Victims or Victors?

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Sep 20, 2010 9:54 AM
My Townhall column points out that the choice in November is about competing visions of America as much as it's about anything else.  Democrats see a nation of pathetic victims, who need an enormous, omnipotent federal government to redress the injustices of (as Michelle Obama called it) a country that's "downright mean."  At its best, the Republican Party believes in a nation where -- when government is confined to its proper role -- regular people of merit and diligence can triumph over even the worst circumstances and achieve the American Dream.

Update: Marco Rubio has called the election a "referendum on our national identity as a nation and a people."  Precisely my point.