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Fun Facts about Democrats

Updated on December 3, 2010

Fun Facts about Democrats

Democrats in The United States comprise one of the two major parties in national and local politics. Democrats have been elected president a whole bunch of times, the most recent being Barack Hussein Obama, a Democrat from Chicago by way of Hawaii. Former President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, also a Democrat, was the 42nd US Commander in Chief. Clinton was elected two separate times: in each instance he received a majority of the ballots counted.

Fun Facts about Democrat Political Contributions

The United States Congress is comprised primarily of members of the Democrat and Republican parties. During the 2008 election cycle, the national organization called Planned Parenthood donated an average of $2,230 to each Democratic member of The House of Representatives and an average of $364 to each Republican member. Each Democratic Senator received an average of $21,000, and each Republican Senator realized about $3,000.

Democratic Party Positions

In 2004 The National Democratic Party Published this plank in their political platform:

Racial and religious profiling is wrong and we will work to stamp it out. Hate crimes desecrate sacred spaces and demean good people, and we support a strong national law to punish them.


Democratic Quotes

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a US Senator from 1977 through 2001, wrote:

The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, said in his inaugural address:

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.

Author PJ O'Rourke, who was once a Democrat, wrote:

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then get elected and prove it.

Adlai Stevenson, Democrat and Governor of Illinois, describes a "Woman's Place", as a guest speaker at Smith College graduation ceremonies, 1955

The point is that whether we talk of Africa, Islam or Asia, women "never had it so good" as you do. And in spite of the difficulties of domesticity, you have a way to participate actively in the crisis in addition to keeping yourself and those about you straight on the difference between means and ends, mind and spirit, reason and emotion, not to mention keeping your man straight on the differences between Botticelli and Chianti....

Democrats.org published this position on "Immigration Reform":

Democrats support comprehensive reform grounded in the principles of responsibility and accountability:

Responsibility from people who are living in the United States illegally: Undocumented workers who are in good standing must admit that they broke the law, pay taxes and a penalty, learn English, and get right with the law before they can get in line to earn their citizenship.

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    • Nick Hanlon profile image

      Nick Hanlon 

      5 years ago from Chiang Mai

      Good little article,,,,,,,if the mouth is moving,tey'r eeither wrong or just straight out lying.Can we have some Nancy Pelosi quotes?I think she deserves a hub just for her.

    • dallas93444 profile image

      Dallas W Thompson 

      7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Politics are alive and well... If their mouth is moving, they are "misspeaking..."

    • breakfastpop profile image

      breakfastpop 

      7 years ago

      I am trying to forget that once upon a time I was a Democrat!

    • dabeaner profile image

      dabeaner 

      7 years ago from Nibiru

      Was there a typo in the title of the Hub? An inadvertent "c" in the second word instead of an "r"?

    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @drbj: Absolutely.

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      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      Democrats are not without faults. Republicans are not without faults. Vote with your mind and your heart for the best candidate when you enter the polling booth.

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      Lela 

      7 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      I don't understand the need of the people to "belong" to one party or another. It's a divide and conquer situation if you ask me.

    • GNelson profile image

      GNelson 

      7 years ago from Florida

      I use to be a republican because I was raised in Kansas, I used to be a democrate because I belive unions help the working middle class, now I am an independent because I belive both parties have lost their way.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I used to be a Democrat and voted for JFK when I was first eligible. It took me until Bill Clinton that the party had strayed from what I believe.

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