I forgot to mention that tax resister Cindy Sheehan is running for Congress in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district (and mine). She’s successfully qualified for the ballot as an independent.
Somewhat to my surprise, the liberal knives are out. I would have thought that Pelosi’s ginormous warchest, her name recognition, and her eminently safe Democratic district would cause her to laugh off an underfunded challenge from the left. But I guess they’re a little scared.
Check out this screed on Daily Kos (excerpts):
Cindy Sheehan backstabbed us — she used us to catapult herself into fame, and then she stabbed us in the back when she had no more use for us. And what’s more, she conveniently omits her support for the abolition of the IRS and the Federal Reserve on her website. That raises another question — why should we believe her when she says she is against the war, when she has already stabbed us in the back?
…[A]nti-tax extremism kills. Cindy Sheehan’s anti-tax extremism led to the misery and suffering of millions of people in this country, broke families and communities, destroyed relationships, and nearly brought this country down to its knees. That is why we got the New Deal in the first place. Cindy Sheehan’s anti-tax extremism directly led to Katrina and I-35. So, for the purity police to be claiming that Pelosi is all about death, suck on that.
Wow. Who knew Democrats could get so unhinged over Cindy Sheehan? Why should we believe her when she says she is against the war?! Her anti-tax extremism caused Hurricane Katrina!
There will also be a measure on the ballot to rename the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant the “George W. Bush Sewage Plant.” I think I’ll vote this year after all.