I first saw this over at Blackfive, and it made me angry enough to spit.
"Your son deserved to die in Iraq if he was stupid enough to go over there.”
Those were the chilling words yelled at Gold Star mother Debbie Lee by Jodie Evans and her Code Pink gang as they were trashing a recruiting station in Berkley, CA a few years ago. Lee had joined others in a counter-protest against the Code Pink action.
“Disgust” is a word that, while appropriate, doesn’t begin to carry the heft required to describe my feeling for anyone who would say that to any person who has lost a son or daughter in war – any war - whether I agreed with the war or not. And I couldn’t help but wonder if Evans ever said that to Cindy Sheehan.
Debbie Lee’s son, Marc Alan Lee, was the first Navy SEAL to lose his life in OIF. Lee has worked ceaselessly since then to honor her son’s memory by standing for our troops, thanking them personally – by the thousands – for what they’ve done and making sure “they have the funding, benefits, health care, respect, and support they need.”
Nasty women who, as MCQ says, always claim to “support the troops but not the war”. Well, can she explain why she hangs with the bad people of the world? I can; because to Evans and he kind, bad is good, and good people who sacrifice their very lives overseas are bad and deserve ridicule.
Via Power Line;
At Big Peace, a Gold Star Mother recounts her painful experience with Code Pink, a truly vile group. In this photo, Ms. Evans is second from the left, posing with Hugo Chavez along with two other reptilian far-leftists:
This episode tells us something about Jerry Brown. He is sometimes viewed as a harmless eccentric, a left-over hippie, a crazy uncle who means well. But he is much worse than that. He is a dyed-in-the-wool leftist, as shown by his willingness to align himself with the vicious anti-Americanism of the Code Pink loonies.
See, Jerry Brown is mentioned because as Debbie Lee, Gold Star mother who lost her son in Iraq, who was vilely attacked by Jodie Evans and Code Pink explains in Big Peace;
In 2008 they barricaded the recruiting office in Berkeley with the blessing of the Berkeley City Council. We at Move America Forward had all we could stomach when we heard them tell the Marines they were unwelcome, unwanted intruders, not in Iraq or Afghanistan but on American soil in Berkeley, California. Americans from across the nation joined us in Berkeley to counter-protest these anti-war hippies. Numerous times they told me they support the troops but not the war, yet over and over when I asked if they had sent care packages, phone cards, written letters, or helped the families left behind in anyway, they conveniently couldn’t remember anything they had done. Yet they had a successful fundraiser to send $600,000.00 to our enemies in Iraq? Yet Jodie Evans and her Code Pink degenerates taunted me and made light of my son’s sacrifice telling me, “Your son deserved to die in Iraq if he was stupid enough to go over there.” It took every ounce of reserve in my body to not level these idiots to the ground. These same people who call terrorists “freedom fighters” says that my son, who gave up his life for their freedoms, deserved death.
Now Jodie Evans is at her fundraising efforts again, this time to support Jerry Brown for Governor of California. California is at the top of the list for military bases and boasts one of the largest populations of Veterans, yet Jerry Brown a past governor of the state and candidate for the office again, is willing to take thousands of dollars from one of the largest anti-war groups in America. What a slap in the face to all of our brave warriors who have fought and sacrificed so much for our freedoms. [My emphasis]
Jerry Brown hasn't changed in all these years, save that he's gotten sneakier and less in-your-face than in the past. Except, that is, when it comes to raking in the donations, then he doesn't care who he's with; he doesn't see Pink, all he sees is Green.