The differences between the visions for our future by the two parties in 2012 could not be clearer. The choice between Democrats and Republicans hasn’t been more distinct in my lifetime.
We’ll stipulate I am a proud liberal and thus have a bias, but this is how I saw the difference as it played out between the Democratic and Republican national conventions:
The DNC was about hope and determination versus the RNC focus on anger and fear.
A neighborhood block party versus a gated community social hour at the clubhouse.
We the people versus we are different from you people.
Inclusive access to success versus exclusive ownership.
Fairly sharing the rewards versus claiming all of the profits.
We’re in it together versus it’s every man for himself.
I’m no Yellow Dog Democrat and neither am I young. I’ve lived through many presidencies. Not one of them pleased me entirely with their policy agendas. Some pleased me not at all. But this much I know for sure. As a working class woman, I’ve always done better financially under a Democratic administration. And not from government handouts, but rather from better working conditions and increased opportunites to earn a fair wage.