Sunday, November 20, 2016

Election 2016 - Hubris

At the end of a television special that amounted to the cool kids making fun of the country bumpkin that had just transferred to their school, Stephen Colbert said:

//Mr. Colbert showed a photograph of the middle school where he had voted that day. “Regardless of the outcome of the election, this is still a beautiful place and a beautiful thing that happened today,” he said. Then, returning to his desk, he gave a seemingly extemporaneous monologue, veering from gallows humor to sentimentality, full of awkward pauses and deep breaths. “How did our politics get so poisonous?” he asked. Maybe we overdosed, he suggested. “We drank too much of the poison.”//

It suddenly became poisonous after the mockery and only when Wisconsin went Trump.


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