SNL opener: ‘Newt Gingrich, Moon President’

From last night’s opener on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”:

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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zeke

February 5th, 2012
11:05 am

i would support him being president of the moon if he had to live there

Dude

February 5th, 2012
11:14 am

The Reagan robot’s got my vote.

This is Mrs. Norman Maine

February 5th, 2012
11:16 am

Hilarious! “Not all of America is as forward-thinking as South Carolina”

(And oddly, it is probably oh so close to what Newton Gringrich envisioned)

Lakesia

February 5th, 2012
11:51 am

Newt’s “Admoonistration”…gotta love it.

Going Right

February 5th, 2012
11:51 am

As a right-wing Republican, I must admit that racism is still alive an well – in Memphis, that is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3WF_1D0TAc

Moon Mullins

February 5th, 2012
12:09 pm

The reason South Carolina voted for Newt Gingrich is that he appealed to that segment of the population whose family tree doesn’t have a fork in it — the Strom Thurmond supporters.

liberalefty

February 5th, 2012
12:14 pm

liberalefty

February 5th, 2012
12:15 pm

@going right

the dj was rude but spoke the truth

liberalefty

February 5th, 2012
12:16 pm

NEWT appeals to racists because they think he can put that black boy {OBAMA} in his place…lol

bill

February 5th, 2012
12:22 pm

SNL is no longer relevant to anything on a national basis, nothing but a bunch of left wing nuts pursuing their agenda and more importantly not even funny. As for the moom comments, you should hear the total conversation before you make stupid comments on something you know little or nothing about.

CJ

February 5th, 2012
12:31 pm

Let’s all play the “Reagan” and “Massachusetts Moderate” drinking game during the next Republican debate!

liberalefty

February 5th, 2012
12:34 pm

@bill

its relevant to millions if not it wouldnt have lasted so long..just because u hate that they go after rightwingers dont make them less relevant..

liberalefty

February 5th, 2012
12:35 pm

since the repubs worship REAGAN will they legalize millions of illegals like REAGAN did?

swampem

February 5th, 2012
12:36 pm

Gotta love SNL!

liberalefty

February 5th, 2012
12:38 pm

WILL gays be allowed to marry on the moon? lol

Look before I leap...

February 5th, 2012
12:45 pm

What’s interesting is that we have not heard a single word from Newt on the moon colony since he left the east central coast of Florida.

Had he not been so busy begging for money from Adelson in NV, I am sure we would have heard about gambling and hookers for everyone.

Newt has a bad case of “anderer” disease.
Philanderer
Meanderer
Panderer

Going Right

February 5th, 2012
1:08 pm

Liberal Leftie @12.15; Rude?
the dj was rude but spoke the truth RUDE? Truth? Yep, that’s it! Only the liberal socialists see nothing wrong with gutter language, belittling a show host and acting, well, like a lapdog negroe. Of course it’s the truth! How in the hell can it be anything else? This blog’s moderator, Jimmie Gullible, wets his pants everytime something juicy and demeaning about a conservative and/or Republican can we ferreted out of any story – even a left-bias SNL – and put it on his blog to feed the drooling socialists and let them too, wet their pants. Yours is badly showing LL.

missmollie

February 5th, 2012
1:09 pm

A long and interesting night last night in Nev. My candidate won…He will do well in Colorado and hopefully in Minn on Tues .. Paul is a RINO and walks to a different drum beat…Santorum expects to do well in Minn based on his social issue values. Newt is staying awake late at night plotting his next ATTACK, I hope MR does well in Ga in spite of the major “good ole boy” herd who many have hidden agendas hoping to ride in on his coat-tail in case he wins…Newt spent 40 years in D.C., was born in another state, was an adopted military brat. (hardly a native son).

DannyX

February 5th, 2012
1:12 pm

Why not post some comedy from conservatives? They have one or two comedians you know.

Where are the Victoria Jackson videos? She’s a riot!!

liberalefty

February 5th, 2012
1:15 pm

@going right

after all the gutter language and tactics used by repubs, u shouldnt be too offended by this…black folks know the PEE PARTY was formed because a black man became president and the racists felt they were losing “their” country …blacks know WHO U R,thats why u cant fool us by sending a trained pet like this woman was to the black community to espouse ya’lls dumb azz ideas…

Ga Values...Ron Paul for Peace & Prosperity

February 5th, 2012
1:15 pm

If you watched today’s “Meet The Press”. you would never vote for the swinger LOBBYIST.

Centrist

February 5th, 2012
1:17 pm

Look before I leap…posted “What’s interesting is that we have not heard a single word from Newt on the moon colony since he left the east central coast of Florida.

Had he not been so busy begging for money from Adelson in NV, I am sure we would have heard about gambling and hookers for everyone.

