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Sunday, August 21, 2005

The Politics Of Grief

The Left has discovered a new arrow in its quiver. Some would say the last bit of scum from the bottom of the barrel. Grief is the latest weapon in the arsenal of Anti-Americanism. If a person is grieving, so say the Lefties, no one can engage them in political debate because.......they are grieving, you know. And their grief, by itself makes them correct and sane.

An article in the Weekly Standard, "Speak of the Dead" points out some of the more egregious uses of people and grief by the American Left since 9-11.

Here is a message for our friends in the grief-based community: Really, you must cut this out. We are tired of having our emotions worked on and worked over; tired of the matched sets of dueling relatives, tired of all of these claims on our sympathy, that at the same time defy common sense.

The heart breaks for everyone who lost relatives and friends on September 11, as it does for the relatives of the war dead and wounded, as it does for the sons of Paul Wellstone. It does not break for MoveOn.org, Maureen Dowd, and Gail Sheehy, who have not been heartbroken, except by a string of election reverses, and are using the anguish of other people in an effort to turn them around. Especially, it does not break for George Soros, who, after squandering millions on the Kerry campaign, is now using poor Cindy Sheehan to get back in the action, and it does not break for political operative Joe Trippi, late of the Howard Dean meltdown, who is trying to do the same thing.

She is now the vehicle for a collection of losers, who will use her, and then toss her over and out once she has served their purposes, or more likely failed to do so. Her family has broken up under the effects of this circus; she has now lost her husband, as well as her son. Please, send her back to her therapist, and what is now left of her broken-up family. And please--do not try this again.

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