Oddly enough, this brand of what problem?" politics is thriving alongside its exact opposite-Jack Kemp's version of bleeding-heart conservatism, which, whatever else may be said of it, cannot be accused of pretending poverty away.
The bleeding-heart non-smokers, who think that the world will change as soon as us law-abiding, tax-paying smokers have been stopped, need to wake up and smell the coffee, or is that the next legal drug they'll get banned?
When thousands of Christians offered sacrifice to the Roman gods rather than face persecution, hard-liners among the faithful argued that their apostasy was "the unforgivable sin." Less rigorous Christian leaders, who helped develop the sacrament of Penance, were not exactly bleeding-heart liberals.