Showing posts with label blowback. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blowback. Show all posts

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Cindy Sheehan for Congress::::::The "Spokesperson" abandons her five week retirement to hit the hustings:::::::: Sheehan is ineluctably inelectable

Cindy Sheehan emotes under the burden of being the spokesperson
for the entire anti-war movement

Cindy Sheehan told the Associated Press earlier this year that she would enter the 2008 House contest, in one of the nation’s most solidly Democratic and liberal-leaning districts, unless Speaker of the House Pelosi introduces articles of impeachment against Bush by July 23.

Guess what? The Speaker did not move to impeach the President. Therefore Sheehan is in the race, running for the San Francisco 8th District seat now occupied by Nancy Pelosi.

She even has some supporters lined up. In a recent interview with The Hill, Sheehan said she has been endorsed by actress Roseanne Barr, country star Willie Nelson and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. Sheehan also claimed that White House hopeful Rep. Dennis Kucinich (a/k/a "the runt") and former Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) are also backing her.“Celebrities bring a certain kind of...credibility,” Sheehan said. Willie Nelson is apparently a friend of Sheehan’s and has offered to help her raise money for her campaign. “[Nelson and his wife] just have the exact correct politics and the exact compassion for the earth and humanity that I think attracts us as friends,” she said. Willie? When I bought tickets to see you this summer, I hope you realize I never intended for my hard-earned mon to go toward a misguided attempt to unseat the Speaker.

God help us. Cindy, I do have a few questions:
- have you thought about taking on actual supporters of the war?
- why attack The Speaker, who has solid anti-war credentials, but failed to cave in to your pathetic blackmail tactics?
- was your five week retirement from spokespersonship so painful that you needed to leap back in to reclaim the limelight?
- do you really think your histrionics will fly in the House of Representatives?
- do you really want to be the spoiler in this election? Are you Ralph Nader (a/k/a The Dingbat) in disguise? - don't you realize this folly will only result in hellish blowback for your cause?
- do you not realize that you are ineluctably inelectable?

Other recent articles here on Ms. Sheehan:

Matt "Sleazeball" Drudge Strikes Again

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Cindy Sheehan Rides Again: She's back after five weeks of retirement

...Click Cindy to enlarge...

I know it's not popular among my liberal pals, but I do not like Cindy Sheehan's approach. I do not believe in calling conservatives fascists. Using that word for a group of clowns like the ones Bush has assembled is off the mark. Cindy--if you want to know about Fascists, read a biography of Himmler or Goebbels or Goering.

She vehemently denies it, but Cindi's five weeks of retirement gave her a severe case of limelight fever. She's back!

Her shrill posturings do nothing to advance the cause. She mentiones over sand over how her "enemies" call her an "attention whore." I don't object to anyone seeking attention, but seeking attention AND annopinting yourself our self-appointed moral executioner. . .that's another story. To top it off, her prose sucks. Long-time reader Dogbowl seems to agree: "She wore out her welcome a long time ago. She makes us look bad now. If we want to win we can't have loopy people like that be our public face."

A taste of her rant on the Daily Kos:

It is about time us “peasants” (in the eyes of the Fascist Ruling Elite) march on DC with our “pitchforks” of righteous anger and our “torches” of truth to demand the ouster of BushCo. I have a dream of the detention centers that George has built and filled being instead filled with Orange Clad neo-cons and neo-connettes.