In rational terms - how to solve problems, help people to prosper and succeed, things like that - put it all aside and just think of what you'd do if you had no principles whatsoever and valued nothing but maintaining and increasing your control over the people of this country. Then you will understand why they do what they do.
Once you realize that, everything that the Democratic party does makes perfect sense. Tax policy, gun control, health care policy, environmental policy, amnesty for illegals, PC movement and affirmative action, anti-religious initiatives - everything. It's all designed to create a majority class of individuals dependent upon the government and the "liberals" running it for their welfare - people who happen to be in the Democratic party.
They are not in fact liberals in the true sense, but the opposite: socialists who desire the tyranny of a welfare state......Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)