Your problem, Grasshopper, is that you do not love your enemies. Until you can truly feel their pain, your enmity and your contempt for them will continue to eat away at your spirit.
Even a Republican Congressman is, deep down, a fellow suffering human being. You need to learn to feel sorry for him.
This exercise should help. If you have even a gill of the milk of human kindness left in you, watching the entire House Republican Conference get taken to school by a guy they’ve convinced themselves is just an empty suit with a TelePrompter should make you feel sorry for them. “Plenty of Republicans asked good and probing questions,” reports Marc Ambinder, “but Mike Pence, among others, found their arguments simply demolished by the president.”
Here’s the transcript. And here’s an excerpt from early on:
If you’re calling for just across-the-board tax cuts, and then on the other hand saying that we’re somehow going to balance our budget, I’m going to want to take a look at your math and see how that works.
And here’s another:
If you say, “We can offer coverage for all Americans, and it won’t cost a penny,” that’s just not true. You can’t structure a bill where suddenly 30 million people have coverage, and it costs nothing.
You’re laughing, Grasshopper? That isn’t very compassionate of you. Maybe House Republicans are a bridge too far; let’s start with venomous
insects invertebrates first.