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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 05:11 PM

43. Yes. This is, in general, the what Republicans seem to lack -- empathy.

I don't think they can feel the suffering of the homeless. I don't think they feel the suffering of families who have children with pre-existing conditions and couldn't get healthcare before the ACA. They don't know what it is to wait until you are in your late 30s or early 40s to start a family because you want to pay your student loans first and you don't make enough to do that and support a family. They have NO IDEA. They feel so superior about their home-schooled and private-schooled children and their large, large families and really, honestly can't figure out why other people are so evil and have abortions or send their children to public schools.

What monsters. What creeps. Not all Republicans are so lacking in empathy. But, many, many of them are. They will tell you that they enjoy their wealth either because they made better choices than others or because God has bestowed their good fortune upon them. In fact, not all, but many of them owe their wealth to an accident of birth or just plain downright good luck.

No empathy. They forget that they too have their problems, and when they do, they are the first to demand help and sympathy from others. Ann Romney for example has MS. That is a painful condition. I'm sure she feels her own pain. But she looks down on others who want the same kind of healthcare for their MS that she can afford. No empathy. Somehow she really feels that she deserves better healthcare than do others who have less money and less social pull than she does. At least that appears to be her attitude. That would be the effect of what her husband claims are his policies.

How can anyone deny a gay couple the fundamental right to marry? Lack of empathy. That's how.

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