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(The Daily Caller)   Paul Ryan: The GOP needs to be more articulate about its compassion, as opposed to actually being compassionate   (dailycaller.com) divider line 20
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2012-12-12 09:09:29 AM
4 votes:
He should have better explained why they took retribution on a soup kitchen that didn't take kindly to being broken into and used as a prop. I'm sure the people it feeds will welcome an articulate answer.
2012-12-12 10:30:40 AM
3 votes:
Yes... I love that the GOP still thinks they only have a branding and messaging problem.

If only they could wrap their regressive, mean-spirited, bigoted, anti-intellectual crap in a prettier package everything will be just fine.

Keep on telling yourselves that, assholes.

You've ample demonstrated there isn't ounce of compassion (or common sense) among the lot of you Republican assholes.
2012-12-12 10:23:52 AM
3 votes:
fark that douchebag, he's made a career out of trying to screw the poor over so the 1% could buy another toy.
2012-12-12 10:25:22 AM
2 votes:

Millennium: Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.


Can you offer a "for instance" of Conservative generosity that nobody recognizes as such because of the mean old Liberals?
2012-12-12 11:17:04 AM
1 votes:
The thing is, they don't see themselves as uncompassionate. You can't really feel that you are a good person if you don't think that the policies you want to enact will create more good than harm to society. They see dismantling the social safety net as if they were mother birds pushing chicks out of the nest. They see lack of social mobility as not a problem the government needs to intervene to fix but rather a symptom of the government encouraging laziness as an alternative livestyle to working. Necessity is the mother of invention: they legitimately believe that without government subsidizing those who do not achieve greatness the weak and lazy will step up and self-actualize, and they will begin teaching their children the value of hard work and eliminate poverty. They believe that this sort of "School of Hard Knocks" approach will make these people better and happier in the long run, whereas the welfare state mentality is both hateful (in that those who believe government must intervene believe the poor to be inherently inferior and unable to succeed, betraying a contempt for the poor) and ultimately consigns those who fall for the lure of easy living to a meaningless and depressing existence.

They believe all of this is true. The question is whether it is actually because the evidence points to this or if it is an easy out to relieve themselves of the cognative dissonance of feeling that they are good people who obey the rules of loving thy neighbors and caring for the poor while at the same time feeling so angry when they see people getting things that they have not earned.
2012-12-12 11:03:00 AM
1 votes:
Yeesh, these guys still don't get it. Hard to argue compassion when you're anti-gay, anti-science, and anti-immigration.

Here's a clue asswipes. There's a counter to the Democratic party and it isn't being MORE socially conservative. It's being a party of personal responsibility and smaller government. Since it's apparent that the GOP leadership believes in neither of those old-school GOP principles...you'll get your asses handed to you again in 2014.
2012-12-12 10:42:58 AM
1 votes:
It's not your sales pitch, it's your policies. You dumb motherf*ckers.
2012-12-12 10:36:15 AM
1 votes:

keylock71: Bf+: [jamesbresnahan.files.wordpress.com image 406x682]
disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion

Heh...

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You know, I'm guessing you never even bothered to READ that book considering you posted such a sophomoric and dull image like that. I'll bet that sort of wit goes over real well in your Communal Basket Weaving 101 class but the people who actually bothered to, you know, pick it up and turn the pages got the message you so flippantly disregard:

It's only okay to be a douchebag.
2012-12-12 10:33:57 AM
1 votes:
I thought the GOP articulated its compassion quite well.
2012-12-12 10:33:29 AM
1 votes:

meat0918: Only the 23% that already likes you no matter what is buying it this time around.


ftfm
2012-12-12 10:30:49 AM
1 votes:
Jesus tittyfarking Christ on a frozen Thin Mint in August


How many more stories about the Rubio/Ryan "new future of the GOP" remarks at the Jack Kemp dinner do we need? We get it, they're going to have to "message" better; they don't realize that it's not the packaging we don't like, it's the product.

Do we need 9 more stories breathlessly coronating Marco Rubio as the Future of the GOP's Immigration Policy?
Do we need 9 more stories detailing the differences between Campaign Ryan and Jack Kemp dinner Ryan?
Do we need 9 more stories about how nothing is ideologically shifting or realigning in the party, it's just rearranging the deck chairs on the GOP's Failtanic?
2012-12-12 10:30:24 AM
1 votes:
Please run this unlikable loser in 2016. Please run the guy who brought the Romney ticket down.
Bf+
2012-12-12 10:30:11 AM
1 votes:
jamesbresnahan.files.wordpress.com
disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion
2012-12-12 10:28:57 AM
1 votes:

Millennium: Frankly, he's right. Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.


"There are 47 per cent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what ... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. ... These are people who pay no income tax. ... and so my job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives," Romney said.

Feel the compassion.
2012-12-12 10:27:07 AM
1 votes:
When Republicans plainly explained their beliefs about rape and abortion they were soundly thrashed in elections. When that happens the problem isn't that you said things the wrong way the problem is that your beliefs are wrong and people hate them. Bring you beliefs more in line with reality and you won't have to play word games to get people to vote for you. They will vote for you because they like your beliefs.
2012-12-12 10:24:24 AM
1 votes:
"Ryan's address was short on specific policies that would promote that vision."

Color me shocked.
2012-12-12 10:23:56 AM
1 votes:

Millennium: Frankly, he's right. Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.


But they are the villans of the world. If you cannot see that today, wait until you lose everything to medical bills or unemployment and then lets see if you change your mind.
2012-12-12 10:20:59 AM
1 votes:
Frankly, he's right. Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.
2012-12-12 10:18:54 AM
1 votes:
Paul Ryan hopes that his wife never finds the blowup doll that he has stashed under a couple of floorboards in the bedroom closet. The blowup doll that bears a remarkable resemblance to Ayn Rand.
2012-12-12 10:03:44 AM
1 votes:

mrshowrules: Diogenes: He should have better explained why they took retribution on a soup kitchen that didn't take kindly to being broken into and used as a prop. I'm sure the people it feeds will welcome an articulate answer.

Didn't a Farker start a donation drive to make up for all those butthurt Republicans who withdrew their support of this soup kitchen.


Yup. $16K was donated.
 
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