Newt has a bad case of “anderer” disease.
Philanderer
Meanderer
Panderer”

Both dead on, and clever.

For those who support Gingrich for parts of his message – consider the messenger. It is past time to “boot Newt”. This neutral view from England (the media there doesn’t gain via advertising/circulation by keeping the idea of a bitter/contested process): http://harndenblog.dailymail.co.uk/2012/02/newt-gingrichs-bizarree-new-campaign-strategy.html

Going Right

February 5th, 2012
1:18 pm

I meant to ask, where is our favorite “(dis)honested? What’s that? Oh, I just heard that he’s up in Milwaukee at a Scott Walker Recall Rally. I think they are all singing (over, and over and over, ad nauseum), the Union-Thug, demented Teacher’s Rallying song, “Solidarity Forever.”
Geez, doesn’t it just make the hair stand up on your arms and nape of your neck when you hear those melodious voices acappella! Wow, just mentioning it makes my heart flutter, of was that my stomach grumbling warning me of a humongeous upcoming vomiting session?

Ace

February 5th, 2012
1:19 pm

Just not funny…watched it last night and turned it off, if this is one passes as comedy or satire these days we’re in trouble

Newt's STOMCH is BIGGER than this guys

February 5th, 2012
1:22 pm

Newt hanging in there to get that money LOL, the more negative he talks the more negative he looks. He has SLOPPY looking already down.

DannyX

February 5th, 2012
1:23 pm

Jim, is there video from the Georgia birther trial available?

Orly Taitz is hysterical!

Right wing nuts are very funny, why do you discriminate against Republicans?

Going Right

February 5th, 2012
1:26 pm

L.Leftie…
after all the gutter language and tactics used by repubs.
Ok, post a video and I’ll concede. Remember, it doesn’t have to use the language this idiot used as that would have to be said by a caucasian, and, of course, you know very well had a caucasian even said 1/10th of that he or she would be in jail by now. Pity, we can’t even call out this idiotabout abuse language as the brother would flip out the “race card” faster than feces through a goose.

Look before I leap...

February 5th, 2012
1:34 pm

SNL ceased to be funny 30 years ago with some very rare exceptions.
I love good satire, but good satire is oblique. SNL has descended into the obvious and at times vulgar.

That said, it is time for Santorum and Gingrich to bow out. Paul can stay for comedic effect and because I want the smaller government message to stay on the GOP radar.

And I am going to need the next 9 months to decide on the lesser of two evils.

JohnMac

February 5th, 2012
1:44 pm

Liberals can’t debate, so they keep “racism” warmed up on ready five. As a right-winger I hope Obama wins. Another term with him as president will be like pulling the plug on a brain-dead patient in the hospital.

Sitting Bull

February 5th, 2012
1:56 pm

ylojkt

February 5th, 2012
2:05 pm

Too funny! And for all of you crying about how it’s not funny, seems that maybe it touches a little too close to home when the idiocy of your candidates is made fun of on TV. What I really don’t get is how anyone can not see how bad Mittens and Newt actually are. We’ve had a bought and paid for Republican president for three consecutive terms now (yes, I mean Obama as well), why would we want a fourth term of the same crap that is killing our country in the first place?
If you are unhappy with the direction the country is headed, why vote for more of the same again? Obama is nothing more than George Bush’s third term, vote Ron Paul for change, he’s the only one willing to shake the system up and change the way business is done in Washington. Or vote for one of the other ones if you want more socialism with a huge ruling class and the rest of us proletariats picking up the scraps off the floor.

DLink

February 5th, 2012
2:18 pm

Is this as far as the right-wingbats are willing to go?!? Well, to be fair, he DOES represent the 0.006% of American dollars, which is pretty much all of them. He should win in a landslide as the epitome of the American Dream.

/sarcasm
Good luck with that.

Drew

February 5th, 2012
2:23 pm

I’m with Ace. I haven’t been able to sit through more than 15 minutes of SNL in more than a decade, and clips like that remind me why. Hack writers, wooden performers. What a waste of bandwidth.

Look before I leap...

February 5th, 2012
2:34 pm

Who the heck is Newt kidding (besides himself)?
The strategy of hanging on until Super Tuesday isn’t going to produce momentum changing results.
Even if Newt squashes Romney (3:1) in the 3 states he is projected to do well in (GA, TN and OK), that is only a net gain of about 65 delegates (in those states) and much of that is negated by the fact that Newt won’t get ANY delegate votes in VA due to campaign incompetency. Add to that Romney picking up about 100 delegates between now and Super Tuesday plus Romney’s 60 current delegate lead plus the remaining states that Romney will likely win come Super Tuesday means Newt ends up even farther behind. Not exactly conducive to fund-raising efforts.

