Hey Elliot - come back to DC when you are ready. The scene is ready for you, and there's lots of new spots where guys over 40 (including me) can go. I've skated on and off here since the 1980s, so I know what you mean feeling unwelcome. It's better now.
One can only assume that the people who voice these views are not Christians (or Muslims come to that). Clearly America has an aggressively vocal secular constituency which comes out in spots every time the word 'compassion' is mentioned.
"College educated" is a strong phrase for someone who made a comment as dumb as this one. By the same type of logic you've presented you'd be in favor of hiring discrimination on the basis of race because it would free up spots for yourself.
Howie, you are so right.But you forget that Hillary was originally a Republican and just changed her spots when she married Bill. None of her principles or love of war changed.