The following comments were collected from posts made clearly after
the announcement that Cindy Sheehan's Mom suffered the stroke, from threads whose headline announced the stroke. Several things are clear.
First, many of these people purport to be religious by offering to pray for the mother.
Second, many clearly are not Christians (not that I am blaming any other official religion for them) because they reject the clear New Testament injunctions to pray especially for those with whom one has a grievance. Christians understand that this is simple self-protection. The enemy is not any human being, but anger, pride, greed, and so on. Focusing one's constructive energies onto one's opponents is self-protective. There are a few posts that express genuine Christian sentiments, but these are a few sheep among many wolves.
Third, these angry, hateful sentiments are the norm among the posts. They outnumber posts that express some human concern, some awareness of how dreadful strokes are by perhaps 5:1.
Finally, the posts weren't even the most hateful part of the comments. There are graphics that are even more offensive. For example, depicting Cindy Sheehan as Yassir Arafat
amounts to eliminationist rhetoric even more extreme than the verbal stuff.
From the Huffington Post comments:
God, won't be long before someone on this site accuses Karl Rove Dick Cheyney, or Halliburton of causing the poor woman's stroke.Posted by: Anonymous on August 18, 2005 at 05:44PM
We need reporters to verify this story. I want to know from the doctors what caused this stroke. Was it shame brought about from her daughter trashing her grandson's memory?Posted by: jc on August 18, 2005 at 05:50PM
CIA agents under the orders of Herr Bush were successful in their operation to give Cindy's mom a stroke. CIA havent said they didnt do this proving that they in fact have. The Demon Bush must be stopped, this reign of terror by he who must not be named must be stopped!Posted by: Anonymous on August 18, 2005 at 06:49PM
I wonder if this stroke is "karma".
Posted by: Oarsman on August 18, 2005 at 09:36PM
for your info. i hate that ugly bitch cindy. i hate her just because she's so damn ugly. her son too.Posted by: X1 on August 18, 2005 at 09:33PM
From Crawford Update:
Anonymous said... Cindy, read the following and read it carefully, slowly, and more than once so that it sinks in.
...Saddam Hussein is a disgusting example of human vermin. Cindy Sheehan, you disgust me even more....6:58 PM CDT
Anonymous said... good job giving your mom a stroke 7:13 PM CDT
Anonymous said... move out of the usa if you dont like it here, get over it 7:22 PM CDT
Anonymous said... buh-bye! 15 mins up. Get help. Your lefty friends used you like a condom 7:32 PM CDT
coach said... She left? What a bunch of fools you suckers were that went to Camp Casey. Congrats, Bush for winning the face off! 7:47 PM CDT
And no post on mindless hate would be complete without a sample from the devil's playground
Lets find out where she's going..home? ..hospital?..so we can protest the fact that she won't meet with our President.
5 posted on 08/18/2005 2:26:14 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Pitchforks and Lanterns..with a smiley face!)
I can't believe the Jews would resort to giving her mother a stroke, just to end all the bad PR Sheehan was making for their war on behalf of Israel. Some things are just beyond the pale.
7 posted on 08/18/2005 2:26:22 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Just call me Mr. Zero Diversity Points!)
intense feelings of embarrassment and shame can be tough on the old ticker.
8 posted on 08/18/2005 2:26:22 PM PDT by getitright (There's no peace in appeasement.)
Stick a fork in the Sheehan protest in Crawford...it's done.
19 posted on 08/18/2005 2:27:44 PM PDT by Snardius
My sincere condolences to her.
My mother would have driven to Crawford and shot me if I was doing what she is up to.
27 posted on 08/18/2005 2:28:35 PM PDT by mmercier (Bungee jumping into the abyss)
Maybe now all the media attention given to the moonbats will die down.
Normally, I would have prayers for Ms. Sheehan -- maybe I will for her mother, but not for her.
58 posted on 08/18/2005 2:34:48 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
These are not unusual.
God works in mysterious ways. I don't trust myself to say anything else.
72 posted on 08/18/2005 2:35:58 PM PDT by McLynnan
As they say in the airport: "Buh-Bye"
92 posted on 08/18/2005 2:37:44 PM PDT by benjaminjjones
Over 500 comments were posted on this thread as of the time of the post.
Savaging a woman who may be about to lose her mother is apparently one of the top priorities of the right wing at this moment.