This is a growing sentiment:
For the rest of my life, I’m going to call myself a “Hillary Clinton Democrat.” It’s a small way to try and get her some of her deserved due
‘Aphra Behn’ posted an excellent Twitter thread elaborating on the definition of a “proud Hillary Dem.”
Following up @AnaMardoll ‘s excellent tweets: I never got why my parents still called selves Kennedy Dems, til HRC. I’m a proud Hillary Dem.
“Hillary Democrats” are the heart and conscience of America. They cast a vote for compassion, inclusion, justice, and equality – the values that make America great. It is a travesty that they continue to be treated with disdain and disrespect.
Verrit was created to be their home in the media. A resource for anyone who shares their common interests and beliefs.
On Sunday, September 3, Hillary Clinton endorsed Verrit.
I’m excited to sign up for @Verrit, a media platform for the 65.8 million! Will you join me and sign up too? https://t.co/bOLSMyk6bG
The response has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic among Clinton’s voters, with hundreds of thousands of site visits, comments, social media follows, signups, emails, etc. It validates the purpose of the platform, a place where the shared interests, values, and aspirations of 65.8 million Americans can be centered, free of harassment and hate.
Verrit was met with an entirely predictable response from Clinton’s detractors: rage, abuse, bullying, mockery. Within an hour of her tweet, a denial-of-service attack took the site down temporarily. Message board forums sprouted with users openly plotting to hack the site. Tech and political writers with an anti-Clinton bent focused on everything except Verrit’s stated purpose: To provide rigorously vetted information and analysis for people who are marginalized and threatened whenever they speak up. Rightwing media, from Breitbart to the Daily Caller, slammed Verrit and regurgitated the usual smears.
The effort to silence and invisibilize Hillary Clinton and her voters continues unabated since the 2016 election. But that won’t deter us from serving the needs and aspirations of our community, no matter how desperate the attacks. As the Trump presidency plods forward and Republican lawmakers do their best to advance destructive policies, Hillary Democrats will be on the front lines of the political battle. And Verrit will be there with them every step of the way.