Friday, April 3, 2009

The Deranged Divas of Code Pink (Pt. 1 of 2)

Whenever I hear about the shenanigans of the antiwar group Code Pink, I am reminded of those stories in the news of Japanese soldiers from World War II who survived on remote Pacific islands decades after their government’s surrender on the U.S.S. Missouri, unaware that the conflict they were participating in ended long ago.

According to Daniel Libit of Politico, the Code Pink ladies are broadening their focus to include the ailing economy – which has taken center stage in the lives of ordinary Americans – in an attempt to prevent the public from seeing what they really are – an unrealistic and pathetic bunch of Left-wing nutjobs who constantly need to be reminded that the days of spoiled hippies, Woodstock, and bomb-throwing losers are long gone.

”On Saturday, this maneuver will be put on display in Lower Manhattan, when Code Pink joins in a rally led by another anti-war group, United for Peace and Justice, to address the military action in Iraq and Afghanistan and the economic crisis,” Libit reports.

Code Pink founder and confirmed Kool-Aid addict Medea Benjamin “sees a natural ideological and strategic connection between the economy and the war, and she argues that by maintaining relevance via the bailout debate.”

“It gives us a voice for the other work,” she says.

This woman has two master’s degrees and spent four years as an economist in Latin America and Africa, and yet it only took her seven years to realize that war and economy might be closely related. Amazing! She must have attended Bob Jones University, or a school of similar intellectual caliber.

Just to give you an idea of how irrelevant the ladies in pink are becoming, even the Democrats are getting sick of them. In fact, both Democrats and Republicans in Congress are using a familiar Code Pink slogan whenever they address these deranged divas: “Get out!”

The antiwar group claims to have an email list of 200,000, but keep in mind that members with Multiple Personality Disorder get counted numerous times. According to Nibit, Code Pink “has neither the fundraising prowess nor the political might of, say, MoveOn. And while MoveOn does its thing with online work, advertisements, grass-roots mobilization and money, Code Pink has instead most often reached for noisy confrontation: protests and outbursts at hearings that typically do more annoying than persuading.”

So apparently the Women for Peace aren’t interested in giving the people any real peace.

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and a man I rarely agree with, did something commendable last week when he told a group of Code Pink members to “grow up” after they tried to interrupt a hearing where Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke were testifying.

“I do not know how you think you could advance any cause to which you might be attached by this kind of silliness,” Frank said.



  1. hahaha, agreed. I fail to see how being thrown out of meetings is going to change policy.

  2. Whether you agree with Code Pink or not (I, personally, do not) they are an extreme group of people who, I would venture to say, do not understand basic economics or trade. The Democratic party listens to them at their own peril because the majority of Americans do not agree with them.

    I think they do more harm for their cause then good because when Americans see them on TV with the outlandish things they do and say they write them off as nutjobs.

    I would love to see one of them in a rational debate with a qualified speaker.

  3. Such a debate would be impossible just as a rational debate with MADD is impossible or the NRA or Creationists or any other group of True Believers.

    I think they (Code Pink) and their brethren need to be sent off on a quest to find a single remaining pacifist state that isn't protected by a non-pacifist state before they are allowed to open their mouths or demonstrate.

  4. Very well written. To be honest; after witnessing a couple of their so-called demonstrations, I haven't paid much attention to them since. I love your use of sarcasm and it certainly drove home some importnat points. I am now moving on to Phase II. Nice job.



blogger templates | Make Money Online