Friday, March 11, 2016

My Weekend Crush

Well isn’t this something. Shondaland is totally Team Hillary. They’re with her, I’m with her. Yes, Hillary said some boneheaded things today while talking about Nancy Reagan at the woman’s funeral. She praised Mrs. Reagan’s “low-key advocacy” which she said “started national conversation” on HIV/AIDS awareness. This is simply not true, and I sincerely hope she walks back these comments soon*. But, again, all candidates are flawed. None is a magical unicorn that can snap her (or if it must be his) fingers and make the world a perfect, rainbow-filled place of peace and prosperity. Nor does it change the fact that there is absolutely no daylight between her current totally pro-LGBT platform and her competitor’s. I am behind her because she is a woman I trust can get things done, has gotten things done and will continue to get things done. Sure she has made mistakes and will continue to make mistakes. She’s a human being. If you don’t support her in this primary election, that’s fine. But if you don’t support her to the point that you would rather let Donald Trump or Ted Cruz assumes the presidency, then you’ve crossed over into fantasy world somewhere way, way over the rainbow.

p.s. Don’t worry, I’m no hypocrite. If Bernie wins I’d totally vote for him, too.

p.p.s. *Oh thank God, she did.

p.p.p.s. And here, once more, is an even more thorough, detailed and I think definitive apology from Hillary. People make mistakes, but how you correct them really matters.


Helena said...

Dorothy, when you make that cross behind her name in November just remember you do it for all of us in other countries who would like to look up to a female president as leader of the Western World. Thank you for your wonderful writing - and ranting! :)- through the years.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

The only thing that could be said of Nancy Reagan, is that she wore red well.

Carmen SanDiego said...

Glad she apologized, I'm with her too

Jaibrd said...

She did a good job with that apology. Go Hill.