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SNL Tackles Democrats and Anxiety About the So-Called 'Blue Wave'

SNL Tackles Democrats and Anxiety About the So-Called 'Blue Wave'

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live ran a faux political ad in which jittery Democrats appear to remain hopeful about taking back part of the government during the midterms.  

With talk of a "blue wave" on election day, Democrats are hopeful, or are they? That was the crux of a Saturday Night Live faux campaign ad that highlights the heightened anxiety among Democrats who've been touting taking back (at least) the House of Representatives but who continue to face the daily onslaught of indignities from the Trump administration.

In the ad, cast members, including host Jonah Hill, appear relaxed and confident about Tuesday's election -- until they're not. Heidi Gardner's suburban mom screams at her kids as they frolic amidst campaign lawn signs, Beck Bennett's businessman sweats profusely and crushes his coffee cup. Kate McKinnon's florist guzzle's bourbon from a giant vase even as she promises she "trusts the polls" as voters did when the polls insisted Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election.

But it's Leslie Jones's cat lady questions the situation.

"White women promised to do the right thing this time. They're not going to let us down, right?" she asks while clutching a kitten.

Watch the ad below.

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