Newt’s candidacy which started off as a curiosity and now borders on comical is headed towards becoming downright tragic. All of Shakespeare’s motifs wrapped up into one campaign.

Newt better start warming up that word processor, cuz his days as a non-lobbyist lobbyist are over and he certainly won’t be collecting a POTUS paycheck next January.

The Factor

February 5th, 2012
2:52 pm

It’s a shame we have lost our will to be the front runnner in space exploration while China has very ambitious goals regarding space. The problem with liberals is they love to see themselves as great thinkers while main stream americans carry the load when the going gets tough…..

DannyX

February 5th, 2012
3:11 pm

“The problem with liberals is they love to see themselves as great thinkers while main stream americans carry the load when the going gets tough…..”

Lets have a race to the moon, liberals vs conservatives. Seeing how liberals absolutely dominate the technology field its easy to see how conservatives will be left on the ground.

But hey , maybe that Republican Senator that called the internet “a series of tubes” can help out the conservatives. You can get to the moon on a series of tubes.

More likely conservatives can hitch a ride into space on liberal Paul Allen’s space plane!

Grace

February 5th, 2012
4:03 pm

This skit was not even funny. SNL need to borrow Comedy Central writers. I do like how they have his robot of a wife acing.

Frederick Douglass

February 5th, 2012
4:39 pm

Newt Gingrich, America’s greatest “Foot Stomp” President.

eli

February 5th, 2012
4:41 pm

Wake up Tea Party. Your days are numbered.

But…what else should one expect when an ad hoc hate group is organized by a bunch of losers?

Look before I leap...

February 5th, 2012
4:41 pm

Off to the neighbors for the SB.
No politics for the rest of the day.
For those who watch, enjoy!
Not rooting for anything other than my numbers in the pool.

BIGAL

February 5th, 2012
4:50 pm

I find it funny how people that support Newt are labled racist when many of his supporters were once Heman Cain supporters( A black man) I might add….It Is sad if you dont like Obama then you are a racist, but race has nothing to do with it….It’s ideas…Herman Cain was on his way to becoming a factor in this election until he was destoryed by the Obama Controled media.. By the Way Rev Wright an Obama ally is nothing more than a Black version of a Neo Natz. Food for thought

Jenzen A.

February 5th, 2012
6:08 pm

Eli – 4.41pm;
Wake up Tea Party. Your days are numbered.
But…what else should one expect when an ad hoc hate group is organized by a bunch of losers?
Hmmm. I would place in top consideratin the Occupy movements (that are a classic metaphor for ad hoc) in for consideration.
You wish the Tea Party will have its days numbered. Too bad you don’t have the inate intelligence to back up what you say.

zeke

February 5th, 2012
6:15 pm

seems repubs 1ittle prickly today….i guess with mitt and newt as it leaders and a philosophy of the 1%, we know why….remember this is what mitt will accelerate: http://www.usatoday.com/money/books/reviews/story/2011-10-14/retirement-heist-book/50795990/

zeke

February 5th, 2012
6:18 pm

creative

February 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

its a comedy sketch you idiots.

creative

February 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

thanks to you left wing commies and right wing nazis you for further driving me to Belize. Morons. WalMart or Wholefoods both suck equally!!!

creative

February 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

also thanks for the links that none of us will ever go to. Prime the pump vs lower taxes. Tea Party=Occupy. Hippies=Rednecks. All ignorant fools. At least we have Chris Collinsworth to listen to. He was a great receiver.

GreatATLGuy

February 5th, 2012
7:30 pm

Newt should quit now, bless his heart…. go out gracefully, not kicking and screaming. Our man Barack has nothing to worry about… the repubs brought it on themselves with their cast of characters, they practically wrote the SNL skit – and PS, Rick S…. get a new haircut! Your hair looks like a flying saucer.

Jackson Baer

February 6th, 2012
4:10 am

Enter your comments hereRon Paul has a legitimate chance to win Minnesota and should finish with respectable numbers in Colorado & Missouri. If he doesn’t win the republican nomination, which I admit is unlikely, I truly hope he runs 3rd party. Some people say that will make Obama a shoe in but even if that is true, there’s really no difference between him and Romney anyways. I’ll vote on principle and with a clear conscience. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=262l6tbHSlU RON PAUL 2012.

http://www.whatthehellbook.com/the-book/

Jackson Baer

February 6th, 2012
4:10 am

Ron Paul has a legitimate chance to win Minnesota and should finish with respectable numbers in Colorado & Missouri. If he doesn’t win the republican nomination, which I admit is unlikely, I truly hope he runs 3rd party. Some people say that will make Obama a shoe in but even if that is true, there’s really no difference between him and Romney anyways. I’ll vote on principle and with a clear conscience. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=262l6tbHSlU RON PAUL 2012.

http://www.whatthehellbook.com/the-book/