I got to thinking about that, and I have to agree that in Washington "District of Criminals" DC it has become increasingly hard to tell the Democrat criminals from the Republican criminals. On the other hand, out here in flyover country, there is still a big difference between little-d democrats and little-r republicans. It took me about five minutes to come up with the following list of what I consider to be fundamental differences between the two.
A republican who doesn't want to drink doesn't drink – a democrat who doesn't want to drink wants to make the whole damn county dry.
A republican believes if you teach a man to fish, he can feed himself for life – a democrat believes if you give a man a fish, he'll owe you for life.
When a republican screws up, he fixes it –when a democrat screws up, he blames it on a republican.
A republican searches for the truth – a democrat thinks he can make the truth if he shouts loudly enough.
Republicans work systematically – democrats work the system.
A republican means what he says – democrats say things that are mean.
A republican honors his word – a democrat's honor is mostly just words.
Democrats talk loudly about progress – republicans quietly make it.
When presented with new information, a republican changes his perceptions – a democrat attacks the information.
If a republican loses an argument, he re-evaluates his position – if a democrat loses an argument, he calls his opponent a racist.
A republican abides by the rule of law – a democrat tries to fool people into helping him evade the law.
Republicans live comfortably in concert with the laws of nature – democrats are always butting their heads against reality.
A republican is conservative with his money – democrats are liberal with other people's money.
A democrat believes that all men are created equal – a republican knows that all men are created equal, but from that point on it's up to you.
A republican gets mad if you lie to him – a democrat gets mad if you tell him the truth.