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    Default Cindy Sheehan Finally Capitulates and Fades Into Obscurity

    Recall how much media coverage Cindy Sheehan received while she was the darling of the anti-war movement. She was the perfect political shill--a mother of a slain soldier. She could say almost anything, no matter how completely inane, and she was largely untouchable. She could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Hugo Chavez and give the "tumb's up" sign, but, because of her "ultimate sacrafice," to question her was almost political suicide.

    Funny, now that Sheehan has grown so absolutely disgusted with the liberal swine who exploited her personal misery to their political advantage, she no longer seems very newsworthy in the mainstream media. After she began aiming her rage against the impotent liberal politcians, her status as the quintessential Anti-war Poster Mom faded faster than pair of Levis:

    Updated: 12:12 p.m. CT May 29, 2007

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    FORT WORTH, Texas - Cindy Sheehan, the soldier’s mother who galvanized an anti-war movement with her monthlong protest outside President Bush’s ranch, says she’s done being the public face of the movement.

    “I’ve been wondering why I’m killing myself and wondering why the Democrats caved in to George Bush,” Sheehan told The Associated Press by phone Tuesday while driving from her property in Crawford to the airport, where she planned to return to her native California.

    “I’m going home for awhile to try and be normal,” she said.
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    In what she described as a “resignation letter,” Sheehan wrote in her online diary on the “Daily Kos” blog: “Good-bye America ... you are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I can’t make you be that country unless you want it.

    “It’s up to you now.”

    Sheehan began a grassroots peace movement in August 2005 when she set up camp outside the Bush ranch for 26 days, asking to talk with the president about the death of her son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan. Casey Sheehan was 24 when he was killed in an ambush in Baghdad.

    Protests grew in size
    Cindy Sheehan started her protest small, but it quickly drew national attention. Over the following two years, she drew huge crowds as she spoke at protest events, but she also drew a great deal of criticism.

    “I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called “Face” of the American anti-war movement,” Sheehan wrote in the diary.

    Kristinn Taylor, spokesman for FreeRepublic.com, which has held pro-troop rallies and counter-protests of anti-war demonstrations, said dwindling crowds at Sheehan's Crawford protests since her initial vigil may have led to her decision. But he also said he hopes she will now be able to heal.

    "Her politics have hurt a lot of people, including the troops and their families, but most of us who support the war on terror understand she is hurt very deeply," Taylor said Tuesday. "Those she got involved with in the anti-war movement realize it was to their benefit to keep her in that stage of anger."

    ‘Heartbreaking conclusions’
    On Memorial Day, she came to some “heartbreaking conclusions,” she wrote.

    When she had first taken on Bush, Sheehan was a darling of the liberal left. “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,” she wrote.


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    July 5, 2006: Cindy Sheehan, leading a hunger strike against the war in Iraq, tells "Hardball" guest host Norah O'Donnell she would rather live under Hugo Chavez than George W. Bush.

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    “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,'” the diary says.

    Sheehan criticized “blind party loyalty” as a danger, no matter which side it involved, and said the current two-party system is “corrupt” and “rapidly descending into with nary a check or balance: a fascist corporate wasteland.”

    Harsh national assessment
    Sheehan said she had sacrificed a 29-year marriage and endured threats to put all her energy into stopping the war. What she found, she wrote, was a movement “that often puts personal egos above peace and human life.”

    But she said the most devastating conclusion she had reached “was that Casey did indeed die for nothing ... killed by his own country which is beholden to and run by a war machine that even controls what we think.”

    “Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives,” she wrote. “It is so painful to me to know that I bought into this system for so many years and Casey paid the price for that allegiance. I failed my boy and that hurts the most.”

    “I am going to take whatever I have left and go home,” Sheehan wrote. “Camp Casey has served its purpose. It’s for sale. Anyone want to buy five beautiful acres in Crawford, Texas?”

    Sheehan told the AP that she had considered leaving the peace movement since last summer while recovering from surgery.

    She said she was returning to California on Tuesday because it was Casey’s birthday. He would have been 28.

    “We’ve accomplished as much here as we’re going to,” Sheehan told the AP. “When we come back, it definitely won’t be with the peace movement with marches, with rallies and with protests. It will be more humanitarian efforts.”

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    Good, her adult son made a life choice, she should haved respected that from the beginning.

    I doubt she had many bad words regarding the war prior to her sons tragic death.

