My mom always warned me that in life, sometimes you have to play baseball with hockey’s rules. So who says that because you bat for the other team, the opposition can’t cheer for you if you hit a homerun somewhere, at some point, with some thing. And sometimes trolling is fair game.
Take Representative Joyce Beatty for instance, who gave us some serious “dress” ja vu when she took to the DNC stage and stepped to the podium wearing a dress inspired by the opposing political team’s aspiring First Lady: Melania Trump whose dress was quite a hit at last week’s RNC-selling out online in minutes.
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
Having sold out on Net-a-Porter in minutes, although Melania’s $2,190 Roksanda dress may have sent shopping sites crashing, her plagiarized speech ended up disrobing the desired dress’s moment and stole the spotlight but hey, obviously democratic Representative Joyce Beatty wasn’t swayed—despite the Twittersphere’s accusation that Beatty sort “plagiarized” Melania’s dress.
Although Beatty, says her husband bought the dress for her, fashion focusers assert that Beatty got her dress customized like that of Melania’s cotton, silk white dress with chiffon pouf sleeves. The similarity in both dresses sleeve’s details called attention to Beatty.
But oh, dress schmess. Who cares. Both ladies looked exceptional and last night’s last night of the Democratic National Convention was anything but, and too, wore our first woman to win a political party ticket’s theme and motto quite well:
The Moment of Reckoning.
“Our Founders embraced the enduring truth that we are stronger together. America is once again at a moment of reckoning.”
History was made as the first woman to be (officially) nominated to be the United States president happened-and Hillary Rodham Clinton proudly accepted. The world has officially reckoned with the fact that yes, a woman is capable (and more importantly: QUALIFIED) to run this country.
“Today, we’ve reached a milestone in our nation’s march toward a more perfect union: The first time that a major party has nominated a woman for President.”
“Standing here as my mother’s daughter’s, and my daughter’s mother, I’m so happy this day has come.”
“Happy for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between. Happy for boys and men, too, because when any barrier falls in America, for anyone, it clears the way for everyone.”
“When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit.“
Although it may have been tough to concede, fellow democratic runner up democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders did the right thing, conceded and endorsed Hillary with open arms and in hopes his supporters, will too, swarm.
The noble gesture didn’t go unnoticed as Hillary took the time out at the very beginning of her speech to acknowledge and Sanders in solidarity:
“Bernie, your campaign inspired millions of Americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary. And to all of your supporters here and around the country: I want you to know, I’ve heard you. Your cause is our cause. Our country needs your ideas, energy, and passion.”
The reckoning continues today as our current