The decision of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to support same-sex marriage after learning that his son was gay has inspired hundreds of other Republican lawmakers to stop speaking to their children immediately, G.O.P. leaders confirmed today.(For the humor-impaired, yes, this is satire. You never heard of Borowitz, huh?)
I want to ask something more serious. Why is it that Republicans are so incapable of sympathizing with people who are different or in need, right up to the point at which someone in their family has a need?
It seems to me that they have a fundamentally tribal and defective moral sense that can't recognize others as deserving their human sympathy.
Update (3/25): But girls should still submit to barefootedtude and pregnancy...