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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:29 PM
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Sen. Whitehouse on Justice Souter's Retirement
 
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Immediately following President Obama's announcement that Supreme Court Justice David Souter had decided to step down, Sheldon Whitehouse talked with MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell about the news.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:40 PM
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1. Rude of her to interrupt.
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MindMatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:07 PM
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2. EMPATHY is an important codeword
The big difference between liberals and conservatives is their ability to empathize. Conservatives have trouble caring about issues that don't impact them directly in a personal way. Nancy Reagan didn't give a shit about stem cell research until Ronnie had Alzheimer's. Cheney couldn't live in a society with gays until his daughter came out. And on and on.

We shouldn't back off this "empathy" thing. It is real, and we ought to discuss it regularly as a matter of fact. If a person wants to hold conservative views and argue that is where society should be going, fair enough. That is freedom of speech that we cherish. But let's call conservative positions what they are. They are the views of self-centered, narcissistic, anti-social people.

Empathy, indeed. Say it loud and proud.
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