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Is it the Democrat Or Democratic Party?

When the Democrat party is referred to in the media or by other commentators, it is often referred to as the Democratic party. In a bi-partisan way, both parties are democratic but one by name is the Democrat party. Is one way of saying it correct and one way incorrect?

Even if one is not a stickler for words, this presents an interesting question. Going to dictionary.com, and looking up the definition for democrat, it is:

* Democrat: a member of the Democratic party.

By the same token, the definition for democratic is:

* Democratic: a. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Democratic party.

This is a not so subtle difference. A democrat is a member of the Democrat party, and democratic is exhibiting the characteristics of the Democratic party. More than that, democratic is “pertaining to or of the nature of democracy or a democracy.”

What is the unintentional point that is being made when the reference is made this way? It seems that on some level the Democrat Party is being raised to a level of “democratic” superiority, while the Republican Party is somehow less so.

To be clear, I am sure that in the majority of cases the choice of words or phrases are done in a completely innocent way, in that the term democratic rolls off of the tongue much more smoothly than democrat. Additionally, when one hears respected or long time political analysts using the term, it must correct. Right?

The point, although it may be trivial, is that terms and labels should be used correctly.

Democrat Jokes

There are a lot of funny things that democrats do. Typically, the Republicans and other conservatives love to poke fun at (1) how much money the democrats spend, (2) the increase, in size, of the government, and (3) taking away freedom of choice. Besides these three main points, conservatives love to make Democrat jokes for the simple reason that it is a good way to “blow off some steam”.

How Much Money The Democrats Spend

One favorite joke about Democrats is how much money they spend. If there is a social program, Democrats look to support it. A billion for this and a trillion for that have created a huge deficit for the United States. The irony is that it’s not all the Democrats fault. The Republicans have spent Zillions on Defense and corporate welfare and a drug prescription program. The point is that the conservatives love to point out that government has no business in social welfare. Instead, many conservatives believe that people can voluntarily be charitable and fill the needs that government fills for a lot less money and with the important ingredient of voluntary consent.

Here is an example of one of these jokes. What did the Democrat say to the Republican about the government spending too much money for welfare? “If only you had a heart, you wouldn’t allow others to suffer and die needlessly”. The conservative responded “If only YOU had a heart, you wouldn’t be trying to take out a piece of mine without consent”.

The Continual Increase, in Size, of the Government

Government is so big and nosey, nowadays, that people call it their big brother. They are “looking out for you and taking care of you”. Many democrats wish that the government would take care of the needs of all the people. Democrats are not so concerned with how large the government is, but are more concerned with how people are treated and taken care of. They are, in effect, voting for the regular working person.

Conservatives, on the other hand, like to help people. Many conservatives donate liberally to their churches and charities. However, conservatives think that social programs are not the responsibility of the government. For example, conservatives believe that your family, church, and friends should take care of you. If that doesn’t work, you can always depend on the kindness of strangers.

Here is an example of a joke about the size of government. A Republican and Democrat were talking one day about how big the government was. The Democrat said, ” The government is getting pretty large, but I like it that way. That way, I know that I will always have someone looking out for me and taking care of me”. The Republican replied, ” I would agree with you that it is nice to have someone looking out for you. However, I think a real person is a better someone than any government program.”

Taking Away Freedom of Choice

Conservatives think that what you earn should be yours to keep. Taxes should be low and the government should be light. This gives people an incentive to work hard and be productive. They can actually get ahead a lot easier because they retain more wealth. More importantly, conservatives believe it is wrong to take money from one person and give it to someone else. In fact, a lot of conservatives consider this redistribution of wealth as legal theft.

Democrats, on the other hand, believe big corporations are evil. They exploit workers and do not pay them fairly or treat them right. That is why big corporations must be taxes. Democrats also believe that nobody is going to step up and help people out. That is why the government must step in and do it. They believe the kind thing to do is tax those that have more and give to those that have less. They often think that those that don’t want to share their wealth are simply “evil” or misinformed people. That is why they do not have a problem with wealth redistribution.

These two opposing ideas have intertwined a freedom aspect. People are taxed for government programs and regulations are imposed that take away freedoms. Some people think of rules as a way to help society become better and yet others think the lightest government of all will be best regardless of the consequences.

Here is an example, of regulatory joke, about the oil spill. Obama’s famous last words: Regarding the oil leaking a mile deep in the gulf, “We’ll get to the bottom of this.” Speaking of BP paying for the clean up, “We’ll spare no expense.” Seeing the murky mess in the water, “I want to make this clear.” Speaking to the BP execs, “Make no mistake.” Then trying to be the man in charge, “We’re going to kick ass, when we find out whose ass to kick!”

