Democrats believe in democracy as a useful principle of governance. Meaning, of course, Democratic voters.
To think many people involved in government actually think this-especially our $elected officials, from the President through Congress- is sheer delusion.
For your consideration, the behavior of the One:
...Like the attacks by Al Qaeda, the disaster in the Gulf was preceded by ample warnings – yet the administration had ignored them. Instead of cracking down on MMS, as he had vowed to do even before taking office, Obama left in place many of the top officials who oversaw the agency's culture of corruption. He permitted it to rubber-stamp dangerous drilling operations by BP – a firm with the worst safety record of any oil company – with virtually no environmental safeguards, using industry-friendly regulations drafted during the Bush years. He calibrated his response to the Gulf spill based on flawed and misleading estimates from BP – and then deployed his top aides to lowball the flow rate at a laughable 5,000 barrels a day, long after the best science made clear this catastrophe would eclipse the Exxon Valdez...
Just read it all...
The thought occurs, the best way to kill the environmental movement is to have their champion destroy what they would protect.
Like 9/11, my conclusion is they Let It Happen On Purpose.