Skip to comments.Hillary Agrees to Meet Cindy Sheehan
Posted on 09/22/2005 4:18:45 AM PDT by rdb3PERHAPS NOTHING SIGNIFIES THE DEATH GRIP IN WHICH THE FAR-LEFT NOW HOLDS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT: HILLARY CLINTON has agreed to meet with antiwar extremist Cindy Sheehan. The leftist rag the Village Voice has reported that this weekend, between rallies at the White House sponsored by United for Peace and Justice and International ANSWER, Sheehan will make a side trip to share her concerns and keen foreign policy insights with the likely 2008 Democratic presidential candidate.
Hillarys decision comes after Sheehan told the press she was so frustrated with the Democratic all-star for not endorsing immediate, unilateral withdrawal from Iraq. At a rally on Sunday, Sheehan reassured her supporters Hillary is waiting for the best political moment to say she favors the pullout, warning Hillary in no uncertain terms: You say it, or youre losing your job.
Sheehans fiery rhetoric represents a new tactic: targeting prominent Democrats for defeat if they do not parrot her solution to Iraq. Its time for them to step up and be the opposition party, Sheehan said. Learning the lessons of Vietnam, Sheehan forecasts, This war is not going to end unless the Democrats are on board with us.
Sheehan has already alerted the public that Sen. Dianne Feinstein will also go on our Hall of Shame for opposing her cut-and-run plan which experts agree will lead to massive bloodshed and the collapse of the new democratic government. (Sheehan claimed the aide Feinstein dispatched to meet with her acted defensive and borderline rude and probably sexist, too.)
In her open letter to Congress, she threatens politicians of both parties, Meet with us, answer us, and show us that there need not be a Camp Casey in your district.
No fewer than 17 Congressmen have heeded the call and scheduled face time with Mother Sheehan, including such Democratic Party statesmen as:
Inexplicably, Sen. Arlen Specter has scheduled a meeting with the professional griever. Two other Republicans also have Cindy Sheehan penciled in this weekend: Rep. Ron Paul, R-TX, a libertarian and outspoken critic of this war; and Congressman Jeb Bradley, R-NH, who supported the war.
Avowed Socialist Bernard Sanders has not yet agreed to meet with her.
This list does not include the five supportive Congressional Democrats who have already met with Sheehan, including Charlie Rangel, Maxine Waters, and Henry Waxman. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert refused to indulge her. An aide from Tom DeLays office spoke to her by phone. (See her Hall of Fame/Hall of Shame here.)
This list also excludes those Democratic and Progressive figures who bolstered Sheehan when she first came to national prominence, still yet knee-deep in a Crawford ditch. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, D-IL, a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, phoned in her support for Sheehan. Ralph Nader penned a letter of commendation. Former Howard Dean presidential campaign strategist Joe Trippi joined with California Democratic Party fundraiser Jodie Evans and the website Democrats.com to produce a webcast from Crawford. And 2004 Democratic Party presidential hopeful Al Sharpton kissed her cheek during his visit.
Now the most exciting figure in the Democratic Party will join their ranks. Hillary Clinton will embrace Cindy Sheehan as she did Suha Arafat knowing her full agenda and history of extremism.
This move comes after Cindy Sheehan called terrorists freedom fighters; after she told enlisted soldiers, Refuse to kill innocent people (by which she meant the aforementioned freedom fighters); after she told Chris Matthews it was wrong to topple the Taliban; after she called convicted terrorist lawyer Lynne Stewart who illegally passed messages from a terrorist murderer to his overseas followers my human Atticus Finch; after she said, America has been killing people on this continent since it was started This country is not worth dying for; after she called President Bush a lying bastard and the biggest terrorist in the world; after she hypothesized 9/11 was their Pearl Harbor to get their neo-con agenda through; after she wrote that her son was killed for lies and for a Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel (and then seemingly lied about writing it); and after she endorsed a measure to kick military recruiters out of Bay-area high schools, a move that would cost the school system its federal funding.
Sheehans behavior has hardly abated since events of actual importance displaced her from the national spotlight. She has called New Orleans a city that is occupied and portrayed National Guardsmen bringing relief to Hurricane Katrina victims as murderous thugs:
I saw soldiers walking around in patrols of 7 with their weapons slung on their backs. I wanted to ask one of them what it would take for one of them to shoot me George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self [sic.] from power.
It seems to Sheehan, U.S. troops are U.S. troops, and they are all the enemy.
This lachrymose radical who, in her own mind, has achieved almost icon status [sic.] sheds no tears for those who do not share her far-Left political views, describing these grieving mothers as brainwashed:
I don't understand how any mother could want another mother to feel the pain we feel. I am starting to lose a little compassion for them. I know they have been as brainwashed as the rest of America, but they know the pain and heartache and they should not wish it on another.
She proved her lack of compassion Monday night during an exchange on CNBCs little-watched The Big Idea, with Donny Deutsch. After a courageous pregnant veteran said she was 12 days from delivering the child she conceived with her late husband, a Navy corpsmen killed in Iraq by al-Qaeda operatives, Sheehan lovingly interjected, Well, Sweetie, they weren't there before [U.S. troops] invaded and opened the doors borders to the terrorists. Sheehan then taunted the widowed patriot, You know what? Your baby is going to be fatherless for a lie, for two lies: Weapons of Mass Destruction and terrorism. The grieving woman responded, My child will never be fatherless because his father is an angel.
