SNL on sequester: What will become of the Village People?

posted at 12:41 pm on March 4, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

Come for President Obama admitting, “I really have no idea about how money works or how budgets work.” Stay for the priceless portrayal of a heroic public school teacher at three minutes.

Perhaps more than anything, this skit signals to me that Americans might not experience sequester as the fiscal armageddon Obama promised. Instead, SNL lightly lampoons the president’s claims on cut-backs with increasingly silly examples, and though Obama comes in for no particular blame in the skit, neither is a lame Boehner impression trotted out to take it on the chin. The skit finishes with the depressing and true claim that, nine months from now, no one will remember the sequester because there will be another in a rolling series of financial calamities to worry about. Yes, that does seem to be a hallmark of the last five years.


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God love you MKH, for posting this.

Maybe the ‘intellectual’ left are waking up.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM

SNL on sequester: What will become of the Village People?

there, there…they’ll be o.k.

They’re currently residing in Barney Frank’s basement.

ToddPA on March 4, 2013 at 12:44 PM

I’m bored. Time for the next emergency yet?

forest on March 4, 2013 at 12:45 PM

The skit finishes with the depressing and true claim that, nine months from now, no one will remember the sequester because there will be another in a rolling series of financial calamities to worry about. Yes, that does seem to be a hallmark of the last five years.

Yet, these azzholes call Obama’s new approach “leadership by taking no hostages“.

Obama is a Lilliputian thug in chief, but that’s nothing new.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 12:46 PM

… President Obama admitting, “I really have no idea about how money works or how budgets work.”

This is the price that is paid when a majority of Holsteins elect a Community Organizer, whose only advances in life were the result of riding the Affirmative Action train.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM

How sad that we need SNL (even if “lightly”) to do the job that the MSM won’t do.

Bitter Clinger on March 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM

How many in the audience were asking themselves if it was ok to laugh?

tom daschle concerned on March 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM

no hostages prisoners

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM

How sad that we need SNL (even if “lightly”) to do the job that the MSM won’t do.

Bitter Clinger on March 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM

If SNL were any good, they’d mock the media until the latter combust, from dereliction of duty.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Obama’s Sequestration is hurting the nation!!!

By the way, Obama lied about the sequester
http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/04/by-the-way-obama-lied-about-the-sequester/

Galt2009 on March 4, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Here.

Bmore on March 4, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Right now the SNL producers are opening up emails from the WH saying “You’re going to regret this!”

tdarrington on March 4, 2013 at 12:52 PM

“I really have no idea about how money works or how budgets work.”

Unlike the Tina Fey, “I can see Russia from my house” line, I somehow doubt this will make 24/7 headlines at MSNBC.

antipc on March 4, 2013 at 12:53 PM

With Passover Approaching, a Plague of Locusts Descends Upon Egypt
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2013/03/passover-approaching-plague-locusts-descends-upon-egypt/62712/

Whoa! Are these Locust’s from Obama’s Sequester?

Where the apocalyptic predictions correct?

Galt2009 on March 4, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Wow, in the pic, I see Elizabeth Warren on the Right.

She really IS an injun!!!!!!!!

ToddPA on March 4, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Bmore did a fine job, again.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Community organizer with stage full of homosexuals.

I remember when SNL used to be funny. The only attribute it has in common with the ‘real’ SNL is that is still broadcast live.

“Why do they call it MTV, daddy?”

“I don’t remember son”

BobMbx on March 4, 2013 at 12:57 PM

“I really have no idea about how money works or how budgets work.”

Unlike the Tina Fey, “I can see Russia from my house” line, I somehow doubt this will make 24/7 headlines at MSNBC.

antipc on March 4, 2013 at 12:53 PM

yup, kind of like him admitting on David Letterman he had no
idea what the national debt was either….

ToddPA on March 4, 2013 at 12:58 PM

“I really have no idea about how money works or how budgets work.”

