- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 23, 2014

“Saturday Night Live” took aim at President Obama’s action on illegal immigration by spoofing the 1970s kids’ favorite “Schoolhouse Rock” and replacing “Bill” with a chain-smoking “Executive Order.”

In the skit, President Obama, played by comedian Jay Pharoah, kicks an immigration bill down the Capitol steps and replaces it with an executive order.

“There’s actually an even easier way to get things done around here,” the “president” says.

In comes the cigarette smoking Executive Order, played by Bobby Moynihan: “I’m an executive order, and I pretty much just happen.”

“Wait a second, don’t you have to go through Congress at some point?” asks the boy getting the government lesson.

“Aw, that’s adorable; you still think that’s how government works,” the executive order scoffs.

The bill, played by Kenan Thompson, makes a triumphant return to say, “Look at the midterm elections. People clearly don’t want this,” before again being kicked down the steps by the president.

The president then reveals that the executive order “grant[s] legal status to 5 million undocumented immigrants.”

Whoa!” the executive order responds. “Go big or go home, huh?”

“What do you think about the government now?” the president asks the boy.

“I think I want to go into the private sector,” the boy says.

“Me too, son. Me too,” the president says.

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