Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Hillary's Made History

Hillary Clinton is about to make history. Tonight she will officially make her acceptance speech and become the first woman to be nominated as a candidate for President by a major party. "Yey", I guess.

However, she is not the first woman to run for President. That honor goes to Victoria Claflin Woodhull who ran as the Equal Rights Party candidate in 1872. Her running mate was Frederick Douglass. However, since women did not have the right to vote, the Supreme Court ruled against her in her argument to be able run, so she did not actually ever make it to the ballot.

In 1884, Belva Ann Lockwood of the Equal Rights Party did become wthe first woman to make it on an official election ballot. Spoiler alert: She didn't win.

Other women have put their pillbox hats in the ring in the two major parties too, but never made it to the ballot - Gracie Allen (1940 as a joke), Margaret Chase Smith (Republican 1964), Shirley Chishom (Democrat 1972), Patsy Mink (Democrat 1972), Pat Schroeder (Democrat 1988), Elizabeth Dole (Republican 2000), Carol Moseley Braun (Democrat 2004), and, of course, Carly Fiorina (Republican 2016).

And even as we speak, Jill Stein is on the ballot as the Green Party candidate this year.

There have been many women to run over the years from various parties who didn't make this list, but let's give Hillary Clinton her due. She is the first woman to be legitimately nominated by a major party to run for President. Of course, according to some recently released emails, that all depends on what "legitimately" means.

Anyone want to wager on what she will say in her acceptance speech tonight?


EPorvaznik said...

Not sure exactly what she'll blather on about, but I'm banking on enough for me to start cranking out bumper stickers with my contribution to her campaign: Lady Parts 2016!!!

Kit said...

Marco Rubio's still leading Hillary in the polls by 8 points!

I'm so glad this is what is actually happening in the real world rather than the bad dream I had last night about Trump being the GOP nominee. He was a national embarrassment, making boorish comments about everyone, and behaving like a total, boorish, self-absorbed, egotistical jackass on the national stage. I was actually considering voting for Gary Johnson.

Good thing it was just a dream!

Now, I'm going to celebrate this wonderful election season by buying a Coke! LINK

I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I'd like to buy the world a Coke
And keep it company...

tryanmax said...

Wow, Kit, you are taking things hard!

tryanmax said...

So, the left clearly can't take a joke. They're all twisted in knots over Trump's snark about maybe the Russians know where to find Clinton's 30,000 missing emails. Some things are just to serious to make light of!

I know nobody can remember twenty-four years ago, when the Democrats were actually running a fun, happy-go-lucky guy. Back then, America didn't need, let alone want some stodgy, stick-in-the-mud buzzkill in the White House. Back then, it was Republicans who were overly concerned about the dignity of the office.

But when all they have is a stick-in-the-mud (not just Hillary, but Gore and Kerry, too) and the whole party is a buzzkill, well then it's time for serious leadership! Harrumph!

Anthony said...

It will be interesting to see how adversarial a tone Hillary takes with free trade. She is currently well to Obama's left and Trump's right on trade, but she might tack even further left to try to appeal to Bernie supporters.

This whole thing is like watching two dumpster fires and trying to figure out which one is going to spread and burn down the neighborhood.

I can only hope that Congress and the presidency wind up in different hands because neither party has many people willing to stand up to the whims of their nominee.

AndrewPrice said...

STOP Bev!!! We don't need no stinking facts!!! Hillary is HISTORIC!!!

AndrewPrice said...

Ok, so here's the question. What will Hillary say/do?

Will she cackle? 100% yes.

