It's tasteless because it isn't funny
Not the other way around. It's fine to make fun of blind people, and black people. You can even blind, black people. You can even have someone playing who's neither blind, nor black doing it. There's only one rule--Motherfucker, Be Funny. I'm sorry but Fred Armisen just isn't--and why he's playing Obama, and now Paterson is beyond me. This skit sucked. Bad make-up. Bad Jokes. Bad imitation. Just bad. Maybe it doesn't mean anything in particular. I don't lilke Keenan's Al Sharpton either. Their performances are totally external. How they can do this, after Tina Fey upped the game, is beyond me.