I don’t think the Democrats are in any position to lecture anyone about democracy. Beyond the fact that the party has rigged the system with the Republicans so that no other parties can emerge, I mean, it is OUR system, so why should two private entities control it as much as they do? Our political system is a public good, and those two private interests have monopolized that public good. Private monopolies or oligopolies are never good. We can acknowledge that the Republicans are horrible on this issue, but the Democrats not being as bad doesn’t make them good. The party is thoroughly corrupt, it ignores what the overwhelming majority of its own base wants on policy (often large segments of the population too), it is internally pretty undemocratic (especially with those that challenge the people running the party), and many of its leaders support a foreign policy that is highly authoritarian. How many of them are behind, for example, Trump in Venezuela and our meddling in that country? There were good things in this bill and it is telling that the Republicans voted against this, but neither party is a friend of democracy at this point.