Many of us are feeling let down, frustrated and worrisome about what the next four years will bring. Nobody ever said democracy wasn’t messy and upsetting at times.
There will be plenty of time for dissecting how this election got so mucked up and how the Democrats botched their chances at shattering the glass ceiling (trust me, there are about 5,000 writers working on think-pieces about the topic at this very second). But in the meantime, we wanted to try to lighten the mood, just a smidge.
These tweets musing on the outcome of the election helped us distract from all that gloom and doom floating around the internet today, and we thought you’d appreciate them too.
There’s no getting around it, this election was the ugliest in modern history. But it wasn’t all bad. Don’t throw your computer out the window just yet – it’s all about perspective and there were a few not-utterly-awful, very funny things to come out of it. For instance…
We got Larry David playing Bernie Sanders:
Lots of awkward Republican primary moments, like…
Jeb Bush struggling to get his supporters to clap for him:
That weird day on social media where a Ted Cruz/Zodiac killer theory conspiracy emerged:
The Ben Carson entrance disaster:
When Carly Fiorina fell off the stage at a Ted Cruz rally:
We also got the brilliant Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump impression on SNL:
Still no smile? Maybe you need something completely unrelated to politics altogether.
How about a GIf of delicious, sizzling bacon?
Or an adorable puppy falling over?
Look, you’re probably going to be stumbling around with a dead-eyed stare on your face for a few days, and it’s okay. However, it’s crucial to keep in mind that there is more that binds us than separates us in this country. We’d all be well-served to keep the words of President Obama’s speech addressing the election outcome in our memory:
“We’re not Democrats first. We’re not Republicans first. We are Americans first. We’re patriots first.
We all want what’s best for this country.”
That’s something we can all get behind, no matter who we voted for.
Photo credit: Drew Sheneman – The Star Ledger