Is This a New Wave of Compassionate Conservatism? an empathetic vision for Republicans

In her Republican response to the State of the Union, McMorris Rodgers lays out an empathetic vision for Republicans.

While Republicans are not calling it “compassionate conservatism,” they are attempting to take the high ground with the war on poverty. And one of the biggest signs of this push was clear in the empathetic tone of the GOP’s official response to the State of the Union.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, one of the party’s rising female stars, added a caring touch to her verbal rebuttal to President Obama’s prime-time address, highlighting her experiences as a mother and offering a path for out-of-work or desperate Americans.