An ‘SNL’ debut: ‘Barack Obama’ on the ‘Christmas miracle’ of Mitt Romney

He’s no Tina Fey, but Jay Pharoah kicked off the new season of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” as President Barack Obama last night, describing the “Christmas miracle” of Republican Mitt Romney:

Pharaoh/Obama’s opening line:

”Before we start – ‘Sasha, Malia, go to bed.’ I do that to remind you that I have two adorable young daughters, and not five creepy adult sons.”

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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52 comments Add your comment

atticus_thomas

September 16th, 2012
10:56 am

Wow, galloway, did your mom have any boys?

honested

September 16th, 2012
11:22 am

A simple choice.

Who would want a President who’s horse didn’t medal?

Obama-Biden 2012!!

Bernie

September 16th, 2012
11:51 am

Five Creepy MILITARY AGED ADULT SONS at that who seem to be allergic to the American Military Fighting Uniform.

I am willing to predict that years from now we will certainly have ONE or MORE of them Bragging and Boasting as a seeker of a Higher Political Office in the willingness to us the Almighty MIGHT of American Military Action to vanquish a country He will FEEL threatened by.

Pizzaman

September 16th, 2012
12:31 pm

Like Father, like Son’s. Mitt the deraf dodger and his “non” volunteer family!

Pizzaman

September 16th, 2012
12:31 pm

How did I mispell “draft’?

Kris

September 16th, 2012
1:03 pm

honested 11:22 am

“A simple choice.

Who would want a President who’s horse didn’t medal?”

God Bless you….my thoughts a s well

Obama-Biden 2012!!

Bernie

September 16th, 2012
1:34 pm

Mitt’s GOOSE IS COOKED! Stick a FORK in IT. ITS DONE!

“Oh, Mitt Romney’s not going to be president of the United States,” Pelosi said with a laugh, during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think everybody knows that.”

Madame SPEAKER…America is with YOU too in that Thinking! :)

Andy McClure

September 16th, 2012
1:42 pm

and you, Jim, are no Jamie Dupree. You won’t see or read these biased little snippets on his blog.

liberalefty

September 16th, 2012
1:54 pm

MITTS ready to go to war to prove how tough he is…nothing like sending others to die to prove your bravery

jay

September 16th, 2012
1:58 pm

What about his tax returns? What about his religious beliefs of mormons owning their own planet? What about his draft dodging? What about his flip flopping? What’s up with magic underwear? What’s up with all those mormons on all that welfare? What’s up with a religion that is founded by a con artist?

Cobbian

September 16th, 2012
2:17 pm

Very funny – and absolutely true. Romney simply cannot connect.

Maybe Romney should go live in one of those foreign countries where he has stashed his millions. If we aren’t good enough for him to keep his money here, do we really want him as president? Does that make sense?

jay

September 16th, 2012
2:19 pm

Preach…..y’all don’t hear me though…I wish I had a church!

Weetamoe

September 16th, 2012
2:25 pm

Meanwhile in the real world Obama’s brownshirts in a midnight *visit* brought in a person thought to be in violation of the terms of his parole for *questioning.* And no it was not that cute rapper TI with his car full of assault weapons.

Kris (RLOL)

September 16th, 2012
3:11 pm

Still laughing about the gay service part….so close o the truth.
Former (soon to be former candidate) Massachusetts Gov. Sitt Romney
can huff and puff, shake his fist point his finger. All he wants.
And threaten RUSSA all he wants …what he is going to do about this

“A federal court judge on Tuesday ordered Massachusetts officials to provide sex-reassignment surgery for a transsexual prison inmate”

Re-elect President OBAMA

Cherokee

September 16th, 2012
4:13 pm

Andy @1:42. Lighten up buddy, it’s satire.

And Weetamoe, what part of the rule of law, and enforcing said laws, don’t you like? Or does the rule of law only apply, in your world, to Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy?

Silly the kid

September 16th, 2012
4:24 pm

I always thought SNL could have done a really funny skit spoofing “to catch a predator” with Bill Clinton getting bushwacked by Cris Hansan.

Say What?

September 16th, 2012
5:34 pm

I always laugh when leftist like Pizzaman make comments regarding Romney and his draft status, then in the next sentence worship Clinton – a draft dodger who would be in jail if not for Nixon’s pardon. Talk about hypocritical idiots!

hiram

September 16th, 2012
8:16 pm

Chance of Winning Today (Now-cast)

Barack Obama – 91.9%

Mitt Romney – 8.9%

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/author/nate-silver/

Bernie

September 16th, 2012
8:19 pm

Mitt can Keep his Taxes to himself! We won’t NEED them after ALL!

backatchu

September 16th, 2012
8:32 pm

Reading this thread reminds me of just how leftist many folks on here are. I love and watched SNL and laughed out loud at the humorous take on both our presidential candidates – it made fun of both Obama and Romney, but most of the comments here are deriding only Romney.

Everybody seems to be overlooking the fact that Prez Obama never served in the military either. And the humor of the line about Romney’s sons is that they are all five neat guys – they are good looking, accomplished young men and the joke was that they are anything but creepy.

Get a sense of humor folks!

cc

September 16th, 2012
8:39 pm

backatchu@8:32 pm:
“Get a sense of humor folks!”
Libs can’t “get a sense of humor”; never had one, never will . . .

Bernie

September 16th, 2012
8:40 pm

backatchu @ 8:32 pm – Never was President OBAMA of age during a war time in America. Unlike Mitt who chose to go to Paris France until Viet Nam was over. Now his 5 boys, despite being accomplished young good looking Men they too have chosen NOT to FIGHT or DEFEND America.

But you can bet your sweet BUTT that they are looking forward to riding on Air Force One, the White House, many rides on the Presidential Helicopter and the LIMO’s as well. Smiling just for YOU!

Whereas, your Kid will be packing UP SOON and Very SOON to go to IRAN and ALL points EAST.

Kris

September 16th, 2012
9:40 pm

@ Jim, a nice weekend break!

@ Bernie “But you can bet your sweet BUTT that they are looking forward to riding on Air Force One, ”

And at our expense, lots of useless trips and change the name to smitty and rhynnie 1.

As for the WAR….That’s probably a given and only those that make less than 100.000 can fight…

Bernie

September 16th, 2012
9:58 pm

Mr. Romney, you’ve made it a point of pride campaigning on your business acumen. Yet you’ve hired nearly the identical failed Bush foreign policy team that went to war against the wrong country, Iraq, after 9/11.

Did the Cunard Line, after the sinking of the Titanic say, “let’s get THAT captain again for our new ship! Apparently you’re a captain of industry who either doesn’t read foreign policy advisor resumes or worse, confuses their weak as strengths.

You cannot expect us to forget Cheney’s “cakewalk” comment, the bungling of Iraq’s Viceroy, the lost billions of “cost-plus” accounting, and all the other missteps that lead to trillions of dollars in deficit you adroitly side step. You cannot expect us to ignore that Iraq and Afghanistan were the only two wars in our history fought without tax increases and in fact, fought with tax decreases! Mr. Ryan, your second in command on the ship of state – the head of the Republican Budget committee and so an expert on expenditures was also as comatose as the rest of your party during Bush’s 8 years.

Yet Obama is “weak” because he hired Hillary Clinton, who has been brilliant in navigating the perilous waters of countless dictators upended by the Arab Spring? Obama is “leading from behind” when you are behind the failed past policies of Donald Rumsfeld, Conaleeza Rice and Dan Senor?

You need to check the waterproof hatches on your ship of state, Mr. Romney. You’re heading for the same perilous waters as The Titanic.

td

September 16th, 2012
10:24 pm

You libs are totally bonkers if you think this race is close to being over. All I got to say is if you think the polls are true then you better work real hard to make sure the youth, Hispanics and African Americans come out in record numbers again and vote. There is NO Hope and the Change Obama gave us no one wants. Let us hear all of you say President Romney.

The Chair

September 16th, 2012
10:26 pm

Enter your comments here

hiram

September 16th, 2012
10:36 pm

Given the naivety of Georgia’s voters, who have elected every con artists the state’s Republicans have nominated, it’s really a good thing that Georgia’s POTUS votes don’t count.

Kris

September 16th, 2012
10:37 pm

@ Bernie…keep going your on a roll tonight….Well Said

@td. There is hope and the change President OBAMA gave us is what we need and want. Its the slimmies and rhtnnies that does not want it…

mitty has shot his mouth off so many times about crap….but to date no word about the fed spending 40billion a month….hum mm wonder why….the $$$ is going into the 1% pockets…better not $isso$$ the rich…Just sayin.

hiram

September 16th, 2012
10:39 pm

td’s grasp of reality is fading fast. He might as well be telling everyone that the sun is going to come up in the west in the morning. I think the term is delusional…

hiram

September 16th, 2012
10:44 pm

…maybe one of the snakes bit him at chruch tonight.

td

September 16th, 2012
11:09 pm

Yes, I know you libs do not understand numbers very well but the facts are out there only if you want to go and find them. 50% of the college students that turned out in record numbers for Hope and Change do not have jobs 4 years later. Are they going ot come back out and vote in those record numbers again? African Americans are 12% of the population and historically and consistently represented 10 to 11% of the vote in Presidential elections and came out in such numbers in 08 that they represented 13% of all the votes cast. Will not happen again just because I have heard way to many African American clergy upset about Obama’s stance on gay marriage. If the African American vote goes back down to the historic average of 11% the Obama loses VA, NC and FL and maybe OH. Game over.

