If you want to be protected by the right wing and you're a child, you have to stay unborn as long as possible.
There is no debate that if you read the Bible, you're supposed to care for the poor.
So now that we've established that the political right is full of douchebags who don't understand the faith they exploited to get elected, let me address the Democrats.
You're in trouble. If you'd spent more time trying to make the SCHIP expansion happen and less time pretending to be surprised that Rush Limbaugh said something stupid and offensive without thinking about it, you may have had a chance. I know, you'll say that they started it with the resolution about MoveOn.org's ad. So what? They don't control the House of the Senate. They don't have the votes to do anything but waste your time with nonsense. You're supposed to be better and you're supposed to get things done.
As of right now, your defining moments are wasting time with a pointless discussion about who hates the troops more and and a strongly worded non-binding resolution. This isn't what you were put in office to do. My advice is to stop wasting time and start getting the votes you need to do the things you have to get done.