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Cindy Sheehan: "It's been change in the wrong direction"
Riverfront Times ^ | October 2, 2009 | Ellis E. Conklin

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."


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bush; cindysheehan; congress; iraq; mothersheehan; obama; obamacare; peacecreeps; peacemom; sheehan; wot
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We've never had a trillion dollar defense budget, and knowing Dear Leader, we never will (unless it's for his "Civilian National Security Force"). When will he make her "Peace Czarina" and shut her up?
1 posted on 10/04/2009 6:39:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’s that GW “Miss Me Yet?” poster?


2 posted on 10/04/2009 6:41:32 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is all the way under the bus now.


3 posted on 10/04/2009 6:42:00 PM PDT by GeronL (meow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...That's why I am still in the trenches."

Any of you Vets wanna take a swipe at this line?

4 posted on 10/04/2009 6:42:42 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (FR33 73h lOn9 fOrM 81R7H c3r71F1ca73!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Suck it up Cindy, I am sure you voted for him.

*Probably should have read the fine print on how “change” was to be defined, huh?*


5 posted on 10/04/2009 6:44:12 PM PDT by cranked
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

She must be in the Latrine trenches.

There. That’s my shot. =)


6 posted on 10/04/2009 6:44:46 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Zartan for President 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cynthia McKinney in the white House might even be worse than Obama!


7 posted on 10/04/2009 6:44:46 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“It’s been change in the wrong direction”

Waaaa, haaaa, haaa, haaaa!!!!

Skanked!


8 posted on 10/04/2009 6:45:33 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: SandRat

9 posted on 10/04/2009 6:46:04 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope everyone on FR knows that son Casey was a patriot, and his nutty mama was just as rabid before his death as after. He just became her excuse for her vitriol.


10 posted on 10/04/2009 6:46:22 PM PDT by JohnQ1 (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

read


11 posted on 10/04/2009 6:46:38 PM PDT by sauropod (People who do things are people that get things done.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

Will anyone care? Remember when she threw a book signing and nobody came?


12 posted on 10/04/2009 6:47:02 PM PDT by LostInBayport (The magnetic strip on the back of the Race Card is worn out from overuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

Well, that's one way to look at it.

13 posted on 10/04/2009 6:47:52 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Socialism is the plundering of the productive by the unaccountable)
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To: SandRat

14 posted on 10/04/2009 6:48:09 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“and promoting her self-published book, Myth America, which argues that the whole notion of American exceptionalism is deeply flawed. “

Speak for yourself, bitch. Your son was 20 times the human being you are and you are a disgrace for sullying his memory with your infantile antics.


15 posted on 10/04/2009 6:48:19 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmm, it seems cindy is one of those people that just likes to complain no matter what. But the media only pays attention to her when she complains about republicans.


16 posted on 10/04/2009 6:49:14 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: PJ-Comix

Mother Sheehan Alert! DUmping on Democrats like this could cause consternation in DUmmieland!


17 posted on 10/04/2009 6:49:31 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Ditch is back!)
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To: SandRat
Will this do?

Had Enough?

18 posted on 10/04/2009 6:50:54 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: mamelukesabre

The truth hurts doesn’t it.


19 posted on 10/04/2009 6:51:00 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Chode


20 posted on 10/04/2009 6:52:40 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Redcitizen

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.


21 posted on 10/04/2009 6:52:47 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is she still around ?


22 posted on 10/04/2009 6:54:35 PM PDT by Dov in Houston (The word Amnesty invokes a passion in me. Illegal immigrants are criminals. Supporters Aid & Abet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t feel bad Cindy. You weren’t the only useful idiot who was fooled by BO and his ObamaComs.


23 posted on 10/04/2009 6:58:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I don't remember Americans being called "racists" when we fought against Hillarycare.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The image most of us conjure when the name Cindy Sheehan surfaces is that of an enervated woman...

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...

24 posted on 10/04/2009 6:58:58 PM PDT by kromike
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To: GeronL
Yea well no Sh!t cindy. By the way stupid , if you never had any expectations for zer0 , how could you be disappointed? And where is your gay, so called marine? smoking a winston? The rest of your media posse? You got dumped You were used , a tool discarded like a Trojan at a truck stop
25 posted on 10/04/2009 6:59:10 PM PDT by reefdiver (So how's that HOPE & CHANGE working out for ya ?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Full blown bat-crap crazy but she’s right for all the wrong reasons.


26 posted on 10/04/2009 7:00:27 PM PDT by hometoroost (Time to bust the nut - stamp out ACORN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cindy Sheehan, Dope and Mange you can pound on.

