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The Media Is A Fickle Friend

NEW YORK, NY – Saturday Night Live has been thrashing the Obama administration in recent weeks, delivering punishing satire about the failure of Now the players are taking aim at the president’s supporters, lampooning their mindless devotion to him despite the evidence of his personal failures.

Kenan Thompson hosts a talk show that brings ‘non-partisan’ guests to discuss ‘how President Barack Obama is doing’. The panel discusses the rollout of, the domestic spying program of the NSA, and other issues.

Kenan opens by saying it’s been a difficult month for the president. “The most recent Gallup poll puts his approval rating at a disappointing 42% among all voters. But perhaps the more troubling number for the president, his approval rating with black voters has dropped to a startling 93.6%!”

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Austin Petersen

Austin Petersen is the founder of The Libertarian Republic, as well as the CEO of Stonegait LLC. Formerly an Associate Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano's show "Freedom Watch", on the Fox Business Network. Austin was referred to by the Judge as "The right side of my brain". He built Judge Napolitano's social networks with over 700,000 fans and millions of clicks a month. Austin graduated from Missouri State University. He has written and produced award winning plays and videos, and previously worked for the Libertarian National Committee and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.

56 Responses

  1. Perso Nasplit

    im one of those “white people” who was forced to vote for romney(because my state didnt allow a third party or write in choice) and even i dont think romney would have been a BETTER choice. I think democrats would have actually held him to a standard, and republicans might have gone easier on him, but not to the extent of the blind “he can do no wrong” and “it was someone elses(primarily bush) fault”

      • Stephen Boyajian

        Actually he was not on the ballot in 2 or 3 states.

      • Perso Nasplit

        my comment showing proof gary johnson was NOT on every states ballot is awaiting moderation. feel free to google “oklahoma 2012 sample ballot”.

      • Perso Nasplit

        btw, Ohio recently joined the block of third party candidates. Next presidential election, expect to see only [R] and [D].

      • MrE03

        That is the exact opposite of what America is supposed to be about.

      • Perso Nasplit

        i agree, but the single party/dual name system we have in place will not allow a third, fourth, etc, party in place.

      • MrE03

        Oh i know. It is our fault for letting it get this bad (The American people).

      • Dodge

        Sad thing though, just like our leaders, they will not take that responsibility and will find a way to blame someone else.

    • Jace Mindue

      People who say they were forced is wrong was a gun held to your head nope

      • Don Dakota

        Not a gun, but the threat of impending collapse of our national monetary
        system forced me to vote against obama. Under his leadership we have
        borrowed more money that every other president combined and it only took
        him 4 years to amass such a debt. All other issues aside, that alone
        should have prevented him from getting a single vote. The fact that
        people just don’t even care. Our children will be born hopelessly in
        debt and if the USD collapses it will be from the greed of people who
        care more about getting a free phone than our childrens future. Obama
        promised to reduce spending and instead has gone wild wasting money left
        and right and to add insult to injury, then goes on lavish vacations
        while many of us struggle to put food on the table. While America cries
        “our children have no bread”, Queen Michelle cries “let them eat
        veggies”. Food stamps aren’t the answer, that’s like paying your
        American Express bill with your master card and paying your mastercard
        with your American Express. Stop the Insanity!!!

      • BC BEYER

        Even with a gun to ones head, They still have a choice…they may end up dead but still have a choice…just my opinion

      • Perso Nasplit

        no, a gun wasn’t to my head, but as i have stated elsewhere, the only options on the 2012 Oklahoma Ballot were Romney or Obama. Voting for Romney was a better choice than voting for Obama, and NOT voting would have been a vote for Obama. I wasn’t physically FORCED to vote for romney, but when i think obama(correctly as it is turning out) is bad for the country, then i had no other option than to vote [R]. Btw, 100% of oklahoma counties voted Republican(not 100% of each county, but every county was majority red). We have no other choice.

    • machtyn

      Romney really would have turned this nation around. He did it for a state, for an Olympics, and for 100s of businesses. I still don’t get why people don’t think he would not have done it.

      The Democrats did a very effective job with their “Kill Romney” campaign. They successfully infiltrated the Libertarians and run an effective FUD campaign in the swing states.

