Ellen DeGeneres quotes Kanye West to offer post-election cheer

Ellen DeGeneres offered humor and a line from Kanye West to cheer up disappointed Hillary Clinton voters this week, after Donald Trump’s election.

Here’s an excerpt:

“You may have heard that there was a presidential election on Tuesday. The big winner was alcohol. A lot of alcohol. 

Obviously, a lot of people were disappointed by the results. My job is to be hopeful and to make everybody feel good.  And I’m gonna keep doing that for as long as I can.

I will do it because I love you. And because I have very expensive taste in automobiles.   

At times like this, it’s important to remember what Eleanor Roosevelt said: “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” 

And I think that is a beautiful thing and I believe you should also remember what Kanye West once said: 

“Blocka, blocka, blocka, blocka, Pour a little champagne, cranberry vodka.”

She then offered a little cinematic respite:

“So if you’re feeling a little anxious or scared, I’m here to tell you that things can still turn out to be okay.  There is a video that I saw yesterday that might make you feel better. It’s from the new documentary “Planet Earth II.”  It’s a baby iguana on a beach.  And the beach is filled with iguana-eating snakes.  This will make you feel better. Enjoy. 

I’m not gonna show you sad stuff. He got away. What kind of hope would that be for me to show you an iguana that does not.. Doubting that I would show you something that feels good. He made it. That little baby iguana got away! And that’s what we’re gonna do. We’re all gonna do that. If you feel like there’s snakes coming at you from every direction. 

The snakes may be the fact that you don’t feel heard.  Or nobodies on your side.  Or that you don’t like what’s on the Starbucks Holiday Cups this year. 

No matter what your snake is, there is hope for your little iguana. “

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