maybe because it's that I'm a whitecollar I with go with some Repub ideas (but need reformed) and then my heart that makes the Demo side come out?
You know, I don't know any Republicans anywhere that want to be mean spirited, shaft people, want dirty water or air, or who want to cut down all the trees on the planet or enlarge the ozone hole or destroy the wilderness or oppress everybody but the rich. Yet that is how they are often portrayed by Democrats.
The fact is that Republican women overall are a pretty happy, unoppressed lot, and Republican children generally seem to be managing quite well. Republicans as a group have the edge on charitable giving and for being the champions of small business and have been the catalyst for many major great social initiatives in the country. (The end of slavery, women suffrage, etc. etc.) Republican leaders as a group are less wealthy than the Democrats. Most of the wealthiest members of Congress are Democrats and Bill Clinton had more millionaires in his staff and cabinet than any president in history. This is meaningless other than to illustrate that the Republicans aren't always the rich fat cats as they are portrayed.
At the same time I do not see all Democrats as the big government, confiscate all wealth, keep your brother down, drugged out socialists as some Republicans portray them either.
The only real difference between the two is that the Republicans are more oriented to putting trust in the private sector and the Democrats are more oriented to government taking care of things. Whichever way you believe is the way you should vote.
But geez I wish we could get away from trying to demonize each other to defend the choice we make.
Both parties are capable of good intentions with unintended bad consequences. Unfortunatelywhen that happens the opposing party uses it to accuse and condemn the other but nobody ever bothers to fix the problem.
As a small (and a very much not-rich) business person, I trust the Republicans to look out for me the best.
Otherwise I wish we could all get together on what direction we think the country should go and make enough noise about it that ALL of congress and the White House takes notice.