I'm only posting this 1st item because it fits with the theme of the 2nd: Pro-life blogger Chris DeVries is putting his "butt on the line" on eBay, auctioning his behind for a tattoo that says "Pro-Life." Quite original but the starting bid is a tad high, even if there is numerical significance.
Moving on, Saturday Night Live skewered Obama this past weekend for either the 2nd or 3rd time, depending on how you count. My husband and I watched the sketch and thought it was rich on truth even if lean on laughs, despite the crude "butt" patches. But both Left and Right media are reading a deeper message in it. More on that in a sec. 1st, here 'tis...
Wrote Steve Pendlebury at Sphere.com...
It's always been a good sign for SNL when people are still talking about the show on Monday morning. That's happening more often now that the venerable comedy program is sharpening its satire of President Barack Obama.
This weekend's show opened with a parody of Obama's news conference with China's president that included jabs at the administration's spending on economic stimulus, health care reform, bailouts and Cash for Clunkers. America's $800 billion debt to China was the butt of many jokes.
"Remember this moment, folks," Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood announced. "One year after Obama's election and just more than 10 months into his administration, SNL takes its first crack at Obama for something other than not being left enough."
But it's not the first time SNL has generated buzz by skewering President Obama. At the beginning of October, pundits declared the caustic "do-nothing Obama" sketch a turning point in the popular perception of the new president. CNN took it so seriously it actually fact-checked the comedy bit - setting off a 2nd wave of mockery.
"SNL's awakening is a sign that Obama's honeymoon is over," said Ellie Velinska on Right Pundits.com, who saw the China news conference skit as a reflection of a "public revolt against some of Obama's policies."
Black Conservative's Clifton B agreed. "There appears to be growing noise on the left that Obama ain't all that," he blogged.
While rejecting the idea that "liberal comedians are somehow arbiters of popular culture, let alone public policy," Power Line's John Hinderaker said Saturday's "sometimes-funny" sketch did "seem significant."
Never fear, to assure the audience it wasn't veering right, SNL also lambasted Sarah Palin in a mock ad about a new disaster movie on her 2012 election as prez... with Glenn Beck as her VP...
I actually didn't take the 2012 parody as a slam on Sarah Palin. I thought it was more ridiculing how completely fearful the liberals are of her.
SNL has a history of doing parodies of all political leaders, it just has taken them longer than usual to get started on Barry. In the past they have parodied both Clintons so it's not just Republicans.
Anyway I thought the 2012 parody was funny. Liberals are deathly afraid.
I found the parody of '2012' amusing. Though seriously......I think she'd choose
Laura Ingraham as a running mate. ;)
And yes, liberals are VERY afraid of her.
Posted by: LizFromNebraska
at November 23, 2009 5:24 PM
Did anyone watch the 20/20 interview last friday? Trig is a very cute toddler. :)
Yes, Liz.... I watched it and agree about Trig. Also saw her on Hannity and OReilly. In fact part 3 of her interview with OReilly is tonight. Not sure when she is going on Greta's show.
And I'd say liberals are about as paranoid about Glenn Beck..... one reason why he was probably picked for VP in the parody.Posted by: Joan ne at November 23, 2009 5:30 PM
I thought the SNL skit was brilliant, hilarious, and truthful. It could have done without the crudeness, but that is overshadowed by the skit itself. The "interpreter" was a hoot and performed her role flawlessly.
I'm convinced this is exactly how the Chinese view our leader.
Fact checking comedy skits?? Doesn't the MSM have anything more important to do with its time and resources, like acting as gov't watchdogs and not presidential lapdogs.Posted by: Mary at November 23, 2009 5:38 PM
Surely Chris realizes that we'll have to trust that he's done the job! What a trooper.
Robert at bioethike.com
I think one of the reasons that SNL is having trouble with their parodies of Obama is that the guy playing him is so dull. Now Will Ferrell is a brilliant clown, so his Bush is always entertaining. But in truth, until now, they haven't been able to really get tough on Obama and make him as ridiculous as he really is. Now that they've done that, they should get someone else to play him.Posted by: Lori Pieper at November 23, 2009 10:07 PM
NEWS FLASH -
Dateline - Wednesday, November 16, 2009
This morning, from a cave somewhere in Pakistan, Taliban Minister of Migration Mohammed Omar warned the United States that if military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan continue, Taliban authorities intend to cut off America's supply of Convenience Store Managers and possibly Motel 6 Managers. And if this action does not yield sufficient results, Cab Drivers will be next, followed by DELL and AOL Customer Service Reps. Finally, if all else fails, they have threatened to send us no more candidates for President of the United States.
Folks, it's gonna get ugly!
yor bro kenPosted by: kbhvac at November 24, 2009 9:43 AM