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A democrat is one of five possible degrees of view. (the five being radical, liberal, moderate, conservative, and reactionary) The moderate is a neutral standpoint where radicals and liberals are degrees of democrats (radicals being the extreme) and conservatives and reactionaries being the republican viewpoints (reactionaries being the extreme)

The democratic view point changed to be more of a moderate party during the 2006 midterm senate elections. Today we classify a democrat as someone who believes in:
-Privacy with limited government observation
-Pro-choice, but with certain limitations such as that partial birth abortions should not be allowed.
-Protection of the environment through uses of alternative fuel sources and cleaner practices, though not so much that our standards of life decrease.
- A strong government that helps people through well fare, shelters, and other means of aid, though not a governemt that will allow "mooching"
- Taxes being left as percentages, so everyone has to pay _% of their income to taxes, with exceptions for the extreme cases of poverty.

the symbol for a democrat is a donkey while the republican is an elephant. Also, democrats are generally represented by the color blue while the republicans are represented by red.

During the 109'th congress, the democrats where the majority composition of the house of representatives.
have tried to disregard my own viewpoints while writing this. Please take into consideration that most democrats and republicans are liberals and conservatives, not reactionaries and radicals. Most people think of the opposing party as radicals or conservatives simply making more tension. Both parties have some pros to them and both have some cons.
by Alex Glassweaver November 09, 2006
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A person who votes for the Democratic party. Not necessarily one of the far left wing.

Many Democrats (like myself) are centrists. While i believe that you should keep most of the money you make, and that you should learn to make money yourself, rather than relying on government handouts. I cannot bring myself to support the current Republican platform.

Ultra Right-wing Baptist fundamentalism is JUST as bad as Ultra Left-Wing Hippie fundamentalism.

Also, In an ideal world, i wouldnt mind paying taxes, as long as the govnernment is doing something with them. I would rather pay more taxes and have them go towards reforming our social system (second amendment) then pay less taxes that go towards killing Iraqi's.

They didn't attack us
They didnt have weapons of mass destruction
They are not liberated, they hate us
Bill Clinton
Jimmy Carter
John F. Kennedy
John Lennon (Democrat Supporter)
Bono of U2 (Democrat Supporter)
Me
by ChaosDemonZ November 23, 2004
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1. People who are too ignorant to read the constitution and see that Bush doesn't make the budget, nor makes amendments.
2. Political Party that has to have an excuse for everything. But they can't explain this, pro-abortion but against the killing of murderers.
3. Political Party that black people support even though the Republican Party was formed to free slaves.
4. Political Party that says that Bush won because of his money, but Kerry always brags about having more than Bush. Supposedly stand up for the 'litte man' and that's why poor people vote republican and wealthy vote democrat.
5. Think that Bush went into Afghanistan for 9/11, even though it's called the WAR ON TERROR, with supporting evidence of a terrorist regime in Afghanistan as well as Iraq.
6. Believe that the Government should control everything. Another name for this is Socialist.
7. Can't read obvious definitions.
8. Think that when someone does something it won't take money, but think that when the don't do anything that's ok as long as they make money.
1. 'The Democrat shook his head sadly as Bush made a constitutional amendment that allows hate and praises it by banning a human right from a certain group of people.' The ignorant PushBush(OffACliff)
2.'a dumbass. a dumbass who got elected by well, dumbasses. he is the reason why we lost our allies. he is the reason why so many innocent people in iraq are losing their lives. the only smart thing he will ever do is die. (:'- sara who couldn't even put the smiley the right way round :)
3.'-The people who started the KKK (or Ku Klux Klan) in Tennessee.' Republican Warrior
'A political party who fights for civil rights.' Johnyhoff
4.'My wealth so far exceeds that of my counterpart, George Bush, that he will never catch up. I make little or no charitable contributions and have never agreed to pay any voluntary excess taxes in Massachusetts, despite family wealth in excess of $ 700 million. I served in Vietnam (four months).' Who cares if some of it is inaccurate DEMOCRATS SUCK!
5. 'Feel that a country should not use the advantage of the anger people feel because thousands were killed on 9/11 by AFGHANISTAN to go to war on IRAQ.' PushBush(OffACliff)
6.'political party who raises taxes in order to fund goverment programs to build a stronger country.these goverment programs help the people of america. if you are rich it doesent benifit you to pay taxes because you dont got to worry about sending your kids to a good public school.' idfuckanything
7. 'Feel that Marraige is a human privledge, not a heterosexual right.' PushBush(OffACliff)
8. 'Turned the largest US surplus into the largest deficit in American history, then gives tax cuts when he should be raising taxes to get more money for the country. (And of course, he only gives tax cuts to all of his rich buddies.)' anonymous
by BuhBoyle March 14, 2006
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The Rival of Republicans. Included are: Pres. Bill Clinton, and Sen. John Kerry.
Fat ones are called DemoFATs.
by The Pittsburgher October 19, 2004
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Apparently, people who aren't allowed to back up their point of view with evidence.
Republican: It's obvious the Bush tax cuts helped the poor more than the rich.
Democrat: Actually, statistically, the rich recieved almost-
Republican: Your numbers mean nothing.
Democrat: This entire issue is about numbers!
Republican: No, this is about the people! This is about Joe Everyman!
Democrat: What the hell are you talking about?
Republican: I'm talking about how you radicals use numbers to mislead everyone into thinking the Bush tax cuts were bad, and that we have massive debt.
Democrat: ...We DO have massive debt, and the average person got around $300 back, whereas the rich got-
Republican: Are you telling these people America is BAD? Are you saying that America isn't the best damn country ever?
Democrat: No, I just-wait, what? This isn't about me! This is about the issues!
Republican: Not responding to my questions. Typical.
Democrat: ...
Republican: See, clearly I have silenced you with my powerful, factual argument.
Democrat: I had sex with your wife, Bill.
Republican: What?!?
Democrat: She said she wanted a man who didn't tell her she belonged in the kitchen.
Republican: ...
by -[slave]- April 11, 2006
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Okay, I'm about to rip apart this progressive idiot. I'll debunk his statements sentence by sentence. Here we go.

