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Sun Jul 31, 2016, 03:53 PM

Mr. Khan mentioned empathy. Anybody remember dick cheney on the subject of empathy?

He scoffed and sneered. Thought it made you look weak. And soft. Trashed it all over the Sunday shows, during the previous decade.

What a uniquely horrible man. The GOP seems to be full of them these days - as well as generally being full of "it". Look at who their certified "standard bearer" is this fall, if there's any doubt remaining at all. Birds of a feather, I guess.

Mr. Khan has now spoken about empathy, in his follow-up interviews to his heart-stopping appearance at the Democratic Convention. Mr. Khan has made empathy a valued attribute, again. Finally. cheney just shat all over the idea. Sneered at it. Jeered and laughed and turned up his nose at the very idea of being empathetic. Turned it into a negative. Made empathy a bad word, or tried to, the way his cohorts a few decades ago did with the word "liberal." Just shat all over that, too. With the same sneering tone of voice and curl of lip.

The way they win is to turn good things upside down so those things become regarded as bad. Neat strategy, 'eh?

The same for what we just saw overturned in North Carolina. Pity the political party that realizes the best (and by now probably only) way it can win - is to keep those it thinks won't vote for it FROM voting.

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Sun Jul 31, 2016, 03:58 PM

1. Fantastic post.

K&R

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Sun Jul 31, 2016, 06:13 PM

2. Thank you for this, calimary!

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