Sorry Jacques, I don't accept Wikipedia as a legitimate source.<quoted text>
Sorry to burst your poor bubble, but :
Democratic Party (United States)
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL)
President of the United States
Barack Obama (President)(IL)
Joe Biden (President)(DE)
Patrick Leahy (President pro tempore)(VT)
Harry Reid (Majority Leader)(NV)
Dick Durbin (Majority Whip)(IL)
Nancy Pelosi (Minority Leader)(CA)
Steny Hoyer (Minority Whip)(MD)
Chair of Governors Association
Peter Shumlin (VT)
430 South Capital Street SE,
Washington, D.C., 20003
College Democrats of America
Young Democrats of America
• Social Liberalism
• Centrism/Third Way
• Civil libertarianism
• Labor unionism
• Christian left
• Social democracy
Seats in the Senate
53 / 100
Seats in the House
201 / 435
20 / 50
State Upper House Seats
866 / 1,972
State Lower House Seats
2,588 / 5,411
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The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States along with the younger Republican Party. Tracing its origins back to the Democratic-Republican Party, the modern Democratic Party was founded around 1828. It is the oldest political party in the world. It has elected 15 presidents. The first was Andrew Jackson, serving from 1829 to 1837; the most recent is the current president, Barack Obama, who has served since 2009.
Since the 1930s, the party has promoted a socially liberal and progressive platform, and its Congressional caucus is composed of progressives, liberals, and centrists. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous operation in the United States and is probably the oldest political party in the world.
As of the 113th Congress, following the 2012 elections, the Democratic Party currently holds a minority of seats in the House of Representatives and a majority of seats in the United States Senate, as well as a minority of state governorships and control of a minority of state legislatures.
They are called Democrats and are part of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY. Why does a "foreigner" have to apprise you of that?
As to whether you have a true democracy or not, well, this is a question that must be posed in every country that labels itself a "democracy", not just yours. As to your opinion whether it is just that or not, well, if said opinion is as screwed-up as your post, it is of no value what is so ever.
Oh, you never responded concerning the missing "s" in both our monikers. Why? Not too hot at admitting life's little mistakes and false accusations, are you? I am, but you? NOT.
Democrats believe that we're greater together than we are on our own—that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, when everyone does their fair share, when everyone plays by the same rules. Our party, led by President Obama, is focused on building an economy that lasts—an economy that lifts up all Americans.
That's why Democrats are working to advance issues like job creation, education, health care, and clean energy—and you'll find all the information you need on these important issues right here on Democrats.org .