Will she injure herself faking a smile? 100%

Will she act like women are held prisoner in caves in the US and she's the first to escape? 100%

Will she tear apart the economy, the environment, race relations and gender relations and thereby make Obama's term into a nightmare... without the media making that connection? 100%

Will she come out in favor of black marriage? 96%

Will she say that gay lives really do matter? 94%

Will she denigrate the liars and Putin-lovers who have so unfairly attacked her corruption? 82%

Will she attack those who would use terror to achieve their political goals, i.e. Republicans? 81%
Will she attack militant Islam? 2%

Will she mention Bill? 72%
Will she divorce Bill? 32%

Will she embrace her lesbian love and make a pass at Humma? 69%... he he

Will she drop her pants and urinate on her enemies list? 50%

Will she say, "You like me, you really really like me." 33%

Will she look us in the eyes and say, "I'm going to win this and when I do, my enemies will rue the day. I will bring a reign of terror upon them so harsh that the ground will open up and swallow them just to stop their wailing!!" 12%

Will she mention Bernie? 1%

** Warning, do not use words "historic" or "glass ceiling" for drinking games. You will die.

AndrewPrice said...

tryanmax, The left is defined by its hypocrisy.

Anthony, Hillary is going hard left now against free trade... except that her campaign people are telling everyone that she's just pandering and will come right back after the election.

AndrewPrice said...

Eric, It's too bad Hillary didn't have the courage to run with a transexual. Then your bumper sticker could be:

"Lady Parts/Part Lady 2016"

You should do, "Hillary, She's the man!" :)

AndrewPrice said...

Bernie Sanders has quit the Democratic Party. Could you imagine if a Republic runner-up did that the day of the nomination speech? It would DOMINATE the news today right and drown out the nominee's speech. I will be curious to see if the media even bothers mentioning it.

BevfromNYC said...

Yeah, looks like Bernie took his dolly and dishes and went home. Didn't anyone ever point up that the only reason he even "officially" joined the Dem Party was to run? And Bloomberg left the Dem Party to run on the Repub ticket then quit that to become an Independant beholden the Dem Party. And you wonder why the Sandernistas won't play along.

BevfromNYC said...

Okay, loves me some Dave Barry. He has been reporting from both conventions and he just makes it more palatable. Here's his take on Hillary's historicalness - Psst! Hillary Clinton is a woman! (In case you haven’t noticed)

BevfromNYC said...

Andrew - It would be very dangerous to try a drinking game with Hillary's speech tonight. One could die of alcohol poisoning if they choose to the wrong trigger word.

Only speeches worse would be one of Obama's speeches whenever he mentions himself in the first person. Ever notice no one ever suggested a drinking game with any of Obama's speeches?

EPorvaznik said...

>>You should do, "Hillary, She's the man!" :)>>

Step off, sucka, understand. Don't you know Bill's the man ... n-n-n-n-n-NOT!!!

EPorvaznik said...

Hillary's so bad she should be in detention.

Kit said...

By the way, Mary Katherine Ham of The Federalist managed to slip in some Hamilton lyrics while she was a panelist for CNN at the RNC:

BevfromNYC said...

I am just loving all of the Dems and their proxies going crazy over our new evil enemy Mother Russia. They really think that demonizing Russia is going to erase the whole "re-set button" issue, don't they?

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, The anti-Russia stuff is hilarious, seeing as how Russia has been their love since the 1930s and continued until 2008.

I also think it's funny that Trump say that his comments about Russia were sarcasm, and now the media is acting like they don't know what sarcasm is. Performance art stupidity... who would have guessed?

AndrewPrice said...

Eric, How about: "Vote for Hillary, she has no balls."

Anthony said...

Trump has fantasized and gushed about meetings with Putin that never happened, so I can see why people took his comment about hackers seriously.

The fact this latest brouhaha has caused Trump to admit he never met his brother from another mother in real life is interesting.

BevfromNYC said...

But the Clintons have been paid off by Putin in uranium and speaking fees!

Anthony said...

I thought uranium was what Putin saved for the sandwiches of his enemies?

BevfromNYC said...

Actually, I would have written "Putin paid off the Clintons in speaking fees for uranium". And yeah, Putin likes to use that to silence his detractors. Or is that plutonium...I forget.

Tennessee Jed said...

someone sent me a link to a transcript from Rush Limbaugh's radio program on Thursday titled "why Trump did and why he did it". I am not a listener of the program, but it is one of the better analyses I have seen about how I feel about HRC and the Democratic play to counter attack his alleged "near treason" that so many of the media are running with. It is worth a trip to his website which can be easily accessed through Drudge among other methods.

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