Formed to compete with the Federalist Party
First Democratic president was Thomas Jefferson
Renowned presidents include Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy
Most recent presidents are John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton
14 of 43 US presidents were/are Democrats (as of 2005)
Mascot is a donkey
Considered the moderate left-wing party in the US
Cornerstones of policy are helping the poor, protecting civil liberties, and regulating commerce
Why Democratic Party might be annoying
Many members of both parties come across as arrogant.
It was actually named the Democratic-Republican Party until 1844 (kinda confusing).
Some of its supporters are way too emotional.
Many of its members support affirmative action which discriminates against Asians, Caucasians and Arabs.
It tends to favor the redistribution of wealth from the people who earn it to the people who don't have much of it.
Many southern voters register as Democrats because they blame Republicans for the Civil War.
The Democrat lobby has helped insert the most propaganda into school curriculums.
Nearly all hippies are Democrats (the rest are libertarian).
Many of its members are soft on drug use and crime despite the damage it causes.
Democratic politicians are much more likely to raise your taxes than Republican ones, especially if you are middle-class or wealthy.
Why Democratic Party might not be annoying
It balances the Republican party so that neither party is too powerful.
It supports military pay raises.
It supports a woman's absolute right to choose whether she will have children or not.
It is perceived as the more caring of the two major parties.
Its platform advocates the separation of church and state.
Like the Republican Party, it supports the death penalty.
Its members have a tradition of supporting and empowering the arts.
Democratic presidents presided over two victorious World Wars.
Harry Truman, a Democrat, oversaw the formation of NATO, which opposed the Soviet bloc during the Cold War.
A Democratic government approved the New Deal during the Great Depression, which brought work to many of the unemployed.
It supports work place rights and fair wages.
A Democratic president (John F. Kennedy) resolved to land a man on the moon; this was achieved just a few years later.
It is the longest-lived American political party.
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 331 Votes: 53.47% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 1255 Votes: 77.13% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 14696 Votes: 47.72% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 16011 Votes: 58.55% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 11218 Votes: 65.43% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 43541 Votes: 59.97% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 24710 Votes: 63.13% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 18345 Votes: 61.59% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 9331 Votes: 76.49% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 15016 Votes: 65.17% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 1295 Votes: 56.83% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 2629 Votes: 41.23% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 759 Votes: 52.04% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 3164 Votes: 41.97% Annoying
In 2003, Out of 529 Votes: 62.38% Annoying
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