The crazy woman in the parking lot couldn’t stand Donald Trump. She had convinced herself with lies and self-deception that black was white, that Trump hated women even though he married three of them and had children by/with each one, that he hated Mexicans because he wanted to build a wall to stop illegal immigration.The Trump haters are all around. Some keep Hillary bumper stickers on their Prius’s. Others plaster their facebook pages with th Jimmie Fallon / Kate McKinnion lies about Trump. They refuse to recognize he won the election, that he won by playing by the rules, that they were spectators, people in the stands and that the players on the field way down there in the stadium were not as good, as smart as talanted as themselves. Their noises were louder the further they were from the field with the loudest noise coming from the furthest seats.
Why lemmings just ran off the cliff’s when the crowd went that way is no longer a mystery. Why crowds became mobs and turned against not only their friends and neighbors but against themselves was captured years ago in a Letter to the editor when a woman wrote: “people disgust me”.
The Trump haters are also Sarah Palin haters.
Take Kate McKinnon on the Nov. 12 SNL cold open. McKinnon is an Emmy Award-winning actress. She dressed in her Hillary Clinton white pantsuit costume, sat at a piano singing a funeral version of the late Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” but she substituted these freshly written lyrics: ” I did my best, it wasn’t much / I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch / I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you / And even though it all went wrong / I’ll stand before the Lord of Song / With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah.

She completely ignored the lies, obfuscation and lawlessness of the Clinton’s for many years, I thought her wailing “I did my best” was hilarious. The audience lapped it up like kittens lapping up fresh cream. There was no laughter. They were grieving. I kept waiting for the funny punchline. SNL is about jokes right? It’s supposed to be funny, right? The comedy never came. SNL was in denial. The comedy never came.

At the end of the dramatically sung anti-Trump screed McKinnon/Clinton turned to the camera and, voice breaking with tears, said, “I’m not giving up and neither should you. LIVE FROM NEW YORK IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT!!!!”

What the #$%^& just happened? What the hell is going on here?
The SNL writers, actors and the producers, as well as the executives at NBC Universal who oversee the program, found more sorrow and despair and less humor in Hillary Clinton’s loss than they did in the joy that America had just voted for a new President.

Why? Daniel D’Addario has an opinion piece at Time where he explores the deeply disturbing behavior of SNL and the other late night so-called comedians..

The tone throughout the SNL episode, — horror and disbelief that Trump won— went indulgently free from nourishment about what, exactly, about Trump’s win is worth mourning. It’s more than a little galling to watch comedians express grave remorse at his win while ignoring the wrong and bad behaviors of the Clinton’s including Hillary’s attacks of the women her husband had bedded, the so-called bimbo’s, while she blithely enabled more of his craven behavior.
Four years ago SNL had Sarah Palin on the show more than once and while she held her own remarkably well and came out the better for it, the show never let up on portraying her as the Wicked Witch of the Far Northwest.

Here’s the problem behind not only the cold open with Fake Hillary playing a grand piano, but all of the recent #HateTrump skits.
The entire audience with whom they were “sharing the experience” was going to be in mourning. Now that’s not an unrealistic approach from inside their bubble. The base audience they carry these days most likely was in mourning. Yet even if they collectively had zero interest in reaching out to or at least entertaining the other half of the country, couldn’t the humor at least provide some context as to why the Trump victory was such an apocalyptic moment of national disaster?

Saturday Night Live is not interested in expanding their audience or returning to relevance. They should consider this fact. A full half of the nation thinks they are dead wrong and that they are not being particularly clever about it, probably because they aren’t clever. Fill their nosebags and put them in the stable for the night.


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