29 May 2007

Cindy Sheehan leaves the Democratic Party

After the Democrats passed the new Iraq War funding bill without deadlines, Cindy Sheehan felt so betrayed that she has chosen to leave the party, and resign from the Democrat-led peace activism.

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When I was meeting with activist Marianne Wood in Chicago last weekend, we saw the Democrats' passage of the bill, which did require W to submit progress reports, as an incremental step toward something bigger and more substantial, later on. While I still feel that way, the truth does remain that some Democrats are beholden to the war machine, and are completely gutless.

I will keep watching. The media conglomerates must be overthrown, and the people need to reward good politicians and punish those who don't represent them, in order for American democracy to work again, regardless of political party affiliation.