With that, she awoken a sleeping giant known as the anti-war movement. Folks from around the country went to Crawford, to both join with Ms. Sheehan, while others went to protest her actions, saying it demoralized troop morale.
But, with Ms. Sheehan's bravery came the hoardes of Right-Wing sycophants, pundits, and apologists who portrayed Ms. Sheehan as some sort of devil. An anti-American slug who feels that the United States of America is nothing more than the great evil in the world. Folks from Bill O'Reilly, Michelle Malkin, Fred Barnes and others have labeled this woman who lost a son, a SON, as some sort of nut. While letting the real 'nuts', the neo-cons who helped bankrolled this war, skate away without any ounce of criticism that is much needed in their direction.
The extreme criticism of Cindy Sheehan has now reached a new low, courtesy of Right-Wing talk show nut, Melanie Morgan.
Ms. Morgan, a talk radio host who is part of the bottom-feeding organization known as Move America Forward, made headlines months ago for suggesting that Bill Keller of the New York Times be sent to the Gas Chamber, has written a book called "American Mourning" which is an "expose" of Cindy Sheehan's private life. In the book, Morgan claims that Ms. Sheehan is addicted to online porn, had an affair with Lew Rockwell, and ties her to David Duke and the KKK.
Now, Ms. Morgan's basis is telling the real story that the "Liberal" media won't tell.
But, here's the problem with that idea. First off, there is no Liberal media, and it's a proven fact. Second, what folks like Melanie Morgan and other Conservative talk show hosts hate is that someone has the guts to speak out against a war that has been proven from day one to be a tragic and historical mistake.
When a Conservative is proven wrong, his or her sheep will flock to their defense.
Look at the 9/11 widows, they forced the 9/11 commission, something Bush never wanted and what did they get in return? A smear campaign headed by Ann Coulter and a flock of Conservative sheep following to Coulter's lead.
Let me ask Conservatives this question? If Bill Clinton was President during the Iraq War, and Cindy Sheehan made a vigil outside the White House to see him, tell me would you find her despicable then?
Obviously not. If Sheehan did this during a Clinton administration, the Right-Wing would've made her into a hero.
Ms. Morgan, who has no problem digging up lies on Cindy Sheehan, was once a pathetic soul addicted to gambling and once told CBS News reporter Troy Roberts "I could just get high off the cards...On the credit cards. I probably ran up 25,000 and that doesn't count the cash that I was going through either."
It's typical of a right-winger to attack the character of someone, without realizing that their character isn't as clean and pristine as they would have us believe. Just ask Mark Foley.
Of course, Ms. Morgan went to peddle this trash on Hannity and Colmes. Both she and Sean "brown-noser" Hannity tried to compare Sheehan to Mark Foley, which was confusing, because I seem to recall that Cindy Sheehan lost a son in Iraq and Mark Foley is a sexual predator. I don't know, maybe I missed that.
Cindy Sheehan awoke a sleeping giant last year and it has aggrivated the Right-Wing. The country is now against King George's war and all Right-Wingers can do is throw shit at the people who are most vocal against this war.
Cindy Sheehan didn't ask for this. She, like everybody else wanted answers to why this war was neccessary. The media didn't ask these questions, nor did the politicians. Everyone was with their tail between their legs for fear of being labeled unpatriotic. And, if that's a crime then I'm happy to plead guilty.
I disagree with Ms. Sheehan's standing side-by-side with Hugo Chavez, but I applaud her courage for standing up for what is right.
Too bad, bottom feeders like Sean Hannity and Melanie Morgan can't see that.