Liberals are like teenagers - grumpy and nihilistic, impetuous and overwrought, pathologically social yet narcissistic. So, when even the teenagers become concerned that dad has triple mortgaged the house, maxed out his credit cards, and a guy named Vinny is in the driveway with a billy club and a tow truck - you have to think ol' dad must be in a spot of trouble.
This all flashed through my mind as I fell off my chair watching SNL's hilarious spoof of Obama and his administration's profligacy. At one point, the Chinese president says through his interpreter: "you are not allowed to pay us back in clunkers." High comedy.
I remember in 1988 when SNL sent up then presidential candidate Michael Dukakis in a skit where he wanted to turn an aircraft carrier into a floating homeless shelter. I knew he was done.