George Lakoff: Empathy, Sotomayor, and Democracy: The Conservative Stealth Strategy

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Democrats should go on offense.They need to rally behind empathy--real empathy, not empathy reframed as emotion and personal feeling.They need to speak regularly about empathy as being the basis of our democracy. They need to point out that empathy leads one to notice real social and systemic causes of our troubles and to notice when and how judicial decisions and legislation can harm the most vulnerable of our countrymen.

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