We here at LwC are early boosters of Kate McKinnon’s impersonation of Hillary Clinton (see Hillary Clinton On SNL. A Funny, But Defeatist Sketch… and SNL Delivers Most Hilarious/Brutal Portrayal of Hillary Yet!). Instead of playing her with revere and respect, she’s portrayed as…well, the Hillary Clinton we all know. And don’t love.
Which brings us to last night. An entire sketch mocking how unlikable Hillary Clinton is? Just. Push. Play.
When Cecily Strong’s character entered, she said she would definitely be voting for Clinton, “because Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright basically said it’s my feminist duty.” But she quickly changed her mind when someone reminded her that “true feminism is looking at both candidates equally, regardless of gender.”
“Oh,” she said. “Well, if I really do that, I pick Bernie.”
For the second week in a row, SNL decided to give Bernie Sanders a strong embrace while at the same time illustrating just how hard it is for even die-hard Democrats to do the same for Hillary Clinton.
Then there was this…
— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) February 14, 2016
Pop culture, like it or not, often moves people’s opinions. The fact that the GOP front-runner is a reality show star is a testament to that. Just ask Sarah Palin how SNL’s portrayal of her effected people’s opinion of her.
Because they’re doing it to Hillary Clinton now and it’s awesome. The coldness, the pantsuits, that haircut, it’s all on parade and up for mockery from the left. The idea that Hillary Clinton is a shoe-in is going as cold as Hillary’s demeanor. Her momentum is as stiff as her pantsuits. SNL is playing on that. Millennials are learning of her checkered past which includes more than just terrible choices in fashion and men, but the actual cover ups of rape. That’s bad news for Hillary.
Unfortunately that’s good news for Bernie Sanders, who isn’t so good at the math or common sense.