For 49 years, the Democrats have governed Detroit. They've overseen the absolute ruin of one of the US's once mighty cities. See the slideshow for the results:
To be fair, the Democrats share about a third of the blame. The UAW shares another third. Their over reaching demands drove the auto companies to their knees and to bankruptcy in at least three cases (Chrysler, GM, and Jeep-American). The auto companies management share the third share. Their boneheaded decisions in producing below standard products, which Americans wouldn't buy, and cravenly caving in to UAW demand were the final piece of the puzzle.
I visit the Detroit Arsenal regularly, and driving thru Detroit brings to mind the last days of Tyre and Nineveh as they fell in to ruin.
Democratic -- a combination of three words. Demos -- archaic Greek for citizens, or people. Cra(p) -- self explanatory. And, Tic(k) -- a parasite which gorges itself on the blood of its host, leaving a debilitating disease behind.