The main contrast between the democratic convention and the republican convention is one of great concern. While the democrats focus on possibility, repair, respect for the opposition, change, concrete plans, action and a positive out look for the future, the republicans are mean spirited, condescending, sarcastic, dismissive, vicious, whiny, stuck in the past, fear inducing, victim minded, inaccurate, lying and negative.
You sure don't get the feeling the GOP is uplifting in any way, shape or form. Since they cannot take responsibility for the past sorrowful eight years that have led to a divided country and a disastrous economy, all they can do is rip Obama. Barack, on the other hand, always chooses the high road as he did when he immediately text messaged to all his staff a threat of termination if they so much as breathe a word about the out of wedlock pregnancy of the Palin girl.
Palin's comments touting "thanks but no thanks" for the bridge to nowhere, "I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending...and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress." The facts tell a different story. As mayor of Wasilla, Palin hired a lobbyist and traveled to Washington to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million. In her two years as governor, Alaska requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation. While Palin notes she rejected plans to build a $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport, the opposition came only after the plan was ridiculed nationally as a "bridge to nowhere."