      • Michael

        I didn’t doubt Romney’s business or project management credentials. I doubted his political philosophy. He could have been extremely effective at really terrible policy. Even then, he would probably have been totally ineffective when you consider one of the main reasons he lost was that, on election day, his untested get-out-to-vote system crashed and burned like The one thing that he might have done that I think most of us can agree would have been good is to repeal Obamacare, but I have serious doubts that he would actually have shrunk the size of the Federal Government, kept us out of gratuitous armed conflict, or reigned in the debt and deficit. In the end, though, the votes in my state (Florida) didn’t even count because Obama had enough electoral votes to win several days before our results were even certified.

      • machtyn

        The thing is, that’s exactly what he did in MA. He shrunk the size of government in the state. In his business and his politics he consolidates inefficiencies.

      • Michael

        I don’t think you quite understand what I mean. I’m not just talking about the size of the public labor force or streamlining government bureaus by eliminating redundancies. I’m talking about actually withdrawing from responsibilities that the federal government unconstitutionally delegated to itself. As an example, no matter how efficiently the federal government executes the drug war or implements healthcare, it was never delegated responsibility over our health and wellness through a constitutional amendment. Therefore, the federal government should immediately cease any and all efforts to ensure our health and wellness until it can get a constitutional amendment signed by 3/4 of the state legislatures.

      • Ded Kitty

        Nobody killed Romney more effectively than his own campaign if you ask me. That ship was sinking from the get go, because they ran on assumptions.
        Obama ran on hard data. Blame who you want, the results speak for themselves.

      • jerkstores

        Obama ran on character assassination and outright lies. Just look at the empty debate performances from Obama and Biden’s temper tantrum.

      • Ded Kitty

        I am talking about how effectively eachan ran his campaign, not the content of their character, on that measure they are the same to me.

    • jerkstores

      I voted for Romney because he was the most qualified Presidential candidate we’ve seen either party nominate in decades. That man was stellar.

      The Repubs will eventually win, but it will almost surely be someone who is easily Romney’s lesser. If the primaries were today it’d come down to between Christie and Cruz. I’d be happy with either one of them over more Democrats.

  2. Judith77

    Romney was a democrat pick. He started Romneycare and was the easiest to beat. They were giddy when he was the primary ticket. MA is set to go to single payer by 2017. Yeah, Romney would have been held at bay by the dem’s. Because -0 is ‘theirs’ they let the nation crumble into middle income bankruptcy. The devil is in the details.

    • machtyn

      Naw, Romney would have been held at bay by the libertarians who’ve been confused by the Democrat infiltrators and by the “more-conservative-than-thou” Republicans. Romney really was conservative. Consider: He had a plan for MA health care problems. But it would never have gotten past the veto-proof legislature in the state. So he picked the most conservative plan he could get passed. And that was what MassCare became (with a blessing from the Heritage Foundation). There were 47 line-item vetoes he issued. Guess what happened to them in the veto-proof legislature? Yep, they were overturned and that is where the expense of MassCare comes from. Not from Mitt.

  3. MrE03

    Look at what the RNC did to Ron Paul. They completely wiped the state of Main’s delegates from being able to vote, which would have given him the 5 state minimum to be put on the ballot (and debate) with Romney and Obama.
    (This was meant as a reply to Perso Nasplit and what Ohio is doing to third parties.)

    • jerkstores

      Ron Paul’s delegates were attempting to steal the nomination. They couldn’t win an actual election and knew it, that’s where this “Delegates” strategy came from. Ron Paul’s campaign was an embarrassment.

      • MrE03

        You’re an idiot. How did Reagen get elected? He only had the minimum number of delegates. You don’t steal elections unless you either stuff the ballot box or force people to vote the way you want. So Romney actually stole this.

      • jerkstores

        LOL. “Romney wouldn’t let crazy ole Ron’s supporters steal the nomination therefore Romney stole the nomination”. Great logic you have there, champ.

      • MrE03

        Wow. How can you steal an election if people want to vote for you? What the rest of the RNC did was actually stealing the fucking vote you dumb piece of shit.

      • jerkstores

        That’s my point. You can’t steal an election if you are the person who the people voted for. The people didn’t vote for Ron Paul. His cultists tried to flood the RNC and employ a “delegates” strategy to push through their racist hero despite the wishes of the Republican voters!

      • MrE03

        *Facepalm* you are fucking stupid. Who do you think delegates are? Guess what, they are people, and these people went through the process and did everything by the book, but they were forcefully stopped from participating because Romney’s supporters didn’t want Ron Paul in the debates or on the ballots. So yes people did want Ron Paul as the president. And guess what everything about him being Racist is a bunch of bullshit (he did work in a charity , how about you actually look into the guy and not believe everything you are told.

