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Seems Stockholm syndrome has became a theme as of late.

I still do not watch SNL – although after catching up on line this morning, this may change.

SNL’s Obama Literally Held Hostage By Republicans, Now A Conservative Birther

Here’s a write-up + video  of the opening monologue

After being held hostage for three days, the effects of Stockholm syndrome took hold, he says. By the fourth day, it was too late. At that point, the conversion was complete and he could finally see that “the tax cuts for the wealthy aren’t a big problem. They’re the best part of the bill!”

He assured us that the rich would use the money to create jobs, “millions and millions of jobs.” After all, Rush Limbaugh himself said he’d “never been hired by a poor person.”

Funny as it is, SNL was not the first to hit this (and I am not even referring to Frank Rich’s recent Stockholm Syndrome piece)

There was a pretty good Borowitz Report

In Latest Compromise with GOP, Obama Agrees He is a Muslim

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – In his latest effort to find common ground with Republicans in Congress, President Barack Obama said today that he was willing to agree that he is a Muslim.

“The American people do not want to see us fighting in Washington,” Mr. Obama told reporters at the White House.  “They want to see us working together to improve their lives, and Allah willing, we will.”

and, joke aside, his Os, who missed all that post-partisanship in the campaign and the 130 “Present” votes are also wondering – seriously

The President is under a Threat

I think it is time that we seriously consider the possibility that Obama is under a direct threat from the powerful forces that control this government – military contractors, big banks, multinationals. Nothing in his background – not his upbringing, his academic studies and achievements, his willingness to take his top-drawer legal education back to the poorer streets of Chicago, his legislative record, his record of striving and succeeding, his campaign rhetoric – NOTHING suggested that he would be so monumentally weak and capitulating.
But his actions lately suggest that HE is a hostage. When he said the GOP were holding something hostage, I think he meant himself and his family. Is he under direct threat? Are his daughters and wife being threatened? Did the money men show him a film of the assassination of JFK from a different angle, as Bill Hicks suggested?

Few disagree

3. So maybe President Clinton is under a direct threat too because of the dual press conference. Maybe

the white house dog Bo! Maybe they’re gonna’ break all the white house china! Hostage my ass. Permalink

I guess that would mean the joke is – quite literally – on the Os.

Remember the famous SNL list? NBC messed up the link so here’s a utube one

It was done in October 2009 and didn’t change that much today

The one CNN fought like it were a piece of news?

embedding doesn’t work today so link here

Adair found that SNL missed the mark on a few of the failed initiatives on their checklist, including Afghanistan and health care. He did, however, say SNL was correct in their judgment of failure on closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Adair concludes that this sketch won’t have anywhere near the power to shape public opinion as the one in which Tina Fey skewered would-be vice president Sarah Palin.

To the point of providing comedy gold for the Daily Show?

“While you were doing your research did you also find that sharks live in water and don’t deliver candy grams…

In the aftermath of Gibbs “they should be grateful” remarks, CNN is repeating it

check it out – it’s not that different

Hmmm…Should SNL do a factual check? Daily News?

What changed (besides more time where nothing got done?)

Could it be this from the Wall Street Journal?

The Obsolescence of Barack Obama

Is the media barking now for another designated puppet?

OK, they took a weasely way to talk about it, but it was still good to hear “the boss will sign any stack of paper with the name “Healthcare” on it”

And while only public option, cost and immigration were mentioned – and not a peep about women or Stupak, I guess we’re covered in the secret language envelope bid to the first republican that will sign.

And I am not saying it was the funniest thing SNL did, but I have to encourage their attempt at relevance. Enough to get this B0bot to make a video asking for the Biden jokes to stop (because he is not as funny as Cheney – and where were the Palin skits this week?)

And in the real world, the comedy of errors that brought us the Stupak amendment

At the same time, a lot of people were being pressured by their bishops, which, you know, that’s a whole different thing.  So they thought, ‘Well if this is just Hyde, then no big deal.’  But I had several people after that vote say to me… people who voted for Stupak, they said, ‘This needs to be fixed by the conference.’

And we have several people who have 100% pro-choce voting records who voted for it.

Well, would YOU say “NO” to a bishop???

Not Your Sweetie

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