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Will Big-Drama Obama Backfire?

by Keith Koffler on March 3, 2013, 8:35 am

With all the nonsense that came out of the White House about the sequester, it could be that President Obama’s credibility has taken a serious hit. Perhaps it’s not just the Republicans who are going to get blamed here.

Because when Saturday Night Live opens its show satirizing The One, you know there’s a problem in paradise.

From last last night:

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Janice/Granny Jan March 3, 2013 at 8:46 am

That was a good one. What a way to start the day.

Cindy Lou March 3, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Woo Hoo Granny Jan and her awesome videos are back!

Thanks Janice!

TimG March 3, 2013 at 8:57 am

Very Good- Which of the cast members or creative team will be getting the first notice from our comrades at the IRS, well once they come back from the massive agency layoffs.
Even slick Willy didn’t sling this much S..T

Shofar March 3, 2013 at 8:59 am

It is nice to see that some in the loony left still have a sense of humor.

William March 3, 2013 at 9:19 am

Is the veneer starting to crack? Unlikely. However, it is nice to see someone finally take the crisis-to-crisis-to-crisis version of governing (I use the term loosely) to task.

PamelaOfThePoconos March 3, 2013 at 9:26 am

Thank you Keith; it is very refreshing to see this come about.
Early on, like 5 years ago, commenters referred to POTUS as The One. From Oprah’s endorsement of course. Later many switched to writing “teh one”. Don’t know why, though. If anyone can ‘splain that …. :)

Star March 3, 2013 at 11:55 am

Fired proofreaders at papers?

Playrighter March 3, 2013 at 1:19 pm

and when John McCain, in opposition to “this one”, referred to Obama as “that one”, look at all the flak he took.

pianogirl88 March 3, 2013 at 9:36 am

To answer your question “Will Big-Drama Obama Backfire?”, one can only hope it does backfire, and sooner rather than later!

Julie Brueckheimer March 3, 2013 at 9:53 am

We must be doing something right. There’s an article on RealClearPolitics taken from Salon and written by Robert Reich. It’s headed “Sequestration, Tea Party Conspiracy?”

“Imagine a plot to undermine the government of the United States, to destroy much of its capacity to do the public’s business, and to sow distrust among the population.” So, who is living in an inverted university, Robert or us? Everything he says is applicable to Barack Hussein Obama. especially that the sequestration was instituted by none other than The One. I didn’t want to read much further but it grabbed my eye that ‘Tea Party fanatics” have gained control of the Republican Party. Oh they have, have they? Would that were true.

Anyway, I thought this article was just as hilarious as the SNL skit.

srdem65 March 3, 2013 at 10:15 am

Thanks for the h/t.
“Tea Party conspiricy to dismantle the government”. Sow distrust among the population, starve the children, kill off the old, and make poor people get a job. Who knew the “Tea Party” was so powerful and their goal is to destroy government as we know it today.
What a fantastic, idiotic, conclusion as to why President Obama and SenReid came up with the idea of sequestration.
Maybe tea party supporters have mastered the jedi-mind-meld thing to control what Dems thing and do.

Star March 3, 2013 at 11:58 am

That Reich–still searching for relevance. He never got an admin job. He is like a toddler jumping up to see in a window.

Playrighter March 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

One of the Sunday Shows (Meet the Press, This Week) put up Reich’s tweet about “Tea Party Terrorists” so at least he’s getting some air time.

creeper March 4, 2013 at 10:37 am

This is one of those comments that make me wish there were a “Like” button here. Nice mental picture, Star.

JLSeagull March 3, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Is that Robert Reich, 3rd or Robert the 3rd Reich?

Regina March 3, 2013 at 10:01 am

it would be a gift from God if people start waking up and seeing this guy for the person he is

The Business March 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Indeed. it would unfortunately require that those said people werent BLIND in their defense of all things liberal.

The Business March 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Ugh. I can never get these stupid hulu vids to work…..

Star March 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I could not hear it–I did every volume thing I could think of.

srdem65 March 3, 2013 at 10:05 am

My goodness, I thought the beginning of this video was the sequestration come to life, zombies, monsters, buildings crumbling and a woman forced to suffer with a tragic eye cataract problem. Whew, it was just an ad for a video game.

DIckGregory, NBC, grilled SpeakerBoehner on the backstory of this sequestration with great glee, but MrBoehner was as smooth as silk and threw the blame back on the President.
Then came MrSperling who danced, twisted, and did the Harlem shake as he insisted that the President has cut spending by a trillion or maybe it’s 170 trillion, but we need more “revenue”.
Then, to MrGregory’s credit, he called out the President and all his men for their misleading and untrue claims of the effects of implementing the sequestration.
Watching a true believer like MrGregory insist that the WhiteHouse was lying or deliberately trying to scare the public was riveting TV.

Otis Driftwood March 3, 2013 at 10:46 am

170 Trillion?? wow, does he get advise from crazy Maxine Waters? Am still chuckling, maybe cut $$ somewhere then spends it 3x somewhere else.

Julie Brueckheimer March 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Maybe it should be Maxine Crazy Water.

Susan March 3, 2013 at 11:15 am

I don’t do the Sunday news shows because it’s too early for the tea trolly and Cheetos, but that sounds like must see TV. Is the bully Sperling doing the Susan Rice routine on all the news shows?

Star March 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm

…the Harlem shake…good one, SrDem. Also like “DickGregory.” You know what a fan I am of his work in Planet of the Apes.

srdem65 March 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm

oops. “David” Gregory.
Maybe I had something else in mind when I called him “Dick”.

Star March 3, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I thought you did!!! Oh, well–I laffed anyhow.

