Those who support democracy
, since the word democrat is derived from the word democracy
. A political party opposite of republican
, though, sometimes, hard to distinguish based on current well-known democrats who have been more republican-like such as Bill Clinton and Tom Daschle. A true democrat supports the welfare of everyone, as opposed to the welfare of only the 10% upper class.
An extremist democrat would be a communist, while an extremist republican would be a nazi.