I am well aware that the problem itself is not funny, but Michael Brendan Dougherty is managing to make our apparent 2016 Election choices pretty amusing by saying things like:
You know that Donald Trump is an unstable imbecile. But this knowledge doesn’t oblige you to discover new qualities in the bottomlessly cynical, power-mad grifter Hillary Clinton.
Michael Brendan Dougherty, “The existential despair of Hillary Clinton v. Donald Trump,” The Week (June 9, 2016) [link]. Dougherty:
You might also feel some pressure to suck it up and vote for “the lesser of two evils.” Well, I have a simple message for you: Don’t.
Don’t let anyone steal that disgust from your heart. It is a precious thing. You should treasure your disgust as a sign of your decency, particularly because hardly anyone else will. Don’t let anyone tell you that the nearly uncontrollable urge to retch at the thought of this election is disproportionate, or somehow uncivil. When you contemplate the fate of your country in 2016, you have the right to be depressed, or even despairing.
Read the whole article and and laugh a little and then remember that “He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.” Psalm 2:4.
No reason to despair.