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    Obviously, I can't agree with her politics, but I've felt from the beginning that this is a seriously broken-hearted lady. People grieve in different ways, I guess. May God bless her heart and soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy4pres View Post
    I doubt she had many bad words regarding the war prior to her sons tragic death.
    I have the same inclination. Seems like a lot of people are just fine with other people's kids going off and killing and being killed in a senseless war, until it happens to one of their own...
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    as a parent, i can't imagine the pain of losing a child...

    it would make me insane... bringing me closer to the thought of suicide than anything i can imagine.

    becoming an attention whore and hanging out hugging a brutal dictator like Hugo Chavez is something altogether different.

    good riddance you silly bitch. thank the powers you protested that you could spout your rhetoric and not wind up with a bullet in your head.
    not another dime from me, fellas...

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    Default My disgust...

    ... isn't so much with Sheehan because she was used like a piece of toilet paper. In fact, I honestly feel sorry for the crazy woman.

    After the death of her son, she obviously needed some serious therapy to help her deal with it. Instead, she fell into the grip of a bunch of rabid liberal scum who exploited her personal pain and agony to promote their political agenda.

    Now that the libs have their own "Mission Accomplished" banner to wave, they discarded Sheehan like a used tampon.

    Politics is an ugly business, indeed.

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    you're letting her off easy.

    she should be held accountable for her own behavior... and since her actions aren't illegal in this great nation, the least we can all do is collectively give her the archie bunker raspberry.
    not another dime from me, fellas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by willyum View Post
    you're letting her off easy.

    she should be held accountable for her own behavior... and since her actions aren't illegal in this great nation, the least we can all do is collectively give her the archie bunker raspberry.
    ... I am going easy.

    That's because I don't think the woman is in her right mind. Honestly. I think she cracked up some time ago. The mental, emotional strain from the death of her son was simply too much. It happens to some people. They're just not strong enough to manage it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriousDooDoo View Post

    Now that the libs have their own "Mission Accomplished" banner to wave, they discarded Sheehan like a used tampon.

    Politics is an ugly business, indeed.
    What mission would that be?
    "Suck a fat one, faggot."
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    I have to agree, she always struck me more as a devistated parent then anything else we liked to call her.

    I think the biggest problem I had with the entire thing was the issue with her son making his own decision. It's terrible that it cost him his life but she should have at least respected his decision. If I would have been killed on deployment I know my Mom would have done something crazy that probably would have embarassed me if I were still alive, but that's my mom!

    She went way overboard and in the end completely destroyed her life, maybe we should cut her a break (including me).

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    She was braver than most...daring to stand for what she believed in the face of being scorned and ridiculed by most of the country. She had a backbone and spirit.

    Our mighty president however couldn't be bothered to meet with her for one single second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    She was braver than most...daring to stand for what she believed in the face of being scorned and ridiculed by most of the country. She had a backbone and spirit.

    Our mighty president however couldn't be bothered to meet with her for one single second.

    I may be wrong, but I think they did meet at some point prior to her demands for a meeting. I think it was under different circumstances, though, perhaps a meeting with multiple families, something like that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red View Post
    I may be wrong, but I think they did meet at some point prior to her demands for a meeting. I think it was under different circumstances, though, perhaps a meeting with multiple families, something like that....
    They did meet.
    He met w/ a group of parents who lost a relative/son/daughter in the war.

    She said afterward that she didn't completely understand her pain at the time of the original meeting and requested another so she could tell the President how she 'really felt'.
    Of course she was denied the second visit and the story soon followed.
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    Ah ok....guess what I had heard was they had never met one-on-one. Still, for Dumbya to refuse a request for a heart-to-heart from a mother who lost her kid for his war shows some pretty thick audacity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    She was braver than most...daring to stand for what she believed in the face of being scorned and ridiculed by most of the country. She had a backbone and spirit.

    Our mighty president however couldn't be bothered to meet with her for one single second.
    Get your facts straight. Bush did meet with her and her family in June 2004 and she didn't have any criticisms about the meeting or Bush at the time. But later her version of events and her demeanor changed significantly and she started her role as the leader of the anti-war movement. She then started asking for a second meeting with Bush, while insulting him daily in the media the whole time.

    Here are a couple of articles with some information on the meeting (the first one is on a Web site with a strong conservative point of view but you can see a picture from the meeting there with Bush kissing Cindy Sheehan):

    Bush shown kissing Cindy in family pix

    The Sad Story of Cindy Sheehan

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    President Bush kissing Cindy Sheehan in family photo dated June 18, 2004
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