Star March 3, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Dr Freud–call your service. LOL.

Star March 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Went to my DVR and watched the interviews. Since I could not under oath and threatened by an assault rifle possibly care less what Tom Brokaw thinks on ANYTHING, I did not watch the panel. Boehner hung pretty tough. I liked it. But Sperling–good heavens, this man could not win a junior varsity HS debate with preprinted evidence cards. What a slippery and boring mess.

anneinarkansas March 3, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Same here….

Girly1 March 3, 2013 at 10:53 am

Very funny, and something low-info voters might be able to grasp, albeit too little, too late.

Susan March 3, 2013 at 10:59 am

Thank you, Keith. That was good, especially the Village People reference in the end. Looks like the left is starting to see how overexposed Mooch is too.

lc southern March 3, 2013 at 11:05 am

One of the better skits lately. To bad it’s took them this long to go for it.

Moe March 3, 2013 at 11:16 am


Joel March 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm

While humorous this is exactly Bammy’s Chicken Little rhetoric. Run Run the sky is falling. Even some slow low informational voters are starting to open their eyes. And anyone notice how Bammy eyed those gay YMCA guys?!

Star March 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Also in entertainment news, reports that Jay Leno will be replaced with Jimmy (I heart the POTUS) Fallon. (I just noticed POTUS can be mistyped as POUTS.)

Guillermo Grande March 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Potentially over used teleprompter speech?
Purposefully obfuscate (and) undermine the States?
Petty overbearing undeserving temporizing snolleygoster?

Susan March 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Well done, Guillermo Grande!

Julie Brueckheimer March 3, 2013 at 4:33 pm


srdem65 March 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Snollleygoster? such language!

I vote for #1 *like

Otis Driftwood March 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm

The Obama Threat Level for today is 3 … that is all ;-)

MichelleIndependent March 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Oh, andPeggy Noonan weighs in:
Obamas are everywhere and doing nothing
“Sick of us yet?”

Julie Brueckheimer March 3, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Google is plugging them all the time, and I mentioned yesterday how I hit on a piece of music on youtube and first got a message from Moochelle. “Our children, blah, blah, blah . . . ” Google and youtube are not doing this pro bono so who’s paying for it, OFA or the US taxpayer?

Julie Brueckheimer March 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Either way it’s bad news because I think there needs to be a legal challenge to OFA.

Laurie March 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I wonder why comments are blocked.

Lizzy March 3, 2013 at 3:12 pm

OT I just watched Chris Wallace interview the Romney’s. I very nearly cried to
see these two charming classy and humble people talk frankly about the loss
to Obama. The stark differences in the Romney’s honesty and the Obama’s
hubris narcissism and lack of any appearence of doing the job he was elected
to (gag). While Romney had his weak points we’d not be in Sequester mode
and wouldn’t be shelling out millions for the Obama’s amusement. Also we’d
never see Ann on TV 24/7 dancing and making a fool of herself and the job
of First Lady would be appropriate you see Ann is a Lady.

JP March 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Excellent post, Lizzy. It takes my breath away to watch the two who now occupy the WH – totally classless, totally into themselves and not caring about the citizens of this country. It’s all an act. They love to play the part but don’t want to have to work for it.

While we all will be affected in some way by sequestration, the people who voted for Obama will be the most affected. Should I feel sorry about that or should I gloat because they got what they deserve.

Julie Brueckheimer March 3, 2013 at 4:30 pm

I agree completely. It breaks my heart to think that this decent man and his wife were so trashed by the Obama team, and Obama got away with it. The ‘majority’ in this country must be short on morality, stupid, or both.

SAllen March 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Oh how I agree! I couldn’t bear to watch them; what could have been…what SHOULD have been!

Bonnie Cox March 3, 2013 at 6:27 pm

I watched the Romney interview on Fox. It was beyond sad to think of what could have been. Mitt Romney told us there was no Santa Claus and we would have to put our heads down and work hard. Uninformed voters cannot stand this kind of truthfulness. Yes, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus. It has been mentioned that perhaps Mitt Romney would be well-suited to bail out Detroit. Why should he? That city is full of uninformed voters that did not support him for POTUS.
Their two precious twin grandchildren are beyond gorgeous.

Lizzy March 4, 2013 at 9:50 am

The love shown when they picked up the new grandchildren was a real weepy. You see that’s what true love looks like not the faux
act we see now. God how I wish we had the whole Romney family
in the WH all of them including pets. It would be a wonderful life.

Girly1 March 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Well said, Lizzy. The contrast could not be more stark – class vs. crass. I will always believe that this election was stolen in the battleground states – can’t help but think the Romneys believe it to be true also. My only consolation is the thought that Obama will never finish his second term. Just a gut feeling.

Julie Brueckheimer March 3, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Unless he is forced to resign like Nixon, he will never be convicted in the Senate should he be impeached.

Darkangel March 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm

On a slightly more serious note…

We’re now at the point where even SNL is starting to mock the constant lurching from crisis to crisis of this administration. That is the only tactic they have to maintain control of public opinion, and it is being mocked with relish by SNL. Though I’d like to hope that other comics will take that as license to take that up in their routines, I remain pessimistic. One sketch does not a trend make. (Hilarious sketch, it must be said.)

At some point, even the lumpen electorate has got to start wondering why everything in Washington is a crisis these days. At least, I would hope it would.

Rod March 4, 2013 at 1:07 am

don’t hold your breath – never underestimate the sheeple.

Corey March 3, 2013 at 6:27 pm

That was hilarious!

Rod March 4, 2013 at 1:06 am

Because most of Obama’s supporters get their news via a comedy channel already, I’m sure many of them probably thought this was an actual press event.

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