Mic Drop Quotes On The Election From Queer Women

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There’s no denying queer women are informed when it comes to politics.

I mean, we kind of have to be engaged when our liberties are repeatedly threatened and dangled out in front of us like carrots, right? 

The good news is, we’ve been killing it in the news cycle this election. Us queers have been on point with our deft analyses and bad ass one liners ever since Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton received their presidential nominations.

It’s crazy to realize, but we’re THISCLOSE to electing our next POTUS. In honor of the occasion, here are the top mic drop quotes on the election from queer women in the spotlight.

1. Rosie O’Donnell

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Rosie has a stockpile of pure gems when it comes to Donald.

Thanks to the View alum’s ongoing battle with Drumpf (seriously, this feud has been on fire for YEARS now), she has an insider perspective on the presidential hopeful.

When asked by Rita Cosby her thoughts on Trump, O’Donnell advised:

“I think it’s an epic battle worthy of a new ‘Star Wars’ movie. You have to decide. Are you going to be with the force or are you going to be on the dark side? It’s your choice. Just like Harry Potter, he’s like Lord Voldemort. You know stay away from the dementor.”

2. Ingrid Nielsen 

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Ever since Ingrid interviewed President Barack Obama and grilled him on tampon tax (why is this still a thing?!), she has become a leading queer voice in politics.

In the September debate between Hillary and Donald, Nielsen took to Twitter to drop this amazing bomb in response to Trump’s claim that Clinton doesn’t have the “stamina” to be president:

“Does Trump know that women give birth AND statistically live longer than men? How’s THAT for “stamina”?”

3. Evan Rachel Wood

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Evan might not be the most outspoken when it comes to the election, but she definitely has some valuable thoughts on our country’s appalling lack of bipartisanship.

Clearly fed up with the pettiness of politics, Ms. Wood fumed to Elle Magazine:

“It’s a weird time in this country. And the more we can listen and ask the right questions rather than make the other party look bad, it’ll get us farther. Otherwise, it’s like watching your parents fight and get divorced. And I’m like, ‘I don’t care whose fault this is! Fucking fix it! Stop blaming everyone and do something!’”

4. Rachel Maddow

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Given the fact that Rachel is a political commentator for MSNBC, she has a treasure trove of mic drop moments.

While it’s hard to choose just one, her humorous take on the Trump campaign’s repeated gaffes is pretty hilarious:

“That is a campaign that is on fire. That’s a campaign on fire that’s sinking into a lake that is also on fire and the fire truck that just showed up to help is on fire and what’s shooting out of its fire hose is more fire.”

5. Eileen Myles

Remember that time Eileen ran for president in 1992?

While Myles failed to take over the White House, she continued to illuminate our country’s desperate need for female politicians in her sharp-witted poetry and memorable interviews.

In an essay for BuzzFeed, the poet endorsed Hillary with this flawless quote:

“I trust her. I don’t think Hillary has horns though she does have a vagina and wouldn’t you want it sitting on the chair in the Oval Office (not to get all weird) because things will never be the same. She will see something no woman in America has ever seen and then all of us will see it.”

6. Melissa Etheridge

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Melissa has never been one to keep quiet.

When the singer isn’t spilling tea on Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s divorce, she’s serving up some truth bombs on how our country managed to nominate a former reality TV star for president and what the silver lining is in all of this madness.

Speaking to NBC, Etheridge reasoned:

“He’s pandering to people watching TV who, unfortunately, this is most of what they do and we, you know what I mean? You know what I mean? They are afraid, again it’s fear, they are afraid of anything that’s different than this very narrow life that they lead. And to combat fear, we can’t combat it with hate, we can’t combat with fear, it doesn’t work! You have to come in, you have to be loving, you have to say I’m actually grateful for Donald Trump running for president because it brings all of this right up to the surface. The issue is finally right out, it’s right out front, that people are are saying it is great because when Hillary is elected in the landslide that I believe she will be elected in, that FEELING is going to be so good! It is gonna feel so good to move on from that and say okay now; let’s get down to business. Let’s, let’s raise the rest of our country up, even though they don’t want it, let’s raise them up and bring them along with us because that’s what we do in America.”

7. Wanda Sykes

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Could Wanda get any more amazing?

Not only is the comedienne deliriously funny, but she’s also a kick ass activist. All you need to do is watch one second of  Sykes’ election special NewNowNext Vote with Wanda Sykes to know she’s incredible.

In a convo with the Daily Beast, Wanda joked:

“Well the birther crusade definitely didn’t help. And it’s all the things he’s said about President Obama and all the things he’s said about women and what he’s saying about immigrants. It’s a multitude of things he’s said that will turn off African-Americans. And then to try to talk to African-Americans as if we’re just this homogenous group. He was saying, ‘the immigrants, they’re coming and they take these jobs and they’re jobs that you should be doing.’ And I’m like, did this motherfucker really just say that I should be somewhere cleaning a hotel room? Fuck you!'”

8. Ellen DeGeneres

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Political humor is like a surprise punch in the gut — one minute we’re laughing and then the next thing you know we’re freaking out over our country’s future. Comedy has this incredible way of exposing hard truths while also bracing us for impact.

Luckily for us, Ellen has mastered this delicate art:

“… C-SPAN is starting to look like an episode of The Real Housewives… I know I have Republicans in my audience, I have Democrats in my audience. I love all of you if you’re an elephant or an ass. I don’t care! Who you vote for does not define who you are as a person. I don’t want to hate someone because I don’t agree with who they’re voting for. I don’t want someone to hate me for who I’m voting for. It’s getting really nasty out there. It would just be great if we could come from a place of non-judgment and focus on the things we have in common because, I think, for the most part we all want the same things We want to be treated fairly. We want to be respected. Ideally, we want to be as happy as that lady wearing the Chewbacca mask!”

 So… is it too late to nominate one of these fabulous ladies for president? Asking for a friend.

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