Will The Real Hillary Please Stand Up? Part VII (Watergate Era)

To the Millennials

Gronda Morin

clinton-cnn-good-pix-ap_893633345024As I have been mentioning in prior blogs, Hillary Clinton came of age when the feminist movement was at its peak. She managed to accomplish more from 1973 to 1993 than the vast majority of her male detractors who found her intelligence, strength and competence, unseemly. This is important for Millennials to understand what feminists including Hillary Clinton had to overcome.

The following 1992 commentary by the former President Nixon reflects the mind set of many Americans during this time frame : ” The campaign should make judicious use of Hillary Clinton, he observed. “If the wife comes through as being too strong and too intelligent, it makes the husband look like a wimp. Nixon said, the report in the NY Times praised Barbara Bush as a model of a wife who has her own opinions without upstaging her husband and suggested that many Americans are still put off by a male politician who does…

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Will The Real Hillary Clinton Please Stand Up? Part VI (Zombie Story)

A well written deconstruction of the right-wing smear campaign against Hillary Clinton

Gronda Morin

clinton-young-couple-2fc06a6400000578-0-image-m-71_1452607212591So far, in the past five posts, I’ve painted a picture of Hillary Rodham Clinton, as a woman with a lot of strength, grit, smarts, determination, and ambition who had developed an impressive  resume detailing a long list of significant accomplishments from 1973 to 1993. At a young age, she had  promising political future in her own right. As a feminist in these times, it is safe to say that she ruffled a few feathers even though most of her efforts during these years were directed towards the betterment of children.

It is my contention that Hillary Clinton’s reputation for being inherently dishonest and untrustworthy is based on a house of cards built over 40 years by the conservative right. You have observed how many Americans have come to be convinced that President Obama is Kenyan born and not a U.S. citizen despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. There seems to be this republican axiom, that if a talking point based…

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