George Graham

Hillary Struts Her Stuff

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It’s not just that she’s making history. It’s not just that she’s the first woman nominated by a major political party to run for US President. To me, the most encouraging aspect of Hillary’s great nomination speech was the fight she showed.

You know the old saying, it’s not the size of the dog in the fight that matters, it’s the size of the fight in the dog?

Well, there’s obviously no end to the fight in Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“My mother taught me never to back down from a bully,” she declared with a defiant smile, her arms outstretched as if welcoming whatever Donald Trump is planning to throw at her.

And she’s going to need every ounce of that fight. There’s a nasty battle ahead.

Trump is already lashing out at her with unspecified charges and broad accusations, trying to portray her as a crooked politician on the take, trying to make himself out to be a crusader called to drive leeches like her out of Washington.

Trump!!! The mob connected con man facing racketeering charges in civil court as he speaks!!! Is that ironic or what?

But Hillary seems undaunted by Trump’s outrageous lies. Bring it on, she seemed to say in last night’s historic speech. She is ready for the fray. And she has heard it all before.

That “vast right-wing conspiracy” she mentioned a while back has been manufacturing bizarre stories about the Clintons for a generation. The propaganda mill has churned out an endless stream of penny-dreadful accusations without the slightest regard for the truth.

And she knows Trump will mine this mother lode of fiction to taint her candidacy.

Undaunted by the prospect of Trump’s sleazy assault, Hillary is pressing on, using every asset at her disposal to fend off this blustering, lying bully.

She did not hesitate to “play the woman’s card” last night despite Trump’s sneering references. And why not? It’s an ace.

Nobody can deny that American women have been treated as less than fully human throughout history. Nobody can possibly believe that this shameful situation should persist in the 21st century.

I have news for Trump and those “white guys” who flock to his banner: God did not put women on earth to cook your dinner and bear your children. So get over it.

God put women on earth to make it a better place. Just like men. And if that entails becoming President of the USA, that’s what this woman is ready to do.

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Trump’s racketeering case

About the author

gwgraeme

I am a Jamaican-born writer who has lived and worked in Canada and the United States. I live in Lakeland, Florida with my wife, Sandra, our three cats and two dogs. I like to play golf and enjoy our garden, even though it's a lot of work. Since retiring from newspaper reporting I've written a few books. I also write a monthly column for Jamaicans.com