I think this one is destined for “classic” status in the Saturday Night Live archives.
Following the decent Democratic showing at the polls last Tuesday, you would think that SNL would skewer Republicans. And they took the opportunity to do that at several points during last night’s show with jibes at Roy Moore and Jeff Sessions.
But this skit about Democrats crowing about their “victories” last Tuesday perfectly captures the problems the party has with voters: old and out of touch.
For all the times Donald Trump has criticized Saturday Night Live for being biased against him, he is probably going to love the political commercial parody that aired this week.
“We’re back, baby!” Cecily Strong’s Dianne Feinstein declared in the ad, which also included such elderly party members as congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, and “team player” Donna Brazile.
Instead of just focusing on “coastal elites,” they promised to also appeal to “mouth-breathers” in places like Wisconsin.
And they’re not going to listen to anyone who’s not “politically correct,” Larry David’s Bernie Sanders added, “like these comics out there who think it’s OK to make jokes about concentration camps,” referring to his controversial monologue from the week before. “That guy should rot in hell.”
Then there was Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton who begged voters for “just one more chance,” and “then maybe one more chance after that.”
Describing Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren as “new, exciting leaders” pretty much sums up the Democrats’ troubles — troubles that won’t be solved by touting a gubernatorial victory in true blue New Jersey or a state Senate victory in Washington as somehow “evidence” that Democrats are back.
And unless Dems change the contemptuous attitude with which they see ordinary voters, they will still be on the outside looking in after the election next year.