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

You tell us to be tolerant, but then go on to call Republicans self-serving and selfish?

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.

True.

Actually, real conservative Republicans support leaving abortion up the states.

All you just did was dance around the bush. You support the choice death of the innocent.

You have way too much optimism to make that claim. Ever heard of "whores"?

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.

How can you call us selfish then say you're going to tax hard-working people who earned their pay and give money to people who didn't do jack shit for it? If you don't like your current situation, FIX IT YOURSELF. Many people started off bad and were successful in life and did it by themselves.

Once again, way too much gullibility. There are bad people in the world, you know. Not everyone single human being is good.

What is the fucking difference? And once again, you can solve any problem with hard work.

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.

How can you call us selfish when you support taking away our right to own a firearm?

The Constitution was made SEVEN YEARS after the Revolutionary War. The Founding Father realized that citizens needed the right to firearms so they can be ready to defend themselves when a government such as the one you support comes along. I mean after all, they beat a tyrannical country. And you know what they used? GUNS. If it weren't for guns, we'd probably never of gotten independence.

Only law-abiding citizens are allowed to have a gun you fucking idiot. And how dare you compare me to a criminal.

More people have died from car crashes. Should we have car control? Also, you can kill people with baseball bats. Should we have bat control? By the way, gun use has been used more for defending than crime.

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.

Once again, how can you say we're selfish when you support taking money away from hard-working people who earned that money, and give it to people who did jack shit for it? Money has never solved school problems (and shutting down bad schools is good for society) and in fact, most taxes are used to pay off the debt.

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.

And what the murderer did isn't?

And you support the death of an innocent child?! Oh wait I'm sorry, I should've said: And you support the "choice" to kill an innocent child?!

Once again, it selfish for you to take money away from people who worked hard for it and use it to keep MURDERERS WHO DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THE VICTIM'S FAMILY comfortable.

Who gives a flying fuck what other countries think about the death penalty? Also, while mistakes have occurred, it's not by the numbers you shitted out.

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.

You fucking Democrats have started more fucking unjustified and pointless wars than the Republicans did. In fact, Harry Truman, a Democrat, is who gave us our shitty modern foreign policy. Another fact is that most Republicans have cleaned up the messes you Democrats started!

If it weren't for the actions of Harry Truman, we wouldn't be so fucking hated. And your entire definition was bullshit propaganda towards Republicans.
The guy who posted that definition is a typical Democrat.
by david smith, jr. March 07, 2008
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The default political party to vote for when opposing republicans in a presidential campaign.
Voting for the green party is worthless, I'll vote democrat.
by The People of earth January 23, 2004
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