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Why is it that so many Americans think Democrats are the "good guys"?

  1. Mikeg422 profile image75
    Mikeg422posted 5 years ago

    Why is it that so many Americans think Democrats are the "good guys"?

    Throughout history Democrats have been trying to alter the face of this nation yet people believe they are good? Why did they fight the 13th Amendment? Why are  they attempting to make us a socialist nation? Why is it so important to disarm the American public? I don't like Republicans (the new ones anyway) either, but are these folks just plain crazy or are they trying to incite a revolution?

  2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years ago

    Democrats have the reputation of wanting to do more to take care of the sickest and poorest among us.  They are more liberal in spending for programs that support these goals, and therefore people like them more than they like Republicans.

  3. Angela Kane profile image77
    Angela Kaneposted 5 years ago

    Democrats are thought to be the good guys because they have always seemed to be on the side of the everyday working class American. I think if they are too liberal, they will create a food stamp and dependent society. They need to be more conservative. I don't want to be disarmed as long as the criminals have weapons.

    1. Mikeg422 profile image75
      Mikeg422posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Amen to that, thanks for the comment.

  4. Conservative Lady profile image74
    Conservative Ladyposted 5 years ago

    It all started back in the 60's when the Liberals took over education- they are indoctrinating Americans one generation at a time. I have worked in Education and State Government and I have seen it first hand. The newest trend is an overflow of Gays and Lesbians in State and Local Government - they are doing a good job of pushing their agenda as though it is the norm. If Republicans don't demand equal representation in education we will someday soon be "educated" to believe that Democrats are right and Republicans are evil. Both sides must stop pandering to Lobbyists.

  5. Everyday Miracles profile image87
    Everyday Miraclesposted 5 years ago

    The general perception seems to be that democrats are in favor of the rights of the working class, women, African Americans, and homosexuals while the republicans want to hold minorities back and mistreat women and homosexuals.

    Part of the problem is that the two main parties in this country are too polarized, and often their stances simply don't make sense. The democrats want to tighten gun controls (because, after all, criminals are going to obey the law!) and republicans want to ban abortion (because there was no abortion at all before Rowe v. Wade). Democrats want to tax the wealthy to give to the poor (taking the rights from one individual in order to give rights to another) and republicans want to ban gay marriage (taking the rights from one individual in order to give the rights to another).

    In so many ways, the two parties are no different from one another; they only have chosen different issues and have taken polarized stances on those issues instead of paying any attention to what the constitution *says* about the issues that come up time and time again. In other words, both parties are "playing politics."

    Perceptions aren't always correct. Margaret Sanger hoped that African Americans would abort themselves out of existence if abortion clinics were provided in the proper neighborhoods, the KKK was built on the backs of anti-republican democrats and MLK Jr. was a republican (as are his heirs). People listen to propaganda and it's very difficult to change minds once a person has it ingrained into their view of history. I've known people to reject the very words of the founding fathers when they don't support their viewpoint on gun control, speech control or the tenth amendment.

    But the answer can be summed up in a few short words: People view the democrats as the "good guys" because the democrats give them "stuff" and they (the dems) give them stuff for nothing that previously belonged to someone else who had to work for it.

    After all, Robin Hood was the good guy, and the Sheriff was the bad guy. Right?

    1. liftandsoar profile image79
      liftandsoarposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Right on! Left on! :-)

  6. Tusitala Tom profile image64
    Tusitala Tomposted 5 years ago

    As an outsider when it comes to American politics I can only state a very uninformed opinion as to why the Democrats are regarded as the "good guys" compared with the Republicans.

    Firstly, the Republicans are regarded as the 'conservatives,' they are seen as wanting to maintain the status quo.   In some areas people like that, in others they do not.   This is particularly the case when it comes to taxation.

    The great majority of people do not fall into the top ten or fifteen percent of income earners in any country, so the other 85% are a majority.   This doesn't mean that those 85% are all going to vote for the same party, of course.

    However, when all the media reports purport that Republican policy is to keep the rich from paying higher taxes when more government money is required, then it's clear that this money will have to come from less wealthy in community.   The 85% majority doesn't like that idea.

    Take 40% away from a man who's bringing in a million dollar a year and he still has $600,000.  Take 25% from a person on $80,000 a year and he has $60,000 left: ONE TENTH of his wealthier brother.  I think you'll get the picture.

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    Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    Democrats are the potential good guys in the 21st Century because they are for sale. The Republicans are doctrinally crooked.

  8. ahorseback profile image77
    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    Can you say "Political Correctness "!..........its that simple.