What does a bleeding heart really mean?????

And why would this be a bad thing to be????

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  • It is a lame attempt to insult those of us who care what happens to others (primarily Democrats).

    “The definitions provided by Dictionary.com are as follows:

    favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.

    noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.

    of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism.

    favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, esp. as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.

    favoring or permitting freedom of action, esp. with respect to matters of personal belief or expression: a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers.

    of or pertaining to representational forms of government rather than aristocracies and monarchies.

    free from prejudice or bigotry; tolerant: a liberal attitude toward foreigners.

    open-minded or tolerant, esp. free of or not bound by traditional or conventional ideas, values, etc.

    a person of liberal principles or views, esp. in politics or religion.

    a member of a liberal party in politics, esp. of the Liberal party in Great Britain.

    In looking at these definitions, why would anyone think a liberal was evil or did not have values?

    The definition of “bleeding heart” is “a person who is considered excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be underprivileged or exploited.”

    Its origin may be the Order of the Bleeding Heart, a semireligious order of the Middle Ages honoring the Virgin Mary, whose ‘heart was pierced with many sorrows. The expression was introduced into political usage in the thirties by columnist Westbrook Pegler. By the 1990s the term was applied more broadly and, not without irony, even to ultraconservatives. Mr. Pegler’s most frequent “target” was first lady Eleanor Roosevelt (Safire’s New Political Dictionary by William Safire-Random House, New York, 1993).

    Thus, the definition of a “bleeding heart liberal” is one who, among other things:

    is progressive

    is open-minded

    is tolerant

    favors maximizing individual freedoms, especially as guaranteed by law and secured by government

    favors representational forms of governments, not monarchies or aristocracies

    cares excessively about those who are underprivileged or exploited”

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    What does a bleeding heart really mean?????

    And why would this be a bad thing to be????

  • Bleeding heart is a term in reference to people, (usually on the political left) who have a pathelogical sense of altruism regardless to social rules or consequences to society and even to point of their own self destruction.

  • The term is usually applied to liberals – a “bleeding hearted liberal,” which, in the US indicates a person that is so very involved in the well-being of others that it seems to impact themselves. They “cry” so hard for others, that their heart is weeping tears of blood in sympathy.

    Whether this is a bad thing or not depends upon the person. Some believe that the concept of being very concerned for others is a wonderful thing, while others believe that people should be more concerned for themselves FIRST – THEN deal with others.

    Your mileage may vary.

  • …’bleeding heart tetra’

    ….constantly pouring forth, ’emotively’, expressions concerning values associated with the quality of life within the environment and among those inhabitants who share the tank water together

    ….these little guys are also ‘known’ for their ‘bubbly personalities’

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    =/ im only 17 and i know what thats going to lead to. and if your dads 81 id assume your at least in your 30s. i know you can figure this one out on your own

  • It’s funny how the term, “bleeding heart” is applied to those who seem to have no heart.

  • You willingly give your blood sweat and tears to someone who is too lazy to do for themselves.

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