Yesterday morning Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, sent a message to the Hillary Clinton campaign email list. After the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland quickly ceased to be a political convention and devolved into an anti-Clinton lynch mob, dishonesty and foul language took center stage. Chelsea defended her mother and poignantly wrote that Republicans at the convention called her mother “things I’d never say in front of my children — let alone on live TV.”
We have the full text courtesy of our good friend Leslie Salzillo at Daily Kos:
When Republicans repeatedly get on stage at their national convention and toss attack after attack at my mom, calling her things I’d never say in front of my children — let alone on live TV — they’re talking about a caricature they’ve imagined, not the woman that I love and respect. My mom is compassionate, kind, and hardworking — when I was growing up, it seemed like she could do anything. She’d spend all day in court litigating on behalf of children and families, then come home and ask me over dinner what I learned in school, what my favorite part of my day was, and what I hoped would happen tomorrow. And then she would sit with me while I did my homework or practiced the piano or worked on my science project.
Dear [recipient], my mom has been fighting for everyday Americans for as long as I can remember. She’s smart, she’s strong, and she never forgets who she is fighting for and why. I can’t wait to vote for her as our next president — but she needs to know that we’re with her right now.
At the RNC Clinton was called everything from a piece of garbage and a criminal to a devotee of Lucifer. Fully gripped by anti-Clinton mania, death threats were made and a mock trial was conducted. A divided party headed by the vicious, lying public speaker Donald Trump struggled to find any common purpose outside of hurling progressively outlandish attacks at the Clinton campaign. Chelsea made the right move by responding to negative campaigning with dignity and a positive message, rather than just hurling insults back.
Marisa completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin with a double major in creative writing and media studies. She is an advocate of progressive policies and focuses her interests on gender equality and preventing sexual and domestic violence.