American Thinker on “what the Angry Left is all about.”
and a quote from the other side of the pond:
The task of democratic politics is not to assuage emotional pain; it is to set disinterestedly the rules we live by. It is good politics and right in principle for the Conservatives to emphasise their belief in the Stateâ€™s distributional role in providing public goods and relieving poverty. But that is not compassion: it is equity (enabling people to exercise autonomous choices) and efficiency (providing services where private markets would be inefficient or non-existent).
-Oliver Kamm: Compassion, conservatism, contradiction