Going Out Of Business: 16 Signs That The Middle Class Is Running Out Of Money

#9 It is being projected that many of the largest retail chains in America, including Best Buy, will close down hundreds of stores during 2013. The following is a list of projected store closings for 2013:

Best Buy: Forecast store closings: 200 to 250

Sears Holding Corp.: Forecast store closings: Kmart 175 to 225, Sears 100 to 125

J.C. Penney: Forecast store closings: 300 to 350

Office Depot: Forecast store closings: 125 to 150

Barnes & Noble: Forecast store closings: 190 to 240, per company comments

Gamestop: Forecast store closings: 500 to 600

OfficeMax: Forecast store closings: 150 to 175

RadioShack: Forecast store closings: 450 to 550

#ObamanomicsFail

Resist We Much on March 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Whoa! Are these Locust’s from Obama’s Sequester?

Where the apocalyptic predictions correct?

Galt2009 on March 4, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Please, let Obama be the modern Moses and lead his people into the desert for 40 years. Amen.

BobMbx on March 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Whoa! Are these Locust’s from Obama’s Sequester?

Where the apocalyptic predictions correct?

Nah, those locusts aren’t in Egpyt, but occupy Capitol Hill and the WH.

hawkeye54 on March 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Come for President Obama admitting,

I don’t know about that opening. I thought this was a family-friendly blog.

At a minimum, how about some genitive case here: “Come for President Obama’s admitting,….”

BuckeyeSam on March 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM

As for the smarmy, little bastards on SNL, I can’t stand the sight of them. They’re the epitome of the witty, intelligent, cutting-edge apparatchiks who would service Obama at the drop of a hat, and who put him in office.

The pissants don’t seem to be able to comprehend that when they mock Obama, even if only by implication, they mock themselves.

The pissants.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 4, 2013 at 1:01 PM

SNL on sequester: What will become of the Village People?

there, there…they’ll be o.k.

They’re currently residing in Barney Frank’s basement.

ToddPA on March 4, 2013 at 12:44 PM


“They put the lotion on their skin.”

PolAgnostic on March 4, 2013 at 1:01 PM

RWM, grab Bmore’s Narcissus photoshop and write around. You two are the best.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:01 PM

RWM, here’s the link.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Should have lampooned him before Nov yeah?

cmsinaz on March 4, 2013 at 1:03 PM

SNL, you will regret staking out that claim!

can_con on March 4, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Whoa! Are these Locust’s from Obama’s Sequester?

Were the apocalyptic predictions correct?

Galt2009 on March 4, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Please, let Obama be the modern Moses and lead his people into the desert for 40 years. Amen.

BobMbx on March 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM

In that case the Burning Bush would take on a whole other meaning..

Galt2009 on March 4, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Resist We Much on March 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Utopia will be had when we all queue for luxuries like bread, milk and cheese – in front of State-run ration facilities.

Rainbows in Utopia are made only of shades of gray.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 4, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Again I skipped SNL this weekend so I will assume that clip was the best they had to offer. Looks like I’m still winning after all these years.

DanMan on March 4, 2013 at 1:06 PM

The script for that sketch (skit) could have been written by any conservative leader, we know.

Sarah Palin, or even Michelle Malkin could have written that !

Thanks, Mary K!

listens2glenn on March 4, 2013 at 1:07 PM

RWM, 10 reasons why the US is no longer the land of the free.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:09 PM

So this and the skit about giving home loans to anyone and everyone are the two concessions SNL has made to to Right in the last ten years. And we are so grateful.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Maybe the ‘intellectual’ left are waking up.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Not so fast…. they’re already giving 0bama credit for curing AIDS.

UltimateBob on March 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM

With Passover Approaching, a Plague of Locusts Descends Upon Egypt
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2013/03/passover-approaching-plague-locusts-descends-upon-egypt/62712/

Whoa! Are these Locust’s from Obama’s Sequester?

Where the apocalyptic predictions correct?

