Skip to comments.Cindy Sheehan: Michael Moore's Twin?
Posted on 02/05/2006 4:07:51 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
Just before President Bush entered the Capitol for his State of the Union Address, a security guard looked over and noticed that the new darling of the extreme political left, Cindy Sheehan, had removed her outer jacket revealing a shirt that read, 2,245 Dead. How many more? The Capitol police immediately arrested her, put her in handcuffs and led her away. Wednesday they apologized to her and admitted what they did was a mistake giving her all the encouragement necessary for her to file a class action lawsuit and have a good chance of winning it.
I thought Dumb and Dumber was a really funny movie. It has become something else: The philosophical strategy being used to harness Ms. Sheehan so her anti-war in Iraq message cannot be heard by the American people. This moronic approach to dealing with Cindy is playing right into her hands, er, mouth. I have not seen this kind of stupidity in public relations since they turned off Ronald Reagans microphone thus assuring him the winner in the New Hampshire primary.
If the Republicans were smart, they would take a more clever approach in taking away this womans credibility
Let her TALK!
She is not Governor Reagan. She is Howard Dean. She is not Bill Clinton, she is Billy Carter. The more she says, the less she is believed. The less she is believed, the less she is liked. But, if you continue to surround her with security forces and slap manacles on her, she is going to achieve rock star status.
Then, she will never shut up.
As a case in point, take Jesse Jackson. Please. The mouthy reverend actually believed he had a chance to become the President of the United States at one point. He was gathering his supporters, raising money, giving speeches nationwide and deluding himself into thinking, I can WIN! No, Jesse, you cannot win. Why? Because what you say is so ridiculous no sane person is going to believe the things that come out of your mind and onto your vocal chords. The only chance that Reverend Yammering had was to follow the traditional axiom on the subject of revealing your thoughts, It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. The more Jesse spoke, the less votes he received. Soon, his supporters changed their chant from, Run, Jesse Run! to, Mute, Jesse, MUTE! He may have been with Martin Luther King on many occasions, but the chasm between his mentor and himself widened by each and every new utterance fluttering out of the Rainbow Coalitions poster child. He is still talking. Stunningly, he is still losing more and more credibility. I think the only politico who still listens to him is Fidel Castro.
Enter Cindy Sheehan who believes she is the New Frontier of Feminism. She lost a son in the Iraq war. Heartbreaking, yes; a foundation from which to launch a national campaign for the hearts and minds of liberalism, no. Cindy is like a teenager who believes she is ready for American Idol, when in reality she has yet to win her schools talent show. Her message is, Hey, I cant sing, but I lost someone really close to me so can you give me first place here? Sorry, Cindy, excellence in any field requires more than just sympathy and a sob story. You have to prove to those around you that you are more than just someone who knows how to pitch a tent along a Texas side road. You want to challenge Senator Diane Feinstein? Great. Try running for city council first. Take your act to the level you are on before you show up at a State of the Union Address as if you are Eugene McCarthy in jeans.
By the way, Cindy, he was already a United States Senator when he challenged another President who was leading us in a war in a land far away and even as a Senator, he got smushed like an armadillo wandering into a tractor pull competition.
Therein lies the main point here. Why are the Republicans so paranoid about this, uh, wannabe armadillo? Do not pull her out of the tractor pull arena, let her wander to her hearts delight there. Not to worry, a tractor will soon find her. I would have been delighted to see her sit there in her t-shirt as President Bush delivered his address. Maybe, if we were lucky, she would have jumped up from her seat and began babbling like she normally does, throwing out her customary four-letter curse words and screaming, I DEMAND a meeting with you, Mr. President! I am the future Senator from California! I will be HEARD! I agree with her. Lets hear what she has to say. Because I guarantee you that as America gets a load of this loopy lady, they will soon be shaking their heads, Republican and Democrat alike, as if they all wondered the same thing at the same time
We never knew Michael Moore had a twin sister!
Keep talking Cindy. Please.
Yeah, Fat Man and Little-Joy.
...Well, both are shrill and ineffective...
No. Cindy is thinner. Michael is prettier.
and all this time I thought it was Michael in drag.
There is no question that Sheehan is her own worst enemy, which is why the Big Media only quotes snippets. She is protected from herself as has Farrakhan been for years.
The only thing that I would quibble with in that piece is the implication that those who do not share Sheehan's views are 'pro-war.'
In reality, the only people who are for 'The War' in Iraq are those who are perpetuating the bloodshed in order to forcibly install another terrorist-friendly dictatorship to replace the previous one.
The vast majority of the Iraqi people, the soldiers in Iraq and those who supportted Saddam's forcible removal are AGAINST The War. What we are for is for the violence to end so that we can bring our troops home and give the Iraqis back their country. Then we can concentrate our energies on helping them rebuild and foster democracy.
Sheehan is in fact helping to keep The War going by giving the 'insurgents' the idea that if the continue spilling blood we will quit.
This fact she should be hounded with wherever she goes.
Cindy had the option to leave quietly (like the Congressman's wife did), and she chose to resist.
Can't we have any forums where people exercise decorum anymore? Does everything have to be turned into a political demonstration?
And if it sounds like I'm whining, it's because I am.
Republicans paranoid of Cindy Sheehan?,, I believe it was the Capital police and they threw out a Republican first,,
Cindy Sheehan doesn't fit her use anymore now that the world knows what we have said from the first, that she is a crackpot and it's NOT the Republicans making a big deal out of her
She was merely taken away to somewhere else where it would be her turn to vent.
Next time though, maybe the cops will take a different route.
Yes, and that's why I'm whining. The cops will allow any kind of demonstration - from the merely tacky, to the disruptive, to the almost threatening (at least, I think they still go though metal detectors).
I think it won't be long before a President decides that it isn't worth it to give his opponents tv time, and that will be the end of the SOTU speeches.
Hey, I cant sing, but I lost someone really close to me so can you give me first place here?
I read somewhere that she didn't even raise her son, so I suspect her tears are of the crocodile variety.
Yeah, Fat Man and Little-Joy.
Thanks. (Who'd have thought something I wrote in Feb. would get commented upon).
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