Jim_Callahan: In all seriousness, everyone does realize that both parties (as well as pretty much any corporation big enough to exist in multiple states) employ entire departments of people whose entire job it is to write these kinds of memos to remind everyone to try not to look like an asshole, right? It's not actually some special deficiency of the GOP that necessitates this.
Jim_Callahan: It's not actually some special deficiency of the GOP that necessitates this.
dangelder: We could call it compassionate conservatism.
DeltaPunch: dangelder: We could call it compassionate conservatism.We're invading your country only because we care.
dangelder: We could call it compassionatecompassionated conservatism.
Poors. Unemployed. Tangy.
Felgraf: I doubt as many democrats need to be repeatedly coached on things like "Say rape is bad." "Real rape is bad." "No, just say rape is bad." "Forcible rape is bad." "SAY RAPE IS BAD." "Rape is bad. But some rape is" "NO, DO NOT ADD QUALIFIERS TO THIS DAMNIT."
The Bananadragon: As I understand it, empathy requires at least a tiny bit of introspection. I'd almost trust these guys to manage sympathy except a) that doesn't actually help, and 2) they'd probably fark that up too.Here's a neat video about sympathy vs. empathy that I'm gonna leave here because it's neat.
Linux_Yes: shiatt Rmoney.
PanicMan: Or you could, you know, actually do something instead of just running your mouth. Just a thought.
Your_Midnight_Man: I've felt, for some time, that anyone seeking public office should have at least 2 independent psyche evaluations done and the results made public for one and all to see. Pay for it with taxes, post the findings online. If you tamper with your results, you are ineligible to run.Might have saved us from the Bachmann, Palin, etc.
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