DUmmies React To SNL Obama "Jack Squat" Skit
SNL Mocks Obama For Doing Jack Squat
[Say goodbye to Bamster Mojo.]
I saw it last night. I was at 1st offended. Then I realized I had no arguments against it except for the fact that Obama has been President for less than a year. When he said the voters on the left are the ones who should really be angry (or words to that affect), I realized I was angry at Obama. But what have I done about it? What protest had I attended to show Obama where we stand? None, nadda, zip.
[So all you've done is JACK and SQUAT.]
Last time I checked we had huge majorities in both houses. "If not now , when?"
[Right after the 2010 elections. Hee! Hee!]
One of his biggest failures is retaining DADT.
[DADT: Insider DUmmie lingo for Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Are you hearing this, Ben Burch?]
it would be nice if Armison would at least get the voice inflection right. His gestures and overall imitation of President Obama are not worth the time he gets to do this skit.
[I agree. How hard is it to pause every few seconds, say "Uh...uh..." and then proceed until the next stumble?]
It was great. And right on target. Obama has failed miserably.
10 months out of 48 of his term and he has failed?
[It took Jimmy Carter twice as long to fail.]
We just have to be more patient. Year 2 is going to be great!
[Is that you, Pollyanna?]
Obama has continued bailouts and wars.....even cash for clunkers benefited people who bought those big SUVs.
[True story. On Friday I called a friend of mine who was a sales manager at a big auto dealership. Things slowed down so much post cash for clunkers that he had to quit his job and is now selling bonsai plants at a gas station.]
He propped up the bankers with our tax dollars by guaranteeing trillions in bad loans, while allowing them to shower themselves with princely bonuses. Doesn't that count for something?
[He parked it.]
The taxpayers are currently on the hook for $13 Trillion (one year's GDP!) that our government has put at risk guaranteeing rotten assets. That's above and beyond TARP and the "stimulus".
[Change we can believe in.]
Yeah, I didn't think the "Change we can believe in" slogan was a laugh riot either, but I guess the jokes on me!
I fear for the guy - but the skit is correct.
[He blew it.]
how about firing that guy and getting somebody who could do an Obama impression
[Or have Armisen spend, oh, 5 minutes practicing Obama's speech pattern. It's not that tough.]
Whistle past the graveyard at your own expense, DUers Because like it or not, this is the growing perception of Obama.
You can bury your head in the sand and make snide comments about the quality of the impression; you can decry what is presented here as "RW smears", but it doesn't matter one iota.
This is the perception most Americans have of Obama, and those Americans are not going to care about the "only 8 months" argument, nor will they give much of a hoot about the nuance of "he's working on it". Obama needs to stop worrying about pissing off the right-wing and push hard to keep the promises he made, or he is going to end up a one-term president.
[Hey, it only took Obama 4 months to pick out what dog to get for the White House.]
I mean I'd really like some glimmer of hope that this was largely parody and not accurate but once I realized the gist of the skit I realized it was sadly and pathetically true.
[Also hilariously true.]
I laughed at it at first, but it was mostly upsetting that SNL took such an obvious failure on the part of this administration and tried to make us laugh about it.
[Obvious Epic Fail.]
I have given support to obama time and time again, and so far he has done absolutely nothing but talk.
[The technical term for this is BS.]
has he given up on doing an Obama impression? sounds like he's talking in his normal voice.
[Yeah, what was with his laziness in not even attempting to try to do an Obama vocal impression?]
It appears as if Armisen didn't want to do the skit... that's the impression I got last night. Seemed like he wasn't using his Obama voice because his heart wasn't in the skit.
[If I put Armisen to work for just one day selling Bonsai plants at a gas station like my friend, that would sure motivate him to get the Bamster voice right. Shape up or ship out, Fred!]