available?

patriotparty1 on November 23, 2009 at 9:00 AM

SNL is still on the air?

olesparkie on November 23, 2009 at 8:14 AM

Great first question. Hot Air video is the closest I’ve come to watching this show in 15 years.

Whoever that is playing Obama was terrible.

tommer74 on November 23, 2009 at 8:26 AM

I loved the skit, but the guy playing O’Baama is weak. I’ve seen better likenesses of the child-God walking down the street.

Jaibones on November 23, 2009 at 9:51 AM

Did Lorne Michaels all of a sudden fire all the libs and hire Conservative writers? Not a chance. I don’t think the writers had ideology in mind. Don’t worry, SNL isn’t taped from New York for nothing.

Bleed_thelizard on November 23, 2009 at 10:09 AM

It’s hardly destroys, now is it?

It’s just some comedy. Don’t be so needy.

The funniest thing about any SNL thread are the they’re still on? posts, which are supposed to be oh-so-witty, but are really just a cliche.

Moesart on November 23, 2009 at 11:21 AM

How long before CNN fact-checks the skit?

Johnny 100 Pesos on November 23, 2009 at 1:39 PM

SNL got it all wrong anyway. Though China is our banker. The Stimulus was monitized and not borrowed from China. In other words we printed it, doubling the amount of $$$ out in circulation. The only way to pull that money back in is…higher interest rates.

Unless of course Beck & Limbaugh are right and the liberals are trying to wreck America so they can take over as nationalists, the interests rates wont go up and we all will have to rely on the government for more and more things.

Spinstra on November 23, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Like I said before this guy is not that bright, but is slightly smarter than those that voted for him.

lilium on November 23, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Please…Please…

I need a t-shirt that says “Do I look like Mrs. Obama” in chinese. That way I can wear it around the office and no one will know the gag.

tlclark on November 23, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Here is a good link.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/110317

rightConcept on September 28, 2012 at 6:47 PM

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