Gallows Humor



(/ˈɡæloʊz hjuː.mə(ɹ)/)

1. Comedy that still manages to be funny in the face of, and in response to, a tragic or hopeless situation.

… As long as California and Wyoming have the same number of senators, there’s going to be a problem—unless we’re able to have a broader conversation and move people who right now aren’t voting for progressive policies and candidates. . . . All of this requires vigilance in protecting gains we’ve made, but a sense, yes, of equanimity, a sense of purposeful calm and optimism, and a sense of humor—sometimes gallows humor after results like the ones we just had. That’s how ultimately the race is won.”

From the post: After Trump’s victory, Obama reflects on his legacy
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