Being Liberal and a Progressive in a RED STATE is not an easy thing these days. I started this blog to vent my frustrations on our lives being taken over by right wing conservatives with their propaganda machines. I have also learned an important lesson in the last year, it is that reading is the only way to get real information, you cannot depend on the news you see on TV.


Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Attacking Any Messenger

A letter I sent to the local paper today:

Attacking Any Messenger

Republicans are in attack mode again. Their plan: attack any messenger that oppose their views, make it loud and long and make sure they are called crackpots (Fred Barnes -- Fox News) and liars (Rush Limbaugh), call them un-American, unpatriotic and if their are anti-war call them military haters.

That is what is happening to Cindy Sheehan, grieving mother of a son lost in Iraq. She is protesting a war she calls illegal and wants to talk to her president to ask him why her son had to die there. Now she is being smeared and lied about by the neo-cons who so love this Dubya guy and this war that they will do or say anything to try to keep public opinion on their side.

They know the polls show that most Americans now say this war was not worth the cost and they are losing support with each passing day of death and destruction. But to attack a Mom who gave the ultimate sacrifice for her country is not only outrageous, it is sick and shameful.

Go ahead guys, keep up the attack, Mrs. Sheehan is one tough cookie and gets stronger with each day of name calling. Most Americans are seeing through the lies this time, it may be one thing to do this to Michael Moore but to a "Gold Star" Mom is another. You are an embarrassment to American society.


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