The parties still confuse me, and I think today there's no good way to describe the way one party acts, they kind of go back on forth, mainly you just need to know that there just too parties that like to argue. I don believe on the the general classification of the democratic party is more for spending and less conservative, while the republic is definitely more conservative and against spending. Thats the only why I know how to put it. Anyways today theres know independents and whats called the tea party. The tea party isn't as well recognized and is a relatively newer development.