There’s really only one Party; it has two right wings – the Corporate one and the Capitalist one. Each wing has their favored corporations and their favored plutocrats; both kowtow to the Pentagon, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Prison Guard Unions, Wall Street, Big Banks, Big Religion and sundry eco-despoilers.
Elections these days basically boil down to this: either Democrat or GOP hucksters funneling money to their select corporations, raiding the Treasury to further line the pockets of the elite. That tax-cuts-for-the-rich-trickle-down voodoo has been the default mode for the past 32 years -unabated, whether a D or an R sat/sits in the White House, Congress, local Governor's Manse or Legislature. Only difference is which elites get the favors. As the bumpersticker paraphrases Galbraith, “Under Republicans, man exploits man; under Democrats, it’s just the opposite.”
What little difference there is, is this: under Dubya, it was Big Oil (of course), King Coal, Big Timber, Big Ag, Big Pharma, and ominously, privatized Big Brother that greatly benefited. Halliburton was the poster child of the Wild West deregulatory days of Bush, Jr. from their infamous "no-bid" war contracts to the eventual, abysmal failure of their major oil services business at cementing and preventing the BP oil geyser.
In Clintontime's own Deregulatory orgy, it was “high tech and telecommunications” - those good ‘ol bubbly days when Democratic Party National Chairman Terry McCauliffe hauled in $18 million on his $100,000 investment in Global Crossing - Bubba's poster child - which itself, prior to Bankruptcy, parlayed a $1 million donation to Clinton’s campaign coffers (and later, another $1 million for his library) into a $400 million Pentagon contract from Clinton.
In Obamatime: it’s China (despite the recent blather about currency valuations), the Non-Profit establishment and the “Green Economy," absurdly including cutting down forests (read: ecosystems/life support system) to burn for electricity and billions for "clean" coal and renewed Nuclear Power.
Quando vem a madrugada, meu pensamento vagueia
Corro os dedos na viola, contemplando a lua cheia
Apesar de tudo existe, uma fonte de água pura
Quem beber daquela água, não terá mais amargura
Danço eu dança você
Na dança da solidão