Why the Extreme Left Loves Cindy?

Sunday, August 21st, 2005 6:16 pm by Neal

Mark Steyn’s latest, ‘Peace Mom’s’ marriage a metaphor for Dems explores a politically-incorrect analogy between the extreme Left and Cindy Sheehan: The dichotomy of extremism between Cindy and her husband parallels the dichotomy between the extreme and moderate wings of the Democratic Party. The results are familial and political divorce, respectively. Steyn writes,

Yet in the wreckage of Pat and Cindy Sheehan’s marriage there is surely a lesson for the Democratic Party. As Cindy says, they’re both Democrats, but she’s “more liberal” and “more radicalized.” There are a lot of less liberal and less radicalized Dems out there: They’re soft-left-ish on health care and the environment and education and so forth; many have doubts about the war, but they love their country, they have family in the military, and they don’t believe in dishonoring American soldiers to make a political point. The problem for the Democratic Party is that the Cindys are now the loudest voice: Michael Moore, Howard Dean, Moveon.org, and Air America, the flailing liberal radio network distracting attention from its own financial scandals by flying down its afternoon host Randi Rhodes to do her show live from Camp Casey. The last time I heard Miss Rhodes she was urging soldiers called up for Iraq to refuse to go — i.e., to desert.

Steyn’s metaphor can be extended: grief has pushed extremist Cindy and extremists Democrats over the edge of rationality and into the abyss of raging hatred and insanity. Cindy grieves for her son killed in combat; Democrats grieve for their lost power and influence. Both alienate those who most support them. No? Just listen to Cindy,

“You tell me the truth. You tell me that my son died for oil. You tell me that my son died to make your friends rich. You tell me my son died to spread the cancer of Pax Americana . . . You get America out of Iraq, you get Israel out of Palestine.”

And how about this? “America has been killing people on this continent since it was started. This country is not worth dying for.” That was part of her warm-up act for a speech by Lynne Stewart, the “activist” lawyer convicted of conspiracy for aiding the terrorists convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Sorry folks, but like Michael Moore, Howard Dean, and moveon.org, Cindy Sheehan is a self-promoting, leftist kook.

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