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'SNL' mocks Obama's lackluster debate appearance
Las Angeles Times ^ | October 7, 2012 | Claire Zulkey

Posted on 10/08/2012 12:19:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

..........The most pointed sketch, however, mocked MSNBC for considering the debate “the worst thing that ever happened anywhere.” In the segment, Kenan Thompson played an Al Sharpton struggling to come up with any number of excuses for why Obama performed the way he did, positing that perhaps Romney and Obama switched bodies, or that with “no way” to know exactly how high above sea level Denver is, Obama struggled with an altitude “upwards of a million” feet above Earth. Cecily Strong took over as Rachel Maddow, who decided to look on the bright side by focusing smugly on one of Romney’s few slips of the tongue and then gloating over an unflattering frame of Romney (“Nice face, governor”)....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; bho2012; comedy; debate; mediameltdown; obamafailed; snl; statemedia
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'SNL' mocks Obama's lackluster debate appearance

They're really mocking the media - but the reason for their melt down is the bell that cannot be unrung.

Obama crashed and burned at the debate.

Romney soared and ignited the electorate.

1 posted on 10/08/2012 12:19:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Right on.


2 posted on 10/08/2012 12:23:50 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If you go back to the 2008 Democratic debates before the primary season...you see virtually the same Barak Obama. He’s simply good or average....at debates. Against Hillary and Governor Richardson...he does OK. Against McCain, he shows off very well (McCain is lousy at debates). Well, now he’s come to face one of the premier debaters in America today...and he can’t compete at that level. Even Biden will have problems against Ryan.

By the end of the second Obama-Romney debate, I think there will be a safe five percent lead in all the swing states. There won’t be much left to discuss in the final debate. End of the story.


3 posted on 10/08/2012 12:29:21 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It just warms my heart to see the MSNBC thugs made fun of like the freaks they are.

One of the best SNL skits I’ve seen in ages...although it still wasn’t as good as the real Chris Matthews’ breakdown after the debate. Now that was priceless.


4 posted on 10/08/2012 12:39:05 AM PDT by FenwickBabbitt
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To: pepsionice

I still think Biden will beat Ryan....he shouldn’t,but he’s been at this for 40 YEARS!!!


5 posted on 10/08/2012 12:40:34 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is there a trick to the video? I can’t find it on the page.


6 posted on 10/08/2012 12:40:46 AM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: FenwickBabbitt

The funny part of this skit is that real life topped, in a comedy sense, the skit.

Nothing the SNL writers could have come up with would have topped the reality of MSDNC on Wednesday night in head to head comedic gold.


7 posted on 10/08/2012 12:41:36 AM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
this is what I'm thinking -- Romney did his part for the first debate. Now it is our job to hammer it home -- to:
  1. galvanize the conservative base to ALL vote for Romney (if necessary hold their nose and vote) -- and remind them that we can push Romney to being more conservative
  2. galvanize the GOP and GOPlite voters to get out and vote
  3. go out, talk and on online forums, get the undecided to vote GOP -- we have to be very tactful with this
  4. hit at the democrat base, the die-hards. Try and peel off some, and demoralize the rest to not vote.

What I am doing is hitting the NYT, Huff, etc. boards to do the latter two.

Anyone else have ideas on what we can do?

I mean it's all very nice what we are doing here on Freerepublic, but its really preaching to the choir -- we're all in group 1

8 posted on 10/08/2012 12:43:24 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: EggsAckley

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-saturday-night-live-obama-daniel-craig-muse-20121007,0,7501878.story

CLICK on “Maddow” photo at top of story.


9 posted on 10/08/2012 12:43:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: pepsionice
its not over until it is over. Biden will have problems, but you know that he will bring up abortion and gay marriage

What Ryan should do is play with Biden and make him make statements like "the middle-class have been crushed in the past 4 years"...

10 posted on 10/08/2012 12:47:26 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

True.

Since it’s news and “acceptable” to comment on (even SNL made fun of this) SPEAK UP everywhere you can in “amazement” that the president of the country is a phony.

I always heard that people (maybe just a joke but I like it) are sticking notes under windshield wipers of cars that have an Obama bumper sticker, alerting them that someone has vandalized their car with a campaign sticker.

But in the end it will be turnout at the polls.

Yesterday Chavez “won” in Venezuela (6 more years — which will give him 20 years total). It is becoming Cuba II.

We’re being pushed in the same direction. This election must not give Obama 4 more years.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 12:52:57 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thank you ma’am!


