Video: SNL Mocks WH Ebola Response, Entire Second Obama Term

Posted: Oct 27, 2014 4:22 PM

This 'cold open' sketch has its moments, but it's not exactly side-achingly funny. It is, however, relentless in its ridicule of the Obama administration (via Hulu):

The most unsparing bits are Ron Klain combating flop sweat as he answers questions about his qualifications to serve as the White House's so-called 'Ebola Czar,' Al Sharpton being described as the only "New York Democrat willing to be seen with President Obama today," and this quote:

“Some people want to criticize the way our administration has handled this crisis, and it’s true we made a few mistakes early on. But I assure you, that was nowhere near as bad as how we handled the ISIS situation, I mean, our varied Secret Service mishaps, or the scandals of the IRS and the NSA. And I don’t know if you guys remember, but the Obamacare website had some pretty serious problems too. In fact, if you look at all the stuff that's happened my second term, this whole Ebola thing is probably one of my greatest accomplishments.”

Ouch.  I suspect Democrats would prefer to be entering the final week of the 2014 campaign without trailing significantly on the Congressional ballot, without witnessing additional slippage in their Senate prospects, without publicly turning on each other in a pre-emptive bout of circular-firing-squaditis, and without being the subject of late-night television derision. Incompetent, desperate blame-storming isn't an appealing look. And speaking of desperation, here's yet another nakedly race-baiting smear emanating from the Left as the cycle winds down -- this time in Arkansas: