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Democratic Party
Chairperson Tim Kaine (VA)
Senate leader Joe Biden (President of the United States Senate) (DE)
Robert Byrd (Senate president pro tempore) (WV)
Harry Reid (majority leader) (NV)
House leader Nancy Pelosi (speaker) (CA)
Steny Hoyer (majority leader) (MD)
Founded 1828 (1828) (modern)[1]
1792 (1792) (historic)
Headquarters 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C., 20003
Ideology Modern:
Centrism,
American liberalism
Internal factions:
Progressive Democrats,
Libertarian Democrats,
Moderate Democrats,
Conservative Democrats
Historical:
Jacksonian democracy,
Classical liberalism,
Bimetallism,
States' rights,
Paleoconservatism
Political position Fiscal: Center-left, Center
Social: Center-left, Center
International affiliation None
Official colors Blue (unofficial)
Seats in the Senate 57[2][3]
Seats in the House 255[4]
Website
http://www.democrats.org/
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.The Democratic Party is one of the world's oldest political parties and is the party with the lengthiest record of continuous operation in the United States.^ The Liberal Democratic Party of the United States functions as a progressive legislative political party.
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^ Political parties , United States.
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^ The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States , the other being the Republican Party .
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[5] .It also is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party.^ Political Parties located in the United States of America.
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^ Party name: United States .

^ It is the second-oldest continuing political party in the United States.
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.The party's platform is generally considered centrist to center-left in the U.S. political spectrum.^ But today, as the delegates convene here for their 2008 convention, the Democratic Party has shifted to an economic direction best described as "center left."
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^ The political center of gravity in the nation moved to the right, without any real fight or plan by the Democrats, and the Democratic Party moved to the right in the electoral arena.
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^ Even after we have enough registered members, you may still wish to retain your current political party membership and vote the American Patriot Party Platform.
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.It has the most registered voters of any party in the world as of 2004, with 72 million voters.^ In 2004, it was the largest political party, with 72 million voters (42.6% of 169 million registered) claiming affiliation.
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^ I will not have a candidate forced down my throat – especially by a party whose leadership has shown nothing but contempt and disregard for the votes of 18 million voters .
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^ A caucus is good for party building but it is inherently inferior to a primary in picking a candidate most favored by a broad representation of party voters.
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[9] .Polls taken over the last decade indicate 34-36% of American voters self-identify as Democrats.^ From a Gallup Poll :In 1958, 94% of white Americans disapproved of marriages between blacks and whites, which also indicates that such opinions were not at all restricted to the segregationist South.
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^ A March 2003 CBS News poll taken a few days before the invasion of Iraq found that 34% of Democrats would support it without United Nations backing, 51% would support it only with its backing, and 14% would not support it at all.
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^ Self-identified Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats to have 4-year college degrees.
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[10] .Since the 2006 general elections, the Democratic Party has been the majority party in both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate.^ Liberal Democratic Party of the United States: sus intereses .
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^ Party name: United States .

^ "United States House of Representatives floor summary for Jan 8, 2009" .
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.Democrats also hold a majority of state governorships and control a majority of state legislatures, as well as the Oval Office in the White House.^ The Democrats also increased their majority in the Senate and the House.
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^ The Democrats gained a majority of governorships and made gains in many state legislatures.
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^ Democrats control 20 state legislature s and 22 governorships .
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.Barack Obama, the current President of the United States, is the 15th Democrat to hold the office.^ Nominate and assist in the election of Democratic candidates for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States; .
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^ Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee .
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^ Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for president.
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Contents

History

.The Democratic Party evolved from Anti-Federalist factions that opposed the fiscal policies of Alexander Hamilton in the early 1790s.^ The Democratic Party evolved from Anti-Federalist factions that opposed the fiscal policies of Alexander Hamilton in the early 1790s.
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^ In the early 20th century, the traditional symbol of the Democratic Party in Midwestern states such as Indiana , Kentucky , Oklahoma and Ohio was the rooster , as opposed to the Republican eagle .
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^ Initially they were the definitive pro-slavery wing of the party, opposed to both the anti-slavery, left-wing early Republicans and the more liberal Northern Democrats.
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.Thomas Jefferson and James Madison organized these factions into the Democratic-Republican Party.^ It was founded in 1791-92 by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison .
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^ James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, March 2, 1794.
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^ The Democratic Party traces its origins to the Democratic-Republican Party , founded by Thomas Jefferson , James Madison , and other influential opponents of the Federalists in 1792.
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.The party favored states' rights and strict adherence to the Constitution; it opposed a national bank and wealthy, moneyed interests.^ Republicans are indeed in favor of states rights.
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^ The party favored states' rights and strict adherence to the Constitution; it opposed a national bank and wealthy, moneyed interests.
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^ Their aim is now therefore to break down the rights reserved by the constitution to the states as a bulwark against that consolidation, the fear of which produced the whole of the opposition to the constitution at its birth.
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.The Democratic-Republican Party ascended to power in the election of 1800.^ The Democratic-Republican Party: 1792-1824 .
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^ The Party nominated Abraham Lincoln and ascended to power in the election of 1860 .
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^ The Democratic-Republican Party ascended to power in the election of 1800 .
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.After the War of 1812, the party's chief rival, the Federalist Party disbanded.^ After the War of 1812 , the party's chief rival, the Federalist Party disbanded.
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^ Barack Obama of Illinois , Clinton’s chief rival for their party’s nomination, received much less money from the same lawyers but is likewise mum.

^ After the War of 1812 , the Federalist Party collapsed and the Jeffersonian Republicans became wholly dominant nationally and in nearly every state except Delaware.
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.Democratic-Republicans split over the choice of a successor to President James Monroe, and the party faction that supported many of the old Jeffersonian principles, led by Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, became the Democratic Party.^ Democratic-Republicans split over the choice of a successor to President James Monroe , and the party faction that supported many of the old Jeffersonian principles, led by Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren , became the Democratic Party.
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^ I support the Democratic party.
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^ In 1818, there had been a split in the New York Democratic-Republican Party, with DeWitt Clinton leading one faction and Martin Van Buren the other.
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.Along with the Whig Party, the Democratic Party was the chief party in the United States until the Civil War.^ Liberal Democratic Party of the United States: sus intereses .
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^ Party name: United States .

^ Along with the Whig Party , the Democratic Party was the chief party in the United States until the Civil War.
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.The Whigs were a commercial party, and usually less popular, if better financed.^ The Whigs were a commercial party, and usually less popular, if better financed.
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^ Southern Whigs and a minority of northern Whigs coalesced around the anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic American Party, better known as the “Know Nothing” movement.
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^ Silas C. Swallow of the Prohibition Party received that party’s usual 2% of the popular vote.
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.The Whigs divided over the slavery issue after the Mexican–American War and faded away.^ Both the Democrats and Whigs were divided on the issue of slavery.
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^ The Whigs divided over the slavery issue after the Mexican–American War and faded away.
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^ Native Americans, with divided allegiances, fought on both sides of Western theater of the American Revolutionary War|the war's western front.
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.In the 1850s, under the stress of the Fugitive Slave Law and the Kansas-Nebraska Act, anti-slavery Democrats left the party.^ It increased resistance to the Fugitive Slave Law.
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^ Kansas Territory, 1854; Free/Slave, Kansas Nebraska Act, 1954 Nebraska Territory, 1854; Free/Slave, Kansas Nebraska Act, 1954 .
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^ In the 1850s, under the stress of the Fugitive Slave Law and the Kansas-Nebraska Act , anti-slavery Democrats left the party.
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.Joining with former members of existing or dwindling parties, the Republican Party emerged.^ Joining with former members of existing or dwindling parties, the Republican Party emerged.
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^ Its members identified the party as the Republicans, Jeffersonians, Democrats,[1] or combinations of these (such as Jeffersonian republicans).
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^ So you can be a registered Republican or Democrat and an American Patriot Party Member at the same time.
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.The Democrats split over the choice of a successor to President James Buchanan along Northern and Southern lines, while the Republican Party gained ascendancy in the election of 1860.^ The Democratic-Republican Party: 1792-1824 .
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^ The Democratic-Republican Party ascended to power in the election of 1800 .
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^ Not only is the party split, it is split along racial and gender lines.
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.As the American Civil War broke out, Northern Democrats were divided into War Democrats and Peace Democrats and Southern Democrats formed their own party.^ The party fought for the Union in the American Civil War and presided over Reconstruction .
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^ During the American Civil War , West Virginia broke away from Virginia.
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^ The party isn't going to get into a civil war with its pundits.
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.Most War Democrats rallied to Republican President Abraham Lincoln and the Republicans' National Union Party.^ Granite 08-24-2008, 03:44 AM The "Big Party" for the Democrats and Republicans known as the conventions kick off on monday.
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^ Religion was a major dividing line between the parties before 1960 , with Catholics and evangelical Protestants heavily Democratic and mainline Northern Protestants heavily Republican.
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^ Several years earlier, the Democratic-Republicans, led by Jackson, had dropped the second half of the party name to become the DEMOCRATIC PARTY, (q.v.
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.The Democrats benefited from white Southerners' resentment of Reconstruction after the war and consequent hostility to the Republican Party.^ Nevertheless, the party benefited from white Southerners' resentment of Reconstruction and consequent hostility to the Republican Party.
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^ The Democrats benefited from white Southerners' resentment of Reconstruction and consequent hostility to the Republican Party.
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^ The Democrats benefited from white Southerners' resentment of Reconstruction after the war and consequent hostility to the Republican Party.
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After Redeemers ended Reconstruction in the 1870s, and the extremely violent disenfranchisement of African Americans took place in the 1890s, the South, voting Democratic, became known as the "Solid South." Though Republicans continued to control the White House until 1884, the Democrats remained competitive. .The party was dominated by pro-business Bourbon Democrats led by Samuel J. Tilden and Grover Cleveland, who represented mercantile, banking, and railroad interests; opposed imperialism and overseas expansion; fought for the gold standard; opposed bimetallism; and crusaded against corruption, high taxes, and tariffs.^ Both parties represented Big Business.
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^ The Democratic Party was largely controlled by pro-business Bourbon Democrats until 1896.
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^ Cleveland was the leader of the Bourbon Democrats .
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Cleveland was elected to non-consecutive presidential terms in 1884 and 1892.
.Agrarian Democrats demanding Free Silver overthrew the Bourbon Democrats in 1896 and nominated William Jennings Bryan for the presidency (a nomination repeated by Democrats in 1900 and 1908).^ The Populist Party supported Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan after Bryan and the Democrats came out for support of Free Silver.
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^ Taft easily defeated his Democratic opponent, William Jennings Bryan.
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^ This is the Gold Democrats handbook; it strongly opposed William Jennings Bryan .
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.Bryan waged a vigorous campaign attacking Eastern moneyed interests, but he lost to Republican William McKinley.^ Bryan, perhaps best known for his " Cross of Gold " speech delivered at the 1896 convention , waged a vigorous campaign attacking Eastern moneyed interests, but he lost to Republican William McKinley in an election which was to prove decisive.
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^ Bryan waged a vigorous campaign attacking Eastern moneyed interests, but he lost to Republican William McKinley .
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^ He relied heavily on industry and the middle classes for his support and cemented the Republicans as the party of business; his campaign manager , Ohio's Marcus Hanna , developed a detailed plan for getting contributions from the business world, and McKinley outspent his rival William Jennings Bryan by a large margin.
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.The Democrats took control of the House in 1910 and elected Woodrow Wilson as president in 1912 and 1916. Wilson effectively led Congress to put to rest the issues of tariffs, money, and antitrust that had dominated politics for 40 years with new progressive laws.^ The Democrats took control of the House in 1910 and elected Woodrow Wilson as president in 1912 and 1916.
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^ From 1960 until 1968 the Democrats controlled Congress and the Presidency.
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^ In effect, Wilson laid to rest the issues of tariffs, money and antitrust that had dominated politics for 40 years.
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.The Great Depression in 1929 that occurred under Republican President Herbert Hoover and the Republican Congress set the stage for a more liberal government; the Democrats controlled the House of Representatives nearly uninterrupted from 1931 until 1995 and won most presidential elections until 1968. Franklin D. Roosevelt, elected to the presidency in 1932, came forth with government programs called the New Deal.^ The Democrats won control of the House, but many of those elected were still in a pre-New Deal mode.
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^ From 1960 until 1968 the Democrats controlled Congress and the Presidency.
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^ This is most apparent in the presidential election of 1884, won by the Democrat Grover Cleveland.
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.New Deal liberalism meant the promotion of social welfare, labor unions, civil rights, and regulation of business.^ "Liberal" now meant a supporter of the New Deal; "conservative" meant an opponent.
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^ New Deal liberalism meant the promotion of social welfare , labor unions , civil rights , and regulation of business.
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^ New Deal liberalism meant the promotion of social welfare, labor unions, civil rights, and regulation of business.
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.The opponents, who stressed long-term growth, support for business, and low taxes, started calling themselves "conservatives."^ The opponents, who stressed long-term growth, support for entrepreneurship and low taxes, now started calling themselves "conservatives."
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^ The D.R.C. Government recently established an inter-ministerial committee called the “Steering Committee for Investment and Business Climate Improvement” to support reforms that would improve the business climate.
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^ Both “Federalist” and “Republican” were positive terms in the 1790s, and both parties sometimes claimed the terms; so Republicans occasionally called themselves “Federalist” and “Federalist Republicans.”[21] .
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.Issues facing parties and the United States after World War II included the Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement.^ Party name: United States .

^ The Civil Rights Movement: 1963-1968 .
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^ Political parties , United States.
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.Republicans attracted conservatives and white Southerners from the Democratic coalition with their resistance to New Deal and Great Society liberalism and the Republicans' use of the Southern strategy.^ The Republicans began their Southern strategy , which aimed to woo the conservative Southern Democrats.
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^ "Liberal" now meant a supporter of the New Deal; "conservative" meant an opponent.
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^ Republicans attracted conservatives and white Southerners from the Democratic coalition with their resistance to New Deal and Great Society liberalism and the Republicans' use of the Southern strategy .
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.African Americans, who traditionally supported the Republican Party, began supporting Democrats following the ascent of the Franklin Roosevelt administration, the New Deal, and the Civil Rights movement.^ African Americans, who traditionally supported the Republican Party, began supporting Democrats following the ascent of the Franklin Roosevelt administration, the New Deal, and the Civil Rights movement.
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^ On the other hand, African-Americans , who had traditionally given strong support to the Republican party since its inception as the "anti-slavery party", shifted to the Democratic party due to its New Deal economic opportunities and support for civil rights.
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^ Following 1860 a new two-party system coalesced around the Democratic and Republican parties.
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.The Democratic Party's main base of support shifted to the Northeast, marking a dramatic reversal of history.^ The party's main electoral base thus shifted to the Northeast , marking a dramatic reversal from tradition.
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^ The Democratic Party has such an amazing history.
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^ I support the Democratic party.
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.Bill Clinton was elected to the presidency in 1992, governing as a New Democrat when the Democratic Party lost control of Congress in the election of 1994 to the Republican Party.^ That happened to Republicans in 2006 and Democrats in 1994.
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^ I will grant you Clinton (with a Republican Congress).

^ The Democratic-Republican Party: 1792-1824 .
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.Re-elected in 1996, Clinton was the first Democratic President since Franklin Roosevelt to be elected to two terms.^ President-elect Barack Obama Democratic .
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^ Clinton was re-elected in 1996, the first time since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944 that a Democratic president had been elected to consecutive terms.
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^ In 1996, President Clinton became the first Democratic president reelected since Roosevelt in 1996.
  • MySpace - Democratic Party - 22 - Hombre - Washington, DC , Washington - myspace.com/democraticparty 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Democratic Party regained majority control of Congress in the 2006 elections.^ In these elections, the Democrats regained majorities in both houses of Congress .
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^ Their majorities were generally held until the Democrats regained control in the mid-term election of 2006.
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^ "Democrats win control of Congress" .
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.Some of the party's key issues in the early 21st century in their last national platform have included the methods of how to combat terrorism, homeland security, expanding access to health care, labor rights, environmentalism, and the preservation of liberal government programs.^ Some of the party's key issues in the early 21st century in their last national platform have included the methods of how to combat terrorism, homeland security, expanding access to health care, labor rights, environmentalism, and the preservation of liberal government programs.
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^ And, at least in the US, health care is not a right.
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^ National Health Care (29) .
  • The United States’ dirty little secret about Haiti. « The Darkhorse Trader Newsletter 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC darkhorsetrader.wordpress.com [Source type: News]

.The Democratic Party traces its origins to the Democratic-Republican Party, founded by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other influential opponents of the Federalists in 1792. However, the modern Democratic Party truly arose in the 1830s, with the election of Andrew Jackson.^ It was founded in 1791-92 by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison .
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^ Thomas Jefferson ; 1801-1809; Democratic, Virginia; won 2 elections.
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^ James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, March 2, 1794.
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.Since the division of the Republican Party in the election of 1912, it has gradually positioned itself to the left of the Republican Party on economic and social issues.^ Since the division of the Republican Party in the election of 1912 , it has consistently positioned itself to the left of the Republican Party in economic issues and libertarian on social matters.
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^ Even though most in the working class are able afford an adequate standard of living, high economic insecurity and possible personal benefit from an extended social safety net, make the majority of working class person left-of-center on economic issues.
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^ Since the Reagan Revolution, the Republican Party has ceased to be a responsible steward of the national debt, has taken office promising to cut taxes irresponsibly, and has succeeded in doing so.

.Until the period following the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Democratic Party was primarily a coalition of two parties divided by region.^ President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 .
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^ Civil Rights Act 1964.
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^ WHEREAS, the M ichigan Democratic Party 2008 Platform sanctions the development of an Employee Bill of Rights precluding so-called right to work laws; and .
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.Southern Democrats were typically given high conservative ratings by the American Conservative Union while northern Democrats were typically given very low ratings.^ Southern Whigs and a minority of northern Whigs coalesced around the anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic American Party, better known as the “Know Nothing” movement.
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^ By the end of the 1990s these Democratic factional divisions were much less pronounced, largely because Republicans had replaced Democrats in many conservative southern districts.
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^ Conservative Democrats were outraged; led by Al Smith , they formed the American Liberty League in 1934 and counterattacked, but were ineffective.
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.Southern Democrats were a core bloc of the bipartisan conservative coalition which lasted through the Reagan-era.^ By the end of the 1990s these Democratic factional divisions were much less pronounced, largely because Republicans had replaced Democrats in many conservative southern districts.
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^ And finally, McCain is far better than Clinton in capturing the two most important voting blocs: the independents and the moderates (conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans).
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^ The term is not generally used to describe those southern whites who permanently changed party affiliation from Democratic to Republican during the Reagan administration.
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.The economically activist philosophy of Franklin D. Roosevelt, which has strongly influenced American liberalism, has shaped much of the party's economic agenda since 1932, and served to tie the two regional factions of the party together until the late 1960s.^ The economically activist philosophy of Franklin D. Roosevelt , which has strongly influenced American liberalism , has shaped much of the party's economic agenda since 1932 .
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^ The pro-working class, activist philosophy of Franklin D. Roosevelt has shaped much of the party's agenda since 1933; his New Deal coalition controlled the national government into the 1960s.
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^ The Whigs, who had been one-half of the two-party system since 1832 and had won the presidency in 1840 and 1848, disintegrated, fatally split by dissension over slavery.
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.In fact, Roosevelt's New Deal coalition usually controlled the national government until the 1970s.^ Roosevelt's New Deal coalition usually controlled the national government until the 1970s.
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^ The New Deal Coalition collapsed in the mid 1960s in the face of urban riots, the Vietnam war, and the disillusionment that the New Deal could be revived by Lyndon Johnson's Great Society.
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^ The pro-working class, activist philosophy of Franklin D. Roosevelt has shaped much of the party's agenda since 1933; his New Deal coalition controlled the national government into the 1960s.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

.In 2004, it was the largest political party, with 72 million voters (42.6% of 169 million registered) claiming affiliation.^ In 2004, it was the largest political party, with 72 million voters (42.6% of 169 million registered) claiming affiliation.
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^ All that Wisconsin has done is to require the major parties to allow voters to affiliate with them—for the limited purpose of participation in a primary— secretly , in the privacy of the voting booth.
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^ Even after we have enough registered members, you may still wish to retain your current political party membership and vote the American Patriot Party Platform.
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.By comparison, the Republican Party has 55 million members.^ Republican Party : 202 members.
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^ Republican Party : 49 members.
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^ The Republicans are devoid of ideas, if they ever had any honest ones to begin with, the remaining moderate party members are abandoning the party daily, the party is going broke.
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[9] .During the first quarter of 2009, 52% of Americans identified more closely with the Democratic party while 39% leaned Republican.^ The Democratic-Republican Party: 1792-1824 .
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^ Republicans who have infiltrated the Democratic Party.
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^ Heres more first for African Americans.
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[11]

Current structure and composition

Registered Democrats, Republicans, and Independents in 2004.[9]
.The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is responsible for promoting Democratic campaign activities.^ The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is responsible for promoting Democratic campaign activities.
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^ Democratic National Committee held after the National Convention; .
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^ The Democratic National Committee shall be composed of: .
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.While the DNC is responsible for overseeing the process of writing the Democratic Platform, the DNC is more focused on campaign and organizational strategy than public policy.^ While the DNC is responsible for overseeing the process of writing the Democratic Platform, the DNC is more focused on campaign and organizational strategy than public policy.
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^ The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is responsible for promoting Democratic campaign activities.
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^ The DNC sponsors the College Democrats of America (CDA), a student-outreach organization with the goal of training and engaging a new generation of Democratic activists.
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.In presidential elections, it supervises the Democratic National Convention.^ Democratic National Committee held after the National Convention; .
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^ In presidential elections it supervises the Democratic National Convention .
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^ Recognized Democratic Party organizations in areas not entitled to vote in Presidential elections may elect such voting delegates to National Conventions as the Democratic National Committee provides in the Call to the Convention.
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.The national convention is, subject to the charter of the party, the ultimate authority within the Democratic Party when it is in session, with the DNC running the party's organization at other times.^ In 1844, the National Convention simplified the Party's name to the Democratic Party.
  • MySpace - Democratic Party - 22 - Hombre - Washington, DC , Washington - myspace.com/democraticparty 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The charter set the following qualifications for delegates to the Party's national conventions: .
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^ The national convention is subject to the charter of the party, the ultimate authority within the Democratic Party when it is in session, with the DNC running the party's organization at other times.
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.The DNC is currently chaired by former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine.^ The DNC is currently chaired by former Vermont Governor Howard Dean .
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^ George Allen , Senator from Virginia , possible presidential candidate in 2008 * Haley Barbour , Governor of Mississippi and former chair of the Republican National Committee .
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^ Senator Hillary Clinton will be the headline prime-time speaker and former Virginia Governor Mark Warner will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday night.
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.The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) assists party candidates in House races; its current chairman (selected by the party caucus) is Rep.^ The DCCC -- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee -- assists the party's House candidates.

^ The Democratic Party in the House and Senate have powerful fundraising and strategy committees.
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^ The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (or DCCC ) assists party candidates in House races, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Senate races.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

.Chris Van Hollen of Maryland.^ Van Hollen, Chris, Maryland, 8th .
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^ Chris Van Hollen (D) Massachusetts .
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^ Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Sen.
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.Similarly, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), currently headed by Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, raises large sums for Senate races.^ The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (or DCCC ) assists party candidates in House races, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Senate races.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Similarly the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raises large sums for Senate races.
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^ In 2001, Democrats regained control of the Senate under Majority Leader Tom Daschle, while Democrats swept to victory in races all across the country, including races for Virginia Governor and Lt. Governor, New Jersey Governor, and 39 out of 42 major mayoral races including Los Angeles and Houston.
  • MySpace - Democratic Party - 22 - Hombre - Washington, DC , Washington - myspace.com/democraticparty 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC), currently chaired by Mike Gronstal of Iowa, is a smaller organization with much less funding that focuses on state legislative races.^ There is also a group focused on state legislative races, the [ Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee ].
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^ The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC), currently chaired by Mike Gronstal of Iowa, is a smaller organization with much less funding that focuses on state legislative races.
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^ Current United States Congressional committees .
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.The DNC sponsors the College Democrats of America (CDA), a student-outreach organization with the goal of training and engaging a new generation of Democratic activists.^ The DNC sponsors two youth-oriented organizations: the Young Democrats of America (YDA) and the College Democrats .
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The DNC sponsors the College Democrats of America (CDA), a student-outreach organization with the goal of training and engaging a new generation of Democratic activists.
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^ November 6, 2006 - This weekend the Ohio Democratic Party teamed up with College Democrats of America to bring students from all over the country to Ohio for a weekend of GOTV activities.
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.Democrats Abroad is the organization for Americans living outside the United States; they work to advance the goals of the party and encourage Americans living abroad to support the Democrats.^ Party name: United States .

^ I support the Democratic party.
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^ Political parties in the United States .
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.The Young Democrats of America (YDA) is a youth-led organization that attempts to draw in and mobilize young people for Democratic candidates, but operates outside of the DNC. In addition, the recently created branch of the Young Democrats, the Young Democrats High School Caucus, attempts to raise awareness and activism amongst teenagers to not only vote and volunteer, but participate in the future as well.^ The DNC sponsors two youth-oriented organizations: the Young Democrats of America (YDA) and the College Democrats .
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Young Democrats of America (YDA) is a youth-led organization that attempts to draw in and mobilize young people for Democratic candidates, but operates outside of the DNC. In addition, the recently created branch of the Young Democrats, the Young Democrats High School Caucus, attempts to raise awareness and activism amongst teenagers to not only vote and volunteer, but participate in the future as well.The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) is an organization supporting the candidacies of Democratic gubernatorial nominees and incumbents; it is currently chaired by Governor Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
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^ In addition, recent Caribbean and African immigrants have voted solidly Democratic.
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.The Democratic Governors Association (DGA), chaired by Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana, is an organization supporting the candidacies of Democratic gubernatorial nominees and incumbents.^ The Young Democrats of America (YDA) is a youth-led organization that attempts to draw in and mobilize young people for Democratic candidates, but operates outside of the DNC. In addition, the recently created branch of the Young Democrats, the Young Democrats High School Caucus, attempts to raise awareness and activism amongst teenagers to not only vote and volunteer, but participate in the future as well.The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) is an organization supporting the candidacies of Democratic gubernatorial nominees and incumbents; it is currently chaired by Governor Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
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^ Citing sources citation needed ]] The Democratic Governors Association is a discussion group that seldom funds state races.
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^ The Populist Party supported Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan after Bryan and the Democrats came out for support of Free Silver.
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.Likewise, the mayors of the largest cities and urban centers convene as the National Conference of Democratic Mayors.^ Similarly the mayors of the largest cities and urban centres convene as the National Conference of Democratic Mayors .
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^ The Democratic Party is currently the nation's largest party.
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^ But today, as the delegates convene here for their 2008 convention, the Democratic Party has shifted to an economic direction best described as "center left."
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.Each state also has a state committee, made up of elected committee members as well as ex-officio committee members (usually elected officials and representatives of major constituencies), which in turn elects a chair.^ Elected members of the Executive Committee shall be elected: .
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^ Each state also has a state committee, made up of elected committee members as well as ex-officio committee members (usually elected officials and representatives of major constituencies), which in turn elects a chair.
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^ Back up I clearly stated that the German ruling class wanted to turn Russia into a economic colony .
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.County, town, city, and ward committees generally are composed of individuals elected at the local level.^ County, town, city and ward committees generally are composed of individuals elected at the local level.
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^ States are further divided into smaller regions called counties within which cities, towns and villages are incorporated.

^ The Democracy for America (DFA) political action committee generally supports fiscally responsible and socially progressive candidates at all levels of government.
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.State and local committees often coordinate campaign activities within their jurisdiction, oversee local conventions and in some cases primaries or caucuses, and may have a role in nominating candidates for elected office under state law.^ State and local committees often coordinate campaign activities within their jurisdiction, oversee local conventions and in some cases primaries or caucuses, and may have a role in nominating candidates for elected office under state law.
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^ Platt won that nomination at the state convention on May 3rd.
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^ And caucuses usually are a way to nominate state delegates to a state convention, right?
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.Rarely do they have much funding, but in 2005, DNC Chairman Dean began a program (called the "50 State Strategy") of using DNC national funds to assist all state parties and paying for full-time professional staffers.^ The NATIONAL party "DNC" is the arbiter of when it's member states can hold elections.
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^ ASDC Applauds 50 State Strategy .
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^ They had Philosophically superior uses for the funding.
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[12]

Ideology

.Since the 1890s, the Democratic Party has favored "liberal" positions (the term "liberal" in this sense describes social liberalism, not classical liberalism).^ Historians use the term “Democratic Republican Party” to describe this party.
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^ Since the 1890s, the Democratic Party has favored " liberal " positions (the term "liberal" in this sense describes social liberalism , not classical liberalism ).
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^ The Democratic Party's predominant positions since the 1930s have generally been considered liberal .
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.In recent exit polls, the Democratic Party has had broad appeal across all socio-ethno-economic demographics.^ In recent exit polls, the Democratic Party has had broad appeal across all socio-ethno-economic demographics.
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^ But today, as the delegates convene here for their 2008 convention, the Democratic Party has shifted to an economic direction best described as "center left."
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^ WHEREAS , the Blue Tiger community service program of the M ichigan Democratic Party seeks to once again make community service by Democrats an integral part of the activities of all Party organizations; and .
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[13][14][15] .The Democratic Party is currently the nation's largest party.^ The largest national pro-life group within the party is the Democrats for Life .
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^ The Constitution Party is the third largest third party in the nation.

^ Party and approved by the Democratic National Committee .
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.In 2004, roughly 72 million (42.6%) Americans were registered Democrats, compared to 55 million (32.5%) Republicans and 42 million (24.8%) independents.^ Granite 08-24-2008, 03:44 AM The "Big Party" for the Democrats and Republicans known as the conventions kick off on monday.
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^ According to the Gallup Organization: "[B]oth Democrats and Republicans have equal numbers of Americans at the upper end of the educational spectrum - that is, with post graduate degrees..."
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^ Former Democratic Governor of Alabama George Wallace ran on the American Independent Party line.
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[9]
.Historically, the party has favored farmers, laborers, labor unions, and religious and ethnic minorities; it has opposed unregulated business and finance, and favored progressive income taxes.^ Historically, the party has favored farmers, laborers, labor unions, and religious and ethnic minorities; it has opposed unregulated business and finance, and favored progressive income taxes.
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^ Labor party for today, revolutionary party for tomorrow; reform “democratic and trade union” struggle stage today; revolutionary stage tomorrow.
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^ You'll have to pay your own taxes and keep records of your business income and expenses.
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.In foreign policy, internationalism (including interventionism) was a dominant theme from 1913 to the mid-1960s.^ In foreign policy, internationalism (including interventionism) was a dominant theme from 1913 to the mid-1960s.
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^ It has been claimed that one of the motivations for this was to stay Soviet expansionism, and this was to become the dominant focus of American foreign policy after the war and until the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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^ If Iraq again dominates the headlines, Obama’s “anti” stance is likely to win more votes than McCain’s “foreign policy experience but strongly pro-war” stance.
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.In the 1930s, the party began advocating welfare spending programs targeted at the poor.^ In the 1930s, the party began advocating welfare spending programs targeted at the poor.
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^ The party, through former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton , has advocated reforms in the U.N. to halt corruption such as that which afflicted the Oil-for-Food Program .
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^ The Constitution Party advocates phasing out the entire Social Security program, while continuing to meet the obligations already incurred under the system.

.The party had a pro-business wing, typified by Al Smith, and a Southern conservative wing that shrank after President Lyndon B. Johnson supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964.^ Following John F. Kennedy assassination|Kennedy's assassination in 1963, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed under President Lyndon B. Johnson.
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^ President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 .
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^ Johnson as president was independent of both parties.
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.The major influences for liberalism were labor unions (which peaked in the 1936–1952 era), and the African American wing, which has steadily grown since the 1960s.^ The major influences for liberalism were labor unions (which peaked in the 1936–1952 era), and the African American wing, which has steadily grown since the 1960s.
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^ Labor unions, which had been steadily losing membership since the 1960s, found they had also lost political clout inside the Democratic Party: Clinton enacted the NAFTA free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico over the strong objection of these labor unions, much to the disappointment of those on the left of the party.
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^ Labor unions, which had been steadily losing membership since the 1960s, found they had also lost political clout inside the Democratic Party; Clinton enacted the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico over the strong objection of these labor unions, much to the disappointment of those on the left of the party.
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.Since the 1970s, environmentalism has been a major new component.^ Since the 1970s, environmentalism has been a major new component.
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^ New impact craters formed since the 1970s suggest changes to age-estimating models.

.In recent decades, the party has adopted a centrist economic and socially progressive agenda, with the voter base having shifted considerably.^ In recent decades, the party has adopted a centrist economic and more socially progressive agenda, with the voter base having shifted considerably.
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^ But today, as the delegates convene here for their 2008 convention, the Democratic Party has shifted to an economic direction best described as "center left."
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^ The party initially had its base in the Northeast and Midwest, but in recent decades it has increasingly shifted to the inland West and the South.

.Today, Democrats advocate more social freedoms, affirmative action, balanced budget, and a free enterprise system tempered by government intervention (mixed economy).^ Today, Democrats advocate more social freedoms, affirmative action , balanced budget , and a free enterprise system tempered by government intervention ( mixed economy ).
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^ The Party advocates civil liberties , social freedoms, equal rights, equal opportunity , and a free enterprise system tempered by government intervention.
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^ Do democrats have any plan for a balanced budget?
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.The economic policy adopted by the modern Democratic Party, including the former Clinton administration, has been referred to as the "Third Way".[16] The party believes that government should play a role in alleviating poverty and social injustice and use a system of progressive taxation.^ As a democrat I believe in using the system to achieve my political objectives.
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^ The economic policy adopted by the modern Democratic Party, including the former Clinton administration , may also be referred to as the " Third Way ".
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^ The Democratic Party believes that individuals should have a right to privacy .
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.The Democratic Party, once dominant in the Southeastern United States, is now strongest in the Northeast (Mid-Atlantic and New England), Great Lakes region, and the Pacific Coast (including Hawaii).^ The Democratic Party, once dominant in the Southeastern United States , is now strongest in the Northeast ( Mid-Atlantic and New England ), Great Lakes region , and the Pacific Coast (including Hawaii ).
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^ The Democratic Party has been the most important party in United States history.
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^ The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific.
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.The Democrats are also strongest in major cities.^ The Democrats are also strongest in major cities .
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^ Since the 1930s the Democrats have dominated most central cities, the Republicans now dominate rural areas, and the majority of suburbs.
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Liberals

Opinions of liberals in a 2005 Pew Research Center study.
.Social liberals (modern liberals) and progressives constitute roughly half of the Democratic voter base.^ Social liberals , also referred to as progressives or modern liberals, constitute a large part, about 45.6 percent, of the Democratic voter base.
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^ The Liberal Progressive Democrats in America consider Rush to be detrimental to achieving socialism and the welfare state in the USA. They fear him greatly as we saw last week in the Media Matters unsuccessful smear campaign of Rush.
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^ Since the 1890s, the Democratic Party has favored " liberal " positions (the term "liberal" in this sense describes social liberalism , not classical liberalism ).
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.Liberals thereby form the largest united typological demographic within the Democratic base.^ Liberals thereby form the largest united typological demographic within the Democratic base.
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^ Liberals form by far the largest and most influential ideological demographic within the party.
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^ SWP’s substitution for the liberals in the anti-war movement based upon and confined to the bourgeois democratic demands which the bourgeois democrats could not fight for).
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.According to the 2008 exit poll results, liberals constituted 22% of the electorate, and 89% of American liberals favored the candidate of the Democratic Party.^ Granite 08-24-2008, 03:44 AM The "Big Party" for the Democrats and Republicans known as the conventions kick off on monday.
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^ WHEREAS, the M ichigan Democratic Party 2008 Platform sanctions the development of an Employee Bill of Rights precluding so-called right to work laws; and .
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^ The close Democratic race worried party superdelegates, who will play a decisive role in choosing a candidate.
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[17] .White-collar college-educated professionals were mostly Republican until the 1950s; they now compose perhaps the most vital component of the Democratic Party.^ The Democratic-Republican Party: 1792-1824 .
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But for now, I have the Democratic Party, and that's the party I plan to support until they personally screw me over.
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^ The Democratic Party of the 1950s was large and complex.
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[18] .A large majority of liberals favor universal health care, with many supporting a single-payer system.^ Assure comprehensive care for all - through a universal health care system.
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^ She states that doctors prefer single-payer health care.
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^ The party opposes a single-payer universal health care system, believing such a system constitutes " socialized medicine " and is in favor of a personal or employer-based system of insurance, supplemented by Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for the poor.
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.A majority also favor diplomacy over military action, stem cell research, the legalization of same-sex marriage, secular government, stricter gun control, and environmental protection laws as well as the preservation of abortion rights.^ Same-sex marriage is contentious.
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^ Stem cell research .
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^ A majority of liberals favor diplomacy over military action , stem cell research , the legalization of same-sex marriage , secular government, stricter gun control , and environmental protection laws as well as the preservation of abortion rights .
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.Immigration and cultural diversity is deemed positive; liberals favor cultural pluralism, a system in which immigrants retain their native culture in addition to adopting their new culture.^ Immigration and cultural diversity is deemed positive; liberals favor cultural pluralism , a system in which immigrants retain their native culture in addition to adopting their new culture.
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^ Since the 1890s, the Democratic Party has favored " liberal " positions (the term "liberal" in this sense describes social liberalism , not classical liberalism ).
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^ We cannot just go back to 1894 and run that year again with, say, a new electoral system, or a different set of cultural values.
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.They tend to be divided on free trade agreements and organizations such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).^ They tend to be divided on free trade agreements and organizations such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
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^ It also works closely with its neighbors through the Organization of American States and free trade agreements such as the trilateral North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico .
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^ In the 1990s, the Clinton administration and a number of prominent Democrats pushed through a number of agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
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.Most liberals oppose increased military spending and the display of the Ten Commandments in public buildings.^ Most liberals oppose increased military standing and the display of the Ten Commandments in public buildings.
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^ Congress voted for most of the spending increases and tax cuts that Reagan proposed, but not his spending cuts.
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^ Democrats failed to block Reagan's tax cuts and his increases in military spending, but they did keep alive numerous social programs that he tried to cut or eliminate.
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[19]
.This ideological group differs from the traditional organized labor base.^ This ideological group differs from the traditional organized labor base.
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^ But in all cases, labor-based parties were distinctive because of the central importance attributed to their organizational ties with unions, and the priority these were given over relationships with other organized social groups.
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^ The organizational structure of labor-based parties gave a uniquely privileged place to trade unions.
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.According to the Pew Research Center, a plurality of 41% resided in mass affluent households and 49% were college graduates, the highest figure of any typographical group.^ According to the Pew Research Center , a plurality of 41 percent resided in mass affluent households and 49 percent were college graduates, the highest figure of any typographical group.
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^ While 59 percent of Americans say that religion is very important in their lives, only 11 percent of the French, 21 percent of Germans, and 33 percent of Britons do, according to the Pew Research Center.” .
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^ WHEREAS , according to the College Board, the average college student graduates with roughly $20,000 of debt; and .
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.It was also the fastest growing typological group between the late 1990s and early 2000s.^ The private 4-year colleges doubled their average charges for tuition, room, and board between the mid-1980s and the late 1990s.
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^ This was largely the case even as late as when I attended university in the early 1990s and was pretty much the norm for working-class kids in higher education in the 70s.

^ This process was helped by another group called Evangelical Members of the Uniting Church (EMU) ( http://www.emu.asn.au ) which had been formed in the early 1990s as a conservative response to the church's growing progressive stance.
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[19] .Liberals include most of academia[20] and large portions of the professional class.^ Liberals include most of academia and large portion of the professional class.
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^ HOWEVER, I DO feel we MUST include the groups most easily dismissed (ie, ‘rural, working class, downscale families & workers!
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^ Unless you have a pool that includes healthy 20 year olds, the average risk per person-ergo, the average cost per person-is going to be large.
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[13][14][15]

Progressives

.Many progressive Democrats are descendants of the New Left of Democratic presidential candidate Senator George McGovern of South Dakota; others were involved in the presidential candidacies of Vermont Governor Howard Dean and U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio.^ Many Progressive Democrats are descendants of the New Left of Democratic Presidential candidate/Senator George McGovern of South Dakota; others were involved in the presidential candidacies of Vermont Governor Howard Dean and U.S. Rep.
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^ Many progressive Democrats are descendants of the New Left of Democratic presidential candidate Senator George McGovern of South Dakota; others were involved in the presidential candidacies of Vermont Governor Howard Dean and U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio ; still others are disaffected former members of the Green Party .
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^ President Nixon won reelection in an overwhelming victory over the Democratic party candidate, Senator George S. McGovern of South Dakota.
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.The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is a caucus of progressive Democrats, and is the single largest Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives.^ It is the single largest Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives, although it currently has no members from the Senate.
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^ The Congressional Progressive Caucus or CPC is a caucus of progressive Democrats, along with one independent, in the U.S. Congress .
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^ DC Democrats I have heard the residents of Washington DC call out for a voting representative in the house of representatives and for 2 senators in the senate for YEARS. I have a solution for you in Washington DC to consider.
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.Its members have included Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, John Conyers of Michigan, Jim McDermott of Washington, John Lewis of Georgia, Barbara Lee of California, the late Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota, and Sherrod Brown of Ohio, now a Senator.^ Meanwhile, newly enfranchised Black voters began supporting Democratic candidates at the 80-90-percent levels, producing Democratic leaders such as Julian Bond and John Lewis of Georgia, and Barbara Jordan of Texas.
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^ Featured • Healthcare Health Care Reform; Senator Jim DeMint; Senator John Ensign; Constitution; unconstitutional .
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^ Whether you are from Maine or Michigan or California or Georgia, you can read the same websites and see the same podcasts.
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.America Votes and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights are liberal umbrella organizations that push for progressive causes.^ We call for the abolition of the Civil Service system, which is perceived to confer on government employees a "property right" regarding their jobs.

^ Integration and the civil rights movement caused enormous controversy in the white South, with many attacking it as a violation of states' rights.
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^ I'm the first to say that progressives throughout history have been instrumental in defining and maintaining civil rights.
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Libertarians and civil libertarians

.Some libertarians also support the Democratic Party because Democratic positions on such issues as civil rights and separation of church and state are more closely aligned to their own than the positions of the Republican Party.^ Some Democrats take other positions on these issues.
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^ The Democratic Party has such an amazing history.
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^ I support the Democratic party.
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.They oppose gun control, the "War on Drugs," protectionism, corporate welfare, government debt, and an interventionist foreign policy.^ They oppose gun control, the " War on Drugs ," protectionism , corporate welfare , government debt, and an interventionist foreign policy.
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^ They oppose gun control, the " War on Drugs ", protectionism , corporate welfare , governmental borrowing, and an interventionist foreign policy.
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^ They oppose the "War on Drugs", protectionism, corporate welfare, immigration restrictions, governmental borrowing, and the USA being the world's police officer.
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.The Democratic Freedom Caucus is an organized group of this faction.^ The Democratic Freedom Caucus is an organized group of this faction.
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^ The pro-life faction in the Party is represented by groups such as Democrats for Life of America while the pro-choice faction is represented by groups such as EMILY's List .
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^ The organizational shakeup also reflects a move away from MoveOn.org, the influential activist group that relies on money from small donors, and back toward the Democratic establishment.
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.Some civil libertarians also support the party because of their support of habeas corpus for unlawful combatants, opposition to torture of suspected terrorists, extraordinary rendition, warrantless wiretapping, indefinite detention without trial or charge, the Patriot Act, the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and what they see as the erosion of the protections of the Bill of Rights.^ They want “liberty” but support warrantless wiretaps.
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^ Guantanamo Bay), can file habeas corpus in civilian American courts.
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^ I support most of the provisions in the Patriot Act.
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Conservatives

.The Pew Research Center has stated that conservative Democrats represent 15% of registered voters and 14% of the general electorate.^ Each state has at least 3 electoral votes (one for each member of the House of Representatives, which is based on a percentage of population with no fewer than one, and one for each Senator, every state automatically has two Senators).
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^ Letting them re-caucus would allow the vote in that state more accuartely represent the voters.
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^ The political center of gravity in the nation moved to the right, without any real fight or plan by the Democrats, and the Democratic Party moved to the right in the electoral arena.
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[19] .In the House of Representatives, the Blue Dog Coalition, a caucus of fiscal and social conservatives and moderates forms part of the Democratic Party's current faction of conservative Democrats.^ In the House, they form the Blue Dog Democrats caucus of fiscal and social conservatives and moderates, primarily southerners, willing to broker compromises with the Republican leadership.
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^ The Republican Party includes fiscal conservatives , social conservatives , and libertarians .
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^ Currently, the Democratic Party is the minority party in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives.

.They have acted as a unified voting bloc in the past, giving its forty plus members some ability to change legislation and broker compromises with the Republican Party's leadership.^ In her youth she was a member of the Republican party and then changed sides.
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^ Republican Party : 49 members.
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^ Republican Party : 202 members.
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.Historically, southern Democrats were generally much more ideologically conservative.^ By the end of the 1990s these Democratic factional divisions were much less pronounced, largely because Republicans had replaced Democrats in many conservative southern districts.
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^ The term is not generally used to describe those southern whites who permanently changed party affiliation from Democratic to Republican during the Reagan administration.
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^ In the House, they form the Blue Dog Democrats caucus of fiscal and social conservatives and moderates, primarily southerners, willing to broker compromises with the Republican leadership.
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.In 1972, the last year that a sizable number of conservatives dominated the southern wing of the Democratic Party, the American Conservative Union gave higher ratings to most southern Democratic Senators and Congressmen than it did to Republicans.^ Hell, for the most of the late 19th century in the 20th, Republicans were the dominant party of Americans.
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^ In the 1980s, the Republican Party was more strongly conservative than before.
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^ Most southern Congressmen were conservative Democrats, however, and they usually worked with conservative Republicans.
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.Today, some Democrats are classified as 'conservatives' based on their socially conservative views to the right of the national party, even though their overall viewpoint is generally more liberal than that of conservative Democrats in the past.^ Are sexually conservative countries more prone to sexual obsession than liberal countries?
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^ While some of these pro-life Democrats are more conservative than most Democrats in general, most are centrists or liberals in keeping with the majority of the Democratic Party on other issues.
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^ I am of course liberal on more issues than not.
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Centrists

.Though centrist Democrats differ on a variety of issues, they typically foster a mix of political views and ideas.^ Not where they stand on a political issue.
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^ Though centrist Democrats differ on a variety of issues, they typically foster a mix of political views and ideas.
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^ Just last month he had two guys on both screaming for impeachment, even though most democrats know what an idiotic idea it is.
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.Compared to other Democratic factions, they tend to be supportive of the use of military force, including the war in Iraq, and are more willing to reduce government welfare, as indicated by their support for welfare reform and tax cuts.^ Senator that didn't support the war on Iraq).
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^ Democrats generally support more government spending on social services while spending less on the military.
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^ Compared to other Democratic factions, they're mostly more supportive of the use of military force, including the war in Iraq, and are more willing to reduce government welfare, as indicated by their support for welfare reform and tax cuts .
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.One of the most influential factions is the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), a nonprofit organization that advocates centrist positions for the party.^ One of the most influential factions is the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), an influential non-profit organization that advocates centrist positions for the party.
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^ When the DLC attempted to move the Democratic agenda in favor of more centrist positions, prominent Democrats from both the centrist and conservative factions (such as Terry McAuliffe ) assumed leadership of the party and its direction.
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^ Citing sources citation needed ]] When the Democratic Leadership Council attempted to move the Democratic agenda in favor of more centrist positions, prominent Democrats from both the centrist and conservative factions (such as Terry McAuliffe ) assumed leadership of the party and its direction.
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.The DLC hails President Bill Clinton as proof of the viability of "Third Way" politicians and a DLC success story.^ The DLC hails President Bill Clinton as proof of the viability of " Third Way " politicians and a DLC success story.
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^ The DLC hails President Bill Clinton as proof of the viability of third way politicians and a DLC success story.
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^ Dear Bill: We loved Bill Clinton as president.

Former Representative Harold Ford, Jr. of Tennessee is its current chairman. .Centrist Democrats form the New Democrat Coalition in the House of Representatives and Senate.^ Each state has at least 3 electoral votes (one for each member of the House of Representatives, which is based on a percentage of population with no fewer than one, and one for each Senator, every state automatically has two Senators).
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^ Democratic senators and representatives were scrambling to find a way to push reforms forward, though many admitted that the health care bill was essentially dead.
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^ DC Democrats I have heard the residents of Washington DC call out for a voting representative in the house of representatives and for 2 senators in the senate for YEARS. I have a solution for you in Washington DC to consider.
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Voter base

Professionals

.Professionals, those who have a college education and whose work revolves around the conceptualization of ideas, have supported the Democratic Party by a slight majority since 2000. Between 1988 and 2000, professionals favored Democrats by a 12-percentage point margin.^ Between 1988 and 2000, professionals favored Democrats by a 12 percentage point margin.
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^ I support the Democratic party.
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^ Professionals, those who have a college education and whose work revolves around the conceptualization of ideas, have supported the Democratic Party by a slight majority since 2000.
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.While the professional class was once a stronghold of the Republican Party, it has become increasingly split between the two parties, leaning in favor of the Democratic Party.^ My party is not what the Republican Party has become.
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^ This split, between the Jackson camp of the Democratic-Republicans and the Adams camp, gave birth to the two new parties.
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^ The Democratic-Republican Party: 1792-1824 .
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.The increasing support for Democratic candidates among professionals may be traced to the prevalence of social liberal values among this group.^ The increasing support for Democratic candidates among professionals may be traced to the prevalence of social liberal values among this group.
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^ Since the 1890s, the Democratic Party has favored " liberal " positions (the term "liberal" in this sense describes social liberalism , not classical liberalism ).
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^ In the election of 1872 the Liberal Republicans picked as its nominee the newspaper editor Horace Greeley for president, but although he was also the nominee of the Democratic party, he was defeated by Grant, the Republican candidate.
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.Professionals, who are, roughly speaking, college-educated producers of services and ideas, used to be the most staunchly Republican of all occupational groups...^ Professionals, who are, roughly speaking, college-educated producers of services and ideas, used to be the most staunchly Republican of all occupational groups...
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^ Now the people who are thus carried away by the illusions of glory are unquestionably the most cold and calculating, the most unmilitary, if I may so speak, and the most prosaic of all the nations of the earth.
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^ First of all, electoral college counts based on the most recent polls are close.
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now chiefly working for large corporations and bureaucracies rather than on their own, and heavily influenced by the environmental, civil-rights, and feminist movements — began to vote Democratic. .In the four elections from 1988 to 2000, they backed Democrats by an average of 52 percent to 40 percent.^ In the four elections from 1988 to 2000, they backed Democrats by an average of 52 percent to 40 percent.|John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira, The American Prospect , June 19, 2007 A study on the political attitudes of medical students , for example, found that "U.S. medical students are considerably more likely to be liberal than conservative and are more likely to be liberal than are other young U.S. adults.
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^ After 1860, however, they won all the presidential elections except those of 1884 and 1892, when Grover Cleveland, the Democratic candidate, was chosen.
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^ Between 1988 and 2000, professionals favored Democrats by a 12 percentage point margin.
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.A study on the political attitudes of medical students, for example, found that "U.S. medical students are considerably more likely to be liberal than conservative and are more likely to be liberal than are other young U.S. adults.^ Conservative Republicans are three times more likely than liberal Democrats to have nightmares, a new study found.
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^ I am of course liberal on more issues than not.
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^ I do like Buchanan, but not more than Baldwin.
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.Future U.S. physicians may be more receptive to liberal messages than conservative ones, and their political orientation may profoundly affect their health system attitudes."^ Future U.S. physicians may be more receptive to liberal messages than conservative ones, and their political orientation may profoundly affect their health system attitudes."
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^ Are sexually conservative countries more prone to sexual obsession than liberal countries?
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^ Social scientists, such as Brett O'Bannon of DePauw University , have claimed that the "liberal" opinions of professors seem to have little, if any, effect on the political orientation of students.
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[22] .Similar results are found for professors, who are more strongly inclined towards liberalism and the Democratic Party than other occupational groups.^ More have voted for her than any other candidate in Democratic primaries.
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^ I am of course liberal on more issues than not.
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^ Republicans who have infiltrated the Democratic Party.
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[20] .The Democratic Party also has strong support among scientists, with 55% identifying as Democrats, 32% as Independents, and 6% as Republicans and 52% identifying as liberal, 35% as moderate, and 9% as conservative.^ I support the Democratic party.
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^ Liberal/Centrist Conservatives will support Giuliani.
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^ The Democratic-Republican Party: 1792-1824 .
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[23]

Academia

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.Academics, intellectuals and the highly educated overall constitute an important part of the Democratic voter base.^ Academics, intellectuals and the highly educated overall constitute an important part of the Democratic voter base.
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^ The groups Democrats were successfully able to court in 2008, including Hispanics, single women, Asians and youth voters, are a growing part of a electorate, said [Stan] Greenberg, while the base voters Republicans have depended on have become a proportionately smaller part of it.
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^ But while workers and their unions did become an important part of the New Deal coalition, they did not acquire a uniquely privileged position within the Democratic party.
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.Academia in particular tends to be progressive.^ Academia in particular tends to be progressive .
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.In a 2005 survey, nearly 72% of full-time faculty members identified as liberal, while 15% identified as conservative.^ In a 2005 survey, nearly 72% of full-time faculty members identified as liberal, while 15% identified as conservative.
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^ I guess he's never seen the Pew survey report that shows that only 9% of all scientists identify themselves as conservative, and only 6% are Republicans.
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^ Another survey by UCLA conducted in 2001/02, found 47.6% of professors identifying as liberal, 34.3% as moderate, and 18% as conservative.
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.The social sciences and humanities were the most liberal disciplines while business was the most conservative.^ The social sciences and humanities were the most liberal disciplines while business was the most conservative .
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^ And finally, McCain is far better than Clinton in capturing the two most important voting blocs: the independents and the moderates (conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans).
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^ While some of these pro-life Democrats are more conservative than most Democrats in general, most are centrists or liberals in keeping with the majority of the Democratic Party on other issues.
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.Male professors at more advanced stages of their careers as well as those at elite institutions tend be the most liberal.^ Male professors at more advanced stages of their careers as well as those at elite institutions tend be the most liberal.
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^ Those that demand it the most tend to be the ones that deserve it the least, don't you think?
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^ Most of the members in this faction tend to identify more with the progressive faction of the party.
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[20] .Another survey by UCLA conducted in 2001/02, found 47.6% of professors identifying as liberal, 34.3% as moderate, and 18% as conservative.^ Another survey by UCLA conducted in 2001/02, found 47.6% of professors identifying as liberal, 34.3% as moderate, and 18% as conservative.
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^ And finally, McCain is far better than Clinton in capturing the two most important voting blocs: the independents and the moderates (conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans).
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^ In a 2005 survey, nearly 72% of full-time faculty members identified as liberal, while 15% identified as conservative.
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[24] .Percentages of professors who identified as liberal ranged from 49% in business to over 80% in political science and the humanities.^ The social sciences and humanities were the most liberal disciplines while business was the most conservative .
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^ Percentages of professors who identified as liberal ranged from 49% in business to over 80% in political science and the humanities.
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^ Social scientists, such as Brett O'Bannon of DePauw University , have claimed that the "liberal" opinions of professors seem to have little, if any, effect on the political orientation of students.
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[20] .Social scientists, such as Brett O'Bannon of DePauw University, have claimed that the "liberal" opinions of professors seem to have little, if any, effect on the political orientation of students.^ Social scientists, such as Brett O'Bannon of DePauw University , have claimed that the "liberal" opinions of professors seem to have little, if any, effect on the political orientation of students.
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^ American students at the Lenin University, I welcome your attendance at these classes on Psycho-politics.
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^ Democratic Party ; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines) ; 1963-1969 ; 1968 ; Political and social views ; Politics, Practical ; Protest movements ; Public opinion ; Student movements PDF IMAGES .
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[25][26] .Whether or not that is true, some conservatives and Republicans complain they are offended and even threatened by the liberal atmosphere of college campuses.^ Whether it be conservative or liberal.
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^ Whether or not that is true, some conservatives and Republicans complain they are offended and even threatened by the liberal atmosphere of college campuses.
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^ And finally, McCain is far better than Clinton in capturing the two most important voting blocs: the independents and the moderates (conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans).
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.As of July 2008 the Students for Academic Freedom arm of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a conservative organization, posted a list of 440 student complaints, most of which pertain to perceived liberal bias of college professors (Abuse Center).^ As of July 2008 the " Students for Academic Freedom " a national coalition of (mostly conservative) student organizations, posted a list of 440 student complaints, most of which pertain to perceived liberal bias of college professors ( Abuse Center ).
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^ Whether or not that is true, some conservatives and Republicans complain they are offended and even threatened by the liberal atmosphere of college campuses.
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^ Social scientists, such as Brett O'Bannon of DePauw University , have claimed that the "liberal" opinions of professors seem to have little, if any, effect on the political orientation of students.
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.Some attribute the liberal inclination of American professors to the more liberal outlook of the highly educated.^ The liberal inclination of American professors is attributed by some to the liberal outlook of the highly educated.
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^ The bottom-up initiative aims to bring a more international perspective to the party's work and combat anti-Americanism among some members back home.
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^ While some of these pro-life Democrats are more conservative than most Democrats in general, most are centrists or liberals in keeping with the majority of the Democratic Party on other issues.
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[25]
.Those with graduate education, have become increasingly Democratic beginning in the 1992,[27] 1996,[27] 2000,[13] 2004,[14] and 2008[28] elections.^ Since the start of involvement of the DLC in 1992, the Democratic Party has not won control of either house of congress in an election.
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^ There is no official color, but since election night 2000 blue has become the identification color of the Democratic Party for maps, while the red has become the color of the Republicans.
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^ Tuesday 29th January 2008: Florida holds its Democratic and Republican primary elections.
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.Intellectualism, the tendency to constantly reexamine issues, or in the words of Edwards Shields, the "penetration beyond the screen of immediate concrete experience," has also been named as an explanation why academia is strongly democratic and liberal.^ Intellectualism, that is the tendency to constantly reexamine issues, or in the words of Edwards shields, the "penetration beyond the screen of immediate concrete experience," have also been named as an explanation why the academy is strongly democratic and liberal.
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^ Similar results are found for professors, who are more strongly inclined towards liberalism and the Democratic Party than other occupational groups.
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^ In fact, it's a big reason why a lot of Democrats, including most of the liberal intelligencia, favor Obama.
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[29][30]
.Although Democrats are well-represented at the postgraduate level, self-identified Republicans are more likely to have attained a 4-year college degree.^ Obama wins Democratic nomination = 4 more years of Republican rule.
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^ Although Democrats are well represented at the post graduate level, self-identified Republicans appear to dominate among those who have, at the least, attained a 4-year college degree.
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^ Clinton: [He] has said in the last week that he really liked the ideas of the Republicans over the last 10 to 15 years, and we can give you the exact quote.
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.The trends for the years 1955 through 2004 are shown by gender in the graphs below, reproduced with permission from Democrats and Republicans — Rhetoric and Reality, a book published in 2008 by Joseph Fried.[25] These results are based on surveys conducted by the National Election Studies, supported by the National Science Foundation.^ These results are based on surveys conducted by the National Election Studies, supported by the National Science Foundation.
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^ This trend is depicted in the following graph from the book, Democrats and Republicans — Rhetoric and Reality.
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^ The trends for the years 1955 through 2004 are shown by gender in the graphs below, reproduced with permission from Democrats and Republicans — Rhetoric and Reality , a book published in 2008 by Joseph Fried.
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Youth

.Studies have shown that younger voters tend to vote mostly for Democratic candidates in recent years.^ Studies have shown that younger voters tend to vote mostly for Democratic candidates in recent years.
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^ Vietnamese Americans and Filipino Americans still vote mostly Republican (though this has lessened recently), while Chinese Americans , Indian Americans , Korean Americans , Japanese Americans , Southeast Asian Americans other than Vietnamese (especially Hmong Americans , Cambodian Americans , and Laotian Americans ,) and Pacific Islander Americans have voted mostly Democratic.
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^ I've voted for Democrats now for almost 45 years.

.Despite supporting Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, the young have voted in favor of the Democratic presidential candidate in every election since Bill Clinton in 1992, and are more likely to identify as liberals than the general population.^ More have voted for her than any other candidate in Democratic primaries.
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^ You guys are sounding more and more like George W. Bush in 2000.
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^ Bill Clinton and George W Bush continued the tradition of pardoning Turkeys.
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[32] .In the 2004 presidential election, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry received 54% of the vote from voters of the age group 18–29, while Republican George W. Bush received 45% of the vote from the same age group.^ In 2004 , President George W. Bush won reelection , defeating the Democratic nominee, Senator John Kerry .
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^ Heck, let's do the same for the presidential election.
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^ Senator John Kerry , Democratic presidential candidate in 2004, did not support same-sex marriage.
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.In the 2006 midterm elections, the Democrats received 60% of the vote from the same age group.^ Midterm election of 2006.
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^ In the 2006 midterm elections, the Democrats received 60% of the vote from the same age group, while the Republicans only received 38%.
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^ In the 2004 presidential election , Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry received 54% of the vote from voters of the age group 18–29, while Republican George W. Bush received 45% of the vote from the same age group.
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[14][15] .Polls suggest that younger voters tend to be more liberal than the general population and have more liberal views than the public on same-sex marriage and universal healthcare, helping Barack Obama carry 66% of their votes in 2008.^ The Union vote tends to be more protectionist than centrists in the party.
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^ At 44, she is a generation younger than Sen.
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^ Are they more likely to vote for Obama than you?
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.The Young Democrats of America are an affiliated organization of members of the party younger than 36 that advocates for youth issues and works for youth voter turnout.^ The DNC sponsors the College Democrats of America (CDA), a student-outreach organization with the goal of training and engaging a new generation of Democratic activists.
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^ However, any future changes in the party composition in the Senate during the 110th Congress would not change Democratic control of the Senate due to the organizing resolutions agreed to at the beginning of the session.
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^ In the Democratic party, high-ranking party members known superdelegates each receive one vote in at the convention.
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Labor

.Since the 1930s, a critical component of the Democratic Party coalition has been organized labor.^ Since the 1930s, a critical component of the Democratic Party coalition has been organized labor .
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^ However, any future changes in the party composition in the Senate during the 110th Congress would not change Democratic control of the Senate due to the organizing resolutions agreed to at the beginning of the session.
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^ WHEREAS , the Blue Tiger community service program of the M ichigan Democratic Party seeks to once again make community service by Democrats an integral part of the activities of all Party organizations; and .
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.Labor unions supply a great deal of the money, grass roots political organization, and voting base of support for the party.^ Workers were also the most important source of support for labor-based parties.
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^ Labor-based Parties .
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^ Labor supplies a great deal of the money, grass roots political organization and base of support for the party.
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.Democrats are far more likely to be represented by unions, although union membership has declined, in general, during the last few decades.^ Democrats are far more likely to be represented by unions, although union membership has declined, in general, during the last few decades.
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^ The historic decline in union membership over the past half century has been accompanied by a growing disparity between public sector and private sector union membership percentages.
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^ Democrats generally support a more progressive tax structure to provide more services and reduce injustice.
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.This trend is depicted in the following graph from the book, Democrats and Republicans — Rhetoric and Reality.[33] It is based on surveys conducted by the National Election Studies (NES).^ These results are based on surveys conducted by the National Election Studies, supported by the National Science Foundation.
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^ This trend is depicted in the following graph from the book, Democrats and Republicans — Rhetoric and Reality.
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^ It is based on surveys conducted by the National Election Studies (NES).
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Fig 109 - does someone in house belong to union.JPG
.The historic decline in union membership over the past half century has been accompanied by a growing disparity between public sector and private sector union membership percentages.^ The historic decline in union membership over the past half century has been accompanied by a growing disparity between public sector and private sector union membership percentages.
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^ At the distance of half a century from the beginning of the great conflict vast sums are still paid in pensions to the disabled survivors and the dependents of deceased Union soldiers.
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^ Democrats are far more likely to be represented by unions, although union membership has declined, in general, during the last few decades.
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.The three most significant labor groupings in the Democratic coalition today are the AFL-CIO and Change to Win labor federations, as well as the National Education Association, a large, unaffiliated teachers' union.^ The three most significant labor groupings in the Democratic coalition today are the AFL-CIO and Change to Win labor federations , as well as the National Education Association , a large, unaffiliated teachers' union.
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^ Body contact and expression In most regions of the U.S., public display of affection, as well as significant expression of emotion, was historically disapproved of and discouraged, prior to the mid-20th century.

^ Well, according to stricter new federal disclosure rules, the National Education Association (NEA), the country's largest teachers union, gave $65 million (out of a total budget of $341 million) in contributions to politically liberal groups last year, among other things.
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.Both the AFL-CIO and Change to Win have identified their top legislative priority for 2007 as passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.^ Both the AFL-CIO and Change to Win have identified their top legislative priority for 2007 as passage of the Employee Free Choice Act .
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^ During this period both agriculture and labor were basically changed through such legislation as the Agricultural Adjustment Acts, passed in 1933 and 1938, and the National Labor Relations Act, passed in 1935.
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^ WHEREAS, the Employee Free Choice Act has been introduced in the U.S. Congress in order to restore workers freedom to join a union; and .
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.Other important issues for labor unions include supporting industrial policy (including protectionism) that sustains unionized manufacturing jobs, raising the minimum wage and promoting broad social programs such as Social Security and universal health care.^ Social Security was not universal when it first passed.
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^ But when it comes to social programs, we insist on protectionism.
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^ Even if the U.S. were to socialize all health care.
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Working class

American social classes
.While the American working class has lost much of its political strength with the decline of labor unions,[34] it remains a stronghold of the Democratic Party and continues as an essential part of the Democratic base.^ Thus the labor party remains a reformist party.
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^ While the American working class has lost much of its political strength with the decline of labor unions , it remains a stronghold of the Democratic Party and continues as an essential part of the Democratic base.
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^ "Broad-based political parties supply an essential coherence and flexibility to the American political scene.
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.Today, roughly a third of the American public is estimated to be working class with around 52% being either members of the working or lower classes.^ Today roughly a third of the American public is estimated to be working class with around 52 percent being either members of the working or lower classes .
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^ He concluded that Reagan Democrats no longer saw Democrats as champions of their middle class aspirations, but instead saw it as being a party working primarily for the benefit of others, especially African Americans and the very poor.
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^ The bottom-up initiative aims to bring a more international perspective to the party's work and combat anti-Americanism among some members back home.
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[35][36] .Yet, as those with lower socioeconomic status are less likely to vote, the working and lower classes are underrepresented in the electorate.^ Yet, as those with lower socioeconomic status are less likely to vote, the working and lower classes are underrepresented in the electorate.
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^ It seems like the current system doesn't work because it is fueled not by the nations' best interest but rather those of the people in power.
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^ Providers who adopt best practices and achieve lower complication and readmission rates will be rewarded and those who do not measure up will be paid less.
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.The working class is largely distinguished by highly routinized and closely supervised work.^ The working class is largely distinguished by highly routinized and closely supervised work.
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^ The American working class is highly organized by a highly organized economy and integrated production methods.
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^ The Democratic base currently consists of a large number of well-educated and relatively affluent liberals as well as those in the socially more conservative working class.
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.It consists mainly of clerical and blue-collar workers.^ It consists mainly of clerical and blue-collar workers .
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^ I suppose they are tired of being at the mercy of blue collar workers that can swing.
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^ DNC to blue-collar workers, the elderly, caregivers, Hispanics, the LGBT community, and especially women.
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[35] .Even though most in the working class are able to afford an adequate standard of living, high economic insecurity and possible personal benefit from an extended social safety net, make the majority of working class person left-of-center on economic issues.^ Even though most in the working class are able afford an adequate standard of living, high economic insecurity and possible personal benefit from an extended social safety net, make the majority of working class person left-of-center on economic issues.
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^ Though I'm definitely left of center for this blog.
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^ Major newspapers also maintained sites on the Internet, in most cases making daily content available without charge to online readers.
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.Most working class Democrats differ from most liberals, however, in their more socially conservative views.^ The social sciences and humanities were the most liberal disciplines while business was the most conservative .
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^ Most southern Congressmen were conservative Democrats, however, and they usually worked with conservative Republicans.
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^ Most working class Democrats differ from most liberals, however, in their more socially conservative views.
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.Working class Democrats tend to be more religious and likely to belong to an ethnic minority.^ Working class Democrats tend to be more religious and likely to belong to an ethnic minority.
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^ PM EST The democrats are going to need more money than that if they have a candidate like Obama.
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^ Jewish American communities tend to be a stronghold for the Democratic Party, with more than 70% of Jewish voters having cast their ballots for the Democrats in the 2004 and 2006 elections.
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.Socially conservative and disadvantaged Democrats are among the least educated and lowest earning ideological demographics.^ Socially conservative and disadvantaged Democrats are among the least educated and lowest earning ideological demographics.
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^ In the House, they form the Blue Dog Democrats caucus of fiscal and social conservatives and moderates, primarily southerners, willing to broker compromises with the Republican leadership.
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^ Together socially conservative and the financially disadvantaged comprised roughly 54% of the Democratic base.
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.In 2005, only 15% had a college degree, compared to 27% at the national average and 49% of liberals, respectively.^ In 2005, only 15% had a college degree, compared to 27% at the national average and 49% of liberals, respectively.
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^ For private 4-year colleges, tuition, room, and board for the 1999–2000 academic year averaged about $20,800, compared with about $8265 at public 4-year colleges.
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^ More than 25% of the population held a bachelor's degree or higher in the late 1990s; over 40% of Asian-Americans were college graduates, but only about 15% of African-Americans and 11% of Hispanics.
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.Together socially conservative and the financially disadvantaged comprised roughly 54% of the Democratic base.^ The southern Democrats were more conservative in fiscal, economic regulation, and social matters.
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^ The Democratic party may have developed a quasi-social democratic tincture, but it did not become a labor-based party.
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^ The Northeast was conservative in politics and social life; financial and political power in the section was held by the manufacturing and mercantile classes.
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[19] .The continued importance of the working class votes manifests itself in recent CNN exit polls, which shows that the majority of those with low incomes and little education vote for the Democratic Party.^ The continued importance of the working class votes manifests itself in recent CNN exit polls, which shows that the majority of those with low incomes and little education vote for the Democratic Party.
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^ State and National Parties shall act affirmatively to develop and implement appropriate education, training, fundraising and outreach programs directed at low- and moderate-income Democrats and shall implement rules, and regulations of the Party in their most constructive interpretation to effect increased participation and representation by people of low and moderate income.
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^ WHEREAS, the M ichigan Democratic Party 2008 Platform sanctions the development of an Employee Bill of Rights precluding so-called right to work laws; and .
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[13][14][15]

Women and marital status

.Although the "gender gap" has varied over many years, women of all ages are more likely than men to identify as Democrats.^ There were men, and women of all ages, and ethnic backgrounds.
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^ This is after more than 40 years of being a “loyal” Democrat.
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^ That was more than 30 years ago!
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.Recent polls have indicated that 41% of women identify as Democrats while only 25% of women identify as Republicans and 26% as independents, while 32% of men identify as Democrats, 28% as Republicans and 34% as independents.^ Zogby found in June 2007 that 39% of Arab Americans identify as Democrats, 26% as Republicans, and 28% as independents .
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^ And finally, McCain is far better than Clinton in capturing the two most important voting blocs: the independents and the moderates (conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans).
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^ A March 2003 CBS News poll taken a few days before the invasion of Iraq found that 34% of Democrats would support it without United Nations backing, 51% would support it only with its backing, and 14% would not support it at all.
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.Among ethnic minorities, women also are more likely than males to identify as Democrats.^ Working class Democrats tend to be more religious and likely to belong to an ethnic minority.
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^ I do like Buchanan, but not more than Baldwin.
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^ This finding also goes along with previous work that shows women use intensifying words more than men and that this marks women and their language as powerless.
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.Also Americans living with a domestic partner, are single, are separated but not divorced, or are divorced are more likely than others to vote Democratic.^ More have voted for her than any other candidate in Democratic primaries.
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^ Are they more likely to vote for Obama than you?
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^ Then, she'd have to get more votes than the other candidates.
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.Again women in these categories are more likely than males in these categories to vote Democratic.^ More have voted for her than any other candidate in Democratic primaries.
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^ Are they more likely to vote for Obama than you?
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^ Then, she'd have to get more votes than the other candidates.
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[37] .The National Federation of Democratic Women is an affiliated organization meant to advocate for women's issues.^ Section 2 shall be certified by the President of the National Federation of Democratic Women; .
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^ The argument of the advocates of “norming” is “one nation, one vote.” That sounds very democratic: Who could object to that?
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^ Recognized Democratic Party organizations in areas not entitled to vote in Presidential elections may elect such voting delegates to National Conventions as the Democratic National Committee provides in the Call to the Convention.
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.National women's organizations that often support Democratic candidates are Emily's List and the National Organization for Women.^ Related Posts: Michigan and Florida Democrat Delegates Still in Question (includes link to pledge signed by Democratic candidates) Florida Democrats Select Delegates for National Convention Digg !

^ Presidential candidates for the Democratic Party's nomination; they do not vote for delegates to the National Convention.
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^ Our candidates are free to support or oppose the Electoral College system, as this system has not been shown to either uphold or denigrate democratic principles, the values of a free society, or anything that opposes these.
  • Constitution | United States Pirate Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.pirate-party.us [Source type: Original source]

LGBT Americans

.Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans typically vote Democratic in national elections within the 70-77% range, according to national media exit polling.^ Democratic vote in elections for office of the President, and .
  • Charter and The Bylaws of the Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.cftech.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The NEA gave $15,000 to the Human Rights Campaign, which lobbies for "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equal rights."
  • Teachers' Pets - The New Editor 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.theneweditor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ WHEREAS, each year in June marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion that gave birth to the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights movement and all those committed to justice and equality celebrate during the month of June the notable achievements and outstanding service that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans make to our great state and nation.
  • Michigan Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.michigandems.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In heavily gay precincts in large cities across the nation, the average was higher, ranging from 85-94%.^ Statler N Waldorf writes: Unless the risk is distributed evenly across a large enough a number of participants, the risk per participant will be so high that the average cost per participant will be astronomical.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Opt Me Out of Public Option Purism 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Unless the risk is distributed evenly across a large enough a number of participants, the risk per participant will be so high that the average cost per participant will be astronomical.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Opt Me Out of Public Option Purism 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WHEREAS , the State of M ichigan s unemployment rate is above the national average and a large number are non-represented employees, and the non-represented employee makes up a large portion of the taxpaying middle class; and .
  • Michigan Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.michigandems.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This trend has continued since 1996 when Bill Clinton won 71% of the LGBT vote compared to Bob Doles 16% and 13% for others.^ Is McCain getting the GOP nomination comparable to Bob Dole in 1996?
  • What is Huckabee after? (Wizbang) 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Feinstein: Clinton won popular vote .
  • POLITICO Forums:Congress: Feinstein: Clinton won popular vote - POLITICO.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC dyn.politico.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even though she has not thrown her support to either candidate, she does plan to vote for Clinton at the convention because Clinton won the California primary.

.In 2000 Al Gore won 70% to George W. Bush's 25% with 5% for others, in 2004 John Kerry won 77% to George W. Bush's 23% and in 2008 Barack Obama won 70% to John McCain's 27% with 3% to others.^ Januar 2008 - 23:25 Uhr: .
  • Wahlrecht.de Forum: Archiv bis 05. M�rz 2008 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.wahlrecht.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ George Bush is just as much a New Dealer as John Kerry.
  • The Great Republic: Presidents and States of the United States 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Barack Obama 2008 .
  • College Democrats of America | Hillary Clinton 2008 Supporters – United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC partybuilder.collegedems.com [Source type: Original source]

.Patrick Egan, a professor of politics at New York University specializing in LGBT voting patterns, calls this a "remarkable continuity."^ A 60-40 split and less in female votes does not really support the idea that this is a new and scary kind of politics.
  • Stupor Tuesday (TX/OH/RI/VT) [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The enmity between Hamilton and his longtime political enemy Burr grew worse during the 1804 campaign for governor of New York.
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^ In the election of 1848 the Free-Soilers drew away a sufficient number of votes from the Democratic party in New York State to enable Taylor to win the state and the election.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Saying "about three-fourths vote Democratic and one-fourth Republican from year to year."^ Obama had this to say about his vote on Iraq...
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The ones OBAMA and the Democrats voted AGAINST… .
  • Big Dogs House » Blog Archive » Why Government Can’t Run Health Care 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.onebigdog.net [Source type: Original source]

^ According to Hallmark , one the largest manufacturers of greeting cards, 85 percent of Americans say they are sending cards this year.
  • Susan Says 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cs.sbtv.com [Source type: General]

[38] .Notable LGBT Democrats include activist Harvey Milk and current Representatives Barney Frank of Massachusetts, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, and Jared Polis of Colorado.^ It is the single largest Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives, although it currently has no members from the Senate.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Currently, the Democratic Party is the minority party in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives.

^ Currently, the Democratic Party is the minority party in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives .
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

.The National Stonewall Democrats are an LGBT advocacy group associated with the Democratic Party.^ The largest national pro-life group within the party is the Democrats for Life .
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Party and approved by the Democratic National Committee .
  • Charter and The Bylaws of the Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.cftech.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Democratic Party is currently the nation's largest party.
  • U.s._democratic_party encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 20 September 2009 5:48 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: Original source]

.The LGBT Equality Caucus is a congressional caucus of 76 Democrats and 1 Republican that work and advocate for LGBT rights within the House of Representatives.^ The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is a caucus of progressive Democrats, and is the single largest Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives.
  • U.s._democratic_party encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 20 September 2009 5:48 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Since 1995, the Republicans have held majorities in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, except for brief periods of Democratic Party majority in the Senate from January 3-20, 2001 and from June 6, 2001 to November 12, 2002.

^ WHEREAS, the M ichigan Democratic Party 2008 Platform sanctions the development of an Employee Bill of Rights precluding so-called right to work laws; and .
  • Michigan Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.michigandems.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

African Americans

.From the end of the Civil War, African Americans almost unanimously favored the Republican Party due to its overwhelming political and more tangible efforts in achieving abolition, particularly through President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.^ Heres more first for African Americans.
  • The Daily Almanac - July 2006 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC home.earthlink.net [Source type: General]

^ I'm hopeful that November 7 was also a declaration that middle-class Americans won't be taken for granted by either political party.
  • U.S. Democratic Party: News & Videos about U.S. Democratic Party - CNN.com 20 September 2009 5:48 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Funny how in the African American demographic of voters, Obama carries 90% of the margin in his favor.
  • Samuelson: McCain & Obama Ignore Domestic Problems - Robert J. Samuelson - Newsweek.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The south had long been a Democratic stronghold, favoring a state's right to legal slavery.^ Integration and the civil rights movement caused enormous controversy in the white South, with many attacking it as a violation of states' rights.
  • U.S. Democratic Party, history - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Breckenridge, the quasi-third party candidate of southern Democrats, got 18.2% winning 72 electoral votes from several south states.
  • The Republican Party Can Go To Hell !!! 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It also will target independent and GOP women who favor abortion rights, particularly suburban ones in Pennsylvania and other swing states.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

.In addition, the ranks of the fledgling Ku Klux Klan were comprised almost entirely of white Democrats angry over poor treatment by northerners, both perceived and actual.^ At the 1924 Democratic National Convention , a resolution denouncing the white-supremacist Ku Klux Klan was introduced by the Al Smith and Oscar W. Underwood forces in order to embarrass the front-runner, William McAdoo .
  • U.S. Democratic Party, history - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As you can probably tell, I'm frustrated with both parties at this point and I actually think that the political process (in addition to the candidates themselves, and the voters themselves) are to blame.
  • Honest, serious, mature discussion: Is the United States TOO democratic? - Cyburbia Forums | Urban Planning Community 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.cyburbia.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Initially they were the definitive pro-slavery wing of the party, opposed to both the anti-slavery, left-wing early Republicans and the more liberal Northern Democrats.
  • Hillary: Southern Belle 2.0 [Archive] - AppleInsider 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]

.However, as years passed and memories waned, African Americans began drifting to the Democratic Party, as Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal programs gave economic relief to all minorities, including African Americans and Hispanics.^ That's why we had a New Deal, after all.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: Immigration Reform--Posner Comment 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The New Deal was a program of economic regulation and insurance against hardship.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am still a Democrat in the sense that Franklin Roosevelt was.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

.Support for the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s by Democratic presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson and a hard-fought Republican congressional movement, helped give the Democrats even larger support among the African American community, which consistently vote between 85-95% Democratic.^ President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 .
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Civil Rights Movement: 1963-1968 .
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Or do you mean the 1960s Civil Rights Movement...
  • Hillary: Southern Belle 2.0 [Archive] - AppleInsider 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]

.In addition, recent Caribbean and African immigrants have voted solidly Democratic.^ In addition, black voters, following up their major switch to the Democrats in the 1934 elections, voted overwhelmingly for Roosevelt.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And the Chinese immigrant vote (plus their corrupt Norman Hsu money) is still solidly with Hillary.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

.Prominent modern-day African-American Democratic politicians include Jim Clyburn, Maxine Waters, John Lewis, Deval Patrick, Charles Rangel, John Conyers, and the current President of the United States, Barack Obama, who managed to net over 95% of the African American vote in the 2008 election.^ The winner of the 2008 presidential election , Democrat Barack Obama , is the 44th U.S. president .
  • United States @ Top40-Charts.info 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.top40-charts.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many African-Americans are voting for Obama because they want to see an African-American president.
  • Stupor Tuesday (TX/OH/RI/VT) [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nominate and assist in the election of Democratic candidates for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States; .
  • Charter and The Bylaws of the Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.cftech.com [Source type: Original source]

.Despite being unaffiliated, the NAACP often participates in organizing and voter turnout drives and advocates for progressive causes, especially those that affect people of color.^ During the progress of the war their loyalty was often suspected by British officials, perhaps not without cause.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Which caused League of Women Voters to stop doing voter registration drives in the state.
  • DNC Considering Caucuses For FL & MI 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We all know that young people, generally, are cash-strapped, especially those who have not attended college.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Opt Me Out of Public Option Purism 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

.Within the House of Representatives, the Congressional Black Caucus, consisting of 44 black Democrats, serves to represent the interests of African Americans and advocate on issues that affect them.^ Do you think the rednecks in America are going to take the thought of an African American of muslim descent taking charge of the White House without trying anything stupid.
  • politicalbetting.com » Blog Archive » Gallup shows Obama with a 13% NH lead 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC politicalbetting.com [Source type: General]

^ This represents less than 1% of all registered African Americans.
  • Samuelson: McCain & Obama Ignore Domestic Problems - Robert J. Samuelson - Newsweek.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Samuelson: McCain & Obama Ignore Domestic Problems - Robert J. Samuelson - Newsweek.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Next Tuesday in Mississippi, where African-Americans play a big role in the Democratic primary, she shocks the political world by again winning 55-45.
  • Stupor Tuesday (TX/OH/RI/VT) [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: Original source]

Hispanic Americans

.The Hispanic population, particularly the large Mexican American and Salvadoran American population in the Southwest and the large Puerto Rican and Dominican populations in the Northeast, have been strong supporters of the Democratic Party.^ I support the Democratic party.
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | The Liberal Democratic party of the United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The battle for the Democratic presidential nomination heads west Saturday with caucuses in Nevada, where unions and a large Hispanic population are heavily expected to influence the results.
  • U.S. Democratic Party: News & Videos about U.S. Democratic Party - CNN.com 20 September 2009 5:48 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ African-Americans , who had traditionally given strong support to the Republican Party since the American Civil War , shifted to the Democratic Party in the 1930s, largely due to New Deal relief programs, patronage offers, and the advocacy of civil rights by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt .
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

They commonly favor liberal views on immigration..September 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In the 1996 presidential election, Democratic President Bill Clinton received 72% of the Hispanic vote.^ Democratic vote in elections for office of the President, and .
  • Charter and The Bylaws of the Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.cftech.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bill Clinton ; 1993-2001; Democratic, Arkansas; won 2 elections.
  • The Great Republic: Presidents and States of the United States 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bill Clinton receives the Democratic Presidential nomination.
  • The Daily Almanac - July 2006 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC home.earthlink.net [Source type: General]

.Since then, however, the Republican Party has gained increasing support from the Hispanic community, especially among Hispanic Protestants and Pentecostals.^ The Republican party, too, has embraced communism.
  • Jew Watch - Jewish Occupied Governments - United States - Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.jewwatch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Party activist Earl Dodge has run as the party's presidential nominee since 1984; however, the Partisan Prohibition Historical Society, run by a group of PP activists, took over the party and are supporting Gene Amundson as their nominee, though Dodge remains as the party's "provisional" nominee for President.

^ But that's okay I won't have to deal with the Republican party in the future since their policies don't influence my life anyway.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

.Along with Bush's much more liberal views on immigration, President Bush was the first Republican president to gain 40% of the Hispanic vote (he did so in the 2004 presidential election).^ Presidential Election of 2004 .
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ On the other hand, the Republicans elected to the presidency tend to range anywhere from moderate (Bush 41) to far right-wingers (Bush 43 and Reagan).
  • Honest, serious, mature discussion: Is the United States TOO democratic? - Cyburbia Forums | Urban Planning Community 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.cyburbia.org [Source type: Original source]

^ With the election of George W. Bush (son of former president George H. W. Bush) in an extremely close 2000 election, the Republican party controlled both the presidency and both houses of Congress for the first time since 1952 (there were 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans in the Senate, and Vice-President Dick Cheney's tie-breaking vote allowed the chamber to be organized by the GOP).
  • Begriffe 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.payer.de [Source type: Original source]

.Yet, the Republican Party's support among Hispanics eroded in the 2006 midterm elections, dropping from 44 to 30 percent, with the Democrats gaining in the Hispanic vote from 55% in 2004 to 69% in 2006.[14][15] The shift in the Hispanic population's support back to the Democratic party was largely due to the immigration debate,[citation needed] which was sparked by H. R. 4437, a Republican enforcement-only bill concerning illegal immigration.^ I support the Democratic party.
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | The Liberal Democratic party of the United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We need to take back the Democratic party.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bring back the old Republican Party.
  • The Daily Almanac - July 2006 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC home.earthlink.net [Source type: General]

.Democrats increased their share of the Hispanic vote in the 2008 presidential election, with Barack Obama receiving 67%.^ She received 5,355 votes, Obama 4,773.

^ President-elect Barack Obama Democratic .
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

^ Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee .
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

.Cuban Americans still heavily vote Republican (although some younger Cuban-Americans have begun voting Democratic) but Mexican Americans, Puerto Rican Americans, Dominican Americans, and Central American and South American immigrants have all voted dependably for Democrats.^ John Roberts nomination, although I voted against him, I strongly defended some of my colleagues who had voted for him on the Daily Kos and was fiercely attacked as somebody who is, you know, caving in to Republicans on these fights.
  • TPM Election Central | Talking Points Memo | Obama Campaign Confirms Joint Fundraising Committee With The DNC 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Once Redeemers ended Reconstruction , and the disenfranchisement of African Americans took place in the 1890s, the South became the " Solid South " for nearly a century because it reliably voted Democratic.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Young Puerto Ricans will continue to bleed and die in foreign wars on behalf of a Commander in Chief they cannot vote for and for so-called liberties and democratic prnciples they don't enjoy themselves.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Unaffiliated Hispanic advocacy groups that often support progressive candidates and causes include the National Council of La Raza and the League of United Latin American Citizens.^ League of Nations (the parent of the United Nations).
  • Why did WWII happen ? - SciForums.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.sciforums.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Citing sources citation needed ]] The Democratic Governors Association is a discussion group that seldom funds state races.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Related Posts: Michigan and Florida Democrat Delegates Still in Question (includes link to pledge signed by Democratic candidates) Florida Democrats Select Delegates for National Convention Digg !

.In the House of Representatives, the Democratic caucus of Hispanic Americans is the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.^ DC Democrats I have heard the residents of Washington DC call out for a voting representative in the house of representatives and for 2 senators in the senate for YEARS. I have a solution for you in Washington DC to consider.
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | The Liberal Democratic party of the United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ WHEREAS, during Governor Deans term as Chair Democrats gained the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives by adding 55 seats; and .
  • Michigan Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.michigandems.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is the single largest Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives, although it currently has no members from the Senate.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

Asian Americans

.The Democratic Party also has considerable support in the growing Asian American population.^ I support the Democratic party.
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | The Liberal Democratic party of the United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Former Democratic Governor of Alabama George Wallace ran on the American Independent Party line.
  • The Republican Party Can Go To Hell !!! 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So you can be a registered Republican or Democrat and an American Patriot Party Member at the same time.
  • Patriot Party Official National Web Site, American Patriot PartyNational Campaign and Elections Headquarters, Oregon Patriot Party, The AmericanPatriot Party State of Oregon Web Site, State of Oregon Elections DivisionHistory, Oregon State Elections Division, Oregon Political Parties List andComparison Chart and Graph, Political Party of Oregon, US Political Education,US Pacific Commander Education, Anti Federalists USA Patriots News, AmericanPatriot Party National and State Headquarters News in Medford Oregon, AshlandOregon, True Thomas Jeffersonian Democratic Republicans Party, Oregon StateAmerican Patriot Party of American Patriots, Ron Paul Endorsement, Campaignfor Liberty, Tea Party 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.pacificwestcom.com [Source type: Original source]

.Historically, most Asian Americans have tended to be more pro-business than most minority groups.^ Most of the members in this faction tend to identify more with the progressive faction of the party.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ SCORE counselors provide free and confidential advice to more than 7.8 million small businesses including companies such as the Vermont Teddy Bear Company .
  • Susan Says 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cs.sbtv.com [Source type: General]

^ U.S. people as a whole attend religious services more often than do their peers in most Northern European countries.

.June 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] As a result, the Asian American population was a stronghold of the Republican Party until the 1992 presidential election in which George H. W. Bush won 55 percent of the Asian American vote, compared to Bill Clinton's 31 percent, and Ross Perot's 15 percent.^ Retrieved June 15, 2009 .
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

^ Bill Clinton and George W Bush continued the tradition of pardoning Turkeys.
  • Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals - PodcastBlaster Podcast Directory 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.podcastblaster.com [Source type: General]

^ Presidential election results map.
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

.The strong Republican support in the past has been due to the votes of anti-communist Vietnamese Americans, Taiwanese Americans, and Chinese Americans, and conservative Korean Americans, Indian Americans, Filipino Americans, and Pakistani Americans.^ No, can't say that I am, but I can say that I would be ashamed if I jumped onto a topic and started spouting anti-American/Religion propoganda in response to what I felt was pro-Republican propoganda.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ American troops fought Communist Chinese forces in the Korean War of 1950–53.
  • United States @ Top40-Charts.info 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.top40-charts.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Instrumental in the election of Republican President Ronald Reagan in the 1980 election were Democrats who supported many conservative policies.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Democrats made gains among the Asian American population starting with 1996 and in 2006, won 62% of the Asian American vote.^ The Democrats made major gains in the 1930 midterm elections, giving them congressional parity (though not control) for the first time since Woodrow Wilson's presidency.
  • Republican Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Republican Party (United States) at AllExperts 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since the start of involvement of the DLC in 1992, the Democratic Party has not won control of either house of congress in an election.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Democrats made strong gains in Illinois, but slipped a little in Minnesota.
  • U.S. Democratic Party, history - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This is due to demographic shifts in the Asian American community, with growing numbers of well-educated Chinese American and Indian American immigrants that are typically fiscal centrists and but lean leftward on social policy, and newer generations of more liberal Vietnamese American and Filipino American youth have also began to replace older more conservative generations that have voted reliably Republican.^ He'd have the average Republican and conservative vote.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The African-American community needs to address the internal crisis of absent fathers which deny children responsible adult male role models, and the devaluing of education.
  • Bookworm Room » Racism starts young 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.bookwormroom.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Are we going to see more of this in the general, the rejection of lefties in the liberal blogosphere as a selling point?
  • TPM Election Central | Talking Points Memo | Obama Campaign Confirms Joint Fundraising Committee With The DNC 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Vietnamese Americans still vote mostly Republican, while Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Indian Americans, Southeast Asian Americans other than Vietnamese, and Pacific Islander Americans have voted mostly Democratic.^ Then, she'd have to get more votes than the other candidates.
  • The seemingly inevitable brokered convention 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But start paying attention to something other than American Idol.
  • Samuelson: McCain & Obama Ignore Domestic Problems - Robert J. Samuelson - Newsweek.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Someone needs to convince both candidates that they can sell themselves as the "better opponent" of McCain, rather than "better than the other Democrat".
  • Stupor Tuesday (TX/OH/RI/VT) [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: Original source]

Filipino Americans, Korean Americans, and Pakistani Americans have recently begun to lean Democratic. .Younger Asian-Americans of all ethnic backgrounds aged 18–30 have gravitated towards the Democratic Party in the last few elections.^ If the transitional elections of 1856 and 1860, when there was no clear two-party structure, are excluded, Roosevelt’s was the most successful third-party candidacy in American history.
  • The Republican Party Can Go To Hell !!! 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Presumptive Democratic nominee focuses on party unity as attention turns to presidential election...

^ Former Democratic Governor of Alabama George Wallace ran on the American Independent Party line.
  • The Republican Party Can Go To Hell !!! 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Native Americans

.The Democratic Party also has strong support among the Native American population, particularly in Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Carolina.^ Georgia 5.21% Virginia 6.29% South Dakota 8.41% Arizona 8.52% North Dakota 8.63% South Carolina 8.97% Iowa 9.54% New Hampshire 9.65% Nebraska's 1st congressional district 9.77% Ballot access .
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

^ As a result every state that had been in the Confederacy, except Texas, voted for either Nixon or Southern Democrat George Wallace, despite a strong tradition of supporting Democrats.
  • Begriffe 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.payer.de [Source type: Original source]

^ Today Bloomberg News reported that "Florida Governor Charlie Crist said he'd support a repeat of the Democratic presidential primary so the state's delegates can be counted at the party's national convention.

.Though now a small percentage of the population (virtually non-existent in some regions), most Native American precincts vote Democratic in margins exceeded only by African-Americans.^ Jesse Jackson only got 77% of the African American vote.
  • Samuelson: McCain & Obama Ignore Domestic Problems - Robert J. Samuelson - Newsweek.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Once Redeemers ended Reconstruction , and the disenfranchisement of African Americans took place in the 1890s, the South became the " Solid South " for nearly a century because it reliably voted Democratic.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Funny how in the African American demographic of voters, Obama carries 90% of the margin in his favor.
  • Samuelson: McCain & Obama Ignore Domestic Problems - Robert J. Samuelson - Newsweek.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Jewish Americans

.Jewish American communities tend to be a stronghold for the Democratic Party, with more than 70% of Jewish voters having cast their ballots for the Democrats in the 2004 and 2006 elections.^ The Union vote tends to be more protectionist than centrists in the party.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CSPAN Democratic Party communicators .
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | The Liberal Democratic party of the United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As Professor Ranney has written: "[E]ach party has sought winning coalitions by attempting accommodations among competing interests it hopes will appeal to more contributors and voters than will the rival accommodations offered by the opposition party.
  • Democratic Party of United States v. Wisconsin ex rel. La Follette, 450 U.S. 107 (1981), U.S. Supreme Court - vLex 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC supreme.vlex.com [Source type: Original source]

[14][15] Support tends to vary among specific sectarian groups. .For example, only 13% of Orthodox Jews supported Barack Obama in 2008 while around 60% of Conservative Jews and Reform Jews did so.^ Americans for Barack Obama 2008 .

^ February 13, 2008 Categories: Barack Obama .
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Obama & Edwards Supporters United Alliance About the Author This group is only for committed and active supporters of Barack Obama and John Edwards who share the common goal of defeating the Establishment and Status Quo in the upcoming election and who wish to join alliances.
  • College Democrats of America | Obama & Edwards Supporters United Alliance 12 September 2009 7:35 UTC partybuilder.collegedems.com [Source type: News]

[40]
.Jews as an important Democratic constituency are especially politically active and influential in large cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and Las Vegas.^ It is interesting how no one cares about migration from Maryland to New York, or Iowa to Chicago, or Oregon to Los Angeles.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: Immigration Reform--Posner Comment 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We have scheduled our first organizing meeting here in New York City for this Sunday.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the 1830s the Loco-Focos in New York City were radically democratic, anti-monopoly, and proponents of laissez-faire .
  • U.S. Democratic Party, history - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Many prominent national Democrats in recent decades have been Jewish, including Chuck Schumer, Abraham Ribicoff, Henry Waxman, Martin Frost, Joseph Lieberman, Dianne Feinstein, Barney Frank, Barbara Boxer, Paul Wellstone, Rahm Emanuel, Russ Feingold, Herb Kohl, and Howard Metzenbaum.^ Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told superdelegates that they had to decide between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton “starting now.” .
  • Democratic Party (Harper's Magazine) 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC harpers.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The National Convention shall recognize the state and other Parties entitled to participate in the conduct of the national affairs of the Democratic Party, including its conventions, conferences and committees.
  • Charter and The Bylaws of the Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.cftech.com [Source type: Original source]

^ These debates were reflected in the 2005 campaign for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee , which Howard Dean won.
  • U.S. Democratic Party, history - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[40]

Arab and Muslim Americans

.Arab Americans and Muslim Americans have leaned Democratic since the Iraq War.^ Both Republican and Democratic administrations ever since the Cold War has damaged what the United States should be.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Since the attackers were devout Muslims, the prospect of a return to the Crusades through holy war was raised.
  • Begriffe 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.payer.de [Source type: Original source]

^ A day that has so much more meaning to me since my son Casey was KIA in Iraq for absolutely no reason but to line the pockets of the war machine.
  • The Radical Press » U.S. Democratic Party 20 September 2009 5:48 UTC www.radicalpress.com [Source type: Original source]

[41] .Zogby found in June 2007 that 39% of Arab Americans identify as Democrats, 26% as Republicans, and 28% as independents.^ June 28, 2007 .
  • Democratic Party (Harper's Magazine) 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC harpers.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And finally, McCain is far better than Clinton in capturing the two most important voting blocs: the independents and the moderates (conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans).
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Comment by Democrat Slapping Machine — August 26, 2007 @ 6:58 pm .
  • Think Progress » Claiming He Failed ‘Reporting 101,’ Wallace Attacks Moyers To Defend Rove 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

[41] Arab Americans, generally socially conservative but with more diverse economic views, historically voted Republican until recent years, having supported George W. Bush over Al Gore in 2000.[42]

Recent issue stances

.These views are generally held by most Democrats.^ These aren't (for the most part) people sitting in safe Democratic seats who just happened to go all squishy on the Democrat agenda.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Opt Me Out of Public Option Purism 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Of these 50 occasions, 35 were masses, of which 8 were held in Basilicas, generally St. Peters, and were attended by large congregations.
  • This Day in History [Archive] - Google Earth Hacks Forums 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.gearthhacks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The general view is that the Soviet Union’s economy is in the most wretched state and bound to fail, along with those of most of the Eastern Bloc countries.
  • Bilderberg Conferences: Secret lobbying for Anti-Democratic United States of Europe by transatlantic Power Elite 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.April 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Some Democrats take other positions on these issues.^ In the event of such conflict with state laws, state Parties shall be required to take provable positive steps to bring such laws into conformity and to carry out such other measures as may be required by the National Convention or the Democratic National Committee.
  • Charter and The Bylaws of the Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.cftech.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think a big issue here is how some people think of sheep, and other farm animals that are "live exported".
  • Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals - PodcastBlaster Podcast Directory 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.podcastblaster.com [Source type: General]

^ And this is liberals and conservatives and socialists and Democrats and it's black people and white people and every other kind of person you can imagine.
  • JREF Presidency Poll [Archive] - JREF Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.randi.org [Source type: Original source]

Economic issues

Minimum wage

.Democrats favor a higher minimum wage, and more regular increases.^ Higher productivity means each worker makes more, but since their contribution is capped, there's a limit to how much you can tap that increased productivity.

^ But, there’s no reason to be so afraid of a slightly higher minimum wage.
  • Republicans & Conservatives: Poor, African, Muslim AND a Democracy 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.watchblog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the 1990s workers on the whole earned higher wages, worked shorter hours, and received more fringe benefits than in the past.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 was an early component of the Democrats' agenda during the 110th Congress.^ Congress passes the first minimum wage.
  • The Daily Almanac - July 2006 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC home.earthlink.net [Source type: General]

^ However, any future changes in the party composition in the Senate during the 110th Congress would not change Democratic control of the Senate due to the organizing resolutions agreed to at the beginning of the session.
  • United States Senate - Familypedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC familypedia.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During the 1790s, Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Acts, punishing opponents of the Federalist Party; the Supreme Court never ruled on the matter.
  • Begriffe 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.payer.de [Source type: Original source]

.In 2006, the Democrats supported six state ballot initiatives to increase the minimum wage; all six initiatives passed.^ Congress passes the first minimum wage.
  • The Daily Almanac - July 2006 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC home.earthlink.net [Source type: General]

^ As a result every state that had been in the Confederacy, except Texas, voted for either Nixon or Southern Democrat George Wallace, despite a strong tradition of supporting Democrats.
  • Begriffe 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.payer.de [Source type: Original source]

^ All this cost him the support of many southern Democrats.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Renewable energy and oil

.Democrats have opposed tax cuts and incentives to oil companies, favoring a policy of developing domestic renewable energy, such as Montana's state-supported wind farm and "clean coal" programs as well as setting in place a cap and trade policy in hopes of reducing carbon emissions.^ Tell your Senators to support renewable energy development by cutting oil industry handouts!

^ This bill would allow renewable sources such as solar and wind power to get the funding they need and incentives would also be provided for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that would help clean up pollution in our transportation sector.

^ As a result every state that had been in the Confederacy, except Texas, voted for either Nixon or Southern Democrat George Wallace, despite a strong tradition of supporting Democrats.
  • Begriffe 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.payer.de [Source type: Original source]

Fiscal policy

.Democrats generally support a more progressive tax structure to provide more services and reduce economic inequality.^ Many supply-siders defend tax cuts for the rich on the basis that the rich pay more taxes in absolute dollars, even at reduced rates.
  • One of the worst presidents in the history of the United States - Page 8 - RonaldReagan.com Forums 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ronaldreagan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Recognizing that unpaid insurance bills increase costs to the service provider, who passes the cost on to health-care consumers, many Democrats advocate expansion of health insurance coverage.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Compared to conservatives and moderates, liberal Democrats generally have advocated fair trade and other less conservative economic policies, and a less militaristic foreign policy, and have a reputation of being more forceful in pushing for civil liberties .
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

[43] .Currently they have proposed reversing those tax cuts the Bush administration gave to the wealthiest Americans while wishing to keep in place those given to the middle class.^ The Congressional Budget Office, the Treasury Department, the Joint Committee on Taxation, the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers and a former Bush administration economist all say that tax cuts lead to revenues that are *LOWER* than they otherwise would have been – even if they spur some economic growth.” .
  • Big Dogs House » Blog Archive » Why Government Can’t Run Health Care 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.onebigdog.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Even after we have enough registered members, you may still wish to retain your current political party membership and vote the American Patriot Party Platform.
  • Patriot Party Official National Web Site, American Patriot PartyNational Campaign and Elections Headquarters, Oregon Patriot Party, The AmericanPatriot Party State of Oregon Web Site, State of Oregon Elections DivisionHistory, Oregon State Elections Division, Oregon Political Parties List andComparison Chart and Graph, Political Party of Oregon, US Political Education,US Pacific Commander Education, Anti Federalists USA Patriots News, AmericanPatriot Party National and State Headquarters News in Medford Oregon, AshlandOregon, True Thomas Jeffersonian Democratic Republicans Party, Oregon StateAmerican Patriot Party of American Patriots, Ron Paul Endorsement, Campaignfor Liberty, Tea Party 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.pacificwestcom.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Next prez is going to have to figure out how to keep Americans warm...and those lousy tax cuts will do little to fuel the warmth.
  • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - Campaign Map -- Back to the Future 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

[43][44] .Democrats generally support more government spending on social services while spending less on the military.^ But, government couldn’t spend it if it were made illegal to plunder the Social Security surpluses ($12.8 trillion thus far).
  • Republicans & Conservatives: Poor, African, Muslim AND a Democracy 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.watchblog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I still do, > even though I am much more of a limited government type than almost > any Democrat and cannot bring myself to call myself a liberal (because > I'm not).
  • OT: Why does the Right hate relativity? - rec.arts.sf.written | Google Groups 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The more unfairness that occurs the further away we move from the principle of the social contract (consent of the governed).
  • Honest, serious, mature discussion: Is the United States TOO democratic? - Cyburbia Forums | Urban Planning Community 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.cyburbia.org [Source type: Original source]

[45][46] .They oppose the cutting of social services, such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and various welfare programs,[47] believing it to be harmful to efficiency and social justice.^ Not just because of looming shortfalls in Social Security, but shortfalls in Medicare, Medicaid, and welfare.
  • Republicans & Conservatives: Poor, African, Muslim AND a Democracy 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.watchblog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Social Security and Medicare reform is difficult because of the nature of the programs.
  • Being the Angry Party Will Keep GOP Out of Power 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.frumforum.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Medicare and Social Security are not sustainable.
  • Big Dogs House » Blog Archive » Why Government Can’t Run Health Care 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.onebigdog.net [Source type: Original source]

.Democrats believe the benefits of social services, in monetary and non-monetary terms, are a more productive labor force and cultured population, and believe that the benefits of this are greater than any benefits that could be derived from lower taxes, especially on top earners, or cuts to social services.^ GDP is productivity x labor force.

^ And of course his church is different, but that doesn't mean his message and philosophy is acceptable, or productive or non-offensive or not-racist or indicative or our greater cultural behaviors, values and norms Americans.
  • Samuelson: McCain & Obama Ignore Domestic Problems - Robert J. Samuelson - Newsweek.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If Social Security benefits were legally titled assets (say, bonds), that would be impossible: the government could no more refuse to make good on them than it could refuse to pay out on the bonds held by Chase or the State Bank of China.

Furthermore, Democrats see social services as essential towards providing positive freedom, i.e. freedom derived from economic opportunity. The Democratic-led House of Representatives reinstated the PAYGO (pay-as-you-go) budget rule at the start of the 110th Congress.[48] .DNC Chairman Howard Dean has cited Bill Clinton's presidency as a model for fiscal responsibility.^ The chairman of the DNC (currently Howard Dean ) is chosen by the President when the Democrats have the White House.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Dear Bill: We loved Bill Clinton as president.

^ PA4HILL08 on 06.11.08 at 8:48 pm Here’s a copy of my letter that I just sent to Governor/Chairman Dean at the DNC: .
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

Health care reform

.Democrats call for "affordable and quality health care," and many advocate an expansion of government intervention in this area.^ Health Care and insurance coverage Democrats call for "affordable and quality health care," and many advocate an expansion of government intervention in this area.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Of course the government must establish a framework that ensures affordability, competition, service, and quality standards.
  • Being the Angry Party Will Keep GOP Out of Power 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.frumforum.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Recognizing that unpaid insurance bills increase costs to the service provider, who passes the cost on to health-care consumers, many Democrats advocate expansion of health insurance coverage.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

.Many Democrats favor national health insurance or universal health care in a variety of forms to address the rising costs of modern health insurance.^ Don't like universal health care or health insurance reform.
  • "Voice of the opposition": Fox News openly advocates against Democratic Congress, White House | Media Matters for America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: General]

^ Many Democrats favor a national health insurance system in a variety of forms to address the rising costs of modern health insurance.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In principle, if it did everything the creators promise, would I support universal health care and generous national pensions?
  • Health Care: A Lesson in Practical Philosophy - Megan McArdle 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some Democrats, such as Representatives John Conyers and John Dingell, have called for a single-payer program of Medicare for All.^ DC Democrats I have heard the residents of Washington DC call out for a voting representative in the house of representatives and for 2 senators in the senate for YEARS. I have a solution for you in Washington DC to consider.
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | The Liberal Democratic party of the United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hell, in Medicare's full fledged single payer system there is still a thriving supplemental insurance market for the elderly.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Opt Me Out of Public Option Purism 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All but one Democrat (Representative Barbara Lee ) joined the Republicans to authorize President Bush to invade invasion of Afghanistan and overthrow the Taliban.
  • U.S. Democratic Party, history - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Progressive Democrats of America, a group operating inside the Democratic Party, has made single-payer universal health care one of their primary policy goals.^ She states that doctors prefer single-payer health care.
  • Green Party of the United States | Press Releases 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC green.gpus.org [Source type: News]

^ Advocates for Single-Payer Health Care We the people of the United States of America form this Liberal Democratic party of the United States of America for the promotion of a progresive agenda for America.
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | The Liberal Democratic party of the United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In principle, if it did everything the creators promise, would I support universal health care and generous national pensions?
  • Health Care: A Lesson in Practical Philosophy - Megan McArdle 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

[49]
.Some Democratic governors have supported purchasing Canadian drugs, citing lower costs and budget restrictions as a primary incentive.^ Today Bloomberg News reported that "Florida Governor Charlie Crist said he'd support a repeat of the Democratic presidential primary so the state's delegates can be counted at the party's national convention.

^ Democratic President Bill Clinton opposed some of the social agenda initiatives but he co-opted the proposals for welfare reform and a balanced federal budget.
  • Republican Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Republican Party (United States) at AllExperts 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some Democrats challenged the validity of such critiques, citing the Democratic role in pushing for progressive reforms.
  • U.S. Democratic Party, history - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Recognizing that unpaid insurance bills increase costs to the service provider, who passes the cost on to health-care consumers, many Democrats advocate expansion of health insurance coverage.^ Recognizing that unpaid insurance bills increase costs to the service provider, who passes the cost on to health-care consumers, many Democrats advocate expansion of health insurance coverage.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Who provides the insurance?
  • Being the Angry Party Will Keep GOP Out of Power 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.frumforum.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Health Care and insurance coverage Democrats call for "affordable and quality health care," and many advocate an expansion of government intervention in this area.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

Policies which most Democrats favor include:
  • ending the ability of insurers to drop coverage when people get sick
  • ending lifetime caps on benefits and payments insurers provide
  • creating a nation-wide insurance exchange across state lines
  • dropping the current anti-trust provision for insurance companies
  • requiring large businesses to provide employer-based insurance
  • mandating coverage for all Americans
  • ending insurance companies ability to discriminate based on pre-existing conditions
  • providing subsidies for low to moderate income families and small businesses
  • allowing children to stay on their parents coverage longer
  • the expansion of Medicare to those aged 55
  • importing Canadian drugs and creating a national public insurance option paid for by premiums and co-pays.
.Many of these proposals are currently in the health care reform bills being debated in Congress.^ If the current bill dies, health care reform of any kind is dead for at least a decade.
  • Kill Health Bill, Go to Reconciliation :: Hollywood Elsewhere 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC hollywood-elsewhere.com [Source type: General]

^ Why is health care reform unpopular?

^ "Congress delays health care rationing bill."
  • "Voice of the opposition": Fox News openly advocates against Democratic Congress, White House | Media Matters for America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: General]

Environment

.Democrats believe that the government should protect the environment and have a history of environmentalism.^ Most Democrats believe that government should not regulate consensual non-commercial sexual conduct, as a matter of personal privacy.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some government regulations were drawn up to protect consumers from unsafe products and workers from unsafe working conditions; others were designed to reduce environmental pollution.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many Democrats believe that poor women should have a right to publically funded abortions.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

.In more recent years, this stance has had as its emphasis alternative energy generation as the basis for an improved economy, greater national security, and general environmental benefits.^ Each year in excess of 280 million recreational visits are made to the more than 350 areas administered by the NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, (q.v.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Coal is the most common fuel used by electric power plants, and more than half of the nation's yearly electricity is generated in coal-fired plants.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More than one-third of the energy consumed in the U.S. is used in the generation of electricity.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[50]
.The Democratic Party also favors expansion of conservation lands and encourages open space and rail travel to relieve highway and airport congestion and improve air quality and economy; it "believe[s] that communities, environmental interests, and government should work together to protect resources while ensuring the vitality of local economies.^ I travel there still and maybe we can work together on local stuff.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Environment The Democratic Party is generally pro- environment and favors conservation of natural resources and together with strong environmental laws against pollution.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CSPAN Democratic Party communicators .
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | The Liberal Democratic party of the United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Once Americans were led to believe they had to make a choice between the economy and the environment.^ You have a chance to make everyone love Americans again, because I believe this guy could do it.
  • Just Come Home - Ron Paul gives great interview on FOX News » The Truth @ The Spin Factor 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC thespinfactor.com [Source type: General]

^ Americans will have a stark choice this November: a choice between a continuation of the failed policies of the current administration, or a fresh start.
  • The Democratic Nominee for President of the United States of America - Jack & Jill Politics 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.jackandjillpolitics.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Conservative Democrats were outraged; led by Al Smith , they formed the American Liberty League in 1934 and counterattacked, but were ineffective.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

.They now know this is a false choice."^ We know what they are now, but know not how soon they may be altered.
  • Patriot Party Official National Web Site, American Patriot PartyNational Campaign and Elections Headquarters, Oregon Patriot Party, The AmericanPatriot Party State of Oregon Web Site, State of Oregon Elections DivisionHistory, Oregon State Elections Division, Oregon Political Parties List andComparison Chart and Graph, Political Party of Oregon, US Political Education,US Pacific Commander Education, Anti Federalists USA Patriots News, AmericanPatriot Party National and State Headquarters News in Medford Oregon, AshlandOregon, True Thomas Jeffersonian Democratic Republicans Party, Oregon StateAmerican Patriot Party of American Patriots, Ron Paul Endorsement, Campaignfor Liberty, Tea Party 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.pacificwestcom.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Needless to say, the Reds do not want Americans to know these are false sciences by which they gain "control of the minds of the people."
  • Jew Watch - Jewish Occupied Governments - United States - Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.jewwatch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Boy, now I know that scientists need more grants for real research when they muck around with this shit.
  • Hillary: Southern Belle 2.0 [Archive] - AppleInsider 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]

[51]
.The most important environmental concern of the Democratic Party is global warming.^ And finally, McCain is far better than Clinton in capturing the two most important voting blocs: the independents and the moderates (conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans).
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Anne Braden, of Louisville, KY is a life long member of the Communist Party and one of their most important organizers for Southern States.
  • Jew Watch - Jewish Occupied Governments - United States - Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.jewwatch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Global warming is merely the most obvious example.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Haiti and United States Inextricably Linked 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: General]

.Democrats, most notably former Vice President Al Gore, have pressed for stern regulation of greenhouse gases.^ Dan Quayle , former Vice President.
  • Republican Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the Democratic primaries, Vice-President Al Gore beat back a challenge from former Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey; on the Republican side, Texas Governor George W. Bush, son of former President Bush, defeated a crowded field of competitors, most notably Senator John McCain of Arizona.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Andrew Johnson of Tennessee was picked for Vice President as a Republican tribute to Southern Democrat Unionists.
  • The Great Republic: Presidents and States of the United States 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

On October 15, 2007, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to build greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and laying the foundations for the measures needed to counteract these changes asserting that "the climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity."[52]

College education

.Most Democrats have the long-term aim of having low-cost, publicly funded college education with low tuition fees (like in much of Europe and Canada), which should be available to every eligible American student, or alternatively, with increasing state funding for student financial aid such as the Pell Grant or college tuition tax deduction.^ In terms of education, the GOP is slipping among the most educated.
  • Republican Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Republican Party (United States) at AllExperts 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sincerely, a long term Democrat.

^ It's the largest tax increase in American history.
  • "Voice of the opposition": Fox News openly advocates against Democratic Congress, White House | Media Matters for America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: General]

[53][54]

Trade agreements

.The Democratic Party has a mixed record on international trade agreements that reflects a diversity of viewpoints in the party.^ Democratic voters only who publicly declare their party preference and have that preference publicly recorded."
  • Democratic Party of United States v. Wisconsin ex rel. La Follette, 450 U.S. 107 (1981), U.S. Supreme Court - vLex 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC supreme.vlex.com [Source type: Original source]
  • DEMOCRATIC PARTY V. WISCONSIN EX REL. LA FOLLETTE, 450 U. S. 107 (1981) -- US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC supreme.justia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The simple and undeniable fact of the matter is that the two Parties have traded the mantle several times but you can't deny the fact that the Republican Party has just a rich if not more so a legacy as the Democratic.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Permalink It's telling that Hillary hasn't struck up an agreement like this with the DNC. Is she really about the Democratic Party in 2008?
  • TPM Election Central | Talking Points Memo | Obama Campaign Confirms Joint Fundraising Committee With The DNC 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The liberal and cosmopolitan wing of the party, including the intelligentsia and college-educated professionals overall, tend to favor globalization, while the organized labor wing of the party opposes it.^ Republicans were also split ideologically, including a conservative activist base as well as a liberal wing from the Northeast.
  • Begriffe 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.payer.de [Source type: Original source]

^ Initially they were the definitive pro-slavery wing of the party, opposed to both the anti-slavery, left-wing early Republicans and the more liberal Northern Democrats.
  • Hillary: Southern Belle 2.0 [Archive] - AppleInsider 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Guaranteed quality education for all, including free pre-kindergarten and college for all who want it.
  • Upcoming US elections - what's your view? [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

[55] .In the 1990s, the Clinton administration and a number of prominent Democrats pushed through a number of agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).^ It also works closely with its neighbors through the Organization of American States and free trade agreements such as the trilateral North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico .
  • United States @ Top40-Charts.info 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.top40-charts.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Cherokees, under Jackson's presidency, were eventually pushed from their land, even after successful agriculture, trade, and the first North American Indian written language was established.

^ These include prominent Democrats, such as Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich , Lt. Gov.

.Since then, the party's shift away from free trade became evident in the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) vote, with 15 House Democrats voting for the agreement and 187 voting against.^ The ones OBAMA and the Democrats voted AGAINST… .
  • Big Dogs House » Blog Archive » Why Government Can’t Run Health Care 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.onebigdog.net [Source type: Original source]

^ As these dollars were increasingly traded in for gold, American policymakers became worried.
  • Banks and the proprietary trading that is an unfair conflict of interest, destabilizing, and is absolutely a form of insider trading « Cricketdiane’s Weblog 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cricketdiane.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even after we have enough registered members, you may still wish to retain your current political party membership and vote the American Patriot Party Platform.
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[56][57]
.In his 1997 Achieving Our Country, philosopher Richard Rorty, professor at Stanford University states that economic globalization "invites two responses from the Left.^ In turn, the role of government in the national economy had become associated with the assumption by the state of the responsibility for assuring of its citizens a degree of economic well-being.
  • Banks and the proprietary trading that is an unfair conflict of interest, destabilizing, and is absolutely a form of insider trading « Cricketdiane’s Weblog 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cricketdiane.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.
  • Shame on Al Gore [Archive] - Arizona Cardinals Forums 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.azcardinals.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Constitution Party gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States.

.The first is to insist that the inequalities between nations need to be mitigated...^ The first effort was the creation of the London Gold Pool on November 1 of 1961 between eight nations.
  • Banks and the proprietary trading that is an unfair conflict of interest, destabilizing, and is absolutely a form of insider trading « Cricketdiane’s Weblog 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cricketdiane.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The second is to insist that the primary responsibility of each democratic nation-state is to its own least advantaged citizens...^ Each state is responsible for developing their own party.
  • Patriot Party Official National Web Site, American Patriot PartyNational Campaign and Elections Headquarters, Oregon Patriot Party, The AmericanPatriot Party State of Oregon Web Site, State of Oregon Elections DivisionHistory, Oregon State Elections Division, Oregon Political Parties List andComparison Chart and Graph, Political Party of Oregon, US Political Education,US Pacific Commander Education, Anti Federalists USA Patriots News, AmericanPatriot Party National and State Headquarters News in Medford Oregon, AshlandOregon, True Thomas Jeffersonian Democratic Republicans Party, Oregon StateAmerican Patriot Party of American Patriots, Ron Paul Endorsement, Campaignfor Liberty, Tea Party 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.pacificwestcom.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Today Bloomberg News reported that "Florida Governor Charlie Crist said he'd support a repeat of the Democratic presidential primary so the state's delegates can be counted at the party's national convention.

^ In May, 1979, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (State Party) submitted to the Compliance Review Commission of the National Party its plan for selecting delegates to the 1980 National Convention.
  • DEMOCRATIC PARTY V. WISCONSIN EX REL. LA FOLLETTE, 450 U. S. 107 (1981) -- US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC supreme.justia.com [Source type: Original source]

the first response suggests that the old democracies should open their borders, whereas the second suggests that they should close them. .The first response comes naturally to academic leftists, who have always been internationally minded.^ Finally, keep in mind that anything you put in writing can always come back to haunt you.
  • Susan Says 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cs.sbtv.com [Source type: General]

^ I searched for a leader who understood the rising costs confronting working people and will always put their dreams first," Obama said.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Weekenders who came to know the Adobe Rose Inn as ‘the’ place to stay during college football season were always given first priority.
  • Susan Says 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cs.sbtv.com [Source type: General]

.The second comes naturally to members of trade unions, and to marginally employed people who can most easily be recruited into right-wing populist movements."^ It depends on who comes second.
  • politicalbetting.com » Blog Archive » How much can you make from political betting? 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC politicalbetting.com [Source type: General]

^ If you don't, which, I suspect, is most people, even those here who say otherwise, then you save the two kids.
  • Health Care: A Lesson in Practical Philosophy - Megan McArdle 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most innovation comes from groups of talented people sparking off each other - and foreigners with different ideas, perspectives and experiences add something extra to the mix.

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Alternative Minimum Tax

.While the Democratic Party is in support of a progressive tax structure, it has vowed to adjust the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT).^ I support the Democratic party.
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | The Liberal Democratic party of the United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hillary had the support of the whole Nevada Democratic party apparatus.

^ Now, in the name of “party unity”, Howard Dean would like to erase the votes of 18 million Hillary supporters by silencing Hillary’s delegates at the Democratic Convention.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

.The tax was originally designed to tax the rich but now may affect many households, especially those with incomes ranging from $75,000 to $100,000. The party proposed to re-adjust the tax in such a manner as to restore its initial intention.^ First things is first such as the building the German military up from 100,000 to something nearing 2 million men , an Airforce to match Brirtains or Frances .
  • Why did WWII happen ? - SciForums.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.sciforums.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The NOW group are those who are gay, embittered, or both and do not represent most/many women.
  • Palin walks back 'birth certificate' remark - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Many supply-siders defend tax cuts for the rich on the basis that the rich pay more taxes in absolute dollars, even at reduced rates.
  • One of the worst presidents in the history of the United States - Page 8 - RonaldReagan.com Forums 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.ronaldreagan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

According to a 2007 Reuters News Report, "House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel has said he will push for permanent AMT relief for those taxpayers who were never meant to pay it."[58]

Social issues

Discrimination

.The Democratic Party supports equal opportunity for all Americans regardless of sex, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, or national origin.^ I support the Democratic party.
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | The Liberal Democratic party of the United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I BELIEVE in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.
  • Begriffe 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.payer.de [Source type: Original source]

^ The reason is race, gender, and ethnicity baiting.

.The Party supports affirmative action programs to further this goal.^ That is a very bad idea, and one that may likely further alienate Senator Hillary Clinton’s broad coalition of supporters from the Democratic Party.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

^ That is a very bad idea and one that will further alienate Hillary supporters from the Democratic Party.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They support welfare benefit reductions, are split regarding affirmative action for women and minorities, and oppose racial quota s.
  • Republican Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Democrats also strongly support the Americans with Disabilities Act to prohibit discrimination against people based on physical or mental disability.^ 'Cause I, too, have an 'agenda': I want my own decisions (who to support, who to vote for, who to work against) to be based on sound reasoning and provable facts.

^ We support privacy legislation that prohibits private parties from discriminating against individuals who refuse to disclose or obtain a Social Security number.

^ Evidence of serious corruption within the government and Truman's apparent reluctance to act against the guilty parties further undermined public confidence in the Democratic administration.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights

.The Democratic Party has been largely divided on the subject of same-sex marriage, though support for it has been increasing and most of the support for same-sex marriage in the United States has come from Democrats.^ I support the Democratic party.
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | The Liberal Democratic party of the United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The core remains the same, the United States.
  • Banks and the proprietary trading that is an unfair conflict of interest, destabilizing, and is absolutely a form of insider trading « Cricketdiane’s Weblog 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cricketdiane.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Same-sex marriage is contentious.
  • United States @ Top40-Charts.info 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.top40-charts.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some members favor civil unions for same-sex couples, others favor full and equal legalized marriage, and others are opposed to same-sex marriage on religious or ideological grounds.^ Same-sex marriage is contentious.
  • United States @ Top40-Charts.info 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.top40-charts.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some members favor civil union s for same-sex couples, others favor legalized marriage, and others are opposed to same-sex marriage on religious grounds.
  • Democratic Party (United States) - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some states permit civil unions in lieu of marriage.
  • United States @ Top40-Charts.info 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.top40-charts.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Support for same-sex marriage has increased in the past decade according to ABC News.^ Same-sex marriage is contentious.
  • United States @ Top40-Charts.info 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.top40-charts.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How else would the massive increase in doctors and nurses over the past decade have been achieved?

^ The consecration of an openly gay Episcopal bishop in New Hampshire and a ruling by a Massachusetts court favoring civil marriage rights for same-sex couples continued to focus national attention on gay rights issues for much of the year.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.An April 2009 ABC News/Washington Post public opinion poll put support among Democrats at 62%[59] A June 2008 Newsweek poll found that 42% of Democrats support same-sex marriage while 23% support civil unions or domestic partnership laws and 28% oppose any legal recognition at all.^ Finally, we oppose any legal recognition of homosexual unions.

^ Same-sex marriage is contentious.
  • United States @ Top40-Charts.info 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.top40-charts.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ June 28, 2008 .
  • Democratic Party (Harper's Magazine) 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC harpers.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[60] .The 2004 Democratic National Platform stated that marriage should be defined at the state level and it repudiated the Federal Marriage Amendment.^ The Libertarian party's platform states that "all laws establishing criminal or civil penalties for the use of drugs" should be repealed.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Vote No on 1 VA The latest "define marriage as one man-one woman" referendum--Referendum 1 in Virginia--was intended to stop gay marriages from other states from being recognized.
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | The Liberal Democratic party of the United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Supreme Court had already stated, of course, that the 10th Amendment, limiting Federal Powers, was a "tautology," and of no more than "declaratory" force.
  • The Great Republic: Presidents and States of the United States 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

[61] .Senator John Kerry, Democratic presidential candidate in 2004, did not support same-sex marriage.^ Same-sex marriage is contentious.
  • United States @ Top40-Charts.info 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.top40-charts.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Senator John Kerry was the one exception.
  • Susan Says 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cs.sbtv.com [Source type: General]

^ Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards dubbed himself the “candidate for change.” .
  • Democratic Party (Harper's Magazine) 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC harpers.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore said in 2009 that they now support gay marriage.^ Calling Bill Clinton’s office now!!!
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

^ Al Gore said he invented the Internet.
  • "Voice of the opposition": Fox News openly advocates against Democratic Congress, White House | Media Matters for America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: General]

^ Also, Bill Clinton gets Secret Service protection as a former President.

[62][63]
.President Barack Obama has stated that he considers marriage to be "something sanctified between a man and a woman". He campaigned for the election promising to "give same-sex couples equal legal rights and privileges as married couples" in civil unions.^ President-elect Barack Obama Democratic .
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

^ Same-sex marriage is contentious.
  • United States @ Top40-Charts.info 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.top40-charts.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for president.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

[64] .At the same time, Obama opposed California's Prop 8,[65] and he has promised to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.^ The majority of Californians disagree with the state Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex “marriage,” according to a Los Angeles Times/KTLA poll.
  • Clinton’s fuzzy math on votes | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ Many times she even made it a point to mention that McCain had already crossed the Commander in Chief threshold, while Obama had obviously failed to do the same.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

^ This stems from the exact same time as his well known 1986 " National Science Foundation Authorization Act", which was, in part, for the establishment of a global warming policy.
  • Blog MySpace | de ian smith 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: Original source]

[64] .Obama has stated that generally "decisions about marriage should be left to the states as they always have been."^ The majority of Californians disagree with the state Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex “marriage,” according to a Los Angeles Times/KTLA poll.
  • Clinton’s fuzzy math on votes | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ Obama’s “momentum” has only been going for about a week, at the most generous estimate.
  • politicalbetting.com » Blog Archive » Gallup shows Obama with a 13% NH lead 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC politicalbetting.com [Source type: General]

^ Obama's victories in the populous swing states of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Virginia contributed to his decisive win.
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

[66] .However, when running for the Illinois Senate in 1996, he said that he "unequivocally support(ed) gay marriage" and "favor(ed) legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages."^ Same-sex marriage is contentious.
  • United States @ Top40-Charts.info 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.top40-charts.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The majority of Californians disagree with the state Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex “marriage,” according to a Los Angeles Times/KTLA poll.
  • Clinton’s fuzzy math on votes | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ They are against abortion, same-sex marriage, and embryonic stem-cell research; they also favor school prayer and the interpretation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment which prohibits only the official establishment of a state church, as opposed to the more secularist view that the clause requires a strict separation of church and state.
  • Begriffe 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.payer.de [Source type: Original source]

[67]
.A broad majority of Democrats have supported other LGBT related laws such as extending hate crime statutes.^ But hate crime laws get even worse.
  • The Radical Press » U.S. Democratic Party 20 September 2009 5:48 UTC www.radicalpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I support Obama I hate that they are such pain in the butts I bet they got our emails from the DNC or Obama camp .
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In 1966, however, extended debate resulted in the defeat of a major civil rights bill forbidding discrimination in housing and of a bill permitting states to enact right-to-work laws.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Matthew Shepard Act would cover violence against LGBT people, legally preventing discrimination against LGBT people in the workforce, and repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.^ Acts meant to prevent such discrimination.
  • Hillary: Southern Belle 2.0 [Archive] - AppleInsider 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If people tried to argue against her in some other field, they would sound ridiculous.
  • Health Care: A Lesson in Practical Philosophy - Megan McArdle 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The National Security Act prevents the release of Executive Orders and Presidential Decision Directives, e.g., PDD 25, to the American people and our elected representatives.

.Some issues are controversial while others have wide support.^ I think a big issue here is how some people think of sheep, and other farm animals that are "live exported".
  • Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals - PodcastBlaster Podcast Directory 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.podcastblaster.com [Source type: General]

^ One issue in particular, state funding (and thereby de-facto control) of institutions such as schools, managed by churches and other religious organisations, excites continual debate and controversy world-wide."
  • Begriffe 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.payer.de [Source type: Original source]

^ Although he supported the war in Iraq, McCain made an effort to show that he had disagreed with Bush on many other key issues such as climate change.
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

.A 2006 Pew Research Center poll of Democrats found that 55% supported gays adopting children with 40% opposed while 70% support gays in the military with only 23% opposed.^ While 59 percent of Americans say that religion is very important in their lives, only 11 percent of the French, 21 percent of Germans, and 33 percent of Britons do, according to the Pew Research Center.” .
  • Big Dogs House » Blog Archive » Why Government Can’t Run Health Care 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.onebigdog.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Wealthy Democrats are preparing a four-month, $40 million media campaign centered on attacks on Sen.
  • POLITICO Forums:2010: Dems plan $40M hit on McCain - POLITICO.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC dyn.politico.com [Source type: News]

^ An American Research Group poll of 600 likely voters March 5-6, 2008 showed Obama leading Clinton 66% to 31% among Democrat voters and Clinton leading 44% to 31% among Independent voters.

[68]

Reproductive rights

.Most members of the Democratic Party believe that all women should have access to birth control, and support public funding of contraception for poor women.^ Democratic Party : 49 members.
  • 110th United States Congress 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The Libertarian party's platform states that "all laws establishing criminal or civil penalties for the use of drugs" should be repealed.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Robert M. La Follette, Sr., supported the primary because he believed that citizens should nominate the party candidates; that the citizens, not the party bosses, could control the party by controlling the candidate selection process; and that the candidates and public officials would be more directly responsible to the citizens."
  • DEMOCRATIC PARTY V. WISCONSIN EX REL. LA FOLLETTE, 450 U. S. 107 (1981) -- US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC supreme.justia.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Democratic Party, in its national platforms from 1992 to 2004, has called for abortion to be "safe, legal and rare" — namely, keeping it legal by rejecting laws that allow governmental interference in abortion decisions, and reducing the number of abortions by promoting both knowledge of reproduction and contraception, and incentives for adoption.^ The Libertarian party's platform states that "all laws establishing criminal or civil penalties for the use of drugs" should be repealed.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Democrats were thinking of dropping abortion rights from their platform, in order to appeal to “values” voters; many Democratic leaders want to promote adoption over abortion.
  • Democratic Party (Harper's Magazine) 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC harpers.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are a number of traditional and so-called “new map” states that true Democrats are targetting to ensure that Barack Obama and his enablers fail to win the electoral votes they need to keep power over the DNC and the Democratic Party.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

The wording changed in the 2008 platform. .When Congress voted on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2003, Congressional Democrats were split, with a minority (including current Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid) supporting the ban, and the majority of Democrats opposing the legislation.^ I support the Democratic party.
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | The Liberal Democratic party of the United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Democratic party also won a majority of the contested seats in the House and Senate.
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^ We don't want them around,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said of the prisoners.
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The Democratic Party opposes attempts to reverse the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which declared abortion covered by the constitutionally protected individual right to privacy under the Ninth Amendment, and Planned Parenthood v. .Casey, which lays out the legal framework in which government action alleged to violate that right is assessed by courts.^ Results: subjugation to an ever increasing government imposed bureaucracy, Loss of individuals certain, inalienable, rights; increased and ever varied taxes from bureaucracies and programs that eat out our substance.
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^ But as it turns out, their status as citizens doesn't matter since plenty of federal courts have recognized equal protection rights even for illegal aliens.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: Immigration Reform--Posner Comment 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It's fine to sketch out a scenario where if the government takes certain actions this happens.
  • Health Care: A Lesson in Practical Philosophy - Megan McArdle 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

.As a matter of the right to privacy and of gender equality, many Democrats believe all women should have the ability to choose to abort without governmental interference.^ AM all people are entitled to equal rights.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Democrats were thinking of dropping abortion rights from their platform, in order to appeal to “values” voters; many Democratic leaders want to promote adoption over abortion.
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^ All this cost him the support of many southern Democrats.
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.They believe that each woman, conferring with her conscience, has the right to choose for herself whether abortion is morally correct.^ So it's easier to pump a mailer out claiming that he hasn't always protected a woman's right to choose.

^ I believe the people of Britain have a right to know more about these secretive conferences which have so often shaped their destinies.
  • Bilderberg Conferences: Secret lobbying for Anti-Democratic United States of Europe by transatlantic Power Elite 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In his view the states had no right to secede, but, if they did so, there was no authority conferred by the Constitution of the United States to prevent such action.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.Some Democrats also believe that poor women should have a right to publicly funded abortions.^ The Democrats were thinking of dropping abortion rights from their platform, in order to appeal to “values” voters; many Democratic leaders want to promote adoption over abortion.
  • Democratic Party (Harper's Magazine) 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC harpers.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reply Report Abuse by right ON ( September 11, 2009 2:55 pm ET ) 5 2 I also believe the O'Reillys of the world are morally at fault for some of the repercussions of their rhetoric.
  • "Voice of the opposition": Fox News openly advocates against Democratic Congress, White House | Media Matters for America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: General]

^ It also will target independent and GOP women who favor abortion rights, particularly suburban ones in Pennsylvania and other swing states.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

.Current Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid self-identifies as 'pro-life', while President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi self-identify as 'pro-choice'. Groups such as Democrats for Life of America represent the pro-life faction of the party, while groups such as EMILY's List represent the pro-choice faction.^ The Democrats kept their majorities in both the Senate and the House.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Democratic Party has such an amazing history.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Speaker Nancy Pelosi takes the floor.
  • DCist: Live Blogging the Voting Rights Debate: Round 2 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC dcist.com [Source type: Original source]

.A Newsweek poll from October 2006 found that 25% of Democrats were pro-life while a 69% majority was pro-choice.^ More Americans identifying as "pro-life" than "pro-choice" for the first time in over a decade .
  • Conservatives4Palin.com: Five Favorite Moments from 2009/Open Thread (Updated) 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.conservatives4palin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A Zogby poll found that 97 percent of Republicans believe that the media has a liberal bias, while two-thirds of Democrats believe there is a conservative bias.
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^ Since the general election of 1856 , the major parties have been the Democratic Party , founded in 1824 , and the Republican Party , founded in 1854 .
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[69] .Pro-life Democrats themselves state that they represent over 40% of Democrats.^ Someone needs to convince both candidates that they can sell themselves as the "better opponent" of McCain, rather than "better than the other Democrat".
  • Stupor Tuesday (TX/OH/RI/VT) [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Libertarians consider themselves neither conservative nor liberal; rather, they believe they represent a unique philosophy that is all their own."
  • Blue State goes BROWN! GREAT SCOTT!!! - soc.culture.irish | Google Groups 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Initially they were the definitive pro-slavery wing of the party, opposed to both the anti-slavery, left-wing early Republicans and the more liberal Northern Democrats.
  • Hillary: Southern Belle 2.0 [Archive] - AppleInsider 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]

[70]

Embryonic stem cell research

.The Democratic Party has voiced strong support for embryonic stem cell research with federal funding.^ As of 2006, the political climate remains polarized as debates continue over partial birth abortion, federal funding of stem cell research, separation of church and state, same-sex marriage, immigration reform and the ongoing war in Iraq.

^ As a result every state that had been in the Confederacy, except Texas, voted for either Nixon or Southern Democrat George Wallace, despite a strong tradition of supporting Democrats.
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^ In addition, we oppose the funding and legalization of bio-research involving human embryonic or pre-embryonic cells.

[71] In his 2004 platform, John Kerry affirmed his support of federally funded embryonic stem cell research "under the strictest ethical guidelines," saying, "We will not walk away from the chance to save lives and reduce human suffering."[61] In 2009, Barack Obama lifted the eight-year running ban on embryonic stem cell research and proposed federal funding to further research.

Foreign policy issues

Invasion of Afghanistan

.Democrats in the House of Representatives and in the Senate near-unanimously voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists against "those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States" in Afghanistan in 2001, supporting the NATO coalition invasion of the nation.^ "United States House of Representatives floor summary for Jan 8, 2009" .
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

^ AM Obama perceived as stumbling on using military force if U.S. attacked.
  • Upcoming US elections - what's your view? [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ron voted against NAFTA and CAFTA. Ron votes against the United Nations.
  • Just Come Home - Ron Paul gives great interview on FOX News » The Truth @ The Spin Factor 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC thespinfactor.com [Source type: General]

.Most elected Democrats continue to support the Afghanistan conflict, and some, such as a Democratic National Committee spokesperson, have voiced concerns that the Iraq War shifted too many resources away from the presence in Afghanistan.^ Senator that didn't support the war on Iraq).
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Howard Dean was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee .
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^ All this cost him the support of many southern Democrats.
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[72][73][74] Since 2006, Democratic candidate Barack Obama has called for a "surge" of troops into Afghanistan and, since 2008, Republican candidate John McCain has also called for a "surge".[74]
.Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer expressed support for Obama's plan.^ Speaker Nancy Pelosi takes the floor.
  • DCist: Live Blogging the Voting Rights Debate: Round 2 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC dcist.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most of their supporters also have unified behind Senator Obama.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

^ Now I wish I had asked – Senator McCain, are you aware of all the guerilla tactics that Obama, his campaign, and his supporters that were used against HIllary and her supporters?
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

[72] .Pelosi stated in mid-2008, “We need more resources there...^ I went by Hllarys still not updated but there was a new red Cross ad on the home page to help flood in mid west states .
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

^ Candidates need to do more than just pull in a significant percentage of votes, they need to actually win states.
  • The seemingly inevitable brokered convention 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If Country X pays more than Country Y (which sets prices by fiat) for the same drug, then Country Y is free-riding on Country X. You don't need a bevy of statistics to state the obvious.
  • Health Care: A Lesson in Practical Philosophy - Megan McArdle 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

.We are understaffed there, not only in our military presence, but also in terms of the reconstruction of Afghanistan."^ Britain leads the largest joint military-civilian provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan.
  • Banks and the proprietary trading that is an unfair conflict of interest, destabilizing, and is absolutely a form of insider trading « Cricketdiane’s Weblog 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cricketdiane.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[72] .After his election as President, Barack Obama sent about 21,000 additional U.S. forces into the country.^ President-elect Barack Obama Democratic .
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^ Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for president.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ President Barack Obama , after a meal of Chesapeake striped bass and mango sorbet, visited West Point and announced his plan to send 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan in order to “deny Al Qaeda a safe haven,” “reverse the Taliban's momentum,” and “strengthen the capacity of Afghanistan's security forces and government”; and then, after eighteen months (more than a year before the 2012 election), to start withdrawing troops.
  • Democratic Party (Harper's Magazine) 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC harpers.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He has planned to send 68,000 troops by the year's end.^ By year’s end some 50,000 British convict servants were transported to the American colonies in commutation of death sentences.
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^ News leaked that President Barack Obama would send roughly 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, with the possibility of sending 10,000 more in a year, even as NATO allies spoke about withdrawing their own forces.
  • Democratic Party (Harper's Magazine) 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC harpers.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PM 200,000 Warsaw Pact troops and 5,000 tanks invade Czechoslovakia to end the "Prague Spring" of political liberalization.
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[75]
.Support for the war among the American people has diminished over time, and many Democrats have changed their opinion and now oppose a continuation of the conflict.^ I have a slightly higher opinion of the American people.
  • Upcoming US elections - what's your view? [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So now we have a supporter of the Democrat, Obama, and at the same time we have a supporter of the Republican, Giuliani.
  • Upcoming US elections - what's your view? [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All this cost him the support of many southern Democrats.
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[75][76] .In July 2008, Gallup found that 41% of Democrats called the invasion a "mistake" while a 55% majority disagreed; in contrast, Republicans were more supportive of the war.^ I still do, > even though I am much more of a limited government type than almost > any Democrat and cannot bring myself to call myself a liberal (because > I'm not).
  • OT: Why does the Right hate relativity? - rec.arts.sf.written | Google Groups 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Initially they were the definitive pro-slavery wing of the party, opposed to both the anti-slavery, left-wing early Republicans and the more liberal Northern Democrats.
  • Hillary: Southern Belle 2.0 [Archive] - AppleInsider 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Republicans have proven to be far more wasteful than the so-called “big spending” Democrats, and Ron Paul deserves full criticism for exploding the Bush deficit with Republican tax cuts that have NOT BEEN OFFSET by Republican tax savings.
  • Just Come Home - Ron Paul gives great interview on FOX News » The Truth @ The Spin Factor 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC thespinfactor.com [Source type: General]

.The survey described Democrats as evenly divided about whether or not more troops should be sent— 56% support it if it would mean removing troops from Iraq and only 47% support it otherwise.^ I mean the Christmas Day terrorism situation, and she would wonder aloud, now why is no one talking about what seat he was in?
  • Conservatives4Palin.com: Five Favorite Moments from 2009/Open Thread (Updated) 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.conservatives4palin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I thought she was more than just the Speaker of the House for CA…does that mean if she had to take over for the President that she would only be the President of CA!?!?!
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Robert M. La Follette, Sr., supported the primary because he believed that citizens should nominate the party candidates; that the citizens, not the party bosses, could control the party by controlling the candidate selection process; and that the candidates and public officials would be more directly responsible to the citizens."
  • 450 US 107 Democratic Party of United States v. Wisconsin C | Open Jurist 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC openjurist.org [Source type: Original source]
  • DEMOCRATIC PARTY V. WISCONSIN EX REL. LA FOLLETTE, 450 U. S. 107 (1981) -- US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC supreme.justia.com [Source type: Original source]

[76] .A CNN survey in August 2009 stated that a majority of Democrats now oppose the war.^ On a segment on the August 7, reporter James Rosen displayed only the schedule of Democratic town halls, stating that he would display the GOP schedule if Fox had it.
  • "Voice of the opposition": Fox News openly advocates against Democratic Congress, White House | Media Matters for America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: General]

^ Beind a Politcal Sci student i know that the mental state that the USA in as of now they will for sure elect the Democratic candate.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Boycott the Phony State Department/NED pro-war events on July 25 Nationally-coordinated actions on August 1 to say "U.S. Hands Off Iran!"
  • DEMOCRATIC LABOR PARTY(BANGLA DESH) - Vox 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC democraticlabor.vox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.CNN polling director Keating Holland said, "Nearly two thirds of Republicans support the war in Afghanistan.^ While the US is essentially a "two-party" system (with Democrats and Republicans), two "third-parties" occasionally give them a run for their money currently.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He is only the third person to receive the Victoria Cross twice, the only to receive two VCs during the Second World War and the only combat soldier to receive the award twice.
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^ Paul supporters also controlled caucuses in at least a half dozen rural counties" It is estimated that a third of Missouri's 2,137 state Republican delegates were selected for Ron Paul.

.Three quarters of Democrats oppose the war."^ Three-quarters of Governor Wallace's support in the Democratic primary came from crossover voters.
  • Democratic Party of United States v. Wisconsin ex rel. La Follette, 450 U.S. 107 (1981), U.S. Supreme Court - vLex 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC supreme.vlex.com [Source type: Original source]
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[75] .An August 2009 Washington Post poll found similar results, and the paper stated that Obama's policies would anger his closest supporters.^ This is a state policy of Washington, which the Obama Administration plans to amp up.
  • DEMOCRATIC LABOR PARTY(BANGLA DESH) - Vox 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC democraticlabor.vox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Death panels , the NBC News poll showing that 45% believe that death panels would likely result from the healthcare legislation, and watching Obama himself have to address this point for the better part of August/early September and in his joint adress to Congress.
  • Conservatives4Palin.com: Five Favorite Moments from 2009/Open Thread (Updated) 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.conservatives4palin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It looks to me as if Obama, and supporters of Obama, have an army of people blogging, sending press releases, and more to affect search engine results.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

[77]

Israel

.The Democratic Party has both recently and historically supported Israel.^ Initially they were the definitive pro-slavery wing of the party, opposed to both the anti-slavery, left-wing early Republicans and the more liberal Northern Democrats.
  • Hillary: Southern Belle 2.0 [Archive] - AppleInsider 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As noted supra at 450 U. S. 133 , the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has filed a brief in support of the validity of the Wisconsin plan.
  • DEMOCRATIC PARTY V. WISCONSIN EX REL. LA FOLLETTE, 450 U. S. 107 (1981) -- US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC supreme.justia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Democratic Presidential Primary contest this year has been both historic and hard-fought.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

[78][79] .House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said, “When it comes to Israel, Republicans and Democrats speak with one voice.”[80] A 2008 Gallup poll found that 64% say that they have a favorable image of Israel while only 16% say that they have a favorable image of the Palestinian Authority.^ Speaker Nancy Pelosi takes the floor.
  • DCist: Live Blogging the Voting Rights Debate: Round 2 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC dcist.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They found their voices.
  • Susan Says 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cs.sbtv.com [Source type: General]

^ I phoned the speaker of the House and this is what they told me.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

[78] Within the party, the majority view is held by the Democratic leadership although some members such as John .Conyers Jr., George Miller, Nick Rahall, Dave Obey, Pete Stark, Dennis Kucinich, Jim McDermott, and Cynthia McKinney as well as former President Jimmy Carter are less or not supportive of Israel.^ David Cobb: McKinney for president I am proud to say that I will be voting for Green Party member Cynthia McKinney for President of the United States this year.
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^ Imagine if Dennis Kucinich, the vegan democrat who ran for presidency had been elected, would he pardon all Turkeys in America?
  • Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals - PodcastBlaster Podcast Directory 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.podcastblaster.com [Source type: General]

^ In September, U.S. negotiators led by former President Jimmy Carter reached an agreement allowing U.S. troops to enter Haiti unopposed, so that its elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953– ), could return to power.
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[79] The party leadership refers to the other side as a "fringe".[79]
The 2008 Democratic Party Platform acknowledges a "special relationship with Israel, grounded in shared interests and shared values, and a clear, strong, fundamental commitment to the security of Israel, our strongest ally in the region and its only established democracy." It also included:
.It is in the best interests of all parties, including the United States, that we take an active role to help secure a lasting settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a democratic, viable Palestinian state dedicated to living in peace and security side by side with the Jewish State of Israel.^ Pelosi discussed the relationship between the United States and Israel and the continued effort for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
  • The Radical Press » U.S. Democratic Party 20 September 2009 5:48 UTC www.radicalpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Libertarian party's platform states that "all laws establishing criminal or civil penalties for the use of drugs" should be repealed.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The rise of Nazism in the 1930s led many European scientists, including Albert Einstein and Enrico Fermi , to immigrate to the United States.
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.To do so, we must help Israel identify and strengthen those partners who are truly committed to peace, while isolating those who seek conflict and instability, and stand with Israel against those who seek its destruction.^ Do you think it's a coincidence that people in favor of health care reform "aren't convinced", and those who are against it think it's a mighty good argument?
  • Health Care: A Lesson in Practical Philosophy - Megan McArdle 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ultimately, some sort of public plan could end up being cheaper for those who seek minimal coverage.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Opt Me Out of Public Option Purism 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For women who seek to raise their voice and seek public office, we must be grateful to live in the United States and be free to do so.
  • Susan Says 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cs.sbtv.com [Source type: General]

.The United States and its Quartet partners should continue to isolate Hamas until it renounces terrorism, recognizes Israel’s right to exist, and abides by past agreements.^ Civil rights--United States.
  • Richard B. Russell Library | Browse by Subject 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC russelldoc.galib.uga.edu [Source type: Reference]

^ The United States should be the defender of human rights and dignity.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They recognize the State of Israel’s “right to exist”.
  • DEMOCRATIC LABOR PARTY(BANGLA DESH) - Vox 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC democraticlabor.vox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Sustained American leadership for peace and security will require patient efforts and the personal commitment of the President of the United States.^ Supreme Court (its nine justices are appointed for life on condition of good behavior by the president with confirmation by the Senate); United States Courts of Appeal; United States District Courts; State and County Courts .

