This is entirely different then using Christianity for political gain... yes, you can do that (I think the Republicans do that).... but its using words, usually to manipulate those that do not know the Bible. The Bible tells us of many false prophets and charlatans, for this reason, we are to be versed in the Word so that we have discernment.
He taught righteous living. He consistently used other people and our relationships with those people to illustrate God's relationship with us. We are to "love the neighbor", as we expect God to love us; we are to forgive our neighbor as we expect God to forgive us..... or, really better put, we are to love our neighbor, because God loves us; and we are to forgive our neighbor as God forgives us. Most of his parables follow and illustrate this theme (or speak of the Kingdom)..... .. and t. he core theme of being Christian is the death of self and the enslavement by God. We are not to be concerned about ourselves (Mathew 5 and 6, which are really the core of Christian theology, are very clear on this).... the concept of JOY (Jesus, Others, Yourself) should be how you think of the world.... so much for today's theology lesson (happy to help you with Bible passages, if you require, on any of this), but key to the next paragraph.
But, out of the "love thy neighbor" I do find the core philosophy of the Democratic party more aligned with my theology. In theory, it concerns itself with those that are without power; the poor, the elderly, the minorities, the handicapped, the laborer. They are not a party of "me or Yourself" first, but others first. They, as a philosophy believes as society moves forward only when its weakest link moves forward... I believe that. The other guys, seem to believe that if each individual worried only about himself, society would moves forward... that when the strong prevail, they bring everyone along with them. It has been the prevailing political philosophy since 1980, and all it has done is make the strong, stronger and the weak, weaker..... If Arab spring taught us nothing, it should teach us that you can not maintain a government with an educated mass where the few get all the profits.