12 posted on 10/08/2012 12:54:49 AM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
that part of putting sticker notes is an idea. Perhaps some which seem to be pro-Obama, but actually tell the truth about him? Get them reading it?

Just an attack won't get them to do anything except want to go out and vote Obama.

13 posted on 10/08/2012 1:52:56 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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14 posted on 10/08/2012 1:58:03 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama has become a bad joke to the American People.


15 posted on 10/08/2012 2:58:53 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Obama family 'costs taxpayers $1.4BILLION per year' (that's 20 times more expensive than British Royal Family)..."And even the Obamas' dog Bo costs the taxpayer thousands of dollars - his handler is reportedly paid over $100,000 a year...... Here
16 posted on 10/08/2012 3:01:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
These people are unbelievable!
17 posted on 10/08/2012 3:18:41 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Cronos

That started some months ago, and the note is to read: ‘Someone put an Obama sticker on your car. Thought you’d like to know before you’re embarassed.’

Kinda long - - !
But, as time moves along, the wording devolves - sort of like playing ‘telephone.’


18 posted on 10/08/2012 3:58:55 AM PDT by USARightSide (SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: pepsionice
There won’t be much left to discuss in the final debate

no one will even be watching, except maybe Chriss Matthews...

19 posted on 10/08/2012 5:28:58 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They’re really making fun of the pundits, not Zer0.

BTW, SNL needs to find someone much more masculine to play Rachael. Maybe a ....man.


20 posted on 10/08/2012 5:29:29 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

SNL hasn’t been funny in decades.


21 posted on 10/08/2012 5:46:17 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Cronos
play with Biden and make him make statements like “the middle-class have been crushed in the past 4 years”...<<

Oh yess...and bring up all the Biden gaffs and misstatements....and challenge the MSM to fact check them!....kill 2 birds with one stone

22 posted on 10/08/2012 5:49:31 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Obama came to the debate to bash the straw man arguments his spin has created about Romney.

When the REAL Romney shows up and not the cartoon figure the Obama press created, Obama was shocked. He believed his own spin.

Romney presented himself unfiltered to the American public and it was a shock to all who had not seen him unfiltered before.

When Romney didn't mimic the straw man arguments Obama spouts, they say he lied.

The American public was looking for a reason to vote for Romney and he provided it.

23 posted on 10/08/2012 6:04:35 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

ALIENS!!!

that’s what made obama fail!!!!

yeah, that’s the ticket....


24 posted on 10/08/2012 7:06:07 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: pepsionice

I’ve said this all along..

OBAMA will not get over 42-43% of the Popular Vote.. PERIOD. Anyone telling you otherwise is blowing sunshine up your butt.

OBama will also NOT CARRY A SINGLE STATE he did not win by 55% of the popular vote, with the exception of MN, and he will lose at LEAST a few states he won by 55% or more as well.. WI for example

I agree that Biden will get his clock cleaned by Ryan as well. This isn’t something new... the Press tried to prop up Edwards if you remember correctly and destroyed Cheney for years, and what happened when they debated? Cheney treated Edwards (rightly so) like an uninformed grammar school child. This is typical folks.. the debates and the conventions are the ONLY times the Republican candidate gets to be seen unfiltered or edited by the American people directly.... And with Conventions being too early for most of the swing voters, and carried less and less by the networks... its the DEBATES where the Republican can finally be seen. And when this happens, propped up dems are shown to be the vapuous fools they are.


25 posted on 10/08/2012 7:14:14 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

Biden will do the dazzle with BS routine.

It will be a charm offensive since Biden has nothing in terms of facts or brain power of the facts. He did not last as senator by being an Obama.

Biden will fight to win PERCEPTION not the debate points.


26 posted on 10/08/2012 7:43:21 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Sorry, I’ve seen Biden and I’ve seen Ryan... Yes, Biden will try to charm, but I don’t think old grey haired gaffe machine is going to disarm Ryan.

He doesn’t have the personality or charm to pull it off.

May not be the routing of last week, but Biden winning? Don’t see it happening.


27 posted on 10/08/2012 7:51:22 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: fortheDeclaration

“Obama has become a bad joke to the American People.”

I think that Hussein’s sycophants are finally realizing this. Perhaps they’ll think it would be best to be on the winning side and change their wicked ways. How dumb must they feel to have hitched their wagons to Obama’s star?

In truth, I expect they’ll rally around Hussein even more, due to ideology.


28 posted on 10/08/2012 8:32:44 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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