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Author:  Tony Phyrillas
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Date:  May 29, 2007
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Democrats are the party of quitters

Cindy Sheehan, professional protester and publicity-seeker, is the latest high-profile Democrat to throw in the towel. This is the party to lead America during a time of war?

I'm having trouble keeping up with all the headlines involving Democrats these days.

Cindy Sheehan quits as protest leader

Rosie O'Donnell quits 'The View'

Congressional Democrats quit on their leaders

Is there any truth to the rumor that the Democratic Party has adopted "We Quit" as its official slogan?

Cindy Sheehan, professional protester and publicity-seeker, is the latest high-profile Democrat to throw in the towel.

Sheehan announced Tuesday that she is quitting her designated role as the loneliest protester in Texas because Democrats are a bunch of quitters. So she quit.

"I've been wondering why I'm killing myself and wondering why the Democrats caved in to George Bush," Sheehan told The Associated Press while driving from her property in Crawford to the airport, where she planned to return to her native California.

Sheehan's decision comes on the heels of Rosie O'Donnell announcing she's quitting 'The View' although after her foaming-at-the-mouth tirade with the blonde girl on the show eventually led ABC to escort Ms. O'Donnell from the building.

And how can we forget the Democratic Party's embarrassing retreat on a timetable for leaving Iraq.

The party that took back Congress on a promise to pull U.S. troops from Iraq decided it didn't want to take on President Bush over war funding and a withdrawal timetable. In other words, the Democratic Party quit.

If Nancy Pelosi couldn't control her rank-and-file, what chance did Cindy Sheehan have of surviving another hot summer outside President Bush's Texas ranch?

For who? For what?

"I'm going home for awhile to try and be normal," Sheehan added in the Associated Press interview. I guess that depends on what your "definition" of normal is for somebody like Cindy Sheehan.

Sheehan posted the following comments on the left-wing blog, Daily Kos: "Good-bye America ... you are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I can't make you be that country unless you want it. It's up to you now."

Who's left? I hear Michael Moore is still alive and kicking and is about to release another of those "mock-umentary" films of his. Alec Baldwin is around, but he's got some anger management issues to deal with. Sean Penn? Well, let's just say that Mr. Penn needs to concentrate on his sagging acting career. Penn has been in a string of box office bombs on the past two years.

I got it. Jimmy Carter. Just as soon as we can get Mr. Peanut back from visiting his pal Hugo Chavez, Carter can take the lead for the Democrats.

Tony Phyrillas (Columnist)

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Tony Phyrillas is a leading conservative political columnist and blogger based in Pennsylvania. He is a veteran journalist with 25 years experience as a reporter, editor and columnist for several newspapers. Phyrillas received recognition for column writing in 2010 from the Associated Press Managing Editors, in 2007 from Suburban Newspapers of America and in 2006 from the Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter. A graduate of Penn State University, Phyrillas is the city editor and political columnist for The Mercury, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper in Pottstown, Pa. In addition to The Mercury website (, his columns are featured on more than a dozen political websites and blogs. Phyrillas is a frequent guest (and occasional host) on talk radio and has been a panelist on the "Journalists Roundtable" public affairs TV program on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). Phyrillas was named one of the '10 Leading Greek-American Bloggers in the World' in 2007 by Odyssey: The World of Greece magazine. ranked Phyrillas the Most Influential Political Blogger in Pennsylvania for three consecutive years (2007-2010). You can follow Phyrillas on Twitter @TonyPhyrillas

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