SNL Rips Dems: 'Martha Coakley Couldn't Beat Dick Cheney for Mayor of Berkeley'

Last evening, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" marvelously mocked President Obama's recent State of the Union address.

In the opening sketch, Fred Armisen as Obama began by talking about last Tuesday's surprising victory in the Massachusetts special senatorial election.

"Our nominee Martha Coakley was the single most incompetent candidate ever to seek public office in this nation's history," said Armisen to thunderous applause.

"Martha Coakley, you are a disgrace," he continued. "You couldn't beat Dick Cheney for mayor of Berkeley" (video embedded below the fold):

But there were other great moments, in particular when Armisen read off jobs currently available in America, and the camera cut away to political leaders in the audience that could be at risk.

Potentially the finest moment was when he listed a construction job on a courthouse in New Jersey:

Starting wage is $45 an hour. And, like most jobs on this project, it's a no-show job! You can stay home all day. 

With that, all the Democrats in the chamber rose and applauded, while the Republicans stayed seated.

Ain't it the truth?!? 

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