Skip to comments.Cindy Sheehan: "It's been change in the wrong direction"
Posted on 10/04/2009 6:39:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The image most of us conjure when the name Cindy Sheehan surfaces is that of an enervated woman standing in the summer swelter on the side of the road, a few miles from George W. Bush's ranch near Crawford, Texas.
Sheehan's four-week long vigil began August 6, 2005, when the Iraq war protests began to reach full boil. The media referred to it as Camp Casey, the name of her son, killed in enemy action in April 2004. Demanding a meeting with Bush, Sheehan stood near her pup tent and told members of Veterans for Peace, "And another thing I want him to tell me is 'just what was the noble cause Casey died for? Was it freedom and democracy? Bullsh*t! He died for oil. He died to make your friends richer. He died to expand American imperialism in the Middle East."
Sheehan's antiwar efforts have not relented since that summer in Texas, the summer her marriage ended as well. She keeps a punishing schedule, speaking to various peace groups throughout the country and promoting her self-published book, Myth America, which argues that the whole notion of American exceptionalism is deeply flawed.
The 52-year-old "Peace Mom," as she's called, arrived in St. Louis yesterday and will speak this evening, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Olivette Community Center.
In an interview earlier today with Riverfront Times, Sheehan said she has no regrets for her activities at Crawford, which summoned both passionate support and bitter criticism.
"My only wish is that the energy we had at Camp Casey would not have been wasted. All we did is elect Democrats," she said. "Our energy was co-opted."
Sheehan, who in 2008 voted for Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney for president, said she is not disappointed by President Obama's performance in office, for she never had any expectations for him in the first place.
"It's been change in the wrong direction," said the one-time youth minister at a Catholic church in Vacaville, California. "Many people thought that since George Bush is gone, all of our problems are gone, too. Well, he (Obama) is still sending troops to Afghanistan. He didn't fulfill his promises in Iraq. We still have the military industrial complex and the 'robber class' on Wall Street that we've given permission to to send our children to be killed in wars." A resident of San Francisco, Sheehan, who ran last year as an independent against Nancy Pelosi and collected an eye-catching 50,000 votes, said she has little patience for the Democratic Party.
"Democrats uses the Republican Party as an excuse for not getting anything done. They have a filibuster-proof Senate. They control the House. They have the presidency, and still nothing happens. This whole health care debate is a distraction. If we continue to dump a trillion a year into the Pentagon, then there never will be any reform.
"I'm still here because all of this, electing Democrats, has not translated into changing policies. That's why I'm here. That's why I am still in the trenches."
More like a gutter tramp. In Iran they were called jubies. Jube is the farsi word for gutter. The roadside sewage runs in open gutters along the streets.
Is she still around ?
Don’t feel bad Cindy. You weren’t the only useful idiot who was fooled by BO and his ObamaComs.
Ellis E. Conklin, you're a jackass. Here. Let me fix that statement to make it 100% accurate:
The image most of us in the Anti-Bush Media conjure when the name Cindy Sheehan surfaces is that of an enervated woman... Don't pretend to include "us" in your pathetic projections...
Full blown bat-crap crazy but she’s right for all the wrong reasons.
Does she have a scintilla of connection to the spirit of our founding fathers?
I can't see any.
She defiles the name of her own son who gave everything.
Watching this woman go further into the depths of madness with a lot of help from the left is much like a Greek tragedy.
She is consistent. I’ll have to give her props for that.
Now the anti-American leftists, having “won” find that they are not only factually irreverent but socially irrelevant.
They have woken up after the party, found used condoms and empty 40 ouncers all over the floor and looked out the window to see the guest of honor is being driven away in a limo, leaving a mess and a big booze bill.
And, guess what? His cell is out of order and his answering machine don’t pick up.
Schadenfreude, baby. Schadenfreude.
Succinct and yes I have!
Such a bimbo she is. Obama is destroying our country almost exactly the way the commie left wanted.
YES Mr. President, you are MISSED
How do you guys keep your sanity wading through the DU thigh deep sewage? I’d be ready for a suite at Bellevue.
Ohboy, what a name for a trashrock group: “The Truckstop Trojans.”
No, I believe her when she says she voted for McKinney. Sheehan lost her grip on reality a long time ago. I don't care to hurl insults at her, because I chalk it up to the loss of her son. Some people just don't have the psychological strength to keep their heads together when they experience something like that.
Cindy, I'm sorry for your loss, and I thank your son for his service to our country. Period.
How is hope and change working out for you, Cindy? LOL
The only thing less than 0.
Let us not forget - she accuses everyone of being racist, while she herself has nary a white, or any other race except African, on her staff.
Cindy, grab your pup tent. You’re going camping.