Posts Tagged ‘satire’
September 20th, 2013 at 5:36 pm
The Sting of Friendly Rebuke
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The Second City is far from the first place one would expect to produce a devastating satire of Barack Obama’s foreign policy. The Chicago improv troupe, which — along with the Groundlings in Los Angeles — is one of two major feeder programs for Saturday Night Live, is part of an artistic community whose political sensibilities overwhelmingly incline towards the president. Moreover, they’re located right in his back yard.

The video below, however, — produced back when it still looked like the president would pursue an inept war with Syria rather than the inept peace we have now — is a brilliantly pointed takedown of Obama and his apostles — and also of the entire political sensibility they represent. That it is clearly done through the clenched teeth of sympathists only makes it all the more enjoyable.

May 20th, 2011 at 1:58 pm
John Lithgow Performs Newt Gingrich

Actor John Lithgow, courtesy of The Colbert Report, performs Newt Gingrich’s now-(in)famous press release defending his campaign after the former speaker knocked Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget proposal.

Gingrich’s press release has been called “epic” and “florid.”  Lithgow’s reading is priceless.

October 5th, 2009 at 12:18 pm
Video: The President’s Record
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September 15th, 2009 at 3:18 pm
U.S. Condemned For Use Of Hillary Clinton Against Pakistan
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