Bernie

September 16th, 2012
11:48 pm

“There’s a pretty compelling story that if you had a President Romney, you’d be in a different situation.”
What ‘different situation’ would that be? Promising something compelling but carefully avoiding any accountable detail. Any Specific details will Do, if at all possible.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

September 16th, 2012
11:54 pm

Rather generous calling Romney’s sons “creepy,” for like their draft-dodging father, what they are is effeminate.

Bernie

September 16th, 2012
11:59 pm

Romney’s insipid remark on his sleeping attire won’t improve his score on the likeability factor, but he surely vaults into the lead on another: the -ick- factor and
ARE YOU Kidding ME with this? or Mitt do you really think I want to KNOW or care?
Mitt I want to Vomit just thinking of that!

hiram

September 17th, 2012
12:31 am

td
It’s all over – you lost. Even Karl Rove’s super pac’s gazillions can’t rescue Robme.

double

September 17th, 2012
1:47 am

didn’t know td one of them snake handlers.I thought when he speaks of taking up serpents,he was talking about some of his conservative friends.No horse medals,no dogs on top of car.no Romney for president,no jumping beans.

Attack Dog

September 17th, 2012
5:34 am

Romney will think he can walk on water because he thinks he can make H2O if he he bought a water company.

Attack Dog

September 17th, 2012
5:40 am

Dixiecrats, people of color and gays are the least of their electorial problems. Especially since they have alienated women, senior citizens, 99%’ers (including union workers), college students, college graduates, and all faiths other than evangelicals.

TiredOfIt

September 17th, 2012
7:40 am

The most important reason for Romney to lose is to prove that you cannot buy the Presidency.

From an independent voter...

September 17th, 2012
7:42 am

What a sad state we’re in indeed, if these 2 candidates are the best that America can offer up as presidential candidates…

hiram

September 17th, 2012
7:52 am

Poor, poor td, 4 more years of President Barack Obama, 8 years of President Hillary Rodham and First Man, William Jefferson Clinton, and at least 3 or 4 more baby killers appointed to the Supreme Court. But, he can take solace in knowing that he will continue to live in the bastion of Republican ignorance – the most corrupt and probably ignored state in the union.

Night Train

September 17th, 2012
8:04 am

Obama has spent the last 3+ years complaining about the mess he inherited. Just think how much complaining he will do for the next four years if he is re-elected! He will be inheriting a much bigger mess this time!

hiram

September 17th, 2012
8:11 am

@night
You should turn your TV to another channel and relieve your anxiety by learning what is really happening in the world.

honested

September 17th, 2012
8:17 am

hiram,

The disasters being wrought across the country thanks to Citizens United will ensure enough people select the President over a continuing downward slide to plutocracy!
Americans deserve at the very least a Supreme Court that properly interpret the Bill of Rights instead of inventing new types of ‘citizens’.

A

September 17th, 2012
8:18 am

Fred Armisen does a much better Obama, but the skit was spot on. Obama just needs to stay the course, and Romney/Ryan will shoot themselves in the foot over and over. Get ready for 4 more years people!

hiram

September 17th, 2012
8:43 am

@honested
Hey, we’re on the same team. I was just rubbing it in with td. As for as a plutocracy, we’re already there. Apparently, both parties are dependent on Wall St. for financing their campaigns. Have you noticed that Jamie Dimon, CEO and Chairman of the Board at JP MorganChase, and on the board of the NY Fed, got a free pass from Rush, et. al., even though he is a Democrat, and former Wall St. darling of the Obama Admins. The crooks on Wall St., who literally crashed the entire world’s economy, have escaped the scrutiny of both parties, the media, and the most of the preoccupied electorate.

hiram

September 17th, 2012
9:00 am

“The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia”

How America’s biggest banks took part in a nationwide bid-rigging conspiracy – until they were caught on tape

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-scam-wall-street-learned-from-the-mafia-20120620

hiram

September 17th, 2012
9:03 am

cc

September 17th, 2012
10:22 am

The fed is running the printing presses AGAIN, pumping currency with decreasing value into the economy. The U. S.’s credit rating is being downgraded AGAIN. The deficit continues unabated, and the spending and borrowing continues. As increasing information is available, we learn that the U. S. was warned of the potential violence in the Middle East. Hussein’s buddy Van Jones is working to jump-start the occupy movement again. Netanyahu has announced that Israel will not follow the Hussein timetable for dealing with Iran (as if Obama would EVER deal with Iran), but must be attuned to the ‘Nuclear Timetable’.

The Kenyan is well on the way to collapsing our economy, the ‘chickens’ of his policy of appeasement are coming home to roost and we are beset with internal strife. Yes, things are going EXACTLY as Hussein wants . . . and all that can be heard is the bleating of the Obama sheep as they are led to the election polls.