2003-2006 Republican Congress Vs 2007-2010 Democrat Congress

The economic malaise from which we now suffer was caused by Democrats.

Democrats gave us the sub-prime mortgage crisis and the fierce resistance, to reining in its abuses, leading to the housing collapse, bringing about the collapse of the economy.

All bills for raising revenue (thus spending) must originate in the House of Representatives. Democrats have controlled the House and Senate, since January 2007. Republicans controlled both from 2003 through 2006.

The Bush Tax Cuts Had No Bearing Whatsoever on Today’s Recession

-It is Impossible For A Tax Cut To Hurt The U.S. In Any Way, Unless:

-A Nation is UNDER TAXED to meet essential services

-Does any economically literate person believe Americans are under taxed?

2003-2006 Republican Congress Vs. 2007-2010 Democrat Congress

________Unemployment Rate________

Democrat Congress Present Data July 2010——–9.5%

Republican Congress December 2006 Final Month—4.5%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

________Total Number of Unemployed________

Democrat Congress Present Data July 2010——-14.6 Million

Republican Congress December 2006 Final Month—7.0 Million

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Total Deficits Democrats 2007-2010–Republicans 2003-2006

Democrat Congress 4 Yearly Deficits————$3 Trillion, 374 Billion

Republican Congress 4 Yearly Deficits———–$1 Trillion, 356 Billion

Source: Budget of the United States, Office of the President

Increase or Decrease In Revenues To Government

Republican Congress 2003-2006 (+) Plus $830.3 Billion

Democrat Congress 2007 To Present (-) Minus $281.2 Billion

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis-Dept. of Commerce

Increase in Disposable Income -Inflation Adjusted

Republican Congress December 2003-2006——-$1820

Democrat Congress 2007-2010——————$ 427

________Black Unemployment________

Democrats—–July 2010——-15.6%

Republicans—-Dec. 2006——–8.4%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

________Hispanic Unemployment________

Democrats———-July 2010–12.1%

Republicans——–Dec. 2006–4.9%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

________Teen Unemployment________

Democrats———-July 2010—26.1%

Republicans——–Dec. 2006—15.2

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

-Revenues are Never The Problem in America, Excessive Spending Always is

-America does not need 1 More Penny For Essential Services

-It does need to cut the cost of the federal government as a % of GDP (the national income) from 25% to 16%, over 8 years.

Limiting spending to 16% would pull all that capital back into the private sector, where all net wealth creation and job creation takes place. Per capita income would soar for doing exactly what each worker is doing right now. This exact principle is what gave us soaring growth in the 1990’s.

Entitlements/Welfare must be reined in. “All” able bodied men and women must perform a service meaningful to taxpayers as a first requirement to be eligible for welfare. Families must take in and support all welfare recipients in most cases.

________The Bush Tax Cuts________

-Not a single person was hurt or treated unfairly by the Bush Tax Cuts

-The highest percentage cuts went to the lowest bracket taxpayers-33%, the smallest cuts to the highest bracket-12%.

-All “net taxpayers” were helped from the Bush tax cuts, until Democrats took control of congress, in January, 2007

-Every vital area of the economy made strong gains through 2006, the strongest by the lowest income Americans–(CBO Study 1995-2005 )

_Disposable income was $1800+ higher, for every man woman and child by December 2006

“It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now.” – President John F Kennedy Dec. 14th 1962

JFK has many quotes, citing free market principles. Every JFK quote is 100% consistent with the Bush tax cuts and are as free market/limited government oriented (or more so) than that of every one of today’s Democrats; even more than many Republicans in congress today.

JFK’S quotes are also entirely consistent with the conclusions (along with the actual data) stated in this article.

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-Almost immediately after Democrats took control of congress, the economy started slowing, then very quickly tanked.

-Democrat forced legislation, starting with Jimmy Carter’s Community Reinvestment Act, then expanded by Bill Clinton, then by threats and shameless intimidation by the Reno Justice Department, using ginned up data, led to the following:

-Democrat spending measures and strong armed support by Democrats to ACORN-led at the time by community activist Barack Obama

-Sub-prime mortgages forced on America by Democrats, ACORN and the Reno Justice department.

-Misuse and corruption of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by top Clinton Cronies, Raines, Gorelick, Johnson, etc.

No one boasted more about the great contribution to America of sub-primes, leading to Fannie and Freddie abuses, than Barney Frank and no one did more to block steps to avoid the collapse of the economy caused as a result of Fannie and Freddie’s monstrous corruption, than Frank.

Now he’s done a 180. Barney Frank has told Larry Kudlow, Fannie and Freddie should be abolished.

________Contrast Barney Frank-Then With Now________

See Barney Frank as early as 2004, praising the success of the sub-prime mess, as fellow Democrats ignore warnings by a federal regulator, even attacking the regulator as he warned the House Banking Commitee (Frank was the Ranking Democrat) as to what appeared to be a coming disaster, which is exactly what we got.

If you go to YouTube and search for Barney Frank, it is easy to find his videos including the one mentioned above. Frank is shown resisting attempts to rein in the whole sub-prime mess, while declaring its huge success, and subtly suggesting the callousness of Republicans. Frank’s Democrat underlings, Maxine Waters, Gregory Meeks, Lacy Clay, Arthur Davis cast all kinds of aspersions at the federal regulator.

Obama and the Democrats Push to Influence Our Children

Let’s face it, we as parents always put our children’s needs first. Doesn’t it go to say by electing The President of the United States, we need to think more about our children’s future than ourselves? After all we are all promised big changes by democrats that never occur. Pelosi and the democrats have controlled congress for almost 2 years and although they made many promises for change, nothing has occurred.

We are all well aware of the importance our teachers bring who teach and program our children. Parents and teachers have a profound effect on how are children will think and behave. Furthermore, we also know how important it is for our children to be surrounded with other well behaved positive thinking children from well rounded families.

It is no secret that Democratic President nominee Barack Obama has grown up with the teaching of extremely angry, militant, known fanatic people including: the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, William Ayers and Rev. Michael Pfleger. We want to brush aside these conclusions as attacks and believe Mr. Obama, but, how can we? Are you really to believe that we are not affected by teachers who are militant and angry? This type of teaching plays a rule in anyone whom has endured it. Who is anyone kidding that Mr. Obama won’t run this country in the mindset of his teachers.

The Democratic Party, in its quest for power, has managed a propaganda campaign featuring change and containing subliminal messages that promote a God-like figure in Obama who falls short in every way. The only change is a dangerous one. It only makes sense that if Obama wins the presidential election, then power will shift and the master teachers of our children will include twisted messengers; Farrakhan, Wright, Ayers and Pfleger. They will gain the power to change America forever and their quest to demoralize this country, create a socialist America, and limit your freedom immensely.

Socialism does not work and we have many examples to look at. Socialism is a more gentle way of conducting communism however; do not get it wrong, they go hand in hand. This is the reason Democrats are targeting young people, our children. Being a product of this teaching, they know how easy it is to program the minds of children. Making our leader appear young, hip, and cool to attract the young vote is all the wrong reasons. Sadly enough, the democrat party as we once knew is obsolete. This disease, “liberalism” has eaten away at most of the democrat party. Why else do they choose to nominate the most liberal, untraditional, extreme Marxism candidates?

Think about it and research past candidates to understand this all began even before Jimmy Carter. If it wasn’t for republicans fighting back and filling the void for democrats, this liberalism would have spread much faster. Many current leaders now, who marched and protested our soldiers in the Vietnam era are very powerful today in their work to bring down the Iraq war, attack our president, rid the country of God, and throw our freedom and capitalism down the drain. What better source than to find their way into our schools to poison our children’s minds and gain popularity in their votes to control our government. A known dear friend of barrack Obama’s, William Ayers is a prime example of this. Our military and strong leaders remain focused and have fought off the attacks of “liberalism”. They protect our freedom and democracy under the help of God as we had been founded in America. Whether you believe in Jesus, as the son of God or not, there is certainly enough documentation to prove he was a wise and sincere teacher with many following. This is a teacher I want my children to learn from. There is no comparison to these fanatics Obama has in his closet.

President Bush uses faith to aid him in his decision-making and luckily he is so forthright to abscond from negative pressuring and he stayed focus to win in Iraq. This positive direction in Iraq is a huge victory in America as well because the democrat party wanted us to lose so very bad. To hear Obama change his mind and go from ending this war immediately, to now, ending it responsibly and finishing the war with a victory is something that was hard for him to say. If George Bush wasn’t so relentless and steadfast in his beliefs and would have caved into the democrats wishes, we would have mass hysteria and the democrats would have much ammunition to help win the election.

If you haven’t figured it out, the democrats will do anything to win. The leadership of Gen. David Petraeus, also brought hope and stability to Iraq and prevented the terrorists from reuniting in Iraq or elsewhere for that matter, because, they are on the run. We should admire and learn from our soldiers who demonstrate patriotism at a time when most of us have almost forgotten who we are, what we stand for, and what is at stake.

If Barrack Obama and the democrat party had their way, they would have kept denouncing this war even if it meant endangering our soldiers just to gain power and win the 08′ presidential election. Obama would have pulled our troops from Iraq severely discrediting and injuring our military reputation throughout the world. Not to mention this would have initiated an unprecedented bloodbath to the Iraqi’s and created a breeding ground for terrorists with one common goal; Kill Americans, Israeli’s, and Western supporters.

Obama has openly stated how he would conduct our military in a time of war: quit and return home. He apparently lacks understanding about the true nature of our enemies which is extremely dangerous. How can we accept any notion that Obama is capable of keeping us safe from the terrorists around the world and protect our country as well as our allies.

Russia is just waiting for America to weaken so they can reek havoc on democratic nations such as; Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, etc. I have often believed Russia was befriending the Middle East, especially Iran, to gain power like the old Soviet Union. Iran is quickly making great strides toward getting the atomic bomb which would not be possible without Russia’s help. Russia was waiting for America to fail in Iraq so they could swoop in and gain power with the most evil of governments.

Doesn’t that scare you that most evil governments wanted to see us fail in Iraq and our own democratic party shared this desire? Look at the facts instead of letting the media sensationalize Obama and make your own decision. Look where Obama comes from, (teachings) how he has voted, and always says whatever it is to sound great even if it is completely opposite from what he originally has said.

This is a perilous time and only getting worse with the rise of the “old Soviet Union” and a possible nuclear Iran. Right now more than ever, the world needs a united and strong America. America rose out of nowhere and many have given their life to make us great.

Listen to the dead, stay strong and united to keep a free and democratic United States and continue pursuing freedom for the world. Obama and the democrats are waiting time bombs.

Think About Aiding People By Becoming A Personal Injury Attorney

Folks are injured in crashes all of the time and typically these kinds of mishaps will not be their particular wrong doing. Anytime this occurs, an individual may be entitled to compensation from the at fault person, however it could be amazingly hard for them to actually receive it. The responsible individual may possibly not have insurance coverage or perhaps the insurance provider isn’t going to be ready to provide them with the complete quantity they’re qualified for. During these situations, personal injury lawyers can be extremely helpful.

A person who will be looking for a fulfilling job helping others will want to take into account this particular choice. While it usually takes some time to complete a law degree, the person will then have the opportunity to work with a law office or even independently in order to receive personal injury cases. They could aid the victims of incidents get the settlement they will have to have in order to make certain they don’t have to find the money for all the accident associated expenditures independently. That is incredibly helpful for these kinds of people. Anybody that’s considering assisting other individuals will wish to take into account something like this for them to help take care of the victims of mishaps from having to handle all this independently while they’re recuperating.

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Democrats – Republicans

The United States has two primary political parties. Each party suffers from its unique problems. The Democrats haven’t had a definable political agenda since Franklin D. Roosevelt ran in his first presidential election in 1932. Lyndon B. Johnson borrowed from Roosevelt’s platform for his first direct election for president in 1964. Johnson expanded upon Roosevelt’s New Deal program. What has happened as a result of this non platform? The Democratic Party once controlled the solid South, now the South is solidly Republican. This is strange, for in that solid South, each state has a very large percentage of Afro-Americans. No matter what the Democratic Party is, to an understanding Afro-American, the Republican Party is anathema. The Democratic Party needs to get whatever story it has to tell out and more important, get the Afro-Americans to turn out to vote.

Another strange thing about the Democrats is that they can’t win governorships in key states considered solidly Democratic. Look at Massachusetts. Massachusetts was the sole state to vote for the Democrat candidate, George McGovern in his 1972 presidential race. Every other state went Republican. Recently, although Massachusetts votes mainly Democratic; it has elected four Republican governors since January 1991. The State of New York is even more Democratic. It has a longer history of only Democratic governors, but the current governor, George E. Pataki, has been a Republican governor since November 1994. To add insult to misery, New York City, a stronghold of Democrats, currently has a Republican mayor. How does the Democratic Party explain these losses plus others? Losing the governor’s office makes holding the state harder in other elections. Failing to have a positive acceptable national program makes it even harder. What will any middle-of-the road, non affiliated voter vote for? A person just can’t vote for a candidate if that candidate is only against something.

The Republicans have a hidden weapon. When either house of Congress is viewed on television, look very carefully. Look for the wires that run from the party’s whip or leader to each Republican member. Each Republican member’s hand goes up when the leader pulls the wire on very key issues. They all vote without any thought, but only at their party’s call. They all are prompted to speak on the same points outside the chambers. They all vote mindlessly on vital subjects of major importance to their Republican president. Think about the vacancies on our Supreme Court! After the president announces a nominee each Republican, even without any knowledge, all praises the nominee, probably without even knowing the candidate’s name. (Maybe, with the Harriet E. Miers nomination we may see a difference.)

Another Republican problem is that the party needs a great deal of money to maintain its dominant position. A chunk of that money comes from corporations. That means that these corporations and other wealthy contributors need some kind of reward. That comes with appointments to important government positions, in many cases by incompetent people. The Republican Party’s mantra is to have its members stick together on important issues. Therefore, appointees like John Bolton and Alberto Gonzales get confirmed. The open hostility John Bolton is receiving in the United Nations has shown that his recess appointment was wrong. Bolton did have large support in the Senate when his name was offered; otherwise his recess appointment would never have been made. Alberto Gonzales wrote the approved memo on torture. That almost makes him a criminal. In spite of these known facts, he was overwhelmingly approved as Attorney General by a Republican Senate.

These are just a few of the big problems each party faces in the upcoming elections. The congressional elections come up next year. The parties face the presidential election two years from that election – the Republicans without an incumbent.

Top 5 Historical Facts of the US Democratic Party

Despite the important role of the Democratic Party in US political history, only few Americans can state the basic facts about its history. The democrats were dominating US politics in two distinct periods: between 1828 and 1860 and between 1932 and 2000. The establishment of the Democratic Party happened in 1829 when Andrew Jackson became the President of the Unites States. If many Americans did not like the ideas of Jackson in the 1820s ad 30s, the Democratic Party would never have been formed. Together with his followers, Jackson founded the Democratic Party. In those days, the democrats were definitely in favor of slavery and had widespread support in the southern states where slavery was still a normal aspect of daily life.

After the Civil War, the democrats became the party of big business and this was the main reason why it alienated the less prosperous voters in the north. Moreover, the democrats were able to perfect the urban political machine long before the Civil War by getting loyal votes from immigrants and others who were given jobs and services. This clever combination of large urban support in the north and the unquestionable support in the south, paved the way for the democrats to sometimes win the presidency or control Congress. This became explicitly apparent in the presidential elections of 1884 which was won by the democrat Grover Cleveland. He got the solid support from the south, the Border States, and even Indiana, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.

In the era between the Civil War and the Depression, the democrats did not really stand for anything except the oppression of African Americans. The power of the democrats in those days was also facilitated by the prohibition of African Americans to vote in the south. This was obviously clear with the election of Woodrow Wilson who remained in office between 1913 and 1920. Wilson became president because he had the massive support from the south and gained significant advantage from the division among in the Republican Party. Despite the fact that he only received 41% of the popular vote, he got the presidency and thanks to the First World War he became a historic figure. After Wilson’s presidency, the democrats played a marginal role in US politics and this bad fate was turned around with a man-made disaster: the Great Depression.

When the democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected, the American electorate was already blaming the republicans for all the misery. The US was ready to make a shift towards a welfare state like those already existing in several European countries. The New Deal proposed by the democrats merely filled a social security gap which existed long before in the US. The time was ripe for the introduction of the New Deal program of the democrats which was necessary to bring the US closer to the advanced European countries in providing social safety nets for those unfortunate ‘victims’ of the ruthless side effects of the industrial economy.

Southern African Americans were aligned with the Republican Party until the 1960s. But the democrats under President Lyndon Johnson finally enacted and enforced a meaningful civil rights act. Johnson also led the democrats to extend the New Deal. The War on Poverty was truly a democratic program to alleviate poverty in the US. Unfortunately, the cost of this program had to be combined with the costs of the Vietnam War and this led to the rise of stagflation in the 1970s. It was another democrat elected to the presidency who finally dismantled Johnson’s Great Society programs: Clinton. What happened during the Clinton administration was the move of the democrats to the right side of the political spectrum using an Orwellian excuse for this shift called ‘welfare reform.’

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