Joseph Harris, who writes all over the place but also happens to post at Allrightmagazine.com (where I cross-post some content), has collected a Baker’s dozen +4 phrases on the theme of “You Might Be A Liberal If.”
Spun from the “You Might Be A Redneck” schtick of Jeff Foxsworthy, “You might be a liberal” is a leading phrase loaded with opportunity.
I Invite you to share your own variations on this theme in comments, but for the purpose of this post I am going to steal Joe’s list. (In social media we call this sharing.)
If you think gun control keeps guns out of the hands of criminals.
If you’re one of the three people in your town watching MSNBC or CNN.
If you break out in a cold sweat at the mention of the Constitution.
If you believe the Constitution is living but unborn babies aren’t.
If you are only tolerant of people as long as they totally agree with you.
If you really do believe Islam is a religion of peace.
If your wife is obsessed with other people’s health but can’t make you stop smoking.
If you are pro-choice but refuse to give the baby a choice over whether to live or die.
If you think occupy Wall Street protesters are sane but Tea Partiers are nuts.
If you think you should be in charge of light bulbs and school lunches.
If you think the only way to find out what is in a bill is to make it a law first.
If you really believe the main stream media is objectively reporting news.
If YOU always know what’s best for everyone else.
If you believe animals have more rights than humans.
If you can’t articulate one single word without a teleprompter.
If you think we should kill innocent babies but not execute guilty murderers.
If you think guns kill.
So write a few of your own, and we’ll start a new list, and post it here. May I suggest, “You Might Be A New Hampshire Liberal If?”
(And how about a Cartoon, also courtesy of Joseph’s post, for your continued amusement.)