Tuesday, August 26, 2008

You Might Be Bleeding Heart "Conservative" If...

Here's some straw man propagandist evidence why everyone has a bleeding heart (I am serious, but I still keep my humor about the seriousness):

If you are a working or middle class Republican who's afraid of Barack Obama's campaign proposal of increasing the Federal tax rate for people who make over $250,000 a year, you might be a bleeding heart.

If you are a paycheck-to-paycheck employee who doesn't have a real estate/stock/bond/retirement portfolio, enjoy Bill O'Reilly's rants (but not in an ironic way), and are afraid of Barack Obama's campaign proposal of increasing the capital gains tax, you might be a bleeding heart. By the way, an orthodox "bleeding heart" is sympathy directed toward the underprivileged in society, so this entry's "bleeding heart" is actually code for "corporate ass kisser." Got it? Good.

If you are paranoid of the Federal "nanny state," favor state's rights, yet are upset over South LA's local government moratorium on new fast food restaurants (while not living, working, or even visting there yourself), you might be a bleeding heart.

Well, that brings me to my point. If you're upset about your local government taking away your restaurant choice, then be careful about voting for your local council members, mayor, and county assembly persons. If you're upset about your state government's ideological gridlock, be careful about voting for your local state congressman, state officers, and direct democracy propositions. If you're upset about the Federal government not looking out for your interests, then choose your local U.S. congressman, two U.S. Senators, and President carefully.

If you're upset about the Federal government not looking out for the interests of those richer (or poorer) than you, then please re-evaluate your political beliefs. I'm sure there are other considerations in your choice for President (etc.), but it's ridiculous to side with the rich when you're not invited to the country club. And when you've finally reached your American dream, and are rich, then there are several tax breaks and deductions available to you. In other words, if you're rich enough, you can afford either a Democratic or Republican President.

For the rest of us, it's another story. At the risk of sounding like the Dos Equis Beer Guy: Vote wisely, my friends.

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