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Entry from October 22, 2017
“How do you know when a liberal is really dead?’/"His heart stops bleeding.”

A joke on the term “bleeding heart liberal” is:

Q: How do you know when a liberal is really dead?
A: His/Her heart stops bleeding.


The joke was posted on the newsgroup rec.humor on January 26, 1996.


Google Groups: rec.humor
Canonical Clinton Q&A Jokes
Nathan Mates
1/26/96
(...)
Q: How do you know when a liberal is really dead?
A: His heart stops bleeding.

Google Books
Friars Club Encyclopedia of Jokes: Revised and Updated!
Over 2,000 One-liners, Straight Lines, Stories, Gags, Roasts, Ribs & Put-downs

Compiled by Barry Dougherty and H. Aaron Cohl
New York, NY: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
2009
Pg. 378:
How do you know when a liberal is really dead?
His heart stops bleeding.

Twitter
Frank Espinoza‏
@Frankhe1
How do you know when a liberal is really dead?  His/her heart stops bleeding.
11:58 PM - 25 Jul 2009

Google Books
The Snark Handbook - Politics and Government:
Gridlock, Red Tape, and Other Insults to We the People

By Lawrence Dorfman
New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing
2012
Pg. 99:
How do you know a liberal is dead?
His heart stops bleeding.

Google Books
The Curmudgeon’s Dictionary
By William Soisson
Xlibris Corporation (Xlibris.com)
2016
Pg. ?:
Liberal, n.: One who favors fixing what ain’t broke. He subscribes to an early edition of tomorrow’s conservatism. It is said that liberal is never dead until his heart stops bleeding.

Twitter
Lucky Score‏
@LuckyScoreNet
Q: How do you know when a liberal is really
dead?
A: His heart stops bleeding.
#Joke from #PoliticalJokes in #Jokes, #Humor and #Satire
6:04 PM - 22 Oct 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Sunday, October 22, 2017 • Permalink