Wednesday, October 24, 2012

0 Parodies and Politics

Living in a democracy means that every four years we not only get to voice our say in who runs our country, we have endless opportunities to turn their every word, campaign and factual gaffe into an excuse to churn out political parody videos, cartoons and twitter accounts. (If only Abraham Lincoln were alive today for us to meme.)  Not to mention SNL and Comedy Centrals impact on how our generation views politics. SNL’s take on the last eight elections have affected many of the candidates — and the performers who have played them. Getting to be a Bush (Dana Carvey and Will Ferrell) or a Clinton (Phil Hartman, Darrell Hammond, Amy Poehler), or a Palin (Tina Fey) has elevated the careers of several cast members. In the end parodies might not be the most informative of new sources, but they certainly hold their place in influencing the elections and entertaining us while we avoid doing our work.

Here are some of the great parodies from this year's election cycle:

Click here to see the other SNL videos from the election. 


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