Saturday Night Live has allowed itself the leeway to begin satirizing the President, and it’s offered up a few memorable moments over the last few weeks. It’s the job of the comedian to assault those in power, it may very well be the most important thing they do – especially in a “democratic” society. We must use all our tools to keep our “leaders” egos in check, and if the political class tries to silence the mockers, it’s a sign that they need to be made fun of even more.
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This sketch was a lot of fun to watch; it was concise and accurate. The folks at Saturday Night Live have been missing comedy gold by not laughing at the President for the last five years — maybe they’ll remedy that and use the next couple of years to laugh at the people in power. I don’t think SNL or any other mainstream comedians (like Jon Stewart) are the “voice of the people,” but they shouldn’t take their “jobs” lightly. The clown’s purpose is to bring the people in charge down a few notches and remind them that they aren’t immune to failure and farce… indeed, they are just like us, no better.
Do your jobs guys, and stop sucking up just because the people in charge just happen to be liberals like you.
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