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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:44 AM
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Dear Democratic Congress, by Cindy Sheehan
from a bulletin that went out from Cindy this morning.

May 26, 2007
Dublin, Ireland

Dear Democratic Congress,

Hello, my name is Cindy Sheehan and my son Casey Sheehan was killed on April 04, 2004 in Sadr City , Baghdad , Iraq . He was killed when the Republicans still were in control of Congress. Naively, I set off on my tireless campaign calling on Congress to rescind Georges authority to wage his war of terror while asking him for what noble cause did Casey and thousands of other have to die. Now, with Democrats in control of Congress, I have lost my optimistic naivet and have become cynically pessimistic as I see you all caving into as one Daily Kos poster called: Mr. 28%

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. You think giving him more money is politically expedient, but it is a moral abomination and every second the occupation of Iraq endures, you all have more blood on your hands.

Ms. Pelosi, Speaker of the House, said after George signed the new weak as a newborn baby funding authorization bill: Now, I think the presidents policy will begin to unravel. Begin to unravel? How many more of our children will have to be killed and how much more of Iraq will have to be demolished before you all think enough unraveling has occurred? How many more crimes will BushCo be allowed to commit while their poll numbers are crumbling before you all gain the political courage to hold them accountable. If Iraq hasnt unraveled in Ms. Pelosis mind, what will it take? With almost 700,000 Iraqis dead and four million refugees (which the US refuses to admit) how could it get worse? Well, it is getting worse and it can get much worse thanks to your complicity.

Being cynically pessimistic, it seems to me that this new vote to extend the war until the end of September, (and lets face it, on October 1st, you will give him more money after some more theatrics, which you think are fooling the anti-war faction of your party) will feed right into the presidential primary season and you believe that if you just hang on until then, the Democrats will be able to re-take the White House. Didnt you see how well that worked for John Kerry in 2004 when he played the politics of careful fence sitting and pandering? The American electorate are getting disgusted with weaklings who blow where the wind takes them while frittering away our precious lifeblood and borrowing money from our new owners, the Chinese.

I knew having a Democratic Congress would make no difference in grassroots action. Thats why we went to DC when you all were sworn in to tell you that we wanted the troops back from Iraq and BushCo held accountable while you pushed for ethics reform which is quite a hootdont you think? We all know that it is affordable for you all to play this game of political mayhem because you have no children in harms waylet me tell you what it is like:

You watch your reluctant soldier march off to a war that neither you nor he agrees with. Once your soldier leaves the country all you can do is worry. You lie awake at night staring at the moon wondering if today will be the day that you get that dreaded knock on your door. You cant concentrate, you cant eat, and your entire life becomes consumed with apprehension while you are waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Then, when your worst fears are realized, you begin a life of constant pain, regret, and longing. Everyday is hard, but then you come up on special dayslike upcoming Memorial Day. Memorial Day holds double pain for me because, not only are we supposed to honor our fallen troops, but Casey was born on Memorial Day in 1979. It used to be a day of celebration for us and now it is a day of despair. Our needlessly killed soldiers of this war and the past conflict in Vietnam have all left an unnecessary trail of sorrow and deep holes of absence that will never be filled.

So, Democratic Congress, with the current daily death toll of 3.72 troops per day, you have condemned 473 more to these early graves. 473 more lives wasted for your political greed: Thousands of broken hearts because of your cowardice and avarice. How can you even go to sleep at night or look at yourselves in a mirror? How do you put behind you the screaming mothers on both sides of the conflict? How does the agony you have created escape you? It will never escape meI cant run far enough or hide well enough to get away from it.

By the end of September, we will be about 80 troops short of another bloody milestone: 4000, and MoveOn.org will hold nationwide candlelight vigils and you all will be busy passing legislation that will snuff the lights out of thousands more human beings.

Congratulations Congress, you have bought yourself a few more months of an illegal and immoral bloodbath. And you know you mean to continue it indefinitely so other presidents can solve the horrid problem BushCo forced our world into.

It used to be George Bushs war. You could have ended it honorably. Now it is yours and you all will descend into calumnious history with BushCo.

