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Ok, I’m onboard, Hillary

ba12d47309ea3c4af39a5a82686d6e79It wasn’t because she won South Carolina. I guess I just needed to hear this:

Ramen.

If you missed the harshness and petty cruelty at the hands of Republicans and their mean little followers during the past 8 years, consider yourselves lucky. Those of us who have faced this impenetrable wall of insensitivity, callousness and selfishness both on a public policy level and personally know that it can push you almost to the breaking point. Somedays last year, I had the distinct impression that these people weren’t going to be happy until I lost everything I’d worked for my entire life. If it weren’t for our friends, we couldn’t have gotten through it.

Thank you Katiebird, Pat and Franny, and Aunt Mary Ellen.

I’m so ready for the reign of the mean girls to come to an end. Ok, I’m with her today. Let’s do this thing.

 

10 Responses

  1. Hillary gave a wonderful speech in South Carolina.
    I’m so happy that you’re on board.

  2. RD, I felt the same way when I heard her say that. Nice article http://www.buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/hillary-clinton-wants-to-talk-to-you-about-love-and-kindness#.xixyo3Z3B about just how long kindness has been on her mind… 🙂

    Although there are few measurable differences between males and females, there are some, and one most relevant is females’ focus on relationships and harmony-seeking (evolutionarily, maintaining ties tends to keep women alive) and males’ on hierarchy and status (for males, it’s the ability to conquer and subdue). Instead of her moving toward the masculine focus on power, which she was doing for awhile, it is so nice to see her expressing what makes her unique at a deeper level.

    This morning, I read an article reporting on research on the grade level of candidates’ speeches: Hillary, 7th grade (the modal level of literacy in this country), and Trump, 3rd grade (See Donald Run. It will be great. We will win.). How does a candidate prevail over a 3rd grader? Be Kind. Care About Others. Everything Will Be Okay.

    • Lady V, I actually watched most of Trump’s rally today. Oh, it is amusing, but it is really unnerving. This is what the fascists sounded like. “I will do this!” “I will dictate to other countries; I will force tehm to do it our way.” He thinks that could be some kind of medieval despot. I cannot imagine what the country would look like if he actually won. The media is to blame for much of this, with their “Trump gets us ratings and he is fun; let’s see if we can carp and cavil at Hillary some more,” approach.

      For too long, Americans have been in love with the idea of a businessman running things. We never had kings, we had business tycoons. I am not sure that Trump will be nominated, but if he is, one just hopes that enough voters have sufficient knowledge of governance, that they do not fall for his empty and self-serving promises. I am hopeful of that, but a seventh grade mentality as a mode for the American voter, is sobering. (Maybe that’s why I came in second in a two-person race for student body president n high school!)

    • I kinda don’t buy into the notion that women are nicer because they evolved that way. In truth, I think women can be incredibly mean and unloving. They just have to be sneaky about it because culture does not reward them for being overtly aggressive. If they got rewarded for being the same take no prisoners greed monster that gets rewarded on Wall Street, they’d drop the warm fuzzy routine in a heartbeat.
      That being said, everybody should try to be nicer, regardless of gender.

      • Oh, I agree with you. It’s just that a pile of research shows the focus of women tends to be on interpersonal relationships (not necessarily kindly), and for men, on goals and status. We all need both within us, of course.

  3. (Blowing kisses!!!)

  4. Yes, Hillary said what needed to be said as the Trump storm gathers. I was sitting in the back of a cafe with its TV on silence and one cell phone with wifi connection providing the sound. Surrounded by friends from our Hillary Diehards group that met at about this time in 2007– wearing our Hillary Diehards buttons–waiting for the winner to be announced Saturday. The Democratic State Convention was gathering around the corner. En route, we saw Delores Heurta wearing a Californians for Hillary button. Having helped the Clinton campaign in Nevada, I wonder where she is headed next. We started talking about going to D.C. for her inauguration.

  5. And she says Trayvon Martin died because walking while black. Uh-huh.

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