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On May 22 2013 many progressive parties worldwide founded the Progressive Alliance in Berlin, Democratic Party included. Probaly the international affiliation should be updated in the page and, as long as the Alliance of Democrats website has been offline for a few time, we should check if this alliance is still in place. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Matgal89 (talk • contribs) 07:28, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
You got a source for that assertion? --Orange Mike | Talk 12:45, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
A lone Democratic governor, Shumlin of Vermont, was there; that does not mean that the Democratic Party joined this effort. --Orange Mike | Talk 14:11, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
The Democratic Party is a founding member of the Progressive Alliance according to the official Progressive Alliance website. Also, the Alliance of Democrats should be removed from the info box on the main Democratic Party page as only some members of Democratic organizations are part of that alliance, not the official party. Jpblancoii (talk) 22:52, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
Actually, the only place I can find the name of the Democratic Party on that website is on a page with the name progressive-alliance.info/expected-guests/ and titled "Expected Participants". That is not evidence that the Democratic Party has ever been a member of that organization. --Orange Mike | Talk 01:57, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
I suspect this recurring issue could be easily resolved if someone just e-mailed the Democratic Party and asked them if they are members of this group. I don't think this will really stop until a definitive 'no' is given. ToaNidhiki05 02:28, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
The burden is always on the person making the claim. --Orange Mike | Talk 02:34, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Of course, but that's not stopping anyone here from insisting they are members. ToaNidhiki05 13:52, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
And indeed, the bogus affiliation was inserted, again with no evidence except the appearance of a lone state governor as a guest at the conference; I've removed it once more. And Toa: we don't operate like that - extraordinary claims, in particular, require solid published references from reliable sources, not [:WP:OR|original research]]. The burden is always on the person making the claim. --Orange Mike | Talk 12:47, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
While the democratic party did historically favor some ethnic minorities like the Irish the party was split over African American rights, as recently as FDR a Democratic president was against anti-lynching legislation.
It should be clear reading that for a period the democrats at some point were split with both the civil rights leadership and segregationists being in the same party. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 03:17, 7 June 2013 (UTC)
Why is the Democratic Party part of Wikiproject Conservatism? Surely WikiProject Socialism, where liberal parties like Germany's Social Democrats or the UK's Labour are included would seem like a better option? 220.127.116.11 (talk) 10:17, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
the Conservative Project studies opponents of conservatism as well as advocates. Rjensen (talk) 13:38, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
That is incorrect. The reason is because of the party's historic association with conservative politics, especially in the South (read: Southern Democrat). ToaNidhiki05 16:22, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
Wikipedia source is Encyclopedia Britannica?
"The party has the lengthiest record of continuous operation in the United States and is among the oldest political parties in the world."
This statement has a source link that refers to an Encyclopedia Britannica article. Something seems off about an encyclopedia citing another encyclopedia for accuracy. 2CrudeDudes (talk) 21:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Is it possible to change the heading picture from the D in the circle into the modern democrat symbol? The main reason why this irks me and others I know is because this is the picture that shows up when entered as your political views on Facebook. I find it would be more recognizable to see the donkey logo so it would be even with the Republican Party. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Barnguy98 (talk • contribs) 02:48, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
There is a good argument to be made that the correct name should be "Democrat" and not "Democratic" party. An example: Say I am a Fundamentalist and I form a political party. Should it be called the Fundamentalist Party, or the Fundamentalistic Party?
See my comments on the "Democrat Party (epithet)" article. Neither the fact that "Democrat" is used as a negative epithet or that "Democratic" is by far the majority usage should have any bearing on the grammatical correctness of the term. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 12:38, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
At Wikipedia, we don't use original research to determine "the correct name" of anything; we use verifiably correct names, as reflected in various reliable sources. The political party in question has exactly one name, no matter what anyone may choose to call it, and you cannot provide a single reliable source to prove otherwise. Rivertorch (talk) 17:46, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
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In the first paragraph, Springer is referred to as the democraPic mayor instead op democraTic mayor. Just a silly typo, but it springs out. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 10:32, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. I don't see anything like that in this article. You might mean a different one. What city is "Springer" the mayor of? RudolfRed (talk) 05:29, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
Although I may disagree with your politics, Mr. Beckle, I do applaud what you have done with your life and the efforts put forth to improve others with same problems in their lives. Happy Birthday, Bob!