The Camp Casey Peace Institute is calling all citizens who are as disgusted as we are with you all to join us in Philadelphia on July 4th to try and figure a way out of this two party system that is bought and paid for by the war machine which has a stranglehold on every aspect of our lives. As for myself, I am leaving the Democratic Party. You have completely failed those who put you in power to change the direction our country is heading. We did not elect you to help sink our ship of state but to guide it to safe harbor.

We do not condone our governments violent meddling in sovereign countries and we condemn the continued murderous occupation of Iraq .

We gave you a chance, you betrayed us.

Sincerely,
Cindy Sheehan
Founder and President of
Gold Star Families for Peace.

Founder and Director of
The Camp Casey Peace Institute

Eternally grieving mother of Casey Sheehan
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:49 AM
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1. I see that Cindy has not misplaced her Angry.
K&R.
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puebloknot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:42 PM
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67. Losing a child confers a Ph.D. in "Angry." nt
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 04:11 AM
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84. laughed so hard, I felt that one in the pit of my stomach!
great post!
Ms. Sheehan exemplifies courage and rational thinking. This great lady makes a super point, and it being this - that there's no question now, that for all these years Democrats have been saying if we/they get in power, this invasion will come to an end, well, the history books are gonna show - we gave them a majority in Congress and they didn't do everything in their power to speak for the voters who think Mr. 28% (and dropping) has blood all over his hands and he's painting the walls of his PSYCH ROOM with it! The man is nutty, and sadly, the Democratic Congress agreed that this invasion needs to continue so another thousand soldiers can come home in boxes...

way to go Reid and gang!

www.cafepress.com/warisprofitable <<-- check it out, top '08 stuff
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:53 AM
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2. Well said. The Democrats are buying bu$h war on the installment plan
They will own this war, but not the oil after the next election.

Proud to be an American? Not any more.
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RexKerry Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 08:48 PM
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47. Democrats Are Supporting the Bush War??!!
That's why I joined DU. I thought that we won the last election. Why did they give Bush all that money? Why?!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:44 PM
Response to Reply #47
53. Welcome to DU
:hi:
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:49 PM
Response to Reply #47
57. The DLC.
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 10:28 AM
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99. Absolutely!
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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 04:14 AM
Response to Reply #47
85. Here's why
"That's why I joined DU. I thought that we won the last election. Why did they give Bush all that money? Why?!"

We made gains in the last election, but the fight is not yet over.
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whopis01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 09:14 AM
Response to Reply #47
92. We didn't win the last election.
The wealthy and political elite won the last election while masquerading as us.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 09:51 AM
Response to Reply #92
96. Nailed it.
:applause:
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:57 AM
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3. K&R
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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:01 AM
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4. K&R n/t
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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:05 AM
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5. Dear Cindy,
Edited on Sat May-26-07 10:05 AM by PuraVidaDreamin
I sent back Howard Dean's DNC letter with a survey back
to him today without a donation and a big fat juicy
OUT OF IRAQ NOW reason why- on his pre-paid envelop.

Hopefully soon I'll be dropping off 3000+ crosses into
our state of MA congress-peoples offices. (with the help
of a few of my friends)

Thanks for all you do, and all you have given.
PVD
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:27 PM
Response to Reply #5
49. Howard Dean was not behind this, the blame is on the DLC not the DNC
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:47 PM
Response to Reply #49
54. I am not giving any Dems any money either
I really don't care if they are DLC or DNC. The money I gave DNC last year helped elect Dems who voted to fund bush's war this week.
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:59 PM
Response to Reply #54
63. Thats fine, but don't blame Dean, I'm going to register Green Party again.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:05 PM
Response to Reply #63
74. I don't blame Dean either....
It's the DINO's that carry that cross, as far as I'm concerned.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:38 PM
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79. Throwing your vote away AGAIN?
Unless the Green Party candidate cures two forms of muscular dystrophy and brokers a peace deal between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, that Green candidate may have a lot of heart and gumption, but he ain't going nowhere.

When the going gets tough, the tough do not vote Green. They get off their asses and change the Democratic Party from the ground up. 2006 was only the beginning. Don't punt yet.
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 05:27 AM
Response to Reply #79
90. I'm going to register, I didn't say I'd vote that way
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Carolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:08 AM
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6. K&R times 10
Good for Cindy and she's soooo right.

My DNC calling card arrived in the mail yesterday; ya know the one saying Enough is Enough, send us more $$$$ to fight GWB.

