To My Democrat Friends...
Note: If you voted for John Kerry you are a "Democrat" - not a "Democratic."
The Party I usually vote for is made up of Republicans - The Republican Party. The Party you vote for is made up of "Democrats"- The "Democrat Party."
"Democratic" is an adjective, not a name, and describes a political system that the Democrat Party has found detrimental to the furthering of its agenda.
I can't make it much simpler than that.