"Democrats know there is broad consensus to repair that [immigration] system and strengthen our economy, and that the country urgently needs comprehensive immigration reform that brings undocumented immigrants out of the shadows and requires them to get right with the law, learn English, and pay taxes in order to get on a path to earn citizenship."
[IN ENGLISH] Democrats want to provide illegal immigrants with a path to citizenship, even though they broke our laws to get here, broke our laws to remain here, and broke more laws to be able to work here. And this "getting ahead" of all those immigrants who are going through the immigration process legally. Yes, we need to reform immigration. But we should NEVER reward cheaters or lawbreakers..
"We will continue to stand up to Republicans working to take away the [ObamaCare] benefits and protections that are already helping millions of Americans every day. We refuse to go back to the days when health insurance companies had unchecked power to cancel your health policy, deny you coverage, or charge women more than men."
[IN ENGLISH] Here's reality - in the 2 years since ObamaCare was passed the number of insured people in America has DECREASED by 2%. And the 2700 pages of ObamaCare contains hundreds of regulations, many new taxes, and even a lot of stuff unrelated to health care. Republicans believe there are good parts to ObamaCare, like pre-existing conditions and not being able to cancel, but the vast majority of ObamaCare is bad law. Republicans would keep the good stuff and dump the other 2,699 pages. And get this - lawyers have already crafted an additional 13,000 pages of regulations to insure enforcement of all the various new entities formed by ObamaCare.
"The Republican budget plan would end Medicare as we know it. Democrats adamantly oppose any efforts to privatize or voucherize Medicare..."
[IN ENGLISH] The party appears undeterred by fact-checkers who claim it's unfair to say Republicans will end the program as it's currently conceived. And the Democrats insist on saying it is a "voucher program" - it is not. If Democrats do not want to privatize, or subsidize, or alter Medicare, keeping it "as we know it", it will be bankrupt in 12 years, and then no one will have it. But that seems to be what they want to do.
"Democrats believe that the right to organize and collectively bargain is a fundamental American value."
[IN ENGLISH] We know that it is "collective bargaining" that is responsible for cities and states going bust. But Democrats, needing all those union votes and union $$$ insist on maintaining it, no matter what the cost to America. Republicans generally believe that unions should protect workers from being screwed over, but should not be permitted to bully companies to get excessive benefits that ordinary workers do not get and that increase the cost of American made products, making us less competitive.
"Democrats will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health centers.We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right. Abortion is an intensely personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor, and her clergy; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way"
[IN ENGLISH] While they claim abortion is "an intensely personal decision", the Democrats want taxpayers to pay for them - even if it violates their First Amendment rights to the freedom to practice their religion, which may adamantly oppose abortion. Democrats support both the right to choose and the funding of providers of abortion. The majority of the income of Planned Parenthood comes from abortion.
"We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples. We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference."
[IN ENGLISH] In other words, they plan on repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), then force churches to perform same-sex marriages (a violation of separation of church and state), but allow religious entities to decide how to administer those marriages. In case they have not heard, the government has no right or authority to "allow" churches to do anything, or to force them to do anything that violates their tenets.
"We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation."
[IN ENGLISH] regulation = gun control. The Second Amendment is clear on this, the right to bear arms shall not be infringed. Any regulation is an infringement on the right. What is it about the phrase "shall not be infringed" that Democrats do not comprehend? Do we need to buy them a dictionary?
Frankly, I think they would have been better off to just make their platform "Sex, drugs & Rock-n-Roll". After all, half their platform is about sex (abortion, contraception, same-sex marriage), they want to legalize drugs (though they don't say it in so many words) and all their fundraising friends are celebrities and rock stars.