We honor the strivers, the dreamers, the risk-takers who have always been the driving force behind our free enterprise system – the greatest engine of growth and prosperity the world has ever known.
But we also believe in something called citizenship – a word at the very heart of our founding, at the very essence of our democracy; the idea that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another, and to future generations.
Barack Obama, 9/6/12
During every election, I suppose, politicians try to convince people that that election is the most important ever. But this one really is. There couldn't be two more divergent views of what makes America tick than Democrats' versus teabaggRs. To follow the latter is to chose not to pay for anything that helps us together, to have no concern for anyone but oneself, now. It's no exaggeration: there's no way in which that's a misstatement or an overstatement.
Given the obvious truth, is it any wonder that Rs are trying to suppress Democratic voters, and to distract their own voters from focusing on the impact of their plans?