The Democratic Party

The GOP BIG LIE Technique

In 1944, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt described a technique used by Republicans where they don’t use a small falsehood; always a big one, for its very fantastic nature would make it more credible – if only you keep repeating it over and over and over again.

The Democratic Party, a Brief History

The United States Democratic Party is the oldest political party in the world. Thomas Jefferson founded the Democratic Party in 1792 as a congressional caucus to fight for the Bill of Rights. In 1798, the “party of the common man” was officially named the Democratic-Republican Party. In 1800, Jefferson became the first Democratic elected President of the United States. The name “Democratic Party” became common by the mid-1830s.

Since its founding in 1798, Democratic presidents have governed for 67 years in total compared to 85 years for Republican presidents.

In the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans won the majority in the House of Representatives. Democrats retained the Senate but their numbers were reduced from the previous Congress.

As of August 2012 the United States Senate was comprised of 51 Democrats, 47 Republicans, and 2 Independents who caucus with Democrats. In the House of Representatives, there were 240 Republicans, 190 Democrats and five vacancies.

As of January 2009, there were approximately 72 million registered Democrat voters in America compared to roughly 55 million Republican and 42 million registered Independents.

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