Because there are so many ways that Democrats suck, it's too much for a single post. So I start out with Part I, housing affordability.
The biggest problem facing the middle class is the high cost of housing. You hear Democrats occasionally say stuff like "today it takes two incomes where one used to do," but they seem completely clueless when it comes to the reason why it takes two incomes: the unaffordability of housing.
Because Democrats never met a regulation they didn't like, they have zoned and regulated the housing market and caused a massive increase in the cost of housing. If a residential development is even allowed by zoning laws in the first place, the builder faces bureaucratic hurdles in getting it approved for construction which significantly increase the builder's costs.
Steve Sailer has empirically proven the damage done to housing affordability by Democrats by demonstrating the extremely high inverse correlation between whether the people of a state voted for Bush and how much housing costs have risen in that state (greater percentage of votes for Bush equals lower housing costs). Where Democrats run things, they create zoning laws and construction regulations which cause housing to become unaffordable. Unfortunately, Steve seems more interested in how this affects "affordable family formation" instead of using this as evidence that the Democrats are the political party which has most hurt the poor and the middle class.
How hypocritical is it for Democrats to complain about housing affordability when it's their fault?