I'm in full agreement with -Point2Make- as that is the truth! America is a Republic. I wish more people realized what he said.
Just because we might have a Democrat for a President now and again doesn't change our Government. Even though they have different views most of the time, does not mean they don't have to confer with each other in order to make a change.
I am going to make a hub on this subject so you can further understand -Point2Make- excellent answer to this question. Maybe with a longer simplified answer, it would be easier for you to understand. I would like to invite you to put a follow on me so you can read it, and comment, so if you have further questions, other American's can chime in with their replies.