Thomas Jefferson founded the Democratic Party in 1792 as a congressional caucus to fight for the Bill of Rights and against the elitist Federalist Party. In 1798, the "party of the common man" was officially named the Democratic-Republican Party and in 1800 elected Jefferson as the first Democratic President of the United States. Jefferson served two distinguished terms and was followed by James Madison in 1808. Madison strengthened America's armed forces — helping reaffirm American independence by defeating the British in the War of 1812. James Monroe was elected president in 1816 and led the nation through a time commonly known as "The Era of Good Feeling" in which Democratic-Republicans served with little opposition.
The election of John Quincy Adams in 1824 was highly contested and led to a four-way split among Democratic-Republicans. A result of the split was the emergence of Andrew Jackson as a national leader. The war hero, generally considered — along with Jefferson — one of the founding fathers of the Democratic Party, organized his supporters to a degree unprecedented in American history. The Jacksonian Democrats created the national convention process, the party platform, and reunified the Democratic Party with Jackson's victories in 1828 and 1832. The Party held its first National Convention in 1832 and nominated President Jackson for his second term. In 1844, the National Convention simplified the Party's name to the Democratic Party.
Why are you acting today like a member of any Latin America's politicians to follow an elected "caudillo" like it was with Hugo Chavez of Venezuela or Cristina Kirschner of Argentina?
Since in English the meaning of caudillo does not exist, here is a translated page for you to understand.
..." Many leaders were demagogues and manipulated the population. In some cases, warlordism led to dictatorships with a crackdown on opponents. In others, however, warlordism Suited and federal democratic regimes were established in Latin American countries."...
And above is what democrats senators are doing at this time. Why you can not stop this nonsense and behave like an elected official which the people gave authority to protect their freedom instead of mutilate it to please the caudillos like President Obama and Senator Reid?
My way or the highway is not the American way, it's the way of an elected dictator which you are following without a single disregard that your are wrong to impose controls on people and that is the reason behind Obamacare which most Americans are not use to live under our Republic.
With today's technology you can not fool the people, Republicans did not closed the government. Democrats did not closed the government, it was the caudillos above.
Please wake up and free yourself from this nonsense, not for the next election but instead for the future generations.