History; her story. It took us 240 years but we have a woman running for president as the nominee of a major political party.
A lotta folks aren’t feeling the history … but remember, 240 years, okay, 232 years, of white men running the show and now a woman could be at the helm. I say it’s about damn time … it’s past damn time; we are America, the most progressive nation in the world, ALLEGEDLY, and it took us this long. So celebrate it, it’s a shift, and, I think, a good one.
"When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit."
"When any barrier falls in America, it clears the way for everyone."
And Hillary wasted no time in letting us know the major differences between her and [t]Rump — or, as she dubbed him last night, “little man.” And while [t]Rump spoke of doom and gloom, of Mexican drug lords and rapist, of Muslim terrorists, of violence on the streets ending in dead police officers, Hillary talked about immigration:
"When we have millions of hardworking immigrants contributing to our economy, it would be self-defeating and inhumane to kick them out."
"I believe Wall Street can never, ever be allowed to wreck Main Street again."
Healthcare for children and paid family leave for women:
"If fighting for affordable child care and paid family leave is playing the 'woman card,' then deal me in!"
She spoke of taking one of Bernie Sanders’ ideas and working with him to bring it to fruition:
"Bernie Sanders and I will work together to make college tuition-free for the middle class and debt-free for all."
She spoke of hope and of change and of making things better, which is not on [t]Rump’s agenda; and so, naturally, she pointed that out:
“He loses his cool at the slightest provocation. When he’s gotten a tough question from a reporter. When he’s challenged in a debate. When he sees a protestor at a rally. Imagine, if you dare, imagine, imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis. A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”
And she took him to task for acting like he is the only person on earth who can fix what ails us, what terrifies us, what troubles us, when he said:
“No one knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.”
I guess, as Hillary pointed out, [t]Rump forgot about the troops on the front lines—possibly because one of his first jobs was to avoid serving in the military—and he forgot about the:
“Police officers and firefighters who run toward danger. Doctors and nurses who care for us. Teachers who change lives. Entrepreneurs who see possibilities in every problem. Mothers who lost children to violence and are building a movement to keep other kids safe. He’s forgetting every last one of us. Americans don’t say, ‘I alone can fix it.’ We say, ‘We’ll fix it together.’ … None of us can raise a family, build a business, heal a community or lift a country totally alone.”
She correctly labeled him a “bully” who taunts the disabled, degrades women, labels whole countries dangerous, and whole religions, too.
“He’s betting that the perils of today’s world will blind us to its unlimited promise. He wants us to fear the future and fear each other. Well, you know, a great Democratic president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, came up with the perfect rebuke to Trump more than 80 years ago, during a much more perilous time: ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’ Now we are clear-eyed about what our country is up against. But we are not afraid.”
But, for me, while all she said was what I wanted to hear —and I cannot wait for her to take him and his little hands and little brain on in a debate — there was one last thing she said that seals the deal for me; she spoke of gun violence, and how the Right, after cashing their NRA checks, says that, like Obama, Hillary will be coming for their guns:
"I'm not here to repeal the 2nd Amendment. I'm not here to take away your guns. I just don't want you to be shot by someone who shouldn't have a gun in the first place."
I’m with her. I’m with making history, and her story.