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Why I Choose Not To Be Cynical About This Year's Election

Why I Choose Not To Be Cynical About This Year's Election

While there is a great amount of hurt and pain experienced by so many this evening, I choose not to go to bed cynical.

I know it is crushing for all those who supported Hillary Clinton to face the reality she will not be the 45th President of the United States, but I hope you take the following into consideration:

Tonight a major political party had a woman at the top of the ticket who garnered more than 60 million votes (and, when it's all said and done, may very likely win the popular vote).

The Final "Nightly Show:" How Jon Stewart Helped Larry Wilmore Close Out His Final Show

The Final "Nightly Show:" How Jon Stewart Helped Larry Wilmore Close Out His Final Show

"However, the most specific of testimonial love was saved for Wilmore himself, as Stewart told Wilmore that "a wise man once told him that cancellation does not equal failure," reminding the host that comedic legacies have a way of outliving a show's expiration date.

A series of words that really seemed to touch Wilmore."

Cracks In The Glass Ceiling

Cracks In The Glass Ceiling

Yeah, maybe that literal glass ceiling moment might have been a little over-the-top or cheesy, but given the years of misogynist and sexist jokes that have come at the expense of Secretary Clinton and the many female politicians that have come before her, we can give the excessive CGI a bit of a pass.  

Yeah, it might make a few of the same guys who were mad that a bunch of female Ghostbusters ruined their childhood, but fuck 'em.  The internet has already given their backwards cynicism too much of a voice anyway.