One of two main political parties in the United States of America, the other being the republican party. Although previously popular, liberalism is thought to have died in 1980 with the election of Ronald Reagan. In light of all the good he did and republicans since his time, the democratic party has dissolved into nothing more than a semi strung together group of radical, misinformed, modern hippies with little respect for their freedom.
The basic democrat values center around redistribution of wealth, enviromentalism, pro abortion and gay marriage, anti war, high taxes, care for the poor, and a principally philanthropic state. Let's look deeper into this:
Redistribution of wealth is basically taking from the rich to give to poor (very Robin Hood-esque). However, liberalism makes it so that anyone who is successful and has made their way up the rigorous economic and business ladder, must give all their money away to pay for someone else's welfare, free medical care, etc. In that sense, the democratic party is often credited with caring for the poor and republicans caring only for the rich. However, liberalism promotes spoon feeding the incompetent, while conservatism promotes hard work and having each citizen make their own living and moreover, control their own lives. Therefore, liberalism is also well credited with being "too involved" in the citizen's lives.
The democrat party is also largely in favor of gay marriage and pro choice abortion. They are in favor of changing a very long and well preserved tradition, that in every culture around the world, is customarily only held between a man and woman. They promote the resistance to this as "gay bashing" and oppression, even though the straight ones are merely attempting to preserve an ancient custom. And as for abortion, democrats justify their beliefs in abortion as being "pro choice," implying that women are being oppressed and "not allowed to control their own bodies." However, once a woman becomes impregnated, the baby (no, not the thing) is no longer her actual body, but the body belonging to another living being that is able to move, think, dream, etc. The anti-responsibility ideal of liberalism shine through again in their pro abortion stand point, making it so that no woman would ever have to care about closing her legs again. (Not to mention, the proposed bill to legalize partial birth abortion, which is basically when, at 7 or later of pregnancy, the woman is given drugs to force her into labor. The doctor then proceeds to put a device around the baby's head to crush its skull when it's only partially out of his/her mother. Luckily this bill was not passed, although many democrats, including John Kerry, were overjoyed to vote in favor of it.)
Democrats also credit themselves with being the only ones who are concerned about the environment. However, this is not entirely true. Although they are much more radical about the environment, fearful of any person stepping on a blade of grass, saying that global warming will kill us all if we do. Republicans are also largely concerned about the environment, introducing many new hibred cars, although the majority of democrats are known to still drive the "large" SUV's. Global warming is still very much in question by many, and seeing as how the enviroment is constantly changing and going through different stages, this could merely be another one of its changes. However, one can never be sure either way.
And lastly, what democrats are most famous for: anti war, anti American views. The crux of all liberalism, which many fail to see, is the pure, unadulterated hate of America. Liberals like to see America fail, it's as clean and simple as that. This newfound trend of unpatriotism, can also be rooted in the fact that because George Bush, a republican, decided to go to war, in order to really bring him down, the only way is to not support the war, and consiquently, bring America down with them (all in a cruel attempt to bring down the republican party). Any democrats constant slurring of the war does little to help the troops over in Iraq. Liberals also fail to understand the basis of this war: when one country attacks you and threatens the welfare of your citizens (9/11), it is the governmental responsiblity to take action and ensure their citizen's safety. So in this right, democrats become anti American safety. And thus, republicans are in firm agreement of the War in Iraq, because just like the next person, I enjoy not having an airplane crash into my house and kill me. We can also look at specific democrats, John Kerry, the democratic nominee for president in 2004, was a veteran of Vietnam, but threw his medals into the gutter in a public display of American hate, protesting God knows what.
Which brings me to my next and final point: the art of bashing, democrat style. Liberals are constantly, either through various media outlets or just through conversation, making fun of anything associated with republicans, and often, America as an entity. The non stop Bush attacks, republican attacks, can be seen in any copy of anything associated with Time (LA Times, NY Times, Time Magazine), on various news stations (CNN, CBS, etc.), and on NPR (National Public Radio) (however the radio is largely republican dominated). Thus, democrats have become nothing more than a group of spineless people with no political stand or lasting opinion that must result to bashing all republicans. This is also widely seen in Hollywood actors (who ironically make quite a bit of money, yet the liberal party is "in support" of the poor?).
Thus, liberalism has died, and is continuing to do so, yet these people refuse to go down without a fight. Furthermore, republicans now control all three branches of government (House, Senate, Cabinant), another reason why libearlism has died out. And therefore, we have successfully defined a democrat: a hipocrit.
The democrat is hugging a tree.
Why is the democrat raising taxes? Why is the democrat giving my money away?
The democrat hates America for some mysterious, unknown reason.
Wait, aren't you close minded, anti Amreican democrats supposed to be "open minded"?
The United States Democratic Party. Usually characterized by beliefs such as:
- personal privacy rights, including legalized abortion and gay marriage
- protection of civil liberties
- protection of the enviornment
- multilateral foreign policy
- extensive government services, such as health care, education, and welfare
- tax system that causes the rich to pay more taxes to pay for above government services
There are currently 202 Democrats in the House of Representatives and 44 in the Senate.
This is a neutral definition of the word Democrat. Urban Dictionary should be about defining words, not advancing a point of view.
a member of the more liberal of the two major political parties.
this definition of democrat is not a rant
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.
Republican: See, clearly I have silenced you with my powerful, factual argument.
Democrat: I had sex with your wife, Bill.
Democrat: She said she wanted a man who didn't tell her she belonged in the kitchen.
1. One belonging to the United States Democratic Party
2. Tend to believe that government should come to the aid the most disadvantaged in society (see Unemployment Insurance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security). We don't bring it up much, but it's what Jesus taught.
3. Belive in the separation of church and state, on the off-chance that not everyone in America is a Southern Baptist.
4. Doesn't believe that industries have the unfettered right to dump carcinogens into our water supplies. Also believe in protecting public health and worker safety.
5. Believe in strengthening public education, rather than gutting it with vouchers.
6. Belive in civil liberties and equal rights for all people, regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation; a Democratic President pushed through the Civil Rights Act even though it meant losing half of his party. That half, comprising mostly of racist whites, now overwhelmingly votes Republican.
7. Most have actually read the 9th amendment. Can also spell "amendment."
8. Represent broadest spectrum of the American public: women, blacks, Latinos, gays, Jews, seculars, immigrants, union workers, and yes, also straight middle-class white male Protestants like me.
If they were alive today, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt would be Democrats.
Despite a wealth of good ideas, Democrats have allowed themselves to be intimdated by semi-literate meatheads called Republicans
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.
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.
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."