Well, with my finest red Sharpie marker, I wrote all over it what I thought the DNC could do with the quislers, aiders, abetters, Surrendercrats and Wimpocrats. No more donations from me to them, instead DU Gravelbot the check is in the mail to you today! Because yes, I've had enough ... enough of the Dems as well, with a few notable exceptions like Dennis Kucinich, Edward Kennedy, Russ Feingold, etc.

This is indeed the Dems war too because so many helped authorize it and have continually helped fund it. Like it not, BLOOD is on their hands.
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Terri S Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:26 AM
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10. did the same thing
I think a whole lot of enablers are hearing from the peanut gallery about this. Just what more will it take for everyone to finally channel Howard Beale and scream..

"I'M MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!!"
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kimmylavin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:36 PM
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78. I did as well...
Said I'm not sending them another dime until they actually represent us.
Said they have the will of the American people on their side, and they are NOT using it.

I've donated hundreds of dollars to these people.
Hundreds of dollars that I really can't even afford to send.
But I sent it, because I believed they were on my side.

Well, no more...
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:11 AM
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7. Do any Democrat elected officials have the courage to even read this letter?
They know exactly the truth of the matter. They don't want it shoved in their faces..I hope this is a Public Letter published in Major news outlets around the country. Cindy is a huge thorn in the side of anyone supporting this debacle...Many may disagree with her methods at times but it is almost impossible to disagree with her rationale
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:12 AM
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8. k&n nt
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:16 AM
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9. Funding the war to "stop" it is like applying kerosene to a fire to put it out.
The absurdity of it isn't invisible but many still cling to the notion that the "leaders" know best.
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:42 AM
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11. Kicking for Cindy n/t
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:45 AM
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12. Brava, Cindy!
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:16 AM
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13. Only eight recommendations?!
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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:27 AM
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14. chilling
how could those who voted to fund more war and occupation not understand this???
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:27 AM
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15. Thanks for keeping the pressure on, Cindy.
As we all work together, inside and out, we begin to move this behemoth, to shape it in our image.

NGU.


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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:30 AM
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16. as usual, Cindy speaks for me....
Thank you, Cindy.
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 12:26 PM
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22. Her picture should be beside the definition of patriot in the dictionary.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:32 AM
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17. Cindy, Be Under No Illusion: This Is And Always Will Be George Bush's War.
And we haven't been betrayed; we've been disappointed. Big difference. But to each their own.
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cymbalta Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 08:46 PM
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46. sad play of words
Edited on Sat May-26-07 08:47 PM by cymbalta
this is not Bush's War anymore, it's Pelosi's and Reid's too. And BETRAYAL doesn't begin to describe their capitulation.

You are the one under an illusion.
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:35 PM
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51. Well said.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:46 PM
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68. Blah Blah Blah. Nope. Bush's War. Always Was, Always Will Be.
And no pally wally, I'm not under any illusion. I'm merely not some overreactionary zealot.
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cymbalta Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 06:09 AM
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91. get real
Bush's war? Cindy Sheehan is right and you're wrong.

Dems gave Bush yet another blank check. It's their war now, live with it.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 11:18 AM
Response to Reply #91
104. You So Silly.
:rofl:
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cymbalta Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 11:40 AM
Response to Reply #104
105. hmm a teenager
I expected it.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 11:44 AM
Response to Reply #105
106. You're A Teenager? Ahhhhh Ok, That Puts Things In A Bit Clearer Perspective.
Keep hittin those books and getting good grades. And then somebody, when you're alllllll grown up, you'll understand these things a lot more. :hi:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 12:16 PM
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109. Deleted message
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 12:53 PM
Response to Reply #109
112. You Really Are So Silly Willy.
This is Bush's war. Always was, always will be. No overdramatic and reactionary rhetoric from you is going to change that.

And you are so silly willy with your whole 'one dimensional weak mind' illegitimate misguided simple minded attacks. Really cracked me up to read such nonsense! You really are quite a character cymbalta. Really really silly.

Can't wait to see what silliness you'll spout out next!

