The insult that seems to have finally driven Sheehan back to her California home was delivered by a Democratic Party she helped bring into power in November. Dubbed by the anti-war movement as the “Memorial Day Betrayal,” the new Congress gave President Bush funding for the war in Iraq last Thursday with no timeline for troop withdrawal.Gosh, really? Just like the peaceniks have been doing since 1967 and earlier. In the end, it's all about power, and it's all about Marxist factions beating each other up for dominance, just like the Leninists and Trotskyites of old. Apparently, we not only need Marxism. But we need the kind of Marxism preached by [fill in the blank]. Cindy is/was double-plus obnoxious, but surely no more so than the rest of her fractious, U.S.-hating cohort. But now she's decided to have a hissy-fit and go home. With the narcissistic left, there's no negotiation. It's their way or the highway. And Cindy's way, not atypical in this world of arrested adolescence, was not the way, apparently, of the more powerful Party Cohorts.
“There is absolutely no sane or defensible reason for you to hand Bloody King George more money to condemn more of our brave, tired, and damaged soldiers and the people of Iraq to more death and carnage,” she wrote in her previous Daily Kos diary, which she posted Saturday morning.
Sheehan also slapped the anti-war movement on her way out, writing, “I have also tried to work within a peace movement that often puts personal egos above peace and human life. This group won’t work with that group; he won’t attend an event if she is going to be there; and why does Cindy Sheehan get all the attention anyway? It is hard to work for peace when the very movement that is named after it has so many divisions.”
One fellow Marxist tried to give credit to Sheehan's contribution to the "anti-war effort" but unwittingly reveals a bit of lefty mythmaking in the process:
When Sheehan first began to actively oppose the war in Iraq, she linked up with the group Military Families Speak Out, said Nancy Lessin, a co-founder.
“There was an anti-war movement building in this country in the fall of 2002, but the media didn’t pay attention to it,” she said.
The left is brilliant when it comes to manufacturing history. There was no anti-war movement whatever "building in this country in the fall of 2002." It has been there 24/7 since the mid-1960s, continuously lying in wait for the U.S. to defend itself against a new enemy. Like Wall Street's "perma-bears," always ready to short stocks or talk the market down, the hardened anti-U.S. left, aka the anti-war left, is always hunkered down, locked and loaded, and ready to cause trouble and grab headlines from a compliant MSM, particularly during a Republican administration. The reason anti-war movements "build" so quickly is that it only takes a few phone calls (or now, emails), to fire up the base, tap funds from George Soros or North Korea, and go on the offensive. (And, the above observation to the contrary, the media is ALWAYS ready to pay attention to anti-war types who reliably bray the same tired slogans the moment the cameras are turned on. The media never has to work to get these "stories," which is the perfect match for the laziness of today's average journo.)
But back to the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. Cindy was convenient to these perma-revolutionaries. But now she has committed the Marxist mortal sin of denouncing the anointed: the Democrats, the faux political party that has served as the front group for the hard left since circa 1970. Very shortly, we'll see, in at least some leftist quarters, Mother Sheehan being denounced with nearly as much vehemence as Chimpy BushMcHitler. Note the process is already underway in the Politico article we're citing:
Moderate Democrats called Sheehan’s political acumen into question when she criticized Israel at least twice and visited Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in January 2006. For the right, she quickly became lumped with Michael Moore as a caricature of an anti-war activist.Aside from the unintentionally hilarious oxymoron "moderate Democrats," this is the opening shot in the redefinition of Mother Sheehan. You read it first here in HazZzMat.