[VIDEO] SNL comes to Obama’s defense for dreary debate performance

Saturday Night Live: Debate Cold OpenObama and Romney face-off in Colorado.

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“Saturday Night Live” came to President Obama’s defense in its latest episode with a skit blaming Obama’s lackluster debate performance on the President forgetting his 20th wedding anniversary.

The writers and performers on the left-veering NBC Network also blamed  the high altitude of the debate’s host city of Denver for the President’s bumbling.

The show opened with a bland and rigid Chris Parnell impersonating the PBS debate moderator Jim Lehrer. Jay Pharoah portrayed a highly distracted Barack Obama and Jason Sudeikis who played a babbling, talking-head Mitt Romney with 41 elements to improve the nation.

The show widely ignored Romney and instead focused on the idea of President Obama’s ‘happy anniversary’ shout-out to First Lady Michelle Obama as being one of forgetfulness.

As a long-winded Romney chattered on about the economy, taking advantage of the President’s mishap, viewers listened to Obama’s sidetracked thoughts as he slowly became dizzy and tired from the Colorado altitude.

During the only portion of the skit that showed Obama actively participating in the debate, the President complained how”unfair” it is that the economic crisis could befall such a “likeable and inspirational figure” like himself.

Although the show poked fun at Obama, coming up with a few funny reasons to defend his poor debate performance and mock the Left for some of its bizarre reasons for the President’s lifeless debate performance, it turned Romney into a rambling, self-consumed fake who only wanted to cut taxes for the wealthy and ignored many of the reasons why he won the debate.

SNL played right into the Obama campaign’s hand and had Romney claim that his 41 points included “six abrupt reversals of position and three outright lies.”

Unlike past presidential debate sketches, the first 2012 SNL debate skit largely reimagined the debate rather than relying on what really happened as comic relief.

 


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