Roarrrrrrrrr the dems caved!!! Roarrrrrrr we were betrayeddddddddddd. Roarrrrr it's the Dem's war!!! Roarrrrrrrr the Dems want to invade iran! Roarrrrrrr I hate the dems!!! Roarrrrrrrrrrr roarrrrrrr roarrrrrr blah blah blah blah blah roarrrrrrrrrr roarrrrrrrr Cindy's right! Roarrrrrr blah blah blah roarrrrrrrrrr!!!!! :rofl:

So silly. :hi:
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cymbalta Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 01:04 PM
Response to Reply #112
113. your fake laughter
is a clear sign that you're upset and aware that you lost an argument.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 01:48 PM
Response to Reply #113
117. Awwww, You're Just So Cute!
"you're upset and aware that you lost an argument."

I'm just sooooooooooooo upset! Oh what oh what shall I ever dooooooooooo! Oh noooooooooo! I, I, I, I just don't know what to sayyyyyyyyy! I'm just sooooooooooo upset!!! Oh God please take this pain from my midst. I cannot bear it! I'm just soooooooooo utterly devastated!!!!!

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Hey, pal, I got news for ya pal. In order to lose an argument, one must be, ya know, actually like, ENGAGED in an argument. :rofl:

You think you've staged an argument? Like, rilly? You really think you've had a debate here? OH MY GOD HOW FUNNY IS THAT? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Sooooooooo silly!!!!! :rofl: :rofl:

You call repeating over and over "Roarrrrrrrrr the dems betrayed us! Roarrrrrrrrr Cindy's right cause I said so! Roarrrrrrrrrr blank check attack iran! Roarrrrrrrrr This is the DEM's WAR NOW!!! Roarrrrrrr Roarrrrrrrr blah blah blah blah roarrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!" an actual argument? You think that's actually something worthy of declaring victory over? You are too much pal! Oh, oh, welcome to DU, you crack me up! I LOVE silly posters!

What a HOOT!!!!! "you're upset and aware that you lost an argument." :rofl: :rofl: What a riot! cymbalta actually thinks throwing a tantrum over the dems and repeating melodramatic bitterness over and over is actually an argument! :rofl: :rofl: Oh, that's rich! :rofl: :rofl:

Oh, I can't WAIT to see what kind of humorous nonsense you throw out next! I'm lovin it! :rofl: :rofl:

Oh yeah, welcome to DU! :hi:
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:33 PM
Response to Reply #17
50. Wrong ! The Corporate Dem's fell into Roves Trap
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:47 PM
Response to Reply #50
69. Rove's Trap Blah Blah Blah Gimme A Break.
I'm not happy with this funding bill either; the way it went down.

But no, this is not the Dem's war, it is Bush's war. No, they didn't betray us, they disappointed us. Forgive me for not being as over the edge melodramatic as others are being.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:49 PM
Response to Reply #17
56. It WAS bush's war
Now it is Congress's war too.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:49 PM
Response to Reply #56
70. It IS Bush's War.
I'm not so easily going to react so overdramatically as others of you will. Sorry.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:58 PM
Response to Reply #70
72. It's overdramatic to place blame on those who fund the war?
Sure.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:04 PM
Response to Reply #72
73. In The Ways In Which It's Being Done? Absolutely.
When said in the dramatic way of "the Dems now OWN this war", then absolutely it is over the top dramatic and narrow minded.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:49 PM
Response to Reply #73
80. But they do own the war now
Nothing dramatic about that statement.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:49 PM
Response to Reply #80
81. ....
:boring:
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mudesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 09:38 AM
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94. .
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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 04:22 AM
Response to Reply #56
87. Sorry, it's still Chimpy's war.
Truth: Chimpy is the the only one who can stop the war. Congress can cut the funds, but Chimpy can decide to leave them there without funding.

Truth: The "majority" in the House is thanks to conservative/centrist "Blue Dog" Democrats, almost all of whom voted for the funding.

Truth: The "majority" in the Senate is thanks to LIEbermann, who hasn't voted with the Dems ever since he gave them control of the Senate.

What some people think is a majority, isn't really a majority at all.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:39 AM
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18. k&r
Anyone got a line on what's happening in Philly on July 4? Sounds interesting.

dg
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 02:05 PM
Response to Reply #18
24. Cindy was talking about it at Easter
I am not sure of the details yet but I will be sure to post them when I find out.

