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  •  This describes most conservatives I know (15+ / 0-)
    He is a really nice guy -- if you're his friend he'll do anything for you. But somehow he doesn't generalize that desire to help beyond the circle of people he cares about.
    It's a lack of a certain kind of empathy
    •  This is it...I have a really good friend (1+ / 0-)
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      who I would literally assume is liberal based on the way she treats her inner circle and the things she values (universal health care, more money to education, etc).  But she might as well be far right when you bring up entitlements and taxes.

      I don't get it.  She thinks all of the programs are valuable and needed, but thinks they are run wastefully and rampant with fraud, and we pay way to much to support them, and our taxes should be cut to force them to take action.

      It isn't hypocritical per se, but it is naive in my opinion, and I am still working to understand where it is coming from.

      It is like the opposite of take your gov hands off my medicare.  It is all needed, but we pay too much for it.

      "Small Businesses Don't Build Levees" - Melissa Harris Perry

      by justmy2 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 06:29:36 AM PST

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