US Democratic Party

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Overview

The US Democratic Party is one of the two ruling parties in the United States's two-party political system, the other being the US Republican Partys.

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Qualities

  • tend to be hostile towards large or expensive engineering projects (e.g. nuclear power), while the Republicans tend to be hostile towards science
  • tend to favor projects which improve sustainability on any level
  • favors civil liberties, environmental conservation

Criticism

Democrats are often criticized for:

Notes

  • "How the hell did Democrats become the party of puritan conservative values?" -- David Brin

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  • 2010-09-30 [Talk|Index] Political Animal § “Republicans will keep asking, "Where are the jobs?" and no one seems inclined to answer, "Your party got rid of them."”
  • 2008-09-15 [Talk|Index] The Power of Political Misinformation § “...a series of new experiments show that misinformation can exercise a ghostly influence on people's minds after it has been debunked -- even among people who recognize it as misinformation. In some cases [chiefly among Republicans], correcting misinformation serves to increase the power of bad information.”
  • 2008-08-18 [Talk|Index] Democrats Must Nix Offensive Bloggers § “The writer then objects to some children’s toys on the grounds that they are more offensive than desecrating the Eucharist. The toys are actually balloons that have been made to depict Jesus in various poses, including a crucified Christ; one of these images shows Jesus with a penis. Several who commented on this image made patently obscene comments.”
  • 2006-09-21 [Talk|Index] Black GOP Groups Woo Mfume, Blast Democrats to Back Steele § [2]“...radio advertisement targeting African American listeners that was sponsored by the Washington-based National Black Republican Association. The ad identifies Martin Luther King Jr. as a Republican and pins the founding of the Ku Klux Klan on Democrats. .. One woman says: "Democrats passed those black codes and Jim Crow laws. Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan." .. "The Klan?" her friend replies. "White hoods and sheets?" .. First woman: "Democrats fought all civil rights legislation from the 1860s to the 1960s. Democrats released those vicious dogs and fire hoses on blacks." .. Second woman: "Seriously?" .. The ad says that "Democrats want to keep us poor while voting ONLY Democrat" and, "Democrats have bamboozled blacks." .. In an interview yesterday, Steele said he had not heard the 60-second spot but said he generally does not oppose Republican efforts to assert their "real place in history." Today, though, his campaign released a statement blasting the ad.”

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