:hi:
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 04:15 PM
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30. Hey Proud!
Thanks! Maybe I'll meet you in Philly for some good ol' fashioned rabble-rousing! :hi:

dg
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:08 PM
Response to Reply #30
64. I am going to DC for Take Back America June 18
Then Chicago for the UFPJ Conference on June 22. Don't know about Philly.

Camp Casey is early this year. August 3. Maybe you can come to Crawford?
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 12:23 PM
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110. I'll do my best!!
That's around the time of a big conference I need to attend for work, but since it's in SA, that puts me 2 hours closer to Crawford. :evilgrin:

dg
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Rydz777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:43 AM
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19. She's taken a lot of flack, and keeps on unbowed. She continues
to speak for over three thousand mothers who have now lost sons and daughters in this miserable war. The MSM tries to belittle her but they only belittle themselves. If she and the grass roots keep up the pressure, then finally the Democratic Congress will have to act.
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:57 AM
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20. kick
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 12:08 PM
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21. K&R!!!!
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 01:21 PM
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23. I don't recall Cindy supporting Democrats before the election?
Sans Kucinich that is?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 02:06 PM
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25. She supports any Democrat who opposes the war
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 08:44 PM
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45. Yet she refused to mention said Democrats when she castigates the entire party.
Edited on Sat May-26-07 08:44 PM by mzmolly
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:42 PM
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52. Cindy is not partisan; her only concern is peace
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:49 PM
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55. I don't expect her to be partisan, but I would like her to be fair to those who
support "peace" within the Democratic Party.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:51 PM
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60. She is not going to support anyone who voted for the war regardless of which party
they belong to.

I would think any Dems who support peace would have voted against this war bill this week.
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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 04:46 AM
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89. And yet she blames the whole party.
Just how much dumber can she get?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 10:26 AM
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98. It's certainly not dumb to recognize
that the Dems run Congress now.
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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 01:24 PM
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116. Do they?
They may technically have the majority, but that majority is based on Sen. LIEbermann and conservative/centrist "Blue Dog" Representatives.

The reality is that our majority is hardly a majority at all.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 01:57 PM
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118. Yes they do
In spite of Lieberman's power, the Dems are in charge, which means they can conduct hearings and bring all the crap and misdeeds of the bush administration to the attention of the American public. And they need to do a lot more of that. Bring on the hearings!
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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-28-07 06:19 PM
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124. So now you change the subject.
The truth hurts, doesn't it?

When it comes down to votes, the left is hardly in charge. Yet, like the freepers, you continue to delude yourself in a fantasy and your mind has become closed to anything that contradicts that world you live in.

No wonder politicians are blowing off the "netroots" groups.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 02:08 PM
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26. Right on, Cindy.l Recommended.
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blues90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 03:34 PM
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27.  This is truely heartbreaking and difficult to read
Not because it is not true but because it is the reality we all have to face at some point .

I do agree the Dems have sold out for whatever futile reason they may have and they have handed our voice into an isolation chamber .

We have no government at all as far as I am concerned .
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Discord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 04:05 PM
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28. K&R
We have a long bumpy road ahead of us friends. I still wonder if and when this country will finally reache the boiling point...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 04:11 PM
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29. Thank you again, Cindy, for sharing the truth. K&R. nt
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 04:19 PM
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31. Bless her heart.
:cry:
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az chela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 04:48 PM
Original message
As usual Cindy was right!!!!!!!!!!! I can oly say that I love her
with all my heart and will support her til death!!!!She started the anti war movement when everyone else stood by and watched.She has poured her heart and soul into ending this war and I will be forever grateful for all the hard work she has done.Cindy you are the best and I am so sorry that it has taken this long for people to realize it!!!!!!!
As you face another memorial day with out your wonderful Casey my heart aches for you.bush and cheney need to be in prison for all the murder and blood shed they have caused ,all for power and oil.They care nothing about anyone but themselves and they should burn in hell.
END THE WAR NOW,support all the people who have worked so hard,take to the streets to run bushco out of this country.They are the most evil on this planet
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:54 PM
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62. Hey az!
:hi:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 04:50 PM
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33. k&r
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 05:02 PM
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34. God Bless Her!
Edited on Sat May-26-07 05:02 PM by polichick
Can't think of a better way to spend the 4th of July this year ~ let the revolution begin!!!

