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  •  They can't care (20+ / 0-)

    There's a larger issue at play here in terms of how many conservatives view the entire world, and that is that they cannot feel sympathy. If it doesn't happen to them personally, it doesn't exist or isn't a problem worth addressing.

    Rich white Republicans have never been targets of racism. No one pulls them over for driving while white. No one follows them around a neighborhood convenience store to make sure they're not shoplifting. Therefore, racism doesn't exist in America.

    John McCain, almost alone in his party, opposes torture. But only because he experienced it. Nancy Reagan is pro-stem cell research, but only because she watched her late husband suffer from Alzheimer's. Dick Cheney, yes, even Dick Cheney, has recently said non-hateful things about gay rights...because he has a daughter who's directly affected.

    Democrats are happy to read about a problem that is happening elsewhere, to someone else's family, and suggest a solution. Republicans don't give a sh!t until it's personal. All we learn from Koster's position on this particular issue is that incest hasn't been an issue in his family, and that's great, obviously. But, and this is typical, he'll never understand what's at stake for other families because he's hard-wired not to care.

    The Bush Family: 0 for 4 in Wisconsin

    by Korkenzieher on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 07:11:36 AM PDT

    •  Honestly, we have no way of knowing incest (5+ / 0-)

      is NOT a problem in Koster's family.

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      by peregrine kate on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 07:29:41 AM PDT

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    •  Repubs are incapable of empathy. (1+ / 0-)
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      "Democrats are happy to read about a problem that is happening elsewhere, to someone else's family, and suggest a solution. Republicans don't give a sh!t until it's personal."

      I've noticed this among several repubs. Richard Brookhiser, editor of the National Review, is another one. He was against marijuana legalization... until HE got cancer. After his doctor told him how effective it was in his treatment, he did a Romney and is now all for it. To the great credit of NR founder Bill Buckley, I believe he was in favor of legalization, and he didn't have to get a disease to come to that conclusion.

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