You've got to be optimist to be a Democrat, and you've got to be a humorist to stay one.
The aristocrat is the democrat ripe, and gone to seed.1850 Representative Men,'Napoleon, the Man of the World'.
Michael Foot, who has died aged 96, was a supreme parliamentary democrat who used his great gifts as an inspiring speaker and writer to urge peace, security, prosperity and opportunity for humanity and punishment for bigots and bullies of every kind. His bravery and generosity were unsurpassed. He used both to ensure that the Labour party survived as a political force when self-indulgent factionalism could have doomed it to irrelevance.michael foot
A person is not a democrat thanks to his ignorance of literature and the arts, nor an elitist because he or she has cultivated them. The possession of knowledge makes for unjust power over others only if used for that very purpose: a physician or lawyer or clergyman can exploit or humiliate others, or he can be a humanitarian and a benefactor. In any case, it is absurd to conjure up behind anybody who exploits his educated status the existence of an "elite" scheming to oppress the rest of us.jacques barzun
A democrat by conviction rather than by temperament, urging democracy as 'the only method consistent with human instinct toward expansion,' he was yet an educator, and believed in equality upon a high, not upon a low plane. Like Ruskin , he demanded of men their best, and with less than their best refused to be satisfied.florence earle coates
As for me, I am deeply a democrat; this is why I am in no way a socialist. Democracy and socialism cannot go together. You can't have it both ways... socialism is a new form of slavery.Alexis de Tocqueville, "Notes for a Speech on Socialism" (1848)
God isregistered tovote for Hollywood as a Republican. However,Jesus Christ is a democrat from Santa Monica.1995 'God Lives in Hollywood', editorial on California's voter registration lists,12 Jul.
I regard every Social democrat as an enemy of the Empire and Fatherland.Speech (14 May 1889), quoted in Michael Balfour, The Kaiser and His Times (London: Penguin, 1975), p. 159.
Democrats don't get criticized for anything. I mean I could probably drive a woman off a bridge in a car, if I were a democrat, and get elected.Rush Limbaugh, referring to Ted Kennedy's political survival after the Chappaquiddick Incident, on The Rush Limbaugh Show (25 September 2009)
You've got to be optimist to be a democrat, and you've got to be a humorist to stay one.Will Rogers, Good Gulf radio show (June 24, 1934), Radio Broadcasts of Will Rogers, ed. Steven K. Gragert (1983), p. 92
"A democrat who has infiltrated the Republican Party."— Harry Browne- Definition of "Neo-Conservative" 
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