"compassionate liberal" an Oxymoron!

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    For all the sobriquets "bleeding heart liberal", "compassionate liberal" are perfect examples of oxymorons!

    Statistics show
    liberals give less.
    Do not donate blood.

    Liberals for all their supposedly "compassion" though are more willing to encourage dependency.

    And this has been very clearly show after reading Jeb Bush's article in
    the WSJ "Capitalism and the Right to Rise"!

    Increasingly, we have let our elected officials abridge our own economic freedoms through the annual passage of thousands of laws and their associated regulations. We see human tragedy and we demand a regulation to prevent it. We see a criminal fraud and we demand more laws. We see an industry dying and we demand it be saved. Each time, we demand "Do something . . . anything."

    Jeb Bush: Capitalism and the Right to Rise - WSJ.com

    As Jeb correctly outlines our society has been less inclined to let people fail!
    As socialism continues to creep in, it is becoming more acceptable to have a cop on every corner, a camera in every intersection!

    All because the "compassionate liberal" wants more control over our lives!

    I was told an "open palm holds more then a closed fist" and
    "compassionate liberals" actions show they prefer the fist!

    And with more closed fists.. are fewer liberating ideas, businesses, services because why should anyone try if every effort is beaten by a closed society!
     
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    What a crock of shit...
     
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    Social Darwinism, they just keep on trying to put lipstick on that pig.
     
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    Swing and a miss! I want to hear more about the compassion of Conservatives! I want to hear that sweet old song about how not extending tax cuts to the middle class is the 'responsible' thing to do while tax cuts for the wealthy must be protected as if those tax cuts were the original copy of the constitution. I want to hear how Conservatives compassionately treat sober, responsible American citizens by denying them the same rights and protections enjoyed by every other American, but can be ignored if that citizen happens to be homosexual. I want to revel in the Conservative refrain that tells the story of rolling back environmental and workplace safety regulations for the good of the working people!

    Sing me a song of Conservative compassion! Sing it loudly enough to be heard in homeless shelters and slums! Sing it out so those waiting to refinance their foreclosed homes can hear it above the jeers and giggles of the bankers who robosigned the foreclosure notice.
     
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    I suggest you pay more attention.

    Based on your post, it seems all you are aware of is the way things have been spun by the talking heads and pundits.

    Just an FYI...when they spin, they are doing it for the naive.

    You are not naive....dont fall for it. It makes you look silly.
     
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    Here is youyr first paragraph without the spin.

    You know...like an intelligent adult who is aware of the intetnions of both sides of the aisle would write it....

    Swing and a miss! I want to hear more about the compassion of Conservatives. I want to hear that sweet old song about how insisting on extending tax cuts to the middle class for at least a year is less 'responsible' than for only 2 months... while tax cuts for the job creators must be protected as if those tax cuts were the original copy of the constitution
     
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    As silly as the old worn out saw that says entitlements lead to greater dependency. Now THAT'S spin! I see that position as a ham handed rationalization for deliberate cruelty.
     
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    Let me ask you a question...

    If social security were ended tomorrow....would you be affected?
     
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    how does this study measure all the donations in this country by party membership?

    Where on the donation form is your party affiliation?

    How much time is donated ?

    Not all donations are MONEY are they?

    This is a flawed study for many reasons and those are just a few
     
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    The house Tea Party Republicans are playing a purely political game on this one! The Senate passed an extension without riders like the Keystone Pipeline attached. The Tea Party types never miss an opportunity to cripple Obama, even at the expense of Middle Class America.

    They (the Tea Party types) know full well that the Senate has adjourned. What better time to flex a little political muscle and gum up a tax cut for middle class Americans! If the Bush tax cuts were threatened, the Tea Party types would stay in congress on Christmas Eve to fight for them. Yet, when any chance of extending these tax breaks for middle class Americans comes around, they seem to find effective ways to blunt them at any cost. Shameful.
     

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