The left in general and liberal elites, in particular, seem to rely on the factual basis without taking empathy into consideration.
What really bothers me is the disconnect between empathy and compassion. Empathy is easy. Compassion actually involves sacrifice. My problem with Hillary was personal. I had friends that were Honduran. Friends and coworkers that escaped from a dysfunction country and found jobs in textile manufacturing in the States. They held their distaste for the USA action hidden in self defense out of necessity and only real personal discussion brought out true feelings. The State Department that she ran threw people into the volcano as sacrifice to those that she owed favor to. I can make up reasons for the behavior but I can’t accept that compassion should have made her act differently.