There are no fundamental differences.
Since their inception, both parties have oscillated back and forth with their ideologies based largely on monetary incentives from corporate sponsors.
The Republican and Democratic party are merely political actors controlled by behemoth sized financial actors to "divide and conquer" the american population in order to decrease their political energy and allow their agenda to unfold.
A forthcoming article in Perspectives on Politics by (my former
colleague) Martin Gilens and (my sometime collaborator) Benjamin Page
marks a notable step in that process. Drawing on the same extensive
evidence employed by Gilens in his landmark book “Affluence and
Influence,” Gilens and Page analyze 1,779 policy outcomes over a
period of more than 20 years. They conclude that “economic elites and
organized groups representing business interests have substantial
independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while mass-based
interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent
Battle of the Giants - How a select group of Agro conglomerates squeeze consumers and small business partners to increase profits, while manipulating legislation to favor big business.
Without getting overly specific, the two party system is merely a form of control, an "American kabuki".
The American population has largely been manipulated with ancient Babylonian systems of slave control. - “He who controls the keys to the granary controls the food, the culture and the people.” ..... Federal Reserve anyone? - for clarification, I do believe a central clearing house/bank IS needed, just not the current institution run by and for the rich and powerful of the world.
The Federal Reserve Is A Perpetual Debt Machine
The Federal Reserve system was designed to be a trap. The intent of the bankers was to trap the U.S. government in an endless debt spiral from which it could never possibly escape
... I am sorry but since I am a new user I am limited to 2 links per post. As a result I think it is futile to explain further without providing more documentation.
However, if you would like more background and a more thorough introduction and understanding, google "Judge Dale, The Great American Adventure"
You can also upvote me for better a rep score which will allow me to post more info.