Playing identity politics to stifle same.

Good to read Cindy Sheehan rejecting Sen. Hillary Clinton if Clinton runs for President because she’s saying something that would be dismissed as sexism if it came from any anti-war man:

“I will not make the mistake of supporting another pro-war Democrat for president again: As I won’t support a pro-war Republican.”

Most Progressives and most of the Left don’t have the guts to stand behind this statement when it counts—at the polls. They will vote for whatever Democrat comes along.

If a man rejects voting for Sen. Clinton the immediate reaction will be a charge of sexism. But, and this is my main objection to Sheehan’s criticism of Sen. Clinton’s possible Presidential campaign, there are plenty of reasons for Progressives to reject her: she’s pro-Iraq war, pro-NAFTA, pro-CAFTA, her political history includes caving into HMOs when she managed the health care reform under President Clinton and recently rejecting universal health care out of hand, and Sen. Clinton supported many Republican nominees who had lied to help bring us the invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Where will you stand if she’s the Democratic Party nominee for President in 2008? If you’re in her district now, will you re-elect her to the Senate?