Thanks for posting!
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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 06:05 PM
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35. K&R
Bless her and keep her strong.
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Handsome Pete Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 06:21 PM
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36. Does anyone happen to have Pelosi's Email address?
I sure would like to write her office, and share my thoughts with her.

No threats, or anything dumb like that. I just want to express my concerns.

1000% serious
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LeahD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:15 PM
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65. Google is your friend. Here it is....
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 06:25 PM
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37. borrowing money from our new owners, the Chinese
Are they now funding the war?
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 06:58 PM
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38. Maybe, when the "New War Criminals" will start their Plan "B"
Edited on Sat May-26-07 06:59 PM by Amonester
they won't be able to import their oil from Iran (for a ???? while...), so maybe they kind of "paid in advance" Iraq's oil the "New War Criminals Of The Twenty First Century" have stolen, steal, and will be stealing away from the Iraqi people for the next 30 years (or until there will be none left).

This is the Ig"noble cause" bu$che is cowardly scared to explain to Cindy.

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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 07:07 PM
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41. They have always funded the war
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 09:46 AM
Response to Reply #37
95. Actually, it is YOUR CHILDREN who are funding this War.
Your children, and their children will be paying the BILL for this, PLUS INTEREST.
(Talk about taxation without representation!)

WE are still paying for the Reagan Administration and the S&L Bailout.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 10:31 AM
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100. Good point
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 07:04 PM
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39. A kick for Cindy.
one of the few sane persons in our decade of shame and insanity in greedy and bloody pursuit of oil riches, hypocrisy and viciousness.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 07:05 PM
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40. K&R Most human beings would be ashamed of what Cindy
said here...............have we had any apologies yet?
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scarface2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 07:46 PM
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42. keep raging cindy!!!!
i m with you till the bitter end!!!
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 07:50 PM
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43. I've got your back Cindy.
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Nunyabiz Donating Member (504 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 08:05 PM
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44. I could not agree more
This is now the Democrats occupation they just bought and paid for it and I hope they choke on it.
What complete idiots these spineless democrats are.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 08:53 PM
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48. Dear Cindy, When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn.
I have stood with you and up for you because you showed our country in a very physical way, and through very real dialogue what a scam this brokering for oil control has cost you, and the loved ones of the other soldiers killed while serving their Country's very lost leaders who put themselves in charge. May your heart find many more loving people to help ease this grief.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:50 PM
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58. Tell it!!!
"You watch your reluctant soldier march off to a war that neither you nor he agrees with.
Once your soldier leaves the country all you can do is worry. You lie awake at night staring
at the moon wondering if today will be the day that you get that dreaded knock on your door.
You cant concentrate, you cant eat, and your entire life becomes consumed with apprehension
while you are waiting for the other shoe to drop."


:cry:

:kick: & R'd!
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:50 PM
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59. Splitting the Liberal vote isn't the answer.
What she and everyone else who is upset with the yellow belly Dems should do is vote them out in 2008. Support new Dems who "get it". Those who voted Yeah on this funding bill deserve to be retired.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 12:40 PM
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111. That's right.
Perhaps if the party does not want to split the liberal vote, the party might want to consider sending candidates to the polls that can garner liberal votes.

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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:53 PM
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61. Good for Cindy.
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specimenfred1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:35 PM
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66. Chimp would leave the soldiers there to die once the funds ran out.
1. Dems vote not to fund the "war" anymore.
2. Money runs out.
3. Chimp leaves the troops in Iraq anyway.
4. 50 to 500 troops get killed everyday.
5. GOP and chimp still refuse to pullout.
6. Entire U.S. military pulls back into the "green zone".
7. News is filled with pleas of desperation from troops.
8. GOPuke spin machine blames democrats.
9. Dems still don't have the votes or the power to pull the troops out.
10. At an impasse, gov't shuts down leaving chimp to do whatever he wants.

Run 50 more scenarios like this, see what the outcome always is.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 10:51 PM
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71. At an impasse, gov't shuts down leaving chimp to do whatever he wants.
Uh... I think they just did that one!! :grr:
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:16 PM
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75. Bu tthe money was not going to run out this week They should have made some more sound bytes
If necessary, Reid and Pelosi call in the reporters from leMonde, from The Guardian, from the bBC (Since our news media is so pathetic)

Make it part of the national discusion that Bush would hold the troops hostage. To the point that when anyone thinks of Bush they think of his holding the troops hostage.

