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What are respectful simple definitions for Republicans and Democrats?

My friends way of explaining was kinda harsh and my other friend was asking me so no saying oh democrats rule republicans suck or the other way around just a simple yet reapectful definition please

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I think that the truth is respectful-how can it not be?

    A definition of both parties is "parasite."

    They have NOT done the will of the vast majority of Americans regarding borders, language and culture.

    A third, honest, fearless third party will arise to save America, and it will have 90% of Americans behind it.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Well, that may be tough because it is not a simple answer. In general, we have spectrum of thinking in the world, the far left are very much in favor of government control somewhere close to socialism. Democrats are in this general school of thought. Then their are the moderates, they go back and forth between less and more government based on the person selling the story, they vote for "the person" both parties. The far right are somewhere near the founders of the country, they believe in rugged individualism, less government, and capitalism. However it is complicated, the democrats have the blue dogs who are conservative, more right wing. The republicans have moderate left thinkers, John McCain is a progressive moderate. So it is never easy to put anyone in a box. You must look at the person and their views.

  • 1 decade ago

    There aren't any definitions for republicans and democrats. They are like two football teams that will do anything to win.

    Really the only respectful explanations that exist are that democrats tend to respect a liberal outlook and republicans tend to respect a conservative outlook. But either one will abandon those outlooks to accomplish a political goal for the party.

    Liberal outlook is: Examine what is right and wrong. Then try to improve it. Also try to be excepting of other people's views.

    Conservatives outlook is: Change is too unsteady to be rational. Always stick with well tested methods have worked in the past. Be very cautious of any view that you aren't familiar with because what you have working works, the new idea or view or religion may not work at all.

  • 1 decade ago

    There is no simple definition. If you want caricatures, Republicans generally pursue economic policies that benefit the rich and foreign policy that is aggressive and isolationist. Democrats generally pursue economic policies that benefit the middle and lower classes and favor foreign policy that advances international cooperation and diplomacy.

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