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September 5 2012

Did 'Mom-in-chief' make her case?

Politico
Sabrina Schaeffer

 

The first night of the convention - and especially the FLOTUS’s speech - put into sharp relief the two different visions for America being advanced this election.

While Democrats have embraced too-big government and are advocating for Washington to intervene in every aspect of our lives, from early childhood education to workplace regulations to health care, Republicans - certainly not pure free marketers - have advanced an agenda that presumes to rein in the progressive state and curb government back to its constitutional bounds.

Perhaps what was most disheartening about the speeches last night - and I suspect will be the theme of the entire convention - is that Democrats are willing to pit Americans against one another to win in November: men against women, rich against poor, big business against small business.

Come January we need to be able to move forward as one nation; but underneath all the rhetoric last night was class warfare, gender games, and identity politics - and I don’t see any “promise” in that.

Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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