The Dems are back?: a SNL skit

This skit, from yesterday’s Saturday Night Live, shows a moribund and distressing batch of Democrats, and there are some funny bits (I particularly like Larry David’s take on Bernie Sanders).

The cast: Nancy Pelosi (Kate McKinnon), Dianne Feinstein (Cecily Strong), Chuck Schumer (Alex Moffat), Bernie Sanders (Larry David) and more revel in the Democrats’ victories.


  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted November 12, 2017 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Yes, that could be called the problem. We can hope for some new younger demos and that republicans will continue to self destruct. I like the new slogan from the demos – We put our sexual perverts in jail, like Weiner while the republicans just elect theirs, like Trump and Roy Moore.

    • Historian
      Posted November 12, 2017 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

      Yes, this skit hit on an underlying truth. The Democrats need new younger leadership, both in Congress and as presidential candidates. The fact that Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are considering running in 2020 is both laughable and sad. I hope that the 2018 election will see the emergence of young, fresh faces. Some new ideas would also help.

      Both major parties are on the verge of self-destruction. The extreme political polarization that now exists has made the American people very discontented with the current situation, although based on ideology, the reasons for this differ greatly. It is not fantasy to consider the possibility that over the next few years a new party system will emerge, although what it would look like, if it should happen, is hard to say. The American party system has stayed relatively stable since the end of the Whigs and the rise of the Republicans in the early 1850s. But, as with the country’s infrastructure, it is now old and decrepit.

      • Randall Schenck
        Posted November 12, 2017 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

        It should be noted the demos killed in this last election last Tuesday. It was very impressive at the local state level running all kinds of new young people. The anti trump vote was in full swing. The only thing I see saving the republicans next year would be Mueller removing the present resident at 1200 Penn Ave. Even with that I think they are dead meat.

      • Harrison
        Posted November 13, 2017 at 12:36 am | Permalink

        They need good policies and if it so happens that the old fogeys are the only ones who remember what the New Deal was all about then so be it. Better that than “young blood” who only care about divisive and tactically self-defeating identity politics.

    • mordacious1
      Posted November 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

      Since when did Bill Clinton go to jail? I must have slept through it.

      • Randall Schenck
        Posted November 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

        When did Clinton assault or have sex with an unwilling partner? I must have slept through it?

        • Posted November 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm | Permalink


          • Doug
            Posted November 12, 2017 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

            It depends on whether or not you believe Juanita Broaddrick.

        • mordacious1
          Posted November 12, 2017 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

          How about 9 months before Chelsea was born?

          • Randall Schenck
            Posted November 13, 2017 at 7:25 am | Permalink

            You must have it pretty bad for the Clintons, eh? A true republican and by the way…they have treatment for that.

            • mordacious1
              Posted November 13, 2017 at 8:45 am | Permalink

              I’m not a Republican…

  2. Posted November 12, 2017 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    I try to watch SNL, and this one was the best skit of the evening. The rest of this whole episode was pretty much rambling, imo.

  3. W.Benson
    Posted November 12, 2017 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Drat. We can’t get SNL in Brazil, not even on Youtube.

    • nicky
      Posted November 13, 2017 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

      Nor in S.A. 😣

    • Gamall
      Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:10 am | Permalink

      France: The uploader has not made this video available in your country.

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