bleeding heart

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a bleeding heart

A person who shows an overwhelming and often ostentatious display of sympathy, especially for those perceived as victims. He only voted for the tax increase because he's a bleeding heart. He really believes all of that extra money is going to help the homeless.
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bleeding heart

Fig. someone, usually considered politically liberal or leftist, who is very emotional about certain political issues, such as endangered species, downtrodden people, the suffering poor, etc. Bob is such a bleeding heart. No cause is too far out for him.
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In my opinion, nothing will change because our lily-livered politicians haven't the guts to stand up to all those bleeding-heart do-gooders out there.
Don't believe it's because those bleeding-hearts are guided by a keen sense of morality.
Even to write these words is to brand myself as a hopelessly out-of-date bleeding-heart liberal.
It would be bad enough if new taxes went for the stated bleeding-heart causes, but you know that won't happen.
HOW dare the bleeding-heart liberals in the judiciary and the church accuse me, as a taxpayer, of failing Myra Hindley and treating her unfairly by keeping her in prison for the past 36 years.
Our national newspaper of record, The New York Times, however, did cover the strikes, and after reading these stories, I'm so glad that here in America we've jettisoned that old muddle-headed, bleeding-heart thinking about inefficient government "entitlements" and have recognized that if just left alone, the altruistic and compassionate free market will solve everything.
If you support the driver's license bill, then you're labeled a bleeding-heart liberal who's helping to create Mexifornia.
See, it's white bleeding-heart liberals who are really responsible for racial tensions in America.
don't just share a love for ballet, they share a love for harmonizing, which is something they do very well on this set of bleeding-heart folk rockers.
Q: If Rush Limbaugh were to call me a fuzzy-minded elitist knee-jerk bleeding-heart liberal sissy without cojones enough to support the death penalty, I would: