As progressives/leftists, how will you survive for the next 4 - 6 years?

Organizing, getting out the vote, taking back elective offices.

If the Democrats fail to take the house or the senate next week do you believe their "resistance" movement will die?

Oh, good heavens, no. If they don't take at least the House, the resistance will get even more rabid than they now are. There'll be a positive epidemic of screaming at the sky, profuse accusations of electoral cheating, racism, Islamophobia, sexism, voter suppression

Who has done more for the Jews, Democrats or Republicans?

Easily Republicans and evangelical Christians.. The DNC as recently as last election had an anti Israel platform calling them out as having apartheid. The Democrats were the first to criticize the Jerusalem embassy even though every president and congresss since Bush 1 had okayed it , but never pulled the

Why do wealthy Americans tend to vote Democratic?

Because the Democratic Party provides them two important benefits.In many cases, the policies of the Democratic Party rather transparently support the interests of certain major contributors or groups of contributors. Why, for example, is it OK to ship oil by rail car, but not by pipeline? The environmental impact pretext just doesn't wash. The major

Which group more often switches parties, Democrats or Republicans?

A Republican is a Democrat who has been mugged.A Democrat is a Republican who has been put in jail.It's all a matter of perspective.

What if both the Republican and Democratic parties were dissolved?

What if both the Republican and Democratic parties were dissolved?This is a good example of how important it is to word your question carefully. I recently answered a very similar question, but I wasn't inspired to take the thought very seriously. However, I can see where the questioner is trying to take this one,

Is the so-called Republican Party anything more than the Anti-Democratic Party nowadays?

The media, and perhaps some in the Quora forum talk as though the nature of interactions and relations between party is adversarial: in fact, some in leadership positions speak as though it were the case; however, it is not the reality.The real Republican Party supporters are alive and well ... and I hope that they will be

Are most cops in the U.S. Democratic or Republican?

Watch the movie "Reacher". Tom Cruise plays a military cop. He is explaining life to a reporter. He tells her some of the "truths" in life. At he goes through the list, he says "cops vote republican" as he passes the desk Sgt. who shrugs his shoulders implying "of course they do".

Are Jewish people in the US mostly Republicans or Democrats?

Jews are heavily Democrats. This is partly because minorities and ethnic groups tend to support the Democratic Party, what with its platform of standing up for minorities and other cultures. Jews also tend to live in urban/suburban areas, which are generally more liberal.That said, I do know/know of some devout

Why do Democrats and Republicans seem so different?

Because they look at the world in different ways.The Right assumes people deserve and have a right to whatever assets they have, whether earned or given by prior generations. And this includes land, food, natural resources, water, etc.The Left believes luck plays a big part in how wealth is

Is it useless to vote Democrat in a Republican state?

I know it can feel that way, but I recommend voting anyway. Sometimes the other side gets so worn out and discouraged that crazy things can happen, particularly in the midterms. Also, I recommend getting active and making calls for your party, and/or volunteering to drive people to the polls on election day.

What issue positions are shared by Republicans and Democrats?

Both parties love to either get rid of environmental regulations or weaken them. Both parties hate unions, except during election time when they can use an endorsement.Wars we love them! they are expensive but raising money for them is easy. Healthcare and

Why do poorer states tend to vote Republican and wealthier states vote Democrat?

An absolutely fascinating question! Conventional thought would hold that as the Democrats stand for more liberal policies, ie giving stuff away to people, the exact opposite would hold true. Yet Mississippi, arguably the poorest state in the union votes solidly Republican.The answer lies in the dichotomy of our realities and our aspirations. The richer cities are full

Does it make sense to be a Democrat on a state level but Republican on a federal level?

No. The national Republicans want to dismantle the US government and replace our Democratic Republic with an anarcho-capitalist hereditary oligarchy. If you are in favor of that you cannot possibly be favorably disposed towards Democrats on a local level. I think it MIGHT make sense, in some very limited circumstances, to be a Republican at the local level and

Are the Democrats a viable opposition to the Republican Party or just Republican lite?

Looking at the United States from here in Brazil, it is unbelievable that the American people should settle for two political parties.The diversity of ideas in America is incompatible with just two parties, the Republican Party is still homogeneous, but the ideas of the Democratic Party are conflicting.I do not see how

Why is it almost universal that Republicans believe Brett Kavanaugh and Democrats believe Dr. Ford?

Q - Why is it almost universal that Republicans believe Brett Kavanaugh and Democrats believe Dr. Ford?A - This is certainly Not a case of: Believing in any one person. This is a Battle of Ideologies!Both parties are in process of building the future of our country the way they see

People complain about Democrats. People complain about Republicans. Very few people vote for a third party, why?

In a political culture where people are told that third parties shouldn't be taken seriously, people will not vote for third parties. That's the short answer.The long answer is that the political system makes it very difficult for third parties to win elections in the first place. The

Why are Democratic Party and Republican Party the major political parties in the US?

It goes back to the days of Hamilton and Madison. And once the Democrat-Republican Party and the Federalist Party were established, a third party has never been able to gain traction.Possibly that could have something to do with the two major parties not wanting that to happen. Each state, within the framework of the Constitution, set up rules

Which political party is more virtuous, the Democrats or Republicans?

Virtue. vir·tue. [ˈvərCHo͞o] NOUN 1.behavior showing high moral standards.Let us be clear from the outset that neither party is walking on water and composed solely of saints. Both consist of flawed humans. Anyone who says otherwise is a liar at best and a con at worst.Next I

What is a nickname for the Democratic Party, akin to 'GOP' for the Republican Party?

Democrat Party is an epithet for the Democratic Party in the United States, used in a disparaging fashion by the party's opponents. While historical and occasional current usage includes neutral appearances (including, historically, from within that party), the term has grown in its negative use since the 1940s, in particular by members of

Are the wealthiest Americans Republicans or Democrats?

The answer is revealed instantly once you review their platform ( even taking into account exceptions ). Republicans want smaller gov't, lower taxes with less economic help to citizens. Democrats want larger gov't with higher taxes to support more social programs & dependency on gov't. So more businesses would flourish under Republicans which attracts the wealthy in greater number.

Does CNN lean Republican or Democrat?

Most stations nowadays lean one way or the other. The days of unbiased news reporting are pretty much over. Most of the broadcast channels (ABC, CBS, NBC) are generally considered left center (leaning slightly towards a Democrats or liberal viewpoint).Two channels clearly take a one sided view of the news. MSNBC's reporting clearly

Are most felons Republicans or Democrats?

Most felons are neither. In all states but Maine and Vermont, felons lose their right to vote or hold office, so they can't be members of either political party. In states that allow a person to get their civil rights restored so that they may vote, they are technically no longer a felon, although

What is a 'republican' and a 'democrat'?

I'll take this as a sincere request for information. On the literal level, the Republicans and Democrats are two separate political parties in the United States of America. They differ from each other in many ways, regarding the types of issues they feel are important for the country. Republicans are considered to be right wing, that is, they

Why do some people believe the Democrats are evil?

Unlike the folks at the mirror question: Why do some people believe Republicans are evil? I actually don't believe that the partisans operating from the Left are Evil.  Misguided, sure. Lost their way? doubly so.  Evil? No.1) Democrats are misguided when they excuse their

Would Approval Voting hurt Democrats and Republicans by helping 3rd parties gain votes?

No, unless people begin to show preference towards third parties.For those who don't know, approval voting is different from our current form of voting in one major way- you can vote for multiple people. Instead of choosing one person, you can

If the Democrats fail to take the house or the senate next week do you believe their "resistance" movement will die?

Oh, good heavens, no. If they don't take at least the House, the resistance will get even more rabid than they now are. There'll be a positive epidemic of screaming at the sky, profuse accusations of electoral cheating, racism, Islamophobia, sexism, voter suppression

Why has the Democratic Party become nothing more than the anti-Trump party?

The Democrat Party was the anti-Lincoln Party, the anti-Reagan Party, the anti-Bush41 party, the anti-Bush43 party, etc. There is nothing different today other than the intensity, which is nearing apoplectic levels with some individuals.

One of my friends is a solid Republican and comes up with many arguments for why they are better than Democrats. How do I counter his arguments?

I'm not an economist but Paul Krugman is. In fact, he won the Nobel prize in economics for his work on international trade theory back in 2008. He's also been writing for the New York Times for decades. I've been reading Krugman for years and

Is Bill Gates a Democrat or Republican?

As in where he puts his money, Democrat. Politically he leans Left in the few areas he's demonstrated political involvement but Bill Gates has not been publicly politically active on most issues. Most of his political contributions appear to be simple extortion. Bill Clinton initiated a very needed anti-trust effort against Microsoft. Microsoft

Do Native Americans vote Democratic or Republican?

Native Americans live all over the country. There is not one singular ethnic group that Native American refers to. There are hundreds of cultures and languages and histories. About 71% live in urban areas. Those who don't live on reservations don't live in concentrated

Are Democrats against Republicans?

The only real differences is which cultural segments and which parts of the upper class they represent.  The Democrats represent salaried professionals and new money, while the Republicans represent FIRE-sector asset-owners, natural resource extraction, and old money.  The Democrats represent young people and cultural "minorities" (who, when counted fully, actually make up the majority of the population),

Would you vote for Republicans or Democrats and why?

If i were a an eligible voting US Citizen in 2018 AD, I would vote for the Democrats down ballot for Federal, State and Local Office, as out of The Two Options, the Democrats are closer to my Political views on Economic, Social and Foreign Policy,

Is Politico biased? Republican or Democrat?

First I should say that Michael Lee, Ian McCullough and Matt Mcdonald have very good answers to this question. I want to say that in my experience (I started reading it almost daily in the run up to the 2008 Election. I think Politico is quite tied to the establishment, not just Congress, but major

Why do wealthy Americans tend to vote Democratic?

Because the Democratic Party provides them two important benefits.In many cases, the policies of the Democratic Party rather transparently support the interests of certain major contributors or groups of contributors. Why, for example, is it OK to ship oil by rail car, but not by pipeline? The environmental impact pretext just doesn't wash. The major

What could happen to President Trump now that Democrats have control of the house?

Very little will happen to Trump himself unless the Mueller investigation turns up absolutely nuclear level corruption. Nothing short of near treason will be enough to convince republicans to give up the useful idiot in the Whitehouse in favor of Mike Pence.

Why do so many Mexicans vote Democrat?

Mexico has 3 major parties. PRI is the largest and came out as the marxust revolutionary party of President Calles that waged genocide against a coalition of Catholics and libertarians known as Cristeros.The Cristeros formed the PAN party, the party of devout Christians and small businessmen.Republican presidents gave the genocidal revolutionaries weapons of mass destruction in

Will we view Democrats or Republicans as being on the right side of history?

Will we view Democrats or Republicans as being on the right side of history?I can only tell you my view but I believe it is shared by a growing part of the population.I think the Republicans have become the party of Trump. I think the GOP

Is Nancy Grace Republican or Democrat?

I have disagreed with Nancy Grace's positions from time to time, but she's obviously a proponent of the Constitution, law & order, the protection of children and justice. As with many attorneys, she's a linear thinker and not very psychologically minded, but I believe her heart is

Which party will support NASA, Republican or Democratic?

Neither will support NASA adequately. The republicans are pushed by a no tax small government agenda so they cut everywhere they can, an NASA is an easy mark. The republicans would also prefer giving big tax breaks to the super

Are there more unemployed democrats or republicans?

The primary problem in developing an answer is that both employment status and partisan identification shift. Whereas one economic and political snapshot might show more unemployed Democrats than Republicans, the situation could easily reverse itself in a year's time.The secondary problem is sampling. Most national

Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

Even if you just look at the main platform of each party, that will give you your answer:Democrats want to create a society that must depend on government for survival. The main end-goal here being: power!Republicans want to empower every citizen to have the ability to succeed. The harder

Do Republicans feel like everyone is against them?

Nah not really.I feel a Social Justice Snowflake and a Feminist would be just hurting themselves and modern liberalism.Maybe all these SJS's are against us - maybe being a Christian cis-white male makes be a fascist. Those remarks would generally definitely make these social justice snowflakes racist and sexist.So again, they're just hurting

In general, are Democrats less patriotic than Republicans? Why or why not?

Patriotism to me is standing up for and upholding the values this country was founded upon, the idealized values that we still have yet to live up to - equality for all, liberty and inalienable rights, and the like. There