After today I don't see the democrats as representing the middle class or disadvantaged American. They have proven themselves incapable of resisting the republican parties agenda and have passed the debt ceiling plan in the house that does very little to trim unnecessary fat from the budget. Not nearly enough was cut from the defense budget and worse democrats caved into no tax increases and cutting social security programs and educational spending. I can conclude that democrats don't care about the platform they campaigned on and Obama has proven himself unable to do nearly anything he promised in his campaign pledge, sometimes he even went against his ideology so he seems to be more conservative than he appeared to be. Why bother voting anymore? I have a choice between cowardly democrats who appear to have a favorable ideology but go against what they beileve in anyway and republicans who have an ideology that is socially conservative and fiscally disastrous.