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.

27 posted on 10/04/2009 7:02:19 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Watching this woman go further into the depths of madness with a lot of help from the left is much like a Greek tragedy.


28 posted on 10/04/2009 7:02:32 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is consistent. I’ll have to give her props for that.


29 posted on 10/04/2009 7:02:42 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: Chode

100% perfect.

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.


30 posted on 10/04/2009 7:03:26 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Navy Patriot
Most excellent graphic.

Succinct and yes I have!

31 posted on 10/04/2009 7:16:32 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cindy Sheehan: "It's been change in the wrong direction"

Such a bimbo she is. Obama is destroying our country almost exactly the way the commie left wanted.

32 posted on 10/04/2009 7:23:15 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
That is such a bad picture........I prefer to see & remember:

YES Mr. President, you are MISSED

33 posted on 10/04/2009 7:27:20 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (In Defense of Liberty.........Radicalism may be necessary.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

How do you guys keep your sanity wading through the DU thigh deep sewage? I’d be ready for a suite at Bellevue.


34 posted on 10/04/2009 7:27:28 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: reefdiver

Ohboy, what a name for a trashrock group: “The Truckstop Trojans.”


35 posted on 10/04/2009 7:31:10 PM PDT by Erasmus (Barack Hussein Obama: America's toast!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Komrades:


36 posted on 10/04/2009 7:32:23 PM PDT by thecraw (God allows evil...God allowed Hussein...Lord willing he'll give us Sarah to clean up the huge mess.)
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To: cranked
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.

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.

37 posted on 10/04/2009 7:32:41 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"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.

How is hope and change working out for you, Cindy? LOL

38 posted on 10/04/2009 7:48:01 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This in the WH?

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.

39 posted on 10/04/2009 7:48:21 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cindy, grab your pup tent. You’re going camping.


40 posted on 10/04/2009 7:54:37 PM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: reefdiver

your right on the money. You should join her Tweeter thing and tel her that =o)


41 posted on 10/04/2009 7:56:47 PM PDT by GeronL (meow)
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To: Carl LaFong; PJ-Comix
How do you guys keep your sanity wading through the DU thigh deep sewage?

One man's sewage DUmp is another man's comedy gold mine! Doing the DUmmie FUnnies is FUn!

42 posted on 10/04/2009 8:04:07 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Ditch is back!)
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To: Chode

Not anymore! They don't want that kind of negative attention toward the 0ne.

43 posted on 10/04/2009 8:16:13 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: the anti-liberal

at least she is consistant -—too bad they took her micophone and TV camra away after ZERO come to power !!


44 posted on 10/04/2009 8:22:45 PM PDT by roadblock1965
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cindy Sheehan.....
Mouth, meet pie. Repeat after me. Shut.


45 posted on 10/04/2009 9:30:38 PM PDT by jadedeagle (From the desk of the Jaded Eagle!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"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."

Hey there, Cindy! Say Cheese!

Cheers!

46 posted on 10/04/2009 9:47:22 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; cranked

>>>she is not disappointed by President Obama’s performance in office, for she never had any expectations for him in the first place.

That’s true, not historical revision. She preferred Ron Paul over Obama. A pretty strong sign what a nutcase Ron Paul must be. Ron Paul, Cynthia McKinney, Cindy Sheehan. All more or less the same fruitcakes. Something to keep in mind looking at the daily Ron Paul spam on FR.

Saturday, May 10, 2008
Cindy Sheehan endorses Ron Paul over Barack Obama

http://wigdersonlibrarypub.blogspot.com/2008/05/cindy-sheehan-endorses-ron-paul-over.html

and earlier:

Sheehan: “I don’t want to even discuss who is likely to be the Republican nominee, because besides having little foreign policy difference between any of them and Hillary, anyone of them would be a complete disaster on matters of war and peace, with the possible exception of Ron Paul (Tx).”

http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/1590/t/523/blog/comments.jsp?key=346&blog_entry_KEY=21045&t


47 posted on 10/05/2009 1:21:15 AM PDT by tlb
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Actually not, there is no one more responsible for the 2008 scenario that he and his misguided policies and inaction.


48 posted on 10/05/2009 5:46:24 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cindy is juat an anti-war liberal not particularly enamored by the letter “D”. Most such types are D-Firsters.


49 posted on 10/05/2009 5:48:06 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.

Just fulfilling a FReeper’s request.....


50 posted on 10/05/2009 5:48:08 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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