What are some good things Democrats stand for? What about Republicans?

Would it be fair to say that Democrats are liberal and Republicans are conservative? I think so> but you can disagree with me...

What are some of the good things about each> AND WHICH do you consider the best option for Christians? (Do you vote according to party?)

Thanks in advance,
Update: I think Mystery Owl had a GREAT thought in one of his/her answers to another of my questions which is what prompted me to ask this question. Thanks Mystery Owl! Hope you don't mind! ;0))
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