Just as Kerry caved wa-a-ay too soon, so did the Dems.
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:19 PM
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76. God bless you Cindy....
....paying lip-service to the contrary, the Democrats have signed onto this war since the beginning....whenever push comes to shove, they side with buschco because they both serve the same corporate masters....

....Cindy for President!!!
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La_Fourmi_Rouge Donating Member (878 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:29 PM
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77. Thank You Cindy!
I hope I can make it to Philadelphia on July 4. We need to take back the power we have given these jackals.
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pingzing58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 11:55 PM
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82. Our soldiers were sold out for the pork in the bill.
The president's plan will unravel over the next three years
but as you Ms. Sheehan (and I grieve with you and every parent
who has lost a child) have pointed out to us: AT WHAT COST TO
OUR SOLDIERS LIVES AND THE IRAQI WOMEN, CHILDREN AND MEN!  Can
anyone post what was the pork in the bill?  I would like to
know for what the lives of our sevice men and women were
sacrificed!!!
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 04:15 AM
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86. great point
there was a lot of pork in the bill, and things dems wanted. I believe the minimum wage package was put into that war funding bill, so that's great and all, but an odd way to go about getting what you want so el crazy-presidente doesn't veto it - sacrificing guaranteed rows of men's lives for some needed bills and surely some pork... the coffin industry sure does good when a republican gets in office...
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 04:08 AM
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83. K & R for our own German Social Democrats of 1933!
These poeple NEVER understood the fundamental differences in a Hitler or a Bush from regular politicians.

Apparently, they have not any semblence (most of them) of a principled core which makes a Hitler or a Bush stand out to a sore thumb to the conscious and self-aware.

K & R, Cindy.
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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 04:43 AM
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88. Dear Cindy, You're an idiot.
Her cart blanche condemning of the Democratic Party demonstrates the sheer ignorance of the situation.

One, the number of conservative/centrist "Blue Dogs" is greater than the margin of the Democrat's majority. If you look at the vote, almost all of them voted for funding. "Blue Dogs" + Repubs = We lose.

Two, the party's majority in the Senate is named Liebermann, who sided with Bush almost every time.

She should not have confused the court of public opinion with the actual balance of power in Congress. The Democrats will not be making policy this session, all they can do is stop Bush's worst policies from becoming law.

The only thing she accomplishes with this, is she gives the people on the other side of the aisle more reason to celebrate. For we are shooting ourselves in the foot. Repeatedly.

P.S. With this important vote going on, why the hell is she in Ireland and not in DC?!?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 10:40 AM
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101. What are YOU doing to end the war?
Cindy is in Ireland because she was invited there by the Irish who are trying to shut down US air bases used as stopping points for soldiers being sent to war. She is recognized world wide as a leader in the international peace movement, because of her work and activism. She travels all over the world to promote peace. And she has undoubtedly spent more time lobbying Congress in the last 6 months than you have done in your entire lifetime.

So what have YOU done to end the war? How will you be spending Memorial Day? And how many of your family members have died in this war? Please share with us what gives you the right to criticize Cindy.
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 11:48 AM
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107. "Please share with us what gives you the right to criticize Cindy."
Cindy opens herself up to criticism and praise by putting herself out there.


I thought this country was supposed to encourage discussion and agreement. EVERY Sheehan thread turns out like this one - if anyone dares disagree with her on any issue or method they are automatically pro-war and accused of not giving a shit about the war.

WHY does this have to be so black and white?

Instead of discussing that that poster said you attacked him. We're going to have more progress in our fight by encouraging dialog and ideas, then and only then will we be able to educate those who need to be.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 02:30 PM
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120. He called her an idiot
That threw the whole idea of discussion right out the window.

But you chastise me. :eyes:
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 04:39 PM
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123. no, I was calling for dialog and discussion and leave out the attacks
save the eyes thing - that is so unnecessary.
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 10:50 AM
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103. I'm Waiting for her to write to her car
Edited on Sun May-27-07 10:53 AM by symbolman
"Dear Car,

Since your radio no longer works, I can only assume that you belong to the finance company, and that your actions in the future will be to break down, and refuse to listen to me more, as if you're listening to me now - so I will be abandoning you, and telling everyone else to abandon their cars as well since we all know that ALL cars will just be breaking down in the future.