Galt2009 on March 4, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Army Sniper Teams Battle Plague of “Mutant Giant Rats” of Tehran

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/army-sniper-teams-battle-plague-of-mutant-giant-rats-of-tehran/

workingclass artist on March 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM

#ObamanomicsFail

Resist We Much on March 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM

One should never use the wrong premise with Obama. He wants the failures. Obama is not about the good/success of the US.

Such charlatanry has never been, nor ever will be again. The land/world are utterly snookered by the narcissistic Lilliputian in Chief. It’s the people’s fault. He just uses their stupidity.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Army Sniper Teams Battle Plague of “Mutant Giant Rats” of Tehran

workingclass artist on March 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM

How can they tell them apart from the ‘leaders’?

Not so fast…. they’re already giving 0bama credit for curing AIDS.

UltimateBob on March 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Hah, he’s the Omnipresidentin’ kind :)

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Believe it or not, there is a guy who makes decisions worse than Obama.

BobMbx on March 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Glad it was okay. ; )

Bmore on March 4, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Should have lampooned him before Nov yeah?

cmsinaz on March 4, 2013 at 1:03 PM

2008, yup. Cowards.

Fallon on March 4, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Instead, SNL lightly lampoons the president’s claims

Emphasis on “lightly.”

SNL will regret this skit and get back in line next week with a corrected version of “It’s all the Republican’s fault!!1@!1!!1!”

conservative pilgrim on March 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM

The teacher in the sketch was funny.

“This is the best day of my life!”

SagebrushPuppet on March 4, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Bmore on March 4, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Go with it, for a series. It’s rich, very much mise en temp. Please grant RWM liberal usage of your work. She’s the master fact checker and honest/curageous writer of the times, a treasure. You both possess steel, aplenty.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Why are those guys spelling out O-I-HO?

Christien on March 4, 2013 at 1:21 PM

UltimateBob on March 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Yack, wading in there is hurl-inducing.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:21 PM

SNL: “Now that Obama has been re-elected, it is safe and for us to oh-so-bravely speak Truth to Power.”

Chickensh!ts.

Christien on March 4, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Army Sniper Teams Battle Plague of “Mutant Giant Rats” of Tehran

workingclass artist on March 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM

They are Muslim rats.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:23 PM

God love you MKH, for posting this.

Maybe the ‘intellectual’ left are waking up.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Lets not get carried away with the intellectual aspect, but yes it does appear that the slumber is being washed away.

DDay on March 4, 2013 at 1:35 PM

SNL is still on?

Who knew?

novaculus on March 4, 2013 at 1:40 PM

One should never use the wrong premise with Obama. He wants the failures. Obama is not about the good/success of the US.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:13 PM

I agree. I didn’t say Obama was a failure. I said Obamanomics is a failure. Obama is achieving exactly what he intended.

Thx for the kind words. :-)

Resist We Much on March 4, 2013 at 1:45 PM

RWM, please incorporate this gem, courtesy JPeterman on other thread.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Resist We Much on March 4, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Sorry, my “premise” comment was not meant to be critical of your comment. It was meant in general.

I understand you perfectly, never to doubt.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Rainbows in Utopia are made only of shades of gray.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 4, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Hey, did I ever tell you what the national anthem is in “My Progressive Little Ponyland”?

Gray Houses

Really.

Little gray houses
For you and me
Oooh, yeah
For you and me

One day – when I get the inspiration and time – I’m going to write the lyrics and have someone record it. Too bad John Mellencamp is such a far left loon.

Resist We Much on March 4, 2013 at 1:51 PM

This was cover for Barry… I’ve heard lefties state that all politicians lie/exaggerated the crap outta stuff, and basically that it’s fine with them when it’s their guy. They made a giggle outta the claims of The End of Times stuff Barry was selling… and it helps him.

On a different thought while watching this… If SNL was still trying to be funny, and was willing to get real about goofing on Barry… a dog would have ran across the stage at at the end of the meat inspector gag… and Barry would have said ‘that’s still on the menu, I like mine rare’

Followed by the butcher chasing after said dog.

If that line of gag never came up they are not even trying, if it did and was shot down… boot-licking and soft balls were the rule.

RalphyBoy on March 4, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:50 PM

I know. :-)

Resist We Much on March 4, 2013 at 1:53 PM

RWM, please incorporate this gem, courtesy JPeterman on other thread.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:49 PM

I have been since 19 February.

Resist We Much on March 4, 2013 at 1:56 PM

I’ve notice two other things about NBC, one is that Jay Leno has been actually making fun of Obama and his administration and two, rumors are that Jay Leno is on his way out, to be replaced by Michelle Obama’s latest dance partner, Jimmy Fallon. Coincidence? You decide.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2013 at 2:01 PM

RWM, one you may or may not be able to use. As always you are welcomed to use any. Here.

Bmore on March 4, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Wow! Seldom is it that anyone links my ole pal Pat. : )

Bmore on March 4, 2013 at 2:07 PM

RWM, grab Bmore’s Narcissus photoshop and write around. You two are the best.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:01 PM

You asked for it…

Pic of the Day: Obama: “I Don’t Want Anybody Else. When I Think About Me, I Touch Myself.”

M2RB: The Divinyls

Resist We Much on March 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM

MKH, really? SNL lightly lampoons Pres Obama and this has significance?
They’ve done their job; Pres Obama has his second term.
This is window dressing, a fig leaf to cover their blatant hypocrisy and partisanship.
They sure as He!! are not going to go full bore just in case they derail something like open borders.

LincolntheHun on March 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM

RWM, grab Bmore’s Narcissus photoshop and write around. You two are the best.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 1:01 PM

I’ve started campaigning for Resist We Much as a HotAir contributor.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM

One little tiny SNL skit is meaningless. The not ready for prime time players wouldn’t recognize honest satire or real comedy if it hit ‘em in the head.

Next week they’ll do a skit of the Village Peoples’ death b/c Republicans hate them.

LetsBfrank on March 4, 2013 at 2:22 PM

The guy does a very good vocal impersonation of Obama, but he misses a lot of his nonverbal ticks. MadTV’s skits poking fun at Obama from the get-go were quite good (e.g., Season 12, Episode 13–Obama crashes Hillary’s Woman of the Year award banquet), unlike this tepid, belated offering from SNL.

Christien on March 4, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Too bad John Mellencamp is such a far left loon.

Resist We Much on March 4, 2013 at 1:51 PM

I’m pretty much confined to really liking only these 2 songs of his:

This Time

Ain’t Even Done With The Night

OhEssYouCowboys on March 4, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Personnally, I think SNL missed out on the easy opportunity to characterize the Indian of the Village People as Elizabeth Warren. Would have made the skit just a little funnier. :) ~ RD

RumblinDurango on March 4, 2013 at 2:40 PM

I don’t watch SNL anymore. However, that was the first consistently funny bit I have seen here at Hotair in 5 years from SNL. It was also moderatly tough on the Obamas. And the audience even seemed to come out of their coma’s. FIVE YEARS.

KMav on March 4, 2013 at 3:38 PM

God love you MKH, for posting this.

Maybe the ‘intellectual’ left are waking up.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM

BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-ha-ha-ha, um, snort, excuse me, but, uh…. BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA……………..

nico on March 4, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Listen up idiots.

They’re cutting essential personnel to create a crisis.

My wife works for the DOD. Buying weapons/parts/etc. DOD is getting furloughed now. $1000 a month gone from here on out.

joshlbetts on March 4, 2013 at 4:49 PM

joshlbetts on March 4, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Of course they are when they can. It is the stupidest thing in the world. They could have cut out have their meetings in a year and saved at least 2.5%. It’s all a game to them.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Resist We Much on March 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM

You two made my day!!!

Schadenfreude on March 5, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Including the Village People in the comedy sketch suggests that the Saturday Night Live writers are aware that Obama is gay and Michelle is his beard.

Colony14 on March 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM