democratic principles are generally based on equality, toleration, and justice (unlike the self-serving, selfish policies of the republican party)

for example:

1)abortions are sometimes necessary to protect the health and life of a woman, especially in cases of rape, incest and danger to the mother. republicans prefer to criminalize abortion. democrats do not support abortion, they support the CHOICE to have an abortion. no mother would make that choice unless she absolutely had to.

2)citizens born into low income families and neighborhoods are born in a difficult situation that is hard to escape and should be assisted by the government through social welfare programs so they can take steps to escape poverty and prevent the cycle from recurring. this would solve many inner city problems such as gang violence and drug abuse. welfare is not a handout, it is a program, and without it many americans would have nothing.

3)there is no need for every american citizen to own a gun. this amendment in the constitution was referring to a time of war when the battles were being fought in the home country. putting guns in the hands of civilians is putting guns in the hands of criminals - because criminals are civilians after all. also, thousands of accidental deaths occur every year as a result of keeping a gun in the home and the possession of a gun is dangerous and easily abused.

4) taxes are necessary to build roads, fund schools and fund other social programs that are necessary for a healthy and succesful society. many americans are allergic to the idea of "raising taxes" but democrats believe that higher taxes are better than low taxes and underfunded schools. after all, all taxes we pay contribute to the quality of the society that we ourselves live in.

5) capital punishment is not justice, it is murder. there is no "eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth" because humans have no right to play God and decide whether another human deserves to live or die. a life of imprisonment is no slap on the wrist and is the closest to justice that a civilized society can come. we are the only non-third-world country where capital punishment is still legal and through mistakes made in the justice system, several innocent or partially innocent people have been killed.

7) the "American way" is not the only way. this country is the bully on the global playground and democrats believe that attentions should be more focused on the problems at home, such as the economy. most other countries either despise the USA or make fun of it and repeatedly using words such as "liberty" and "freedom" (for example "freedom fries") is pure propoganda.
democrat and proud of it
by annawisc July 30, 2006
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The political party opposite the Republican party. Their beliefs are that everyone should live on welfare, and no one should be too rich. That it's OK to kill innocent unborn children, but killing serial killers is bad. And that Socialism is OK, as long as you call it "change." Their mascot is a donkey, and it suits them.
He's a democrat. He thinks everyone should be the working class, even though they rightfully earn their money
by lost.x.3 September 11, 2008
Those who vote based on irrelevant factors (id est, gender, race, charisma, et cetera).
"As a Democrat, I voted for Barrack, because we need a black man in the White House."
by T.T.T. March 28, 2009
An idealistic, supposedly liberal political party that alienates all moderates with its stubbornness, hence a jackass as the mascot.

For example, many moderate liberals find themselves alienated by the extreme liberals' insistence on political correctness and intolerance to religion.

As one party in the two-party system in America, they are half of the problem.

Antonym: Republican
bias mothafuckers (democrats and republicans) should do some thinking for themselves instead of using websites such as urbandictionary for propaganda. give tolerance a chance or something like that
by m4rx0rz July 03, 2006
-The people who started the KKK (or Ku Klux Klan) in Tennessee.
-The people who got us into a war that we lost (Vietnam), and it took a Republican (Richard Nixon) to get us out of it.
-Large group that obsesses on political correctness and not offending anybody (unless those people are Republicans, of course.)
-Are represented by an ass/donkey; they tend to imitate their party symbol very well.
-Despite the fact that many worry about offending other races, a great majority of them are actually more bigoted and prejudice than you could possibly imagine. Many radio show hosts and others have made racist comments and remarks about Condoleeza Rice, for starters.
-A group that desires to destroy the already-threadbare "Moral Fabric of Society", and therefore the beliefs and values that this Nation was founded upon.
-People who wish to raise taxes to a very high rate in order to fund frivilous programs that only benefit certain groups.
Those Democrats are still determined to destroy our Nation and what we stand for; I just hope we can defeat them once more when 2008 inevitably rolls around.
by Republican Warrior April 16, 2005
Somebody who thinks it's right to punish the people earning money by making them pay more taxes to lazy people on welfare who can't do it themselves.
That jackoff Democrat wants to add more social welfare programs, but it's only going to fuck the people making money.
by Jack Torrence June 12, 2007
A member of the Democratic party, one of the two major political parties. Similarly to Republicans, they blame all of the world's problems on the other party.
Stereotypically, Democrats are hippies.
by Conspiracy Theorist June 01, 2007
Democrat A person who blames everything on George Bush, look up George Bush on here and all you will see is Bashings, and then look up clinton (Bill) and they will be ready to suck on his penis.
Teacher: Who Caused World War II class?
Student: I Believe it was caused by-
Teacher: George Bush EXACTLY, son of a bitch hates blacks and shit because I am a democrat and this is my point of view.
by Sebastian Stewart February 06, 2008

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