‘Saturday Night Live’ rips Martha Coakley, Democrats (video)

Saturday Night Live State of the Union Video

Last night, SNL mocked President Barack Obama’s recent State of the Union address with defeated Senate candidate Martha Coakley as the subject of the vicious parody.

“Our nominee Martha Coakley was the single most incompetent candidate ever to seek public office in this nation’s history,” said Fred Armisen (as Obama) to rousing applause.

“Martha Coakley, you are a disgrace. You couldn’t beat Dick Cheney for mayor of Berkeley.”

For me, the Coakley-bashing wasn’t quite funny, and the actual shots of disgruntled Republicans and delighted Democrats were barely amusing. As a whole, the skit has failed to make a main point.

SNL’s State of the Union Spoof