^ Beck: "Do we want communists in the United States government as special advisers to the president?
  • "Voice of the opposition": Fox News openly advocates against Democratic Congress, White House | Media Matters for America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: General]

^ The standard way to refer to a citizen of the United States is as an American .
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.The creation of a Palestinian state through final status negotiations, together with an international compensation mechanism, should resolve the issue of Palestinian refugees by allowing them to settle there, rather than in Israel.^ The state GOP finally settled for Keyes.
  • Upcoming US elections - what's your view? [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Finally, there was the fear that by building up West German conventional forces, the Kennedy administration was making it possible for the United States to withdraw its own conventional forces in the future.
  • Banks and the proprietary trading that is an unfair conflict of interest, destabilizing, and is absolutely a form of insider trading « Cricketdiane’s Weblog 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cricketdiane.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Palestinians have long demanded the “right of return” for millions of “refugees,” a formula Israeli officials across the political spectrum warn is code for Israel’s destruction by flooding the Jewish state with millions of Muslim Arabs, thereby changing its demographics.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

.All understand that it is unrealistic to expect the outcome of final status negotiations to be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949. Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel.^ In all three cases, during delicate and hostile negotiations, Hitler completely flew off the handle and issued proclamations that.
  • Why did WWII happen ? - SciForums.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.sciforums.com [Source type: Original source]

.The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations.^ Thus, negotiators at Bretton Woods also agreed that there was a need for an institutional forum for international cooperation on monetary matters.
  • Banks and the proprietary trading that is an unfair conflict of interest, destabilizing, and is absolutely a form of insider trading « Cricketdiane’s Weblog 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cricketdiane.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.^ The Commission stressed that Party nominating procedures should be as open and accessible as possible to all persons who wished to join the Party, [ Footnote 15 ] but expressed the concern that .
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^ Not all things should be under the thumb of government and its people, but a few things should: .

^ And that he thought the record number of people who came out in all the caucuses would be really unhappy to hear that Clinton felt their votes should be ignored.
  • Stupor Tuesday (TX/OH/RI/VT) [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: Original source]

[81]
.A January 2009 Pew Research Center study found that, when asked "which side do you sympathize with more", 42% of Democrats and 33% of liberals (a plurality in both groups) sympathize most with the Israelis.^ Ant January 7th, 2008 at 9:31 am 33 If he can get heard, he’d be OK, but it’s hard to conceive at what point the prospective occupant of the White House becomes interested in the views of the newly elected Leader of the Liberal Democrats.
  • politicalbetting.com » Blog Archive » Gallup shows Obama with a 13% NH lead 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC politicalbetting.com [Source type: General]

^ Initially they were the definitive pro-slavery wing of the party, opposed to both the anti-slavery, left-wing early Republicans and the more liberal Northern Democrats.
  • Hillary: Southern Belle 2.0 [Archive] - AppleInsider 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is it a surprise to anybody in this room that if you don’t have any money, you don’t get any justice?” asked Alaska Senator Mike Gravel at the third debate of the Democratic presidential candidates.
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.Around half of all political moderates and/or independents sided with Israel.^ They exercise their “Freedom of Speech” (sort of) while still trying to remain politically correct, attempting to dance delicately through the political minefields while trying to remain “acceptable” to all sides.
  • The Radical Press » U.S. Democratic Party 20 September 2009 5:48 UTC www.radicalpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The automatic weapon is not normally carried around by all cops, but bullet proof vests are as well as a side arm.
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^ In spite of all that has been thrown at the Governor in the past year and a half and despite all of the trials that the Governor has gone through politically and personally, she clings happily (not bitterly) to her faith.
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[82]

Iraq War

.In 2002, Democrats were divided as a majority (29 for, 21 against) in the Senate and a minority of Democrats in the House (81 for, 126 against) voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq.^ The Democrats kept their majorities in both the Senate and the House.
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^ The Democratic party also won a majority of the contested seats in the House and Senate.
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^ In the Senate and House, however, the Democrats increased their majorities.
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.Since then, many prominent Democrats, such as former Senator John Edwards, have expressed regret about this decision, and have called it a mistake, while others, such as Senator Hillary Clinton have criticized the conduct of the war but not repudiated their initial vote for it (though Clinton later went on to repudiate her stance during the 2008 primaries).^ Permalink Since Senator Clinton mentioned the 1992 primaries — compare it to the current 2008 primary.
  • Open thread 5/23 | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ Hillary currently had this position about her vote about the war...
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Clinton consistently won the votes of women during the primaries.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

.Referring to Iraq, in April 2007 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared the war to be "lost" while other Democrats (especially during the 2004 presidential election cycle) accused the President of lying to the public about WMDs in Iraq.^ Senator that didn't support the war on Iraq).
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He votes for the war in Iraq, and stands by it during his 2004 presidential campaign.
  • Upcoming US elections - what's your view? [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ron’s right about declaring war.
  • Just Come Home - Ron Paul gives great interview on FOX News » The Truth @ The Spin Factor 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC thespinfactor.com [Source type: General]

.Amongst lawmakers, Democrats are the most vocal opponents of Operation Iraqi Freedom and campaigned on a platform of withdrawal ahead of the 2006 mid-term elections.^ Give up the ghost of the mid-term election campaign.
  • JREF Presidency Poll [Archive] - JREF Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.randi.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The election of 1876 was won by the Republican Rutherford B. Hayes after a bitter struggle with his Democratic opponent Samuel J. Tilden.
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^ In a major shakeup at the Democratic National Committee — and a departure from tradition — large parts of the committee’s operations are relocating to Chicago to be fully integrated with the Obama campaign.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

.A March 2003 CBS News poll taken a few days before the invasion of Iraq found that 34% of Democrats would support it without United Nations backing, 51% would support it only with its backing, and 14% would not support it at all.^ If he had it to do it all over again would he invade Iraq ?
  • The Daily Almanac - July 2006 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC home.earthlink.net [Source type: General]

^ He meant before the US invasion of Iraq.
  • Michael J. Totten: The Rings on Zarqawi's Finger 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.michaeltotten.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A new National Intelligence Estimate by all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Iran ended its secret nuclear weapons program in 2003, in contrast to a 2005 report that claimed with “high confidence” that such a program was still active.
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[83] .The Los Angeles Times stated in early April 2003 that 70% of Democrats supported the decision to invade while 27% opposed it.^ As a result every state that had been in the Confederacy, except Texas, voted for either Nixon or Southern Democrat George Wallace, despite a strong tradition of supporting Democrats.
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^ The majority of Californians disagree with the state Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex “marriage,” according to a Los Angeles Times/KTLA poll.
  • Clinton’s fuzzy math on votes | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ The next year she escorted Thaci on a personal tour of the United Nations Headquarters and the State Department and invited him as a guest to the Democratic Party presidential nominating convention in Los Angeles.
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[84] .The Pew Research Center stated in August 2007 that opposition increased from 37% during the initial invasion to 74%.^ August 26th, 2007 at 3:37 pm .
  • Think Progress » Claiming He Failed ‘Reporting 101,’ Wallace Attacks Moyers To Defend Rove 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ August 26th, 2007 at 7:37 pm .
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^ August 26th, 2007 at 4:37 pm .
  • Think Progress » Claiming He Failed ‘Reporting 101,’ Wallace Attacks Moyers To Defend Rove 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

[85] .In April 2008, a CBS News poll found that about 90% of Democrats disapprove of the Bush administration's conduct and want to end the war within the next year.^ Casino Royale January 7th, 2008 at 7:10 pm Coming back to international news of real importance, any early rumours of rumours about the Populous poll?
  • politicalbetting.com » Blog Archive » Gallup shows Obama with a 13% NH lead 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC politicalbetting.com [Source type: General]

^ Offering few proposals of their own, Democrats hammered away at the Bush administration's shortcomings, and rode a tide of voter discontent to victory in November.
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^ I want to make sure at least the next 16 years are Democrat run and want to make a difference.
  • College Democrats of America | Hillary Clinton 2008 Supporters – United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC partybuilder.collegedems.com [Source type: Original source]

[86]
.Democrats in the House of Representatives near-unanimously supported a non-binding resolution disapproving of President Bush's decision to send additional troops into Iraq in 2007.^ Ruther fraud B. Hayes got into office, with a minority of the popular vote and a hung Electoral College, because of a deal in the House of Representatives to end Reconstruction with the withdrawal of Federal troops from the South.
  • The Great Republic: Presidents and States of the United States 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Tuesday 4th November 2008: US voters will elect a new President, Vice President, 435 members of the House of Representatives and 35 members of the 100 seat senate.
  • politicalbetting.com » Blog Archive » Gallup shows Obama with a 13% NH lead 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC politicalbetting.com [Source type: General]

^ Yet when President Bush suggested that the Security Council take its own resolutions seriously, he was rebuffed.
  • Open thread 5/23 | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

.Congressional Democrats overwhelmingly supported military funding legislation that included a provision that set "a timeline for the withdrawal of all US combat troops from Iraq" by March 31, 2008, but also would leave combat forces in Iraq for purposes such as targeted counter-terrorism operations.^ This is such a difficult time for all of us.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

^ Subsequently in January, he declared funding for the homeless and he supports the withdrawal of Australian troops from Iraq.

^ Monday, March 31, 2008 .

[87][88] .After a veto from the president, and a failed attempt in Congress to override the veto,[89] the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 was passed by Congress and signed by the president after the timetable was dropped.^ That law was passed by Congress and signed by President Reagan in 1983.

^ For that reason, I would be reluctant to advocae taking the atttude that the presidency will take care of itself and a veto proof legislature wiill control our world.
  • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - Campaign Map -- Back to the Future 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ The president's veto can be overridden by a two-thirds vote of the members of Congress voting in each chamber.
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.Criticism of the Iraq War subsided after the Iraq War troop surge of 2007 led to a dramatic decrease in Iraqi violence.^ The war in March-April 2003 between a US-led coalition and Iraq, and the subsequent occupation of Iraq, required major shifts in national resources to the military.

^ In April, U.S. troops intervened in northern Iraq to protect Kurdish refugees from Iraqi government reprisals.
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^ Unless you can substantiate the claim that German troops crossing the Polish border led inevitably to a World War, can you hold Hitler responsible for that war?
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.The Democratic-controlled 110th Congress continued to fund efforts in both Iraq and Afghanistan.^ The Democrats, however, retained control of both houses of Congress.
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^ "Democrats win control of Congress" .
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^ My understanding is that no democratic controlled congress has ever put forward a balanced budget.
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.Presidential candidate Barack Obama advocated a withdrawal of combat troops within Iraq by late 2010 with a residual force of peacekeeping troops left in place.^ Presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

^ News leaked that President Barack Obama would send roughly 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, with the possibility of sending 10,000 more in a year, even as NATO allies spoke about withdrawing their own forces.
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^ The headline prime-time speaker on Wednesday will be Barack Obamas Vice Presidential Nominee.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

[90] .He stated that both the speed of withdrawal and the amount of troops left over would be "entirely conditions-based."^ For example he said he would take our troops out of IRAK and now he says he never say he couldn’t change his mind depending on the conditions on the ground.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

^ Under this type of system, a state with a payments deficit lost gold, which would decrease the domestic monetary base and result in a decline in the currency’s purchasing power.
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^ In both cases, he has stated that funding will be based upon performance.
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[90]
.On February 27, 2009, President Obama announced, “As a candidate for president, I made clear my support for a timeline of 16 months to carry out this drawdown, while pledging to consult closely with our military commanders upon taking office to ensure that we preserve the gains we’ve made and protect our troops...^ Obama is the best candidate for president.
  • Upcoming US elections - what's your view? [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My brother is an Obama supporter.
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^ In fact, I had been leaning toward throwing my support behind candidates from lesser-known third parties.
  • Democratic Party | Bob McCarty Writes 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC bobmccarty.com [Source type: General]

.Those consultations are now complete, and I have chosen a timeline that will remove our combat brigades over the next 18 months."^ Now, after all the delegates were chosen, the Obama campaign has decided to summarily remove ten to thirty of their sixty-seven delegates so others can take their place.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

^ We, the voices of the 18 million, will make sure that they fail in months, not years, and that when the failure is complete every last one of those so-called leaders will be forced to resign from their positions and return our party to the people and to competent and responsible leaders.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

^ Casey Knowles, the girl in the image, was 8 when it was filmed and will turn 18 next month.

[91] Around 50,000 non-combat related forces will remain.[91] .Obama's plan drew wide bipartisan support, including that of defeated Republican Presidential candidate Senator John McCain.^ John McCain for HRC supporters at 3:30.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

^ Senator John McCain of Arizona ( campaign ) .
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^ As Senator Clinton stated, she endorsed Senator Obama – and I am supporting him over Senator McCain.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

[91]

Unilateralism

.Democrats usually oppose the doctrine of unilateralism, which dictates that the United States should use military force without any assistance from other nations whenever it believes there is a threat to its security or welfare.^ The United States should be the leader of the free world and democratic nations everywhere.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The United States should be highly looked upon by other nations.
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^ The Libertarian party's platform states that "all laws establishing criminal or civil penalties for the use of drugs" should be repealed.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

.They believe the United States should act in the international arena in concert with strong alliances and broad international support.^ Agriculture, United States International cooperation .
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^ Agriculture, United States International cooperation.
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^ I cannot support a movement that believes that the United States should be > the sole global power, should sustain a permanent war machine to police > the entire planet, and sees violence as the core tool for international > relations.
  • OT: Why does the Right hate relativity? - rec.arts.sf.written | Google Groups 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: General]

.This was a major foreign policy issue of John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign; his platform attributed rifts with international allies to unilateralism.^ There is one point of view here in America—a view given expression during the 2004 presidential campaign by Senator Kerry—holding that American foreign policy should meet some kind of “global test.” By this way of thinking, America needs, in effect, to demonstrate the legitimacy of its foreign policy decisions by getting the approval of the U.N. Security Council or some other international body.
  • Open thread 5/23 | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ The presidential campaign of 1932, in which the Democratic candidate was Franklin D. Roosevelt, was waged on the issues of Prohibition and the economic crisis.
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^ In 2004 , President George W. Bush won reelection , defeating the Democratic nominee, Senator John Kerry .
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.Barack Obama's 2008 campaign also discussed promoting the image of the United States abroad.^ United States presidential election, 2008 United States presidential election, 2008 .
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^ United States presidential election, 2008 .
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^ Americans for Barack Obama 2008 .

.In a general sense, the modern Democratic Party is more closely aligned with the international relations theories of liberalism, neoliberalism, and functionalism than realism and neorealism, though realism has some influence on the party.^ The close Democratic race worried party superdelegates, who will play a decisive role in choosing a candidate.
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^ And finally, McCain is far better than Clinton in capturing the two most important voting blocs: the independents and the moderates (conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans).
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The simple and undeniable fact of the matter is that the two Parties have traded the mantle several times but you can't deny the fact that the Republican Party has just a rich if not more so a legacy as the Democratic.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

Wilsonian idealism, in which unilateral foreign intervention is justified to end genocide or other humanitarian crises, has also played a major role both historically and currently- with its supporters known as 'liberal hawks'.

Political status of Puerto Rico

.The Democratic Party has expressed its support for the U.S. Citizens of Puerto Rico to exercise their right to self-determination.^ The Republican Party 2004 Platform indicate the following: "We support the right of the United States citizens of Puerto Rico to be admitted to the Union as a fully sovereign state after they freely so determine.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As noted supra at 450 U. S. 133 , the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has filed a brief in support of the validity of the Wisconsin plan.
  • DEMOCRATIC PARTY V. WISCONSIN EX REL. LA FOLLETTE, 450 U. S. 107 (1981) -- US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC supreme.justia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hillary had the support of the whole Nevada Democratic party apparatus.

.Puerto Rico has been under U.S. sovereignty for over a century and Puerto Ricans have been U.S. citizens since 1917, but the island’s ultimate status still has not been determined and its 3.9 million residents still do not have voting representation in their national government.^ Puerto Rico?s ultimate status.?
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think Obama is the only one that has acknowledge the national identity of Puerto Rico and the political status problem that requires great attention from Washington since Puerto Ricans are really tired of being ignored by a country that still has our sovereignty in their hands since 1952 when Puerto Rico became self governing with a compact of association with the US, while remaining a non-sovereign country.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Here some facts: Puerto Rico does participate in the internal political process of both the Democratic and Republican parties in the U.S., accorded equal-proportional representation in both parties, and delegates from the islands vote in each party's national convention; although presidential electors is not granted on the United States Electoral College.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

The following are the appropriate section from the 2000, 2004 and 2008 party platforms:
Democratic Party 2008 Platform
.We believe that the people of Puerto Rico have the right to the political status of their choice, obtained through a fair, neutral, and democratic process of self-determination.^ Conservaties believe in self-reliance and self-determination.
  • Hillary: Southern Belle 2.0 [Archive] - AppleInsider 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Puerto Rico?s ultimate status.?
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Here some facts: Puerto Rico does participate in the internal political process of both the Democratic and Republican parties in the U.S., accorded equal-proportional representation in both parties, and delegates from the islands vote in each party's national convention; although presidential electors is not granted on the United States Electoral College.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

.The White House and Congress will work with all groups in Puerto Rico to enable the question of Puerto Rico’s status to be resolved during the next four years.^ For 102 years the Congress has refused to dispose of the territory of Puerto Rico.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Puerto Rico?s ultimate status.?
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^ White House, 7 years in the Senate.
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.We also believe that economic conditions in Puerto Rico call for effective and equitable programs to maximize job creation and financial investment.^ I also believe women business owners are changing the paradigm of business by creating family friendly environments where employees are seen as whole beings, not just job titles.
  • Susan Says 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cs.sbtv.com [Source type: General]

^ The RNC press release said that Fiorina's "business experience will be vital to Senator McCain and the RNC as we travel the country talking about the Senator’s plans to create jobs for working families and set the conditions for economic growth."

^ Women-owned firms have an economic impact of $3 trillion that translates into the creation and maintenance of 23 million jobs , 16 percent of all U.S. jobs!
  • Susan Says 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cs.sbtv.com [Source type: General]

.Furthermore, in order to provide fair assistance to those in greatest need, the U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico should receive treatment under federal programs that is comparable to that of citizens in the States.^ Much of this is through states and communities accepting federal bribery use of funds from non-delegated tax systems, and tax dollars the states should never have let leave the state; To have themselves set upon by numerous unwanted and unneeded programs and departments through federal mandates in order to receive those tax dollars back for highways or other needed maintenance for which they could do themselves if the money had not left the state to begin with.
  • Patriot Party Official National Web Site, American Patriot PartyNational Campaign and Elections Headquarters, Oregon Patriot Party, The AmericanPatriot Party State of Oregon Web Site, State of Oregon Elections DivisionHistory, Oregon State Elections Division, Oregon Political Parties List andComparison Chart and Graph, Political Party of Oregon, US Political Education,US Pacific Commander Education, Anti Federalists USA Patriots News, AmericanPatriot Party National and State Headquarters News in Medford Oregon, AshlandOregon, True Thomas Jeffersonian Democratic Republicans Party, Oregon StateAmerican Patriot Party of American Patriots, Ron Paul Endorsement, Campaignfor Liberty, Tea Party 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.pacificwestcom.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The citizens of the states are going to get socked for paying for the Public Option whether or not the states opt out of the program.
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^ Federal, state, and local grants provide income assistance for the blind, disabled, and elderly poor, and assistance to poor families.
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.We will phase-out the cap on Medicaid funding and phase-in equal participation in other federal health care assistance programs.^ What Freddie has been trying to get at is that the realities of American health care don't seem to get pointed out by Megan often enough.
  • Health Care: A Lesson in Practical Philosophy - Megan McArdle 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If "opt-out" means "opt-out" of paying, then I think there would be too much incentive to stay with the status quo, i.e., leave uninsured people without health care.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Opt Me Out of Public Option Purism 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But federal employees, or those who do business with the federal government, Puerto Rico-based corporations that intend to send funds to the U.S. and others also pay federal income taxes.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

.Moreover, we will provide equitable treatment to the U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico on programs providing refundable tax credits to working families.^ Meanwhile, Puerto Rico itself has the occasional vote whether to go for Statehood, which would probably increase taxes.
  • The Great Republic: Presidents and States of the United States 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ School lunch programs for needy children and a food stamp program for poor families are also provided.
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^ In this contract the sponsor agrees to provide financial support for the applicant until he/she becomes a U.S. citizen or can be credited with 40 quarters of work (usually ten years).
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: Immigration Reform--Posner Comment 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: Original source]

[92]
Democratic Party 2004 Platform
.We believe that four million disenfranchised American citizens residing in Puerto Rico have the right to the permanent and fully democratic status of their choice.^ Actually, most immigrants don't naturalize until long after they've been residents, so their status as citizens doesn't guarantee them equal protection.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: Immigration Reform--Posner Comment 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The United States also possesses five major overseas territories: Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands in the Caribbean; and American Samoa , Guam , and the Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific.
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^ Names The citizens and many other residents of the United States refer to themselves and each other as Americans, and to their country as the United States or as America.

.The White House and Congress will clarify the realistic status options for Puerto Rico and enable Puerto Ricans to choose among them.^ The White House and Congress will clarify the realistic status options for Puerto Rico and enable Puerto Ricans to choose among them".8 Its population in the 2000 census was 3,927,776.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Puerto Rico?s ultimate status.?
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For 102 years the Congress has refused to dispose of the territory of Puerto Rico.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

[61]
Democratic Party 2000 Platform
.Puerto Rico has been under U.S. sovereignty for over a century and Puerto Ricans have been U.S. citizens since 1917, but the island’s ultimate status still has not been determined and its 3.9 million residents still do not have voting representation in their national government.^ European governments were unwilling to allow their national exchange rates to be determined by currency markets.
  • Banks and the proprietary trading that is an unfair conflict of interest, destabilizing, and is absolutely a form of insider trading « Cricketdiane’s Weblog 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cricketdiane.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Meanwhile, Puerto Rico itself has the occasional vote whether to go for Statehood, which would probably increase taxes.
  • The Great Republic: Presidents and States of the United States 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In Puerto Rico, by terms of the Foraker Act, Congress in 1900 set up a civil government, and the Jones Act of 1917 granted U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans.
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.These disenfranchised citizens — who have contributed greatly to our country in war and peace — are entitled to the permanent and fully democratic status of their choice.^ As long as Puerto Rico is not a state, however, the will of its people regarding their political status should be ascertained by means of a general right of referendum or specific referenda sponsored by the United States government.7 The Democratic Party 2004 Platform indicates the following: "We believe that four million disenfranchised American citizens residing in Puerto Rico have the right to the permanent and fully democratic status of their choice.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But there is legislation before Congress to designate a permanent museum in Washington DC to pay tribute to the women who have contributed in diverse ways to the success of our country.
  • Susan Says 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cs.sbtv.com [Source type: General]

^ Thanks to our working together Florida has 211 delegates who will be casting half votes at the Democratic National Convention to be held in Denver in late August.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

.Democrats will continue to work in the White House and Congress to clarify the options and enable them to choose and to obtain such a status from among all realistic options.^ The White House and Congress will clarify the realistic status options for Puerto Rico and enable Puerto Ricans to choose among them".8 Its population in the 2000 census was 3,927,776.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Media Matters for America About us Login Get email updates Login Home Research Clips Blog Columns myMediaMatters Donate Search Options Share Print Email "Voice of the opposition": Fox News openly advocates against Democratic Congress, White House .
  • "Voice of the opposition": Fox News openly advocates against Democratic Congress, White House | Media Matters for America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: General]

^ Democrats in Congress announced that beginning in January members of the House would work five days a week.
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[93]

Legal issues

Torture

.Many Democrats are opposed to the use of torture against individuals apprehended and held prisoner by the U.S. military, and hold that categorizing such prisoners as unlawful combatants does not release the U.S. from its obligations under the Geneva Conventions.^ He is expected to lose the November election by a landslide if against he Republican oriented individual in the election and by a substantial amount against the Democratic one.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Puerto Rico Governor to endorse Obama - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Their plan at this stage was to acquire military strength and political bargaining power to be used against other nations.
  • Why did WWII happen ? - SciForums.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.sciforums.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Tens of thousands of the citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille, the Paris fortress used as a prison to hold political prisoners, and released the seven prisoners inside at the onset of the French Revolution.
  • Timeline 1780-1789 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC timelines.ws [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Democrats contend that torture is inhumane, decreases the United States' moral standing in the world, and produces questionable results.^ I cannot therefore pick on, say, Jamaica, and say that simply because Jamaicans pay less for their drugs this is a result of Jamaicans free-riding on the United States .
  • Health Care: A Lesson in Practical Philosophy - Megan McArdle 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Such success as the Income Tax law, had it been followed thoroughly could have brought the United States, and not Russia into the world scene as the first Communist nation.
  • Jew Watch - Jewish Occupied Governments - United States - Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.jewwatch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At the February debate, Tim Russert of NBC News was criticized for what some perceived as disproportionately tough questioning of Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton .
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

.Democrats largely spoke out against waterboarding.^ But, still, he spoke out against the invasion from the first.
  • Upcoming US elections - what's your view? [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Would MIKE MOORE stand up for us??–I know he endorsed BO & spoke out against HRC’s vote for Iraq.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In fact, he spoke out against the very first bill which would have required the withdrawal of all forces from Iraq, which was proposed by Senator Kerry in 2006.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

USA PATRIOT Act

.All but two Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted for the original USA PATRIOT Act legislation.^ Each state has at least 3 electoral votes (one for each member of the House of Representatives, which is based on a percentage of population with no fewer than one, and one for each Senator, every state automatically has two Senators).
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And finally, McCain is far better than Clinton in capturing the two most important voting blocs: the independents and the moderates (conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans).
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One Democratic elector voted for Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The exceptions were Russell Feingold of Wisconsin, who voted against it, and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, who abstained.^ Well, Russ Feingold, Herb Kohl, Dick Durbin and others voted against the war from the beginning, in addition to further funding.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ 'Cause I, too, have an 'agenda': I want my own decisions (who to support, who to vote for, who to work against) to be based on sound reasoning and provable facts.