Apparently, she hadnt heard tens of thousands of angels are behind Sheehan.
Cindy Sheehan: I Am Above De Law!
None of those legions of angels inspired Sheehans backers in New York. Earlier that day, Sheehans supporters called New Yorks finest pigs, fascists, and Stalinsts (further proof that leftists have no sense of irony). The NYPD shut down a Sheehan rally in NYCs Union Square which drew all of 150 people after organizers used an amplifier for which they did not have a permit. The Village Voice records, when police finally acted, an enraged crowd of about 50 people stormed after the police. That is, one-third of her adoring fans fighting for peace were willing to provoke a confrontation with uniformed law enforcement officials.
The crowd may have been emboldened by the words of one of the speakers leading up to Sheehan. Dustin Langley of the Troops Out Now Coalition  encouraged the crowd to open a new front of resistance right here. Bring Fallujah to New York and shut it down!
As Ive noted, leftists regularly excuse, endorse, or exhort the use of violence to achieve their political ends. An article that received wide circulation on the Left before the 2004 GOP convention instructed protestors to Bring Najaf to New York. Other protestors tried to block the Oakland seaport to prevent ships from taking supplies to U.S. troops in Iraq, staked out U.S. military bases, stormed military recruiting centers, and blocked traffic in several major metropolitan areas. Sheehans friend and sponsor, Medea Benjamin, directed the violent 1999 WTO riots in Seattle; last year, her organization, Code Pink, donated $600,000 in cash and supplies to the other side in Fallujah. By contrast, conservative protests, to the extent such events occur, tend to consist of people gathering to pray the rosary.
Despite the long history of violence surrounding left-wing protests, the antiwar Left was outraged yesterday morning when the Capitol police told Sheehans entourage, RVs arent allowed on Capitol Hill. The officer informed the leftists, Thats standard procedure. Any trucks that come on Capitol Hill are stopped and turned around. Campers, such as those who wanted to spend the night in front of the White House, are prohibited unless theyve been previously authorized. The Village Voice seemed at a loss to comprehend how bomb-sniffing dogs were necessary in a mass rally its planners allege will draw 100,000 angry left-wingers.
Bussing the icon of this movement is hardly the way for pseudo-centrist Hillary to enhance her Homeland Security credentials, let alone the undeserved reputation she has as a hawk guiding the Senate Armed Services Committee. It is, however, the apex of the activist base's control over the party, the fruition of MoveOn.org's boast: In the last year, grassroots contributors like us gave more than $300 million to the Kerry campaign and the DNC, and proved that the Party doesn't need corporate cash to be competitive. Now it's our Party: we bought it, we own it, and we're going to take it back. It began with the ascendancy of Howard Dean and his capturing the apparatus of the DNC. Now the base is issuing a no-win ultimatum to the party's presumptive presidential candidate before her coronation: become unelectably left-wing or face mutiny from the far-Left.
The antiwar Democrats (as opposed to pro-war Democrats) have this coming to them. They made Cindy Sheehan the face of the antiwar movement because, like Sheehan, they wanted to exploit her sons death in order to score maximum political damage against President Bush. Although they did not share her plans for immediate troop withdrawal, they demanded the president meet with her and listen to her foreign policy views. Now she is using her absolute moral authority to blackmail the Democrats into supporting her platform or else. They may yet regret their untimely embrace of this anti-American radical.
1. TONC, which will be at the D.C. rally this weekend, shares the full agenda of the Hate America Left. One of its webpages lists 4 facts you should know. Fact number five (ahem) is, NO LINK BETWEEN SADAM HOUSAN/IRAQ [sic.] AND AL-QUIDA [sic.] PROVEN. (Screaming illiteracies in original.) One of its flyers for Sundays rally demands America Stop the Threats Against Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Africa & North Korea! and insists America get out of Afghanistan. Similarly, they want Military Recruiters out of our Schools and Support the Palestinian peoples Right to Return. After Sunday, TONC will be gearing up for Louis Farrakhans Millions More March in October.
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They will have a good man-to-man discussion...
I'm sure she'll also now agree to meet with every single mother who lost her child in Iraq. /sarcasm
the cream of the democrat party always veers to the left, meeting with sheehan, is the equivalent of looking at every member of the armed forces and spitting right in their face and to every parent who's lost a son and daughter in the war effort
this is a dispicaable human being
Reminds me of Hillary/Cindy for some reason
OT - did y'all see O'Reilly last night with Phil Donohue? Egads, the guy's a nut! Bad mouthing Bush and praising Sindy.
Ron Paul should hang his head in shame. Just another RINO...
Cindy does know Hillary was FOR the war right?
Let's hope he doesn't want to "get her attention" by going after someone else.
If she doesn't I'm sure she'll refuse to meet with her as soon as she finds out. /sarcasm
They'll both be smoking a cigarette after their rendezvous
They will determine who has the biggest, manliest, calves.
(Have you seen the cankles on that woman?)
LOL! That's funny! How can they have a conversation when they can only transmit but they can't receive? :D
You can bet the Arkansas Death Squad will be casing Casey as well.