Friday, June 05, 2009

The War on Empathy is Not Going Well

Following up Adam's post from yesterday, only the right-wing could think that a full-on blitzkrieg against the word "empathy" (defined as "the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another" and thus a state of mind that 98% of Americans would agree in general is a positive attribute to possess) would somehow derail the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor. As usual, they are wrong. I suppose no one could have predicted that attempting to cast Sotomayor as a racist empath (an oxymoron if there ever was one) would fail to persuade the American public. 

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