        And how is not wanting a bunch of foreign wars, and a fucked up monetary system a fucking cult?

        You are the complete opposite of what Americans are supposed to believe in. We are a land of free choice and free expression (at least we were). It you stupid fucking idiots that follow these 2 party systems that have completely flushed this country down the drain.

        Please tell me how we will every pay back over $17 TRILLION IN DEBT?

        Also how many innocent people have died with Bush and Obama with their highly illegal and immoral activities in the world?

      • jerkstores

        In simple terms the delegates are a holdover from the old way of doing things. They are sent to the convention as representatives of their state/district. It’s basically an “honor system”. The Ron Paul supporters knew Ron Paul couldn’t win a real vote and, having no honor, came up with this “delegates” strategy long before the primaries began. Just look at what the Ronbots did in Nevada. There’s absolutely no way they can twist the results to justify what they’ve done to Romney.

        The American people do not like Ron Paul. If the people wanted Ron Paul to be the nominee he would have actually won some primaries! Thankfully, the overwhelming majority of the American people are not stupid enough to vote for Mr. Paul!

      • MrE03

        RULE NO. 38

        Unit Rule

        No delegate or alternate delegate shall be

        bound by any attempt of any state or Congressional

        district to impose the unit rule. A “unit rule”

        prohibited by this section means a rule or law under

        which a delegation at the national convention casts its

        entire vote as a unit as determined by a majority vote

        of the delegation.

      • jerkstores

        Yes I understand that the Ron Paul supporters were hoping to make the people’s votes meaningless by exploiting a technicality in the rule. I also understand that Libertarianism is more compatible with fascism than with a constitutional Republic. Even some prominent Libertarians have stated this, and pointed to Pinochet’s Chile as the best model for a Libertarian government.

        At the end of the day the American people would rather not let the will of a group of extremists supersede their votes in the nomination process.

      • MrE03

        Lmao you are ridiculous.

        “I also understand that Libertarianism is more compatible with fascism than with a constitutional Republic.”

        Really, you equate not violent interactions and volunteerism with fascism. That is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read. Good luck in the world and please don’t reproduce.

      • jerkstores

        LOL. Libertarianism really is quite incompatible with Democracy. You are impervious to reason and facts, the mark of a true cultist.

        Google “Why libertarians apologize for autocracy” and read the article over at Salon.

      • jerkstores

        BTW the fact that Ron Paul is a racist is quite irrefutable. All signs point to him being a full-on white nationalist. Also, he’s a big conspiracy nut.

  4. vavavampire

    This is in no way critical, they are making a harmless joke about their actual beliefs

  5. DON MAY

    if this was white ppl talking about blacks the blacks would be out burning down some city

    • Ded Kitty

      And you drew these conclusions based on what facts exactly?

      • jerkstores

        You must not be living on the same planet as the rest of us over here in reality.

      • SamuelThomas

        I will bet $1000 there is human excrement in your cranial cavity.

      • Ded Kitty

        Sammy boy, if I call you an idiot, it’s not a opinion or a judgement, it’s simply a statement of fact. So don’t take it personally.

    • UppityBlackWoman

      It’s SNL – it IS white people talking about blacks.

      • Michelle

        I know! This going right over the heads of those commenting, explains a whole lot about our cultural thinking.

  6. Mario Lawrence

    This video had me crying in laughter. It’s so tastefully racist. lol
    Gotta admit… idk what “the wire” is. x_x
    But sure enough when you got SNL beating on Obama and his supporters, you’d think they’d wake up and realize Obama is doing things backwards.

  7. UppityBlackWoman

    I don’t think black people view this sketch the same way white people will and I didn’t realize that until I read this headline which is stupid. These people are not “mindless”. They’re intelligent, thoughtful, nuanced – they know Obama’s shortcomings – and they still have his back. Their support is steadfast despite the issues they have with him – not because of the issues they have with him. This is black folks overall attitude towards America, not just the president. We are some serious patriots – and it’s DESPITE the issues we have with America, not because of them.

  8. MrE03

    Salon is one of the worst places to get your information from. The are completely biased and to be frank full of shit.

  9. Hayekguy

    I’m surprised Dennis Rodman wasn’t one of Barack’s favorite basketball players. Though then again, he’s currently too busy playing basketball in North Korea for Kim Jong Un. Also Obama is already kind of a post-modern agnostic by Roger L Simon’s analysis.