I think Cindy Sheehan presents a real problem for the Democratic Party. Sheehan is a sympathetic figure, but she’s also a bit too far outside the mainstream to garner wide support. Sheehan’s position is: We invaded Iraqi for oil, we should throw Iraqi democracy to the wolves and bring the troops home now, screw Israel, and oh, btw, she’s not paying her 2004 taxes. Are these position Democrats agree with?
What should have been an embarassment for Republicans has instead become a lefty freak show. Atrios and Daily Kos and the whole lefty ‘sphere are dragging their party into the ground by exposing how nutty their base really is, and the media is proudly displaying them in all their glory, most left-wing enough themselves to be oblivious to the irony.
What does Joe Lieberman think when Cindy says “My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel?” What do Jewish voters think?
Is Cindy Sheehan the new voice of the Democratic Party? They’d better hope not.