This week's Democratic National Convention perfectly summed up all the all the reasons I've been a literal card carrying democrat for as long as I've been able to vote.
While Trumpapalooza presented a dystopian vision of America complete with unhinged violence and blood in the streets, the DNC restored my faith in both politics and this country. One showcased a demagogue who's convinced he alone is the savior for all that is wrong, the other emphasized that all races, sexes, nationalities, etc. working together is the only solution. One promised to strip away all the progress we've made over the last 8 years, the other swore to push it even further.
Most importantly, one made me ready to find a bomb shelter and prepare for impending armageddon, the other made me unbelievably proud to be an American.