The Rock Obama Returns: SNL Has Beefed-Up Prez Beat-Up Sens Baucus & McConnell (VIDEO)
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson made a special guest appearance on "Saturday Night Live" this week to reprise his role as "The Rock Obama." This was by far the most Obama-sympathetic opener of the season, as it detailed the problems he inherited when he took office and mocked the cast of characters lined up against health care reform.
In the past weeks SNL's writers have used their cold open to criticize the president for not fulfilling his campaign promises and mock his Nobel Prize win. But this sketch addressed the opposition the president faces to his agenda both from Republicans and more conservative members of his own party.
"Maybe I can explain the Republican position. It's not that we want health care to fail, we just want you to fail. Stopping health care reform seems like the best way to do that," said Will Forte playing Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. This made the president transform into his super hero self and rip off McConnell's arm.