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Brooks: Showing Concern For “the Poor” Should be Conservatives’ Top Priority

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:20 PM
It is intellectual laziness to accuse Republicans of not caring for the poor just because they disagree with the means by which Democrats historically fail to do so. We do not disagreed that the poor should not be helped. We disagree on what constitute helping them.
Becca in TX Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:34 PM
Raymond-As Rush says, liberals measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. Conservatives measure compassion by how many people don't need welfare.

So much time and money and digital ink has been spent in recent months trying to figure out “what went wrong” during the last election cycle. But perhaps the answer is simpler than we realize: Writing in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, AEI president Arthur C. Brooks argued that conservatives are failing to discuss an issue every voter in America cares deeply about -- namely, how to empower and improve the lives of poor people:

[T]here is only one statistic needed to explain the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. An April poll—which mirrored every other poll...