The Nasty Women of Cheshire Rally: Local Democrats to unite, stand in solidarity, show support for Hillary Clinton and local Democrat candidates; urging everyone to Get Out and Vote
A lot of people have used a lot of different words to describe this crazy, volatile 2016 presidential campaign.
One word that certainly describes the overall tone of this election cycle is nasty, a word that has impacted women supporting Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
The past 12 months Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said many head-shaking things that have showcased his lack of compassion, bad judgement and temperament. One statement that hit home hard with female Democrats is calling Clinton “such a nasty woman” in the third and last presidential debate.
The statement has become a rallying cry for Clinton female supporters nationwide.
The “nasty woman” statement definitely made an impact on two Cheshire women, former Town Councilor Diane Visconti and Kathy Yacavone, both Democrats, who have been motivated to the point of organizing the “Nasty Women of Cheshire Rally.” The rally, sponsored by the Cheshire Democratic Town Committee and Cheshire Democratic Women’s Club to show support for Clinton and local Democrat candidates, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in front of Cheshire Town Hall on Route 10 (South Main St.) in Cheshire.
"We organized this rally because it was absurd and bizarre for Donald Trump to call Hillary Clinton a nasty woman,” Visconti said. “We all need to speak up and point out this craziness. So we all need to call ourselves nasty and support our extremely qualified Hillary."
The event will be held in conjunction with the annual Democrat candidates’ stationary parade held the Saturday before Election Day in front of Cheshire Town Hall. Local candidates will be there waving and greeting passing motorists.
Clinton and Democrat supporters are urged to join the rally and show support.
Here is what started all the nastiness:
During the third presidential debate, responding to a question from Chris Wallace on the Social Security Fund, Hillary Clinton said, “I am on record as saying that we need to put more money into the Social Security Trust Fund. That's part of my commitment to raise taxes on the wealthy. My Social Security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald's, assuming he can't figure out how to get out of it. But what we want to do is to replenish the Social Security Trust Fund…..
At that point Trump interjected “Such a nasty woman.”
Dan Nowak is chairman of the Cheshire Democratic Town Committee's Communication Relations/IT Committee, a volunteer position. He is a Cheshire Parks and Recreation Commissioner and has been a sportswriter at the New Haven Register for 36 years.