I considered myself a democrat for a long time... until Barack Obama became our president. I was a democrat... never a socialist. For me the democratic party had once believed in fighting for people's rights.. now I feel they are more concerned with taking them away.
@naomi you're absolutely correct! The party has morphed into a crazy progressive power hungry socialist party... with the ultimate goal in the end of having a "perfect" society with everything be taken cared of by the govt.
@LibertyLion Couldn't I make an equally extremist case about the right most wing of the GOP? The teapublicans that want to revoke all domestic programs and cut all taxes except what it takes to double the size of our military? An equally unfair portrayal of half of Americans.