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Cindy Sheehan Learns About the Left the Hard Way

Posted by Bobby on May 30, 2007

Cindy Sheehan–in case you don’t know–has been leader of many anti-war rallies and poster girl for the liberal Left due to the fact that she tragically lost her son in the Iraq war. Instead of honoring her son’s service, she belittled his valor by leading protests that will bring the troops home from an unfinished job. Is there anything more demasculating than your mommy saying, “You can’t do that job. Just quit?” But, I digress. Here is an excerpt from her blog:

The first conclusion is that I was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican Party. Of course, I was slandered and libeled by the right as a “tool” of the Democratic Party. This label was to marginalize me and my message. How could a woman have an original thought, or be working outside of our “two-party” system?

However, when I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the “left” started labeling me with the same slurs that the right used. I guess no one paid attention to me when I said that the issue of peace and people dying for no reason is not a matter of “right or left”, but “right and wrong.”

I am deemed a radical because I believe that partisan politics should be left to the wayside when hundreds of thousands of people are dying for a war based on lies that is supported by Democrats and Republican alike. It amazes me that people who are sharp on the issues and can zero in like a laser beam on lies, misrepresentations, and political expediency when it comes to one party refuse to recognize it in their own party. Blind party loyalty is dangerous whatever side it occurs on. People of the world look on us Americans as jokes because we allow our political leaders so much murderous latitude and if we don’t find alternatives to this corrupt “two” party system our Representative Republic will die and be replaced with what we are rapidly descending into with nary a check or balance: a fascist corporate wasteland. I am demonized because I don’t see party affiliation or nationality when I look at a person, I see that person’s heart. If someone looks, dresses, acts, talks and votes like a Republican, then why do they deserve support just because he/she calls him/herself a Democrat?

I have also reached the conclusion that if I am doing what I am doing because I am an “attention whore” then I really need to be committed. I have invested everything I have into trying to bring peace with justice to a country that wants neither. If an individual wants both, then normally he/she is not willing to do more than walk in a protest march or sit behind his/her computer criticizing others. I have spent every available cent I got from the money a “grateful” country gave me when they killed my son and every penny that I have received in speaking or book fees since then. I have sacrificed a 29 year marriage and have traveled for extended periods of time away from Casey’s brother and sisters and my health has suffered and my hospital bills from last summer (when I almost died) are in collection because I have used all my energy trying to stop this country from slaughtering innocent human beings. I have been called every despicable name that small minds can think of and have had my life threatened many times.

While I don’t believe in her politics, I feel her pain. She lost her son in Iraq, and it has to be the worst pain possible to bare; burying your child before they bury you. Instead of honoring his memory, she belittled his obvious love of his country by siding with the people on the far Left–people who would never dream of laying down their lives for this great nation. I pray that Ms. Sheehan will dedicate the rest of her life to the family she still has, and one day, realize that some sacrifices are required to life in a country as great as America.

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