Must-see morning clip: SNL on the "fiscal cliff"

Obama caves on tax cuts because Congress is bullying "this poor orange man" John Boehner

By Jillian Rayfield
December 9, 2012 8:19PM (UTC)
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Saturday Night Live imagined Barack Obama caving on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations because John Boehner's colleagues turned on him at the hint of raising taxes. "Simply put, I felt sorry for this man."

"On Thursday, this man, this grown man was pushed into the Congressional ladies washroom. Naked from the waist down," Obama said, adding: "You leave this poor orange man alone."


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