The passage of “President” Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, a.k.a. America’s Bankruptcy Guarantee, and the effective collapse of our southern border may seem like the most consequential political developments to occur since Jan. 20, but they are not.
Far more important was a little-noticed change in the editorial policy of NBC’s comedy standard, “Saturday Night Live,” which was unveiled last Saturday. For the first time during his presidency, “SNL” let Sleepy Joe have it!
And, with that seemingly trivial comedic pivot, we can confidently predict the following: Biden himself, and the bulk of his progressive agenda, are finished.
First, the facts: NBC, the most left-wing of networks, mocked Biden’s decrepitude unrelentingly on Saturday. It made fun of his repeated stumbles — who knew he was a natural at physical comedy? — on the stairs leading up to Air Force One. It implied that Biden was utterly reliant on notes and rehearsed talking points during his first, and only, press conference.
It addressed his (hilarious) bravado in planning to run for re-election in 2024, despite his advanced age: “Biden was asked if he plans to run for reelection … which is probably the nicest way to ask him if he plans to be alive in three years.” All in all, the show marked the most critical, skeptical take on Biden that “SNL” has dared to offer since Sleepy Joe took the (nominal) reins of power.
Why is this so important?