empathy

Everyone would like to think that the ability to get irony and sarcasm has something to do with being smart — it just makes sense, after all, that picking up on the subtle cues that a statement isn’t meant to be taken at face value has something to do with intelligence, or discernment, or something […]

Elana Kagan is “okay” as far as Harvard lesbians go, but most Americans would rather have an empathetic Supreme Court Justice, someone who knows deep down inside that ripping bong should be legal. [Matt Yglesias] Get totally pumped for RedState Gathering 2010, because this year it will be held in Austin, Texas — “rubbing in […]

Not for the first time, we are sort of at a loss to explain how certain bewildered Wonkette visitors find themselves in the unfortunate position of reading the trash that passes for writing on this site. If you are a million-year-old subscriber to motherfucking Juno, shouldn’t you have some sort of pre-installed Internet Pornography Filter […]

Sonia Sotomayor has been an official Supreme Court nominee for all of an hour, so the HONEYMOON’S OVER. Now both her defenders and her detractors can get to the hard work of justifying their jobs by shouting at each other on television, sending out terrible shrill press releases for members of the media to immediately […]

“President Obama has chosen federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, two sources told CNN on Tuesday.” Jeffrey Rosen is rolling in his grave.

Now look what happened after we wrote up the last “empathy” post: Michael Steele chimed in! He was guest-hosting Bill Bennett’s radio show today — TALKING FREELY AND AT LENGTH TO THE PUBLIC, whoops — and oh… oh god: “Crazy nonsense empathetic! I’ll give you empathy. Empathize right on your behind. Craziness!” This must be […]

This is where we are with the Republican party right now: Barack Obama could appoint Ronald motherfucking Reagan and eight of his perfect clones to run the entire Supreme Court, and the right wing politicians and pundits would stand in firm opposition to this illegal Puerto Rican socialist community organizer Nazi faggot activist “Hollywood actor” […]