Prominent comedy icon Tina Fey just responded to Hillary Clinton’s nearly mind boggling election loss- and it’s brilliant.
Fey was speaking at the Hollywood Reporter’s annual “Women in Entertainment” breakfast this past Wednesday morning when she pivoted from discussing her female colleagues to discussing the concern that remains close to the “women in entertainment” attending the breakfast — the first major party female presidential candidate’s recent loss.
She began rather comically, saying that she “promised” herself that she “wouldn’t get up here today and talk about the election,” because, she said, when she gets “written up in Breitbart,” she “wants it to be because they’re mad that [she’s] making an all-female Hitler biopic.” She thus comically butchered the far right news site’s rather narrow minded news focus, a focus often disturbingly slanted in a seriously neo-Nazi-esque style.
Fey went on, with a brilliantly self-deprecatingly funny message, one expertly delivering her comedy-glasses-colored point of view as to why exactly Clinton lost.
‘I have to say, I think the real reason that Hillary lost ― and it’s the thing that people are afraid to talk about ― not enough celebrity music videos urging people to vote. I just think if there had been, like, one more funny rap, or like, another “Hamilton“ parody, or something. Just like a little more hustle from Liz Banks and we could’ve taken Michigan.’
Of course, Fey is legitimately on to something.
Clinton backers and supposedly unbiased election observers in the media and polling firms alike effectively ran their months-long assertion that Clinton was on track to win the presidency on the observation that support for the defeated Democratic presidential candidate was much more visible than support for Trump.
However, just because more people are willing to tell you — and even to sing to you — about why they support a particular presidential candidate, that doesn’t mean in the slightest that more people will vote for that presidential candidate come Election Day.
Polls thus fell desperately short when it came to actually measuring, on an electoral college driven, state by state basis, who was going to win the presidency. As it turns out, millions upon millions of previously not-focused-upon voters throughout the Midwest’s “Rust Belt” region supported Donald Trump, voted for him on Election Day, and handed him the presidency.
But nobody in the intelligentsia predicted or foresaw anything of the sort, since they were only looking at rather abstract numbers.
Watch a video clip of Fey’s remarks below.
— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) December 7, 2016
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