Tag: SNL

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“Saturday Night Live hasn’t been funny in years!” An oft-heard refrain usually spoken by people who haven’t watched Saturday Night Live in years. Saturday Night Live (hereafter, occasionally “SNL”) has been the vanguard of American comedy since its inception in 1975. The list of comedy-giants, catch-phrases, and film-franchises birthed by SNL is staggering in length. […]

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Warren’s Health Plan, SNL, and Partial Equilibrium Reasoning

 

That Saturday Night Live cold-open about Elizabeth Warren pitching her “Medicare for All” plan to skeptical Iowa voters may seem like an in-kind donation to the Warren campaign. Kate McKinnon’s impression of the Massachusetts senator is both spot-on and compelling.

But there was one way in which the sketch was unfair to Warren. At one point, “Warren” is asked why she claims her plan will cost $20.5 trillion over a decade even though many economists put the cost at 50 percent higher or more. “Warren” then dismisses all these estimates as “pretend,” then adding, “You ready to get red-pilled? Money doesn’t exist!”

But the real Warren has a more thoughtful answer than that. Her plan would supposedly spend far less than commonly assumed through lower administrative costs than private insurance, reimbursing physicians and other non-hospital providers at current Medicare rates, and “reining in out-of-control prescription drug costs” through a variety of government-driven means.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss ongoing negotiations between the United States and Mexico concerning border security and tariffs. They also roll their eyes as Joe Biden flip-flops a third time on his longtime support for the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for abortion. And they get a kick out of Alec Baldwin sounding like a politician as he steps away from his Trump impression on “Saturday Night Live” and discuss why Baldwin’s performance never matched the impressions other cast members did of previous presidents.

Kevin Williamson of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Texas Rep.Elect Dan Crenshaw for forgiving Saturday Night Live’s mocking of his war injury and using the opportunity to explain how all of us can best honor veterans. They also shudder as more Hillary Clinton acolytes insist she is planning to run for president in 2020 and will once again try to reinvent herself. And they discuss the avalanche of Democrats planning to run for the White House in 2020, including many obscure figures who have virtually no chance of winning the nomination.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America wince at many of the final polls showing Democrats with the momentum in several key races. They also wonder why Republicans have not spent most of their time and money discussing the strength of the economy instead of more polarizing issues like the caravan. And they unload on Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson for mocking Texas GOP congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw for wearing an eye patch and saying, “I’m sorry. I know he lost his eye in war or whatever.”

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No, I don’t think there is a limit to how low the left can go. I haven’t watched it in ages, but is this what Saturday Night Live (a former comedy show) is all about these days? Is this their idea of humor? http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/11/04/pete-davidson-saturday-night-live-mocks-former-navy-seal-dan-crenshaw Preview Open

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This SNL excerpt from last Saturday depicts aging Democrats pretending to be back with exciting new ideas. It was especially striking to me when Hillary asks for one more chance, then maybe another after that, and when Schumer says we haven’t felt this confident since the day before we lost to Trump. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBUxNeXgC70 Preview Open

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I was not expecting this SNL sketch to be funny (apologies if it’s already been posted somewhere, I tried searching). It is very funny. The main joke in “Black Jeopardy” is usually that of a shared black culture that clueless, if well-meaning, white people cannot navigate or make sense of (even though they think they can). […]

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