Longtime Saturday Night Live writer James Downey has gone on the record about trying to satirize the Greatest President Ever: “If I had to describe Obama as a comedy project, I would say, ‘Degree of difficulty, 10 point 10’… There’s not a single thing to grab onto — certainly not a flaw or hook that you can caricature.”
So that’s why the following SNL sketch about our flawless president isn’t funny. But for once, it’s true.
You know a Democratic president has really screwed up when SNL sketches start sounding like they were written by Sean Hannity. Hopenchange has been dead for so long now, the stench has finally reached Studio 8H.
Obama has never had any idea how to do his job, which is why everything he does falls outside the bounds of the presidency. When he’s faced with a problem that can’t be swept aside with lies and blame-casting — deadly viruses, Muslim terrorists, etc. — our hapless Commander-in-Chief hits the links and hopes it all goes away.
Stay safe out there, people. You’re on your own. Government is just the name we give to the people who take our money and give us back nothing but lies.
By the way… Who were those people in that sketch? I didn’t even realize it was SNL until the dude yelled, “Live from New York!”