Just because you start and appear to be going down the road, doesn't mean that you won't blow a gasket just to spite me. Don't expect me to thank you for all the rides you gave me before you broke down forever, with the radio just being the Proof.. I won't thank you because I was the one driving, not YOU.."

Makes about as much sense.

That's all we need to be doing now, ROVE'S BIDDING, break up the only Opposition party we have, and all go run around in ROW BOATS, (the Green Party) telling everyone how we're going to take on a Battleship - we just can't trust the AirCraft Carrier anymore, since the Toaster went out..

Now she appears to be not only craving Media, but also jumping on the old "Kick 'em while they're down to gain favor with the unhappy at the moment" Train..

I'm afraid that although I thought very highly of Cindy, since I first met her when I was filming the Downing Street Minutes in the basement of Congress, I've lost respect for her. I would defend to the death her RIGHT to say these things, but I'm pretty much through agreeing with most of what she says, except for "End the War". But I've always been for that anyway.

Get back on track Cindy, quit pushing for the GREEN Party, and USING the DEMS when you do it.. They've bent over backwards for you, I SAW IT, and you are basically stabbing them in the back.

All I've got to say, flame away, I don't care.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 01:12 PM
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114. After this past week accusing anyone of stabbing the Democrats in the back is pretty funny.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 02:31 PM
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121. When did she start pushing for the Green party?
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sampsonblk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 12:13 PM
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108. "stop Bush's worst policies from becoming law" ???
This needn't have even come to a vote. They actively helped this when they could have prevented this bill from ever seeing Bush's desk.
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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 01:21 PM
Response to Reply #108
115. Wrong.
This isn't one of Bush's "worst policies". Some of his worst is getting Congress to endorse torture or warrantless domestic wiretapping. Preventing those kind of laws is the best the Congress can do right now.
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sampsonblk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 03:07 PM
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122. They're ALL bad
Torture, illegal wiretapping made legal, and the foolish invasion of Iraq.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 09:34 AM
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93. K&R
I agree with Cindy's assessment of the status of the Democratic Party, though I'm not leaving as long as there is a Dennis Kucinich I can support.
John Edwards is saying some of the right things, but I cannot bring myself to trust him based on his track record. The rest of our Corporate Owned candidates are beneath my contempt.

The UGLY TRUTH: The Democratic Party now OWNS the Iraq Occupation.
The DEATH & Destruction that will occur this Summer is PAID FOR by the Democratic Party Leadership.
The BLOOD is now on their (and our) hands.
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Sander Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 10:25 AM
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97. Letters to Pelosi and Reid Sent This Morning
I have voted straight Democratic since 1962, the first year I was eligible to vote. In all that time, I have never been more ashamed of my party than after your cave-in to Mr. 28%. What were you thinking? Have you no shame?

Unless you do something quickly to bring this bloody occupation to an end, I promise to work personally for your defeat next year. I also promise to work for the defeat of any DINO who voted for this abomination.

This is no longer just "Bush's War," it is your war as well.

Sander W. Bellman
Founder and past Chair, East Cobb Democratic Alliance
Member, Georgia State Democratic Committee, 2005-2006
Past 2nd Vice Chair, Cobb County Democratic Committee
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 10:41 AM
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102. Excellent letter!
:)
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 02:25 PM
Response to Reply #97
119. Excellent.
Not just anonymous keyboard courage!
I salute you, Sir!
:patriot:

My hardcopy letter to the Dem leadership(?) will follow.
Congress should be inundated with letters expressing the same sentiment.
As long as The Democratic Party believes they can take our vote for granted, they will continue to bow down to special interests (War Profiteers and AIPAC) for their bribe money.

After the "secret" Free Trade Deal, the complete capitulation on Iraq, and the sanctioning of EXXON to steal the Iraqi Oilfields, I've had enough.

I will support only those individual Democrats who lead the small bush* opposition in the Democratic Party, but feel NO allegiance to the Party as a whole.

The Democratic Party is a BIG TENT, but there is NO ROOM for those
who advance the agenda of THE RICH (Corporate Owners) at the EXPENSE of LABOR and the POOR.

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