For the first time in its 111-year history, the entertainment publication Variety endorsed a presidential candidate: Hillary Rodham Clinton:
“There are a number of other motivating factors behind our decision. We believe that Clinton is not only the best candidate for the job, but the only candidate. As many endorsements have noted, she has the experience and temperament necessary to make a truly effective president. In fact, it’s hard to think of any presidential candidate with the depth of knowledge and public-service record she has.”
Famed magazine, The Atlantic, also endorsed the Democratic Presidential nominee a few weeks ago. It is the third time since its founding way back in 1857 that it decided to throw in its two cents. Those other two endorsements: anti-slavery candidate Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and the pro-Civil Rights Act Lyndon Johnson in 1964. And it’s a complex, mature reasoning:
“Hillary Rodham Clinton has more than earned, through her service to the country as first lady, as a senator from New York, and as secretary of state, the right to be taken seriously as a White House contender. She has flaws (some legitimately troubling, some exaggerated by her opponents), but she is among the most prepared candidates ever to seek the presidency. We are confident that she understands the role of the United States in the world; we have no doubt that she will apply herself assiduously to the problems confronting this country; and she has demonstrated an aptitude for analysis and hard work.”
The Experiment Comedy — a fucking comedy site — joins the non-traditional news media in endoring Clinton to become our 45th President of the United States.
Now, if you’ve been living under a rock over the last 30 years or are just too young to know Clinton’s vast experience as an attorney, a First Lady of Arkansas, a First Lady of The United States, a United States Senator representing New York, and the first Secretary of State to serve under our coolest President, Barack Obama, then her website has a refresher. Check it our right now…
Cool, you’re back.
Oh, you’re worried about Clinton’s current scandals and need some more convincing? Well, here’s a segment from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver that might help:
As well as this clip from Late Night with Seth Meyers:
So, now you know that we here at The Experiment Comedy at least agree with Variety when it points out that not only is Clinton the best candidate from the two major political parties running, she’s literally THE ONLY CANDIDATE because the alternative is a fucking affront to American values and basic human decency.
(She also has actual plans on how to govern the country that doesn’t include rounding up Muslims and Mexicans! Just comb through her website.)
Donald J. Trump — the actual Presidential nominee from the Republican fucking Party — is beyond flawed. He’s a monster hellbent on ruling the United States as an authoritarian figure in the guise of Benito Mussolini who will cater to the dying yet angry White nationalist movement that has been creeping into the GOP since Hitler’s BFF Charles Lindbergh (yep, the aviator guy!) and the America First Committee first flirted with fascism in the late 1930’s. Here’s Fusion’s Jorge Ramos explaining how dangerous Trump is on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:
Ramos was promoting his documentary, Hate Rising, during tha appearance on The Late Show. From the Ku Klux Klan to the Alt-Right movement, White and Male supremacist groups are growing in numbers and influence thanks to Donald Trump. They are now bringing Islamophobia, hatred of Latinos, Blacks, Jews, and Gays, and blatant violent sexism out of the shadows and into the mainstream:
Also, don’t forget that Trump wants to fuck his oldest daughter:
Donald Trump must lose. His entire racist and xenophobic movement needs to be stopped. That mixture of hate and being tremendously, stupidly unqualified means that it’s best for America to choose Hillary Clinton and then have our memories erased so we could no longer remember this horrible election season.
And while we’re at it, please don’t vote for any of the third party candidates NOT named Evan McMullin. (He only matters in Utah and Idaho, so if you’re a Mormon, treat yourself to that anti-Trump vote!) Here’s another segment from Last Week Tonight, stating why you need to steer clear from Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein:
(And if you’re interested in reading Stein’s immature response to being lampooned in a comedy bit, here it is.)
So, if you’re in a state where you can vote now, we at The Experiment Comedy implore you to vote for Clinton. Otherwise, do so on Tuesday, November 8th. We can’t afford a Trump dictatorship.
And god, we’re really going to miss Barack Obama: