Mad, Mad As Hell, & Madder Still: Hillary Women One Year Later Punch Our Way To The Voting Booths | Take Note, We Are Just Getting Started

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Mad, Mad As Hell, & Madder Still: Hillary Women One Year Later Punch Our Way To The Voting Booths | Take Note, We Are Just Getting Started

It's one year later -- one of the worst nights of my life. I drank more vodka than I want to admit. If Mika on Morning Joe opened her Bernie-loving trap on Nov. 9, I would throw a high heel at the TV and hopefully smash her away forever. 

Writing for Harper's Bazaar, Jennifer Wright reflects on that awful night a year later and the day after women hit the voting booths, inflicting serious pain on the Republican party in our first reckoning after Hillary's defeat. 

I watched as millions of women excitedly gathered in secret groups to support Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. There they talked about what an exciting moment in history this was. They did not venture out because their husbands might not like their vote, or Bernie voters might yell at them, or someone at their work might not like it. We saw at the time, I think, no contradiction in being posed on the edge of ultimate victory for womankind and also secreting ourselves away to make ourselves completely unobjectionable. We were always supposed to be unobjectionable.

So quietly, unobjectionably, we waited. We baked cakes, and chilled champagne, and put stickers on suffragettes graves. And so many of us thought how especially satisfying it would be to see a woman win against a man who was repeatedly accused of sexual harassment, who bragged about sexual assault, who seemed to embody the worst of what women encounter from men.

"It became clear that you can be the most qualified woman and still lose to the least qualified man."

On November 9, we woke up, and Donald Trump had been elected.

Massive Splits Between Clinton & Trump Voters Show Diametrically Opposed Views On Cultural Issues

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Massive Splits Between Clinton & Trump Voters Show Diametrically Opposed Views On Cultural Issues

Yet another new poll explores the massive fault lines between Democrats and Republicans, and between Clinton and Trump supporters. NBC's headline sums up yet again the fundamental argument that cultural attitudes -- and not economic forces -- distinguish Democrats from Republicans.  We recap revelations in the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. 

More than 8-in-10 Clinton voters are comfortable with a changing America. Change comes in many forms, but most Clinton voters are not only positive -- but excited -- about an American experiment that see self-perceived whites as no longer being the majority of Americans. By contrast, only one quarter of Trump voters welcome these changes. 

“The ‘Culture Wars’ have been with us forever, and they remain today,” says Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who conducted this survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff.

Beyonce, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Jennifer Lopez, Mark Anthony: Clinton Concerts Rock the Night

Beyonce, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Jennifer Lopez, Mark Anthony: Clinton Concerts Rock the Night

After a psychologically and emotionally back-breaking campaign, Hillary Clinton, Bill and Chelsea; Michelle and Barack Obama; and a large contingent of Democratic heavyweights will roll into Philadelphia's Independence Hall tonight to end Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. 

Rockers Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi will headline the entertainment in a week that has brought out a long list of superstars, driving a wide array of supporting souls to the polls for Hillary. 

"With Independence Hall as the backdrop, Clinton will urge Pennsylvanians to make history on Tuesday by electing her president so she can continue pushing for the American ideals of progress, inclusion, equality and strength that our founders enshrined in our Constitution there in 1787," states a message on Hillary Clinton's website.

Beyonce & Jay Z Support Hillary At Friday Cleveland Free Concert

The price of Jay Z, Beyonce and Hillary's free ticket Friday night was voting. The pass to last night's screaming Cleveland arena performance was available only at the Bureau of Elections voting location. 

The crowd went wild when Beyonce took the stage wearing a wide brimmed black hat, while her dancers sported Hillary's traditional blue pantsuit. 

Then she ran through some of her most empowering hits, including ‘Independent Women’ to ‘Run the World (Girls)'.

Then she did a few songs with her husband – with Clinton’s ‘Stronger Together’ logo behind her.

‘Ohio we are on the doorstep of history,’ said Jay Z after the show. ‘I am here tonight because respect matters. Respect matters to me.’