Many conservatives and Republicans have stopped watching Saturday Night Live because the NBC gang have no desire to make fun of Democrats. Instead, they openly gush over their Awesomeness. It happened again this week, with a pseudo-TV promo that sounded a little bit like Charlie's Angels.
ANNOUNCER: Once upon a time, there were women. And then they became fed up women. And then they became congress women. They fight crime, they right wrongs. They wear white, but they're not all white and we love them! They're the women of Congress! Featuring Nancy "Madam Clapback" Pelosi!
"PELOSI": I'm so woke, I can't close my eyes.
ANNOUNCER: Alexandria "I Say What I Meme" Ocasio-Cortez!
"OCASIO-CORTEZ": You're trying to rip apart my Green New Deal. Leave me alone, I will dog walk you!
ANNOUNCER: Maxine "Don't Go Chasing" Waters!
"WATERS": They call me Auntie Maxine, but I'm gonna make Trump say "Uncle."
ANNOUNCER: Kyrsten "Kooky Arizona Lady" Sinema.
"SINEMA": I used to be in the House, but now I'm in the Senate. I'm bicameral, bipartisan, and bi. Deal with it!
ANNOUNCER:Ilhan "Get the hi-job done" Omar!
"OMAR": I'm a proud Muslim woman and proud American. When Ted Cruz sees me, he crosses the street.
ANNOUNCER:Annie "Raise the Roof" Kuster!
"KUSTER": Raise the roof! And break that glass ceiling.
ANNOUNCER: Abigail, "Say My Name, Say My Name" spanberger!
"SPANBERGER": My opponent thought he could hurt me by saying a vote for me was a vote for Nancy Pelosi.
"PELOSI": Uh-huh. How did that work out? Good?
ANNOUNCER:And Rashida "Impeach the mother [ bleep ]" Tlaib!
"TLAIB": Impeach the mother [ bleep ], bitch!
ANNOUNCER:They are the women of Congress!
So other than a joke about Pelosi's plastic surgery and calling Synema "kooky," it was all compliments.
Then they made a sort of Charlie's Angels scene by listening to Alec Baldwin's Trump talking to them through a phone speaker. He says "You know, since I've been president we have more women serving in Congress than ever before!" They all freak out over that sentence. Fake Kuster screams "You don't get to take credit for that!" Fake Tlaib (the pop singer Halsey) destroys the phone speaker with a hammer.
This isn't making fun of angry women. It's NBC honestly channeling their own anger. They admitted that they hugged and sobbed and felt disoriented by Trump's victory. SNL boss Lorne Michaels apparently told them the world wouldn't end, and that "Half the country voted for Trump, and our show's for those people as well."
That is certainly NOT true any more.