^ Hillary Rodham Clinton is the ONLY Democratic candidate who will win against John McCain in the general election with the required number of electoral votes.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

.After voicing concerns over the "invasion of privacy" and other civil liberty restrictions of the Act, the Democrats split on the renewal in 2006. Most Republican Senators voted to renew it, while most Democratic Representatives voted against renewal.^ Ron votes to protect civil liberties.
  • Just Come Home - Ron Paul gives great interview on FOX News » The Truth @ The Spin Factor 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC thespinfactor.com [Source type: General]

^ Ron voted against the Patriot Act.
  • Just Come Home - Ron Paul gives great interview on FOX News » The Truth @ The Spin Factor 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC thespinfactor.com [Source type: General]

^ Congress consists of the Senate (100 seats, one-third are renewed every two years; 2 members are elected from each state by popular vote to serve six-year terms) and the House of Representatives (435 seats; members are directly elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms) elections: Senate - last held 2 November 2004 (next to be held on 7 November 2006); House of Representatives - last held 2 November 2004 (next to be held on 7 November 2006) election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Republican Party 55, Democratic Party 44, independent 1; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Republican Party 231, Democratic Party 200, undecided 4 .

.Renewal was allowed after many of the most invasive clauses in the Act were removed or curbed.^ The Indian Removal Act also directly caused the ceding of Spanish Florida and subsequently to the many Seminole Wars.

^ Most of the leaders of the Kurds today have open links and history as members of various "resistance" groups, many of which commited acts which we would today consider to be terrorism.
  • Michael J. Totten: The Rings on Zarqawi's Finger 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.michaeltotten.com [Source type: Original source]

Right to privacy

.The Democratic Party believes that individuals should have a right to privacy.^ My Democratic Party is the Democratic Party which emerged in the Sixties, when LBJ led the Democrats into accepting and promoting civil rights.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In other words, each state's Republicans and each state's Democrats get a chance to vote for who they think the candidates should be for each party.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Of course, I was slandered and libeled by the right as a “tool” of the Democratic Party.
  • The Radical Press » U.S. Democratic Party 20 September 2009 5:48 UTC www.radicalpress.com [Source type: Original source]

For example, Democrats have generally opposed the NSA warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens.
.Some Democratic officeholders have championed consumer protection laws that limit the sharing of consumer data between corporations.^ Some states have laws that limit the freedom (at least in theory) of delegates pledged to a candidate,but don’t think even that would apply to “uncommitted” .
  • politicalbetting.com » Blog Archive » Gallup shows Obama with a 13% NH lead 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC politicalbetting.com [Source type: General]

^ Some government regulations were drawn up to protect consumers from unsafe products and workers from unsafe working conditions; others were designed to reduce environmental pollution.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Like Edward G. Robinson in Key Largo , Democrat politics is always "more, more" -- unless, of course, with a Democrat President, when some limits have to be observed.
  • The Great Republic: Presidents and States of the United States 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

.Most Democrats oppose sodomy laws and believe that government should not regulate consensual noncommercial sexual conduct among adults as a matter of personal privacy.^ And why should we or any real American even bother to believe anything Karl Rove says about his personal life…the guy is a liar, plain and simple.
  • Think Progress » Claiming He Failed ‘Reporting 101,’ Wallace Attacks Moyers To Defend Rove 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ The federal government and most of the states have adopted laws that require investigation and public disclosure of the environmental impact of proposed projects.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I was responding to didi's claim about getting our government involved in policing their personalities and enacting some "war" or laws against "insurrection".
  • "Voice of the opposition": Fox News openly advocates against Democratic Congress, White House | Media Matters for America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: General]

Gun control

.With a stated goal of reducing crime and homicide, the Democratic Party has introduced various gun control measures, most notably the Gun Control Act of 1968, the Brady Bill of 1993, and Crime Control Act of 1994. However, some Democrats, especially rural, Southern, and Western Democrats, favor fewer restrictions on firearm possession and warned the party was defeated in the 2000 presidential election in rural areas because of the issue.^ United States presidential election, 2008 United States presidential election, 2008 .
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

^ United States presidential elections .
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^ United States presidential election, 2008 .
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[94] .In the national platform for 2008, the only statement explicitly favoring gun control was a plan calling for renewal of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban.^ The IMF has also regularly created sufficient turmoil to topple governments and steer nations into the type of government-directed economic planning it favors."
  • Why did WWII happen ? - SciForums.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.sciforums.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This proposal, known as the Baruch Plan, after the U.S. financier Bernard M. Baruch, its chief proponent, called for the turning over of atomic bombs and secrets to the UN, whereas Soviet leaders demanded the destruction of existing atomic weapons prior to or simultaneously with the creation of UN control.
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^ Meanwhile, the U.S. had signed treaties calling for the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons in November 1969, and for the banning of nuclear weapons, and the testing of them, on the ocean floor, on Feb.
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Death penalty

.The Democratic Party supports the death penalty far less than the Republican Party.^ By the end of the 1990s these Democratic factional divisions were much less pronounced, largely because Republicans had replaced Democrats in many conservative southern districts.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Granite 08-24-2008, 03:44 AM The "Big Party" for the Democrats and Republicans known as the conventions kick off on monday.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Several years earlier, the Democratic-Republicans, led by Jackson, had dropped the second half of the party name to become the DEMOCRATIC PARTY, (q.v.
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Though most Democrats in Congress have never seriously moved to overturn the rarely-used federal death penalty, both Russ Feingold and Dennis Kucinich have introduced such bills with little success.^ Democratic senators and representatives were scrambling to find a way to push reforms forward, though many admitted that the health care bill was essentially dead.
  • Democratic Party (Harper's Magazine) 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC harpers.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just last month he had two guys on both screaming for impeachment, even though most democrats know what an idiotic idea it is.
  • Think Progress » Claiming He Failed ‘Reporting 101,’ Wallace Attacks Moyers To Defend Rove 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ At the federal level, procedures have been reformed to meet objections from the Supreme Court, so that the death penalty can be handed out in appropriate cases.
  • Open thread 5/23 | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

.Democrats have led efforts to overturn state death penalty laws, particularly in New Jersey and in New Mexico.^ We’ve just seen New Jersey repeal the death penalty.
  • Open thread 5/23 | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ The Libertarian party's platform states that "all laws establishing criminal or civil penalties for the use of drugs" should be repealed.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Stock Market crash in 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression led to government efforts to re-start the economy and help its victims, with Roosevelt's New Deal.

.They have also sought to prevent reinstatement of the death penalty in those states which currently prohibit it, including Massachusetts and New York.^ Four states, Georgia, Illinois, New York, and Ohio, have since amended the popular vote results.
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

^ Spain claimed or controlled a large part of the central and western United States as part of New Spain which included Spanish Florida, California and Texas.

^ In Canada they are known as First Nations, and those nations unique to that nation-state are covered in the article First Nations.

.During the Clinton administration, Democrats led the expansion of the federal death penalty.^ At the federal level, procedures have been reformed to meet objections from the Supreme Court, so that the death penalty can be handed out in appropriate cases.
  • Open thread 5/23 | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ The ultimate and obvious last step came when the Solicitor General of the Clinton Administration stated to the Supreme Court that the Federal Government had "plenary" powers.
  • The Great Republic: Presidents and States of the United States 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BBC UK "Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has been challenged over claims that she came under sniper fire during a trip she made to Bosnia in the 1990s."

.These efforts resulted in the passage of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Signed into law by President Clinton, the law heavily limited appeals in death penalty cases.^ President Truman signs the Presidential Succession act into law.
  • The Daily Almanac - July 2006 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC home.earthlink.net [Source type: General]

^ When tidings of these events reached England , Parliament determined to punish Massachusetts , and proceeded to pass five laws so severe that the colonists called them the "Intolerable Acts".
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ At the federal level, procedures have been reformed to meet objections from the Supreme Court, so that the death penalty can be handed out in appropriate cases.
  • Open thread 5/23 | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

.In 1992, 1993, and 1995, Democratic Texas Congressman Henry González unsuccessfully introduced the Death Penalty Abolition Amendment which prohibited the use of capital punishment in the United States.^ As a result every state that had been in the Confederacy, except Texas, voted for either Nixon or Southern Democrat George Wallace, despite a strong tradition of supporting Democrats.
  • Begriffe 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.payer.de [Source type: Original source]

^ December 04, 2009 at 01:47 PM _____________ The Panama Canal Zone used to be the United States ...
  • Palin walks back 'birth certificate' remark - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ The United States promoted liberal democracy and capitalism, while the Soviet Union promoted communism and a centrally planned economy .
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Democratic Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay, Sr. cosponsored the amendment in 1993.
.During his Illinois Senate career, now-President Barack Obama successfully introduced legislation intended to reduce the likelihood of wrongful convictions in capital cases, requiring videotaping of confessions.^ President-elect Barack Obama Democratic .
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

^ Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for president.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Senator Barack Obama of Illinois ( campaign ) .
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When campaigning for the presidency, Obama stated that he supports the limited use of the death penalty, including for people who have been convicted of raping a minor under the age of 12, having opposed the Supreme Court's ruling in Kennedy v. .Louisiana that the death penalty was unconstitutional in child rape cases.^ At the federal level, procedures have been reformed to meet objections from the Supreme Court, so that the death penalty can be handed out in appropriate cases.
  • Open thread 5/23 | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

[95] .Obama has stated that he thinks the "death penalty does little to deter crime", and that it is used too frequently and too inconsistently.^ The Libertarian party's platform states that "all laws establishing criminal or civil penalties for the use of drugs" should be repealed.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But, it's stupid and nonsensical to argue that Obama has more experience than Hillary, especially when the basis of that argument is using his tenure as a state legislator.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I also notice you're still not saying what threat you think Obama could use to whip the Blue Dogs into line.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Opt Me Out of Public Option Purism 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

[96]

Name and symbols

"A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" by Thomas Nast. Harper's Weekly, January 19, 1870.
.Initially calling itself the "Republican Party," Jeffersonians were labeled "Democratic" by the opposition Federalists, with the hope of stigmatizing them as purveyors of democracy or mob rule.^ Granite 08-24-2008, 03:44 AM The "Big Party" for the Democrats and Republicans known as the conventions kick off on monday.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The simple and undeniable fact of the matter is that the two Parties have traded the mantle several times but you can't deny the fact that the Republican Party has just a rich if not more so a legacy as the Democratic.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ No Democratic-held seats had fallen to the Republican Party in the 2006 elections .
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[97] .By the Jacksonian era, the term "The Democracy" was in use by the party; the name "Democratic Party" was eventually settled upon.^ Several years earlier, the Democratic-Republicans, led by Jackson, had dropped the second half of the party name to become the DEMOCRATIC PARTY, (q.v.
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^ Now, in the name of “party unity”, Howard Dean would like to erase the votes of 18 million Hillary supporters by silencing Hillary’s delegates at the Democratic Convention.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Reds Use "Popular Front" in the U.S. Secret Communists who masquerade as "progressives" are the key in swinging the Democratic Party to the far-left.
  • Jew Watch - Jewish Occupied Governments - United States - Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.jewwatch.com [Source type: Original source]

[98] .In the 20th and 21st centuries, "Democrat Party" is a political epithet that is sometimes used by opponents to refer to the party.^ We cannot govern the world of the 21st century with the rules and principles of the 20th century.
  • Banks and the proprietary trading that is an unfair conflict of interest, destabilizing, and is absolutely a form of insider trading « Cricketdiane’s Weblog 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cricketdiane.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As a democrat I believe in using the system to achieve my political objectives.
  • Bilderberg Conferences: Secret lobbying for Anti-Democratic United States of Europe by transatlantic Power Elite 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reds Use "Popular Front" in the U.S. Secret Communists who masquerade as "progressives" are the key in swinging the Democratic Party to the far-left.
  • Jew Watch - Jewish Occupied Governments - United States - Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.jewwatch.com [Source type: Original source]

.In May 2009, conservative members of the rival Republican Party proposed a resolution calling upon the Democratic Party to change its name to the "Democrat Socialist Party", but the resolution was opposed by RNC Chairman Michael Steele and did not pass.^ Democratic Party : 49 members.
  • 110th United States Congress 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: Academic]

^ In her youth she was a member of the Republican party and then changed sides.
  • Upcoming US elections - what's your view? [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Republican Party : 49 members.
  • 110th United States Congress 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: Academic]

[99][100] .The current official name of the party is the Democratic Party.^ While the US is essentially a "two-party" system (with Democrats and Republicans), two "third-parties" occasionally give them a run for their money currently.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now, in the name of “party unity”, Howard Dean would like to erase the votes of 18 million Hillary supporters by silencing Hillary’s delegates at the Democratic Convention.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Rank of the Democratic Party and Nike, respectively, among sixty brand names tested for customer loyalty in 1999: 53, 4 .
  • Democratic Party (Harper's Magazine) 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC harpers.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The most common mascot symbol for the party is the donkey. .According to the Democratic National Committee, the party itself never officially adopted this symbol but has made use of it.^ The official symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant.
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^ One, the National Republican party, followed Adams and Clay; the other, the DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICAN PARTY, (q.v.
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^ Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told superdelegates that they had to decide between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton “starting now.” .
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[101] .They say that Andrew Jackson's opponents had labeled him a jackass during the intense mudslinging that occurred during the presidential race of 1828.^ Accounts of people who saw him fighting say that they thought he "looked like the devil" with his fearsome face and the smoke cloud around his head.
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^ I just heard a guy from Newsweek say they call him King Lear in the office.

^ Everyone I speak to says they do not trust the man to represent their interests and that is why they aren’t voting for him.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

.A political cartoon titled "A Modern Balaam and his Ass" depicting Jackson riding and directing a donkey (representing the Democratic Party) was published in 1837. A political cartoon by Thomas Nast in an 1870 edition of Harper's Weekly revived the donkey as a symbol for the Democratic Party.^ PM A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.
  • This Day in History [Archive] - Google Earth Hacks Forums 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.gearthhacks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Andrew Jackson ; 1829-1837; Democratic, Tennessee; won 2 elections.
  • The Great Republic: Presidents and States of the United States 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Obama could ride out the odd gaffe as the Democratic Party candidate.
  • politicalbetting.com » Blog Archive » Gallup shows Obama with a 13% NH lead 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC politicalbetting.com [Source type: General]

.Cartoonists followed Nast and used the donkey to represent the Democrats, and the elephant to represent the Republicans.^ Deeper blue represents a Democratic majority, brighter red represents a Republican majority.
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

^ We tell them that the first thing that their Democratic Representative will do with their vote in November will be use it in January to elect Nancy Pelosi as the Speaker of the House in the next Congress.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Both Democrat and Republican strategists agreed that if midterm elections were held now, the Democrats would gain control of the House of Representatives .
  • Democratic Party (Harper's Magazine) 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC harpers.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the early 20th century, the traditional symbol of the Democratic Party in Midwestern states such as Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Ohio was the rooster, as opposed to the Republican eagle.^ The Democratic Party has such an amazing history.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Their state Republican parties.
  • DNC Considering Caucuses For FL & MI 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The official symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant.
  • Begriffe 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.payer.de [Source type: Original source]

.This symbol still appears on Oklahoma, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia[102] ballots.^ I believe his name will still appear on ballots.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Only five states trended more Republican, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.
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^ The states producing the most coal-generated electricity include Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Georgia.
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.In New York, the Democratic ballot symbol is a five-pointed star.^ Martin van Buren ; 1837-1841; Democratic, New York; won 1 election, defeated.
  • The Great Republic: Presidents and States of the United States 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the election of 1848 the Free-Soilers drew away a sufficient number of votes from the Democratic party in New York State to enable Taylor to win the state and the election.
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^ Franklin Roosevelt ; 1933-1945; Democratic, New York; won 4 elections, died in office.
  • The Great Republic: Presidents and States of the United States 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

[103] .For the majority of the 20th century, Missouri Democrats used the Statue of Liberty as their ballot emblem.^ The Bretton Woods system of monetary management established the rules for commercial and financial relations among the world’s major industrial states in the mid 20th century.
  • Banks and the proprietary trading that is an unfair conflict of interest, destabilizing, and is absolutely a form of insider trading « Cricketdiane’s Weblog 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cricketdiane.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the history of the early 20th century, black votes would be thrown out on technicalities, like they would use an X instead of a check mark.
  • Clinton’s fuzzy math on votes | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

.This meant that when Libertarian candidates received ballot access in Missouri in 1976, they could not use the Statue of Liberty, their national symbol, as the ballot emblem.^ AM What's funny about the invasion of Poland is that if the League of Nations had had any balls, they could have finished Germany right there.
  • Why did WWII happen ? - SciForums.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.sciforums.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Libertarian candidate Bob Barr filed a lawsuit in Texas to have Obama and McCain removed from the ballot in that state.
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

^ With all of the technical advantage that the other campaign has you would think that they could use a thesaurus to come up with a different word for fuzzy.
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

.Missouri Libertarians instead used the Liberty Bell until 1995, when the mule became Missouri's state animal.^ The Libertarian party's platform states that "all laws establishing criminal or civil penalties for the use of drugs" should be repealed.
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

.From 1995 to 2004, there was some confusion among voters, as the Democratic ticket was marked with the Statue of Liberty (used by Libertarians in other states) and the Libertarians' mule was easily mistaken for a Democratic donkey.^ Some have attempted to state that Democrats only voted for the bill because of the requirement to have voting machines with paper ballots.
  • DNC Considering Caucuses For FL & MI 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What makes it even worse is that there is growing evidence that the Obama campaign encouraged dirty tricks and voter fraud in many of the caucus states.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

^ There is some controversy surrounding the names used to describe these peoples.

.Although both major political parties (and many minor ones) use the traditional American red, white, and blue colors in their marketing and representations, since election night 2000 the color blue has become the identified color of the Democratic Party, while the color red has become the identified color of the Republican Party.^ Deeper blue represents a Democratic majority, brighter red represents a Republican majority.
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

^ My party is not what the Republican Party has become.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The party to which Lincoln belonged was a minority one.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.That night, for the first time, all major broadcast television networks used the same color scheme for the electoral map: blue states for Al Gore (Democratic nominee) and red states for George W. Bush (Republican nominee).^ The four major broadcast networks are all commercial entities.
  • United States @ Top40-Charts.info 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.top40-charts.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Deeper blue represents a Democratic majority, brighter red represents a Republican majority.
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

^ With the election of George W. Bush (son of former president George H. W. Bush) in an extremely close 2000 election, the Republican party controlled both the presidency and both houses of Congress for the first time since 1952 (there were 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans in the Senate, and Vice-President Dick Cheney's tie-breaking vote allowed the chamber to be organized by the GOP).
  • Begriffe 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.payer.de [Source type: Original source]

.Since then, the color blue has been widely used by the media to represent the party.^ With Clinton constitutionally barred from seeking a third term, the nation faced wide-open choices in both major parties for the first time since 1988.
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^ Blue denotes Democratic-only caucuses (3), Red denotes Republican-only state conventions (2), and Purple represents states holding elections for both parties (19).
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

.This has caused confusion among non-American observers because blue is the traditional color of the right and red the color of the left outside of the United States.^ If the United States was the only NATO country with strategic 46 nuclear weapons, then Western Europe would be completely dependent on the Americans.
  • Banks and the proprietary trading that is an unfair conflict of interest, destabilizing, and is absolutely a form of insider trading « Cricketdiane’s Weblog 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC cricketdiane.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I cannot therefore pick on, say, Jamaica, and say that simply because Jamaicans pay less for their drugs this is a result of Jamaicans free-riding on the United States .
  • Health Care: A Lesson in Practical Philosophy - Megan McArdle 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I would note that Native Americans contest the "right" of people of European descent to live in what we now call the United States.
  • The Becker-Posner Blog: Immigration Reform--Posner Comment 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.becker-posner-blog.com [Source type: Original source]

.For example, in Canada red represents the Liberals, while blue represents the Conservatives.^ Deeper blue represents a Democratic majority, brighter red represents a Republican majority.
  • United States presidential election, 2008 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: News]

^ Red represents counties that went for McCain, Blue represents counties that went for Obama.
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^ Blue denotes Democratic-only caucuses (3), Red denotes Republican-only state conventions (2), and Purple represents states holding elections for both parties (19).
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the United Kingdom, red denotes the Labour Party and blue symbolizes the Conservative Party.^ PM A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.
  • This Day in History [Archive] - Google Earth Hacks Forums 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.gearthhacks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What If we all stopped wasting time blogging and became more united as a people, nation, and Country and stopped buying into the red side and the blue side.
  • Palin walks back 'birth certificate' remark - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Blue denotes Democratic-only caucuses (3), Red denotes Republican-only state conventions (2), and Purple represents states holding elections for both parties (19).
  • 2008 United States Presidential Race [Archive] - Movie-List Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: Original source]

.Blue has also been used both by party supporters for promotional efforts — ActBlue, BuyBlue, BlueFund, as examples — and by the party itself in 2006 both for its "Red to Blue Program", created to support Democratic candidates running against Republican incumbents in the midterm elections that year, and on its official website.^ Deeper blue represents a Democratic majority, brighter red represents a Republican majority.
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^ Midterm election of 2006.
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^ Republican leaders conceded the election of the Democratic candidates.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.Jefferson-Jackson Day is the annual fundraising event (dinner) held by Democratic Party organizations across the United States.^ See organization of state parties below.
  • Patriot Party Official National Web Site, American Patriot PartyNational Campaign and Elections Headquarters, Oregon Patriot Party, The AmericanPatriot Party State of Oregon Web Site, State of Oregon Elections DivisionHistory, Oregon State Elections Division, Oregon Political Parties List andComparison Chart and Graph, Political Party of Oregon, US Political Education,US Pacific Commander Education, Anti Federalists USA Patriots News, AmericanPatriot Party National and State Headquarters News in Medford Oregon, AshlandOregon, True Thomas Jeffersonian Democratic Republicans Party, Oregon StateAmerican Patriot Party of American Patriots, Ron Paul Endorsement, Campaignfor Liberty, Tea Party 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.pacificwestcom.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Although the Democrats held fewer than 50 Senate seats, they had an operational majority because the two independent senators caucused with the Democrats for organizational purposes.
  • 110th United States Congress 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.nichecreator.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Several years earlier, the Democratic-Republicans, led by Jackson, had dropped the second half of the party name to become the DEMOCRATIC PARTY, (q.v.
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[104] .It is named after Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, whom the party regards as its distinguished early leaders.^ The Louisiana Purchase of French-claimed territory under President Thomas Jefferson in 1803 almost doubled the nation's size.
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^ Today they have succeeded in turning the former conservative party of Jefferson and Jackson into an instrument of Marxist subversion filled with Third-Worlders and perverts!
  • Jew Watch - Jewish Occupied Governments - United States - Democratic Party 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.jewwatch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One mid-level officer, whom I shouldn’t name so I won’t get him in trouble, strongly recommended that I read Fiasco by Thomas Ricks.
  • Michael J. Totten: The Rings on Zarqawi's Finger 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.michaeltotten.com [Source type: Original source]

.The song "Happy Days Are Here Again" is the unofficial song of the Democratic Party.^ It's A Grand Ole Flag is my all time favorite- it seems to instantly evoke a happy lightness, a party in a song!
  • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - Campaign Map -- Back to the Future 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ The Florida Democratic Party Chair will get 25 floor passes each day and we should ask for some of them to unify our party.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

^ We need to organize demonstrations on Women’s Equality Day to highlight the misogyny in Big Media and the Democratic Party.
  • June 12, 2008: Good Guys Day; Update and Action Open Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: General]

.It was used prominently when Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for president at the 1932 Democratic National Convention and remains a sentimental favorite for Democrats today.^ I am still a Democrat in the sense that Franklin Roosevelt was.
  • Say hello to our next president... [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Her list of favorite presidents - Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Lincoln, both Roosevelts, Truman, George H.W. Bush and Reagan - demonstrates how she thinks.

^ Related Posts: Michigan and Florida Democrat Delegates Still in Question (includes link to pledge signed by Democratic candidates) Florida Democrats Select Delegates for National Convention Digg !

.For example, Paul Shaffer played the theme on the Late Show with David Letterman after the Democrats won Congress in 2006. More recently, the emotionally similar song "Beautiful Day" by the band U2 has become a favorite theme song for Democratic candidates.^ The close Democratic race worried party superdelegates, who will play a decisive role in choosing a candidate.
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^ After 1860, however, they won all the presidential elections except those of 1884 and 1892, when Grover Cleveland, the Democratic candidate, was chosen.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The United States of America 31 January 2010 14:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Clinton as the Democratic candidate for president in November 2008 – the SDs can still change their minds come convention day – can they?
  • June 11, 2008: Update and Open Action Thread — puma pac 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC blog.pumapac.org [Source type: Original source]

.John Kerry used the song during his 2004 presidential campaign, and several Democratic Congressional candidates used it as a celebratory tune in 2006.[105][106] Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man is traditionally performed at the beginning of the Democratic National Convention.^ He votes for the war in Iraq, and stands by it during his 2004 presidential campaign.
  • Upcoming US elections - what's your view? [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 9 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards dubbed himself the “candidate for change.” .
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^ Before the Democratic primaries had even begun, the dichotomy of change versus experience had already become a common theme in the presidential campaign, with Senator Hillary Clinton positioning herself as the candidate with experience and Obama embracing the characterization as the candidate most able to bring change to Washington.
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State and territorial parties

See also

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