A: The Democratic party is the champion of civil rights, our civil liberties, economic justice, firm and fair relations within the international community, and along with organized labor, a check on the rapacious greed of twentieth century capitalism. What’s not to like about an organization with such high aspirations?

On a national level has it recently failed to live up to those aspirations? Hell yes. The DLC, Steny Hoyer, Tom Carper, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are horrible. But leaders come and go, and the mission remains. Just as the mission of the Republican Party: “To Enrich Republicans” endures over time.