Joe Biden won the 2020 Presidential election! It’s true! Despite his historic victory, we are not out of the woods yet. Trump and his… I’ll just say cronies, are doing everything in their power to contest the election (even if those efforts aren’t proving successful) and prevent Biden from having a smooth transition. But, thanks to Samantha Bee, we can all take a moment to focus on the positive. Like Nevada voting Blue!
Since 1972 Nevada has been a predominantly Red state, voting Republican 7 out of 12 elections. The home to Las Vegas became a point of interest in this election, being able to tip the scales in either candidate’s favor. Similarities to the Stephen King novel The Stand, where a battle between good and evil is resolved in Nevada, were not lost on me.
At the end of the day, Nevada voted mostly for Biden, so Samantha Bee took the time to thank them in this week’s episode of Full Frontal … While also taking a few jabs. As someone who spent the last two nights watching the first couple of Hobbit movies, Bee referring to Vegas residents “stumbling down the strip, pounding frozen drinks from cups the size of a wizard’s staff” caused me to emit a hearty, belly laugh.
We should be celebrating more confidently as a country right now but Trump is making that difficult. So being able to laugh at a video like this, while focusing on one of the many bright sides, was somewhat cathartic. Samantha Bee delivers solid joke after solid joke in a way that is both hilarious and comforting. And dammit we need that right now.
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