There is a fundamental difference between the two major political parties in our country. The ideology is as clear as day and it’s easy to see who stands up for the majority of the country and who stands up for a select few. Now, knowing the difference, that doesn’t mean that every member of each particular party is as true to the ideology that he or she claims. However, generally speaking, you can see where you would stand.
The Democratic Party is the party of labor, the party that represents the working class. The Democratic Party stands with the middle class and lower-income families. The Democrats stand with minorities, women, the handicapped and the average American. On the other hand, you have the Republican Party. The Republican Party stands up for big business. The Republicans and their conservative followers continually let the wealth in the country get sucked up into the hands of a select few. Even as they vote against their obvious best interests, conservatives keep shooting themselves in the foot and vote to let greedy Wall Street executives buy their mansions, put their money into capital gains and pay a minimal tax on it. As the Tea Party takeover nears its completion over the Republican Party, the working class have one legitimate choice. As the Republicans try to turn away at labor and the middle class with delusional distractions such as same-sex marriage and abortion, the Democrats continue to fight for America.
The Democrats are not without their many faults. The Democrats and liberals in Washington and around the country often cave too easy. Democrats have a bad habit of talking a good game and then cowering down to the Republicans. As the Democrats stand by working Americans, they need to put their foot down on the Tea Party and the Republicans. The Tea Party and the Republicans, no matter your opinion of them, talk a big game and then often deliver. The problem is that when they deliver, it is more often than not, disastrous for the country. The wealthy continue to grow their wealth as conservatives vote to give them tax cuts, which in turn don’t go back into the economy, but instead the bank accounts of the richest 1% or overseas as they buy cheap labor.
While the Democratic Party have the right idea, and often do many good things, they need to change their approach.. What the Democrats need to do is grow a bigger back bone. The Democrats have to stop caving and being scared at what the Republicans and the Tea Party think. The right-wing in America have decided that they will not compromise. The conservatives have officially become the party of the wealthy and the religious. There is simply no room for any rational hard-working American in the Republican Party, and if the Democrats want full support from the groups they stand up for, they need to take a harder stance.