The choice has always been simple for me even though I consider myself more socially liberally and economically conservative -- what issues are more important to me personally?
The social issues. That said, for the majority which party doesn't want me burning in hell for the sake of my sexuality? Democrats. Looks like I'll just have to vote for them. I'd rather pay taxes for well intended (but probably not well executed) social programs, and know be a few steps closer to equality than the Republicans and this last administration's fuck up and the bible belt's/born-again christian homophobic vitriol. Love thy neighbor my ass.
I've probably done more good than half of them, not doing it for the sake of doing it (and because you Pastor tells you to) but because you can, you have the time and the means and because you want to.