Is this wrong? A moral politics poll

As one who wrote editorial cartoons for nearly six years, I wonder if the writers of Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, SNL, and other politically-charged satirical shows are also pondering this (near-) rhetorical question which has been in the back of my mind of recent:

If you’re both a concerned American hoping the country selects the best candidate AND a comedian who loves satire, is it morally wrong to vote for a presidential ticket because the thought of spending the next four years hearing them say ridiculous things is too good a joke to pass up, no matter the outcome for the good of the country?

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And by the way, I know what the right answer is, but that doesn’t mean I necessarily agree with it 100%.


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