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    Posted October 31, 2015 by
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    What a Real Bleeding Heart Liberal Looks Like

     

    Becky Sullivan went viral this past week for her Final Jeopardy answer "What is a pansy?" I really wasn't offended by her answer. I was offended by the clue.

     

    "The flower pictured here is called this, also a disparaging term for people on the political left."

     

    Then to make matters more offensive, Alex Trebek sets Becky up by saying, "Becky, we're going to start with you. And I have a feeling you may have found a way to insult liberals in this country."

     

    The Jeopardy correct answer was "bleeding heart."

     

    I've heard this term before but never considered it offensive. I believe the term "right wing nut job" is more offensive.

     

    I am here to take back the term "bleeding heart liberal" and shout out to the world "look at me!"

     

    My heart does bleed when I think of all our military men and women who have died in combat, seeing the homeless on the street, refugees drowning in the Aegean Sea, or hearing about those who died at the hands of their health insurance companies. My heart also bleeds when I hear of murder/suicides due to financial reasons caused by Wall Street and our out of control capitalists.

     

    I am a woman of faith, love, and compassion. So, calling me a "bleeding heart liberal" is an honor and a privilege. I will wear it as a badge of honor and a great Halloween costume.

     

    WHAT MAKES YOUR HEART BLEED?

     

    Happy Halloween Everyone!!
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