It appears the negative fallout from the Dems “yes” vote on the Iraq War Funding Bill has begun in earnest. They have lost the support of vocal, well-known, anti-war advocate Cindy Sheehan. She has had it with the Democratic Party and is publicly voicing her displeasure. Her diary at Daily Kos reads,
Congratulations Congress, you have bought yourself a few more months of an illegal and immoral bloodbath. And you know you mean to continue it indefinitely so “other presidents” can solve the horrid problem BushCo forced our world into. It used to be George Bush’s war. You could have ended it honorably. Now it is yours and you all will descend into calumnious history with BushCo.
Newsbusters reports with concern about the lack of reporting on this story in the American media,
However, Sheehan is a powerful antiwar figure, maybe the most powerful in the nation. Her disgruntlement, voiced so strongly at the epicenter of the Netroots, could signal tremendously ominous portent for Democrats that have taken this ultra-liberal wing of their Party for granted in much the same way they do African-Americans and single women.
I don’t think the Dems have even begun to see the negative consequences of their vote for this bill. Meanwhile Rosie has left her stint on the View early. Apparently plenty of Americans don’t appreciate being reminded about the 655,000 Iraqi civilians that have died as a result of their invasion of the country.