He was conflating two different things: Compassionate Conservatism, indeed an innovation, and indeed a bad idea (as was McCain's hypercentrist "conservatism," and is Romney's hypermoderate "conservatism"), and the aggressive pseudoempathy of the Left which is quite old, but does indeed fluctuate, unlike greed, which remains constant.
I don't get you. Some of the best comments in this thread are yours, as are some of the dullest.
I see. The solution is more Statism. You, sir, are a genius and a creative thinker.
How about: no regulations, no bailouts. What??? Social Darwinism!!!Hitler It's not like that sort of environment would cause people to actually make an effort to actually make good decisions... It's just me being a Nazi by supporting the free market, like a good Nazi.
Do you even understand how a culture comes to embrace eating dog? Hint: Famine, Save Face, Save Face, Save Face! Either that, or Sadism. (And I'd like some stats for each country: dogs murdered and devoured per capita -- I'm sure you'll get right on that.)
As for being a "partner" a lot of muslims consider dog to be a dirty unclean animal.
Yes, Muslims are hateful bigots. Your point?
The rich want a system which will protect their already-acquired wealth and stave off any potential competitors. The powerful want a system which will preserve and enhance their power. Which is exactly what hyperpolitically-correct Socialism does.