Saturday Night Live’s Barack Obama mocked the Republicans who still couldn’t beat him on Tuesday, despite having a number of factors on their side.
“This election was yours to lose — 8 percent unemployment, five-dollar gas, I even gave you a one-debate head start,” Obama said. “And on top of that, I’m black. But you still couldn’t take me on.”
He vowed that for his second term, “we do it my way.”
“Republicans, you don’t want to talk about immigration reform? OK. The number of older white men in the country is shrinking,” he said. “Meanwhile, a Hispanic gay woman is born every eight seconds.”
House Speaker John Boehner says he “won’t agree to a tax rate increase of any kind?”
“Fine, you want to be unreasonable, come on, let’s be unreasonable. How about I start here: The military? Gone,” Obama said. “If you want to go to war with Iran, you’re going to have to send in Ted Nugent.”
Still, Obama paused to thank those who helped him earn a second term — starting with challenger Mitt Romney.
“Watching you run for president was like watching someone on roller skates trying to climb stairs,” Obama said. “I also want to thank all those Republican congressmen who couldn’t stop talking about rape. Couldn’t help yourself could you?”
He said later, complete with some characteristic pausing, “I want to assure the American people that I learned a lot in my first term, uhh, that I’m ready to apply to my second. Mainly, that this is a terrible job and I hate it.”
Watch the sketch below, via NBC: