The Democrat party is the party that stands up for the little guy, right? They stick their fingers in the eyes of the rich and fight for the underprivileged and the po' foke, right?
Democratic members of the House of Representatives now represent most of the nation's wealthiest people, a sharp turnaround from the long-standing dominance that Republicans have held over affluent districts.
A USA TODAY analysis of new Census data found that Democrats represent a far different constituency today than they did in 2005, when they were the minority in the House, or in 1990, when they were the majority.The Democratic-controlled House is now an unusual combination of the richest and poorest districts, the best and least educated, and the best and the worst insured. The analysis found that Democrats have attracted educated, affluent whites who had tended previously to vote Republican.Democrats now represent 57% of the 4.8 million households that had incomes of $200,000 or more in 2008. In 2005, Republicans represented 55% of those affluent households. (link)
For years now the Democratic Party has been openly meeting and the European Socialists.
Howard Dean poses with the European Socialists at the Socialist Summit in December 2007.
In 2007, the Party of European Socialists sent a delegation to America, to meet with their DSA counterparts. Don’t forget, the DSA is the daughter organization of one of the founding partners of the Party of European Socialists, the Socialist International.
The delegation posed for a photo in front of the DNC headquarters in Washington DC.
Now the two coordinated groups are working on a “Global New Deal.”Founding Bloggers has an exclusive report on the Democratic Party-European Socialist alliance including photos from several meetings. (link)