The way to choose a candidate for political office is to examine their capacity for empathy. That is if you wish to avoid years of unbearable distress.
Republican number crunchers like Romney and Ryan have the least empathy. You can bet your last dollar, and you can bet it will be your last dollar, they will be silent when the elderly cannot keep up with the costs of M.R.I.’s or prescription medicines, or when the poor and uninsured become increasingly sick through lack of preventive care.
I don’t have the data to support my thesis that Conservative
Republicans suffer from a brain empathy deficit disorder. But I can quote Maureen Dowd who said on August 14 that Paul Ryan is, “the cutest package that cruelty ever came in.”