Republican Elephant 1: Obama intends to pick a supreme court nominee who possesses "empathy.' Republican Elephant 2: I simply can't relate to anyone who thinks that's an important quality!
“TGS - you misunderstood me. I did not say empathy for a group, though I can see where you might interpret that from my reference to the Supreme Court. Understanding how a decision affects individuals – all individuals – is an act of empathy, too”
I didn’t misunderstand you as much as you have misunderstood Obama. He clearly states that judges should have empathy for people of minority status. That cannot mean anything else other than ruling differently because a person is of one of those groups. READ his words, it’s all right there.
That is not justice it’s preference. This NEW idea that the law has to be ruled by empathy instead of equality is a spit in the face of the founding fathers who fought and died for the exact opposite.
Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler
April 12, 2017
May 28, 2018