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October 29, 2013

Jon Stewart and SNL on Obama and ObamaCare

I do appreciate that Jon Stewart notes the obvious -- the large number of things Obama is supposedly "not in the loop" on is alarming. Either he is lying, or he is a Chauncey Gardiner-like figurehead, who gives speeches and plays golf while the real president(s), unelected and unaccountable, do the actual governing.

But his bit is just not funny. The skit that follows is just Pure Silly, and hence not damaging to Obama at all. It's also not funny, partly because it's so intentionally non-damaging.

And here's this past weekend's SNL cold open about ObamaCare. All I can say is that the show is awful. Even when they have a rich target like this, their jokes border on the amateur, and also echo a lot of previous (better) jokes that have been done on the show.

In both cases I think it's pretty clear the comedians' hearts are not in it -- they still think there's nothing at all funny about Obama, but feel compelled to acknowledge some obvious truths.


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