14 February, 2008 - MICHAEL MOORE’S PROGRESSIVE PATRIOTISM - Andy Newman @ 11:08 am – “On Monday our Socialist Film Club in Swindon showed Michael Moore’s “Sicko”, there were about 15 people there including two GMB officials, and three members of the Green Party.” Caption Credit: socialistunity.com - Image Credit: SICKO poster via socialistunity.com
"The SICKO" Gets Sicker On Election 2008
We all know that if there is an election for the highest office in the land ... that the thoughts of Michael Moore could not be far behind.
A longtime agitator to all policies that insure freedom and capitalism (until these policies benefit him in being able to make boatloads of money by selling his films), Michael Moore weighs in again here in 2008, just before the Democrat Party Convention to be held in Denver August 25-28, 2008.
Michael Moore is afraid he might be on the wrong side of the political process ... again.
In 2007, Michael Moore bored us with his waste-of-effort movie about socialized medicine, SICKO (in 119 days / 17 weeks, the movie only posted receipts of $35,767,758), now intends to lecture us on his opinion about the upcoming election for President of the United States.
He honestly believes that a majority of Americans think that our Government is unconscious about the environment, should favor and bestow special rights of mothers over the rights of the life they bring onto this planet, goes to war for no reason at all, should dictate to all businesses the value of unskilled work, and eliminate the choices as well as reduce the options we have when we need to have our health condition addressed given the construct of the insurance plans that are available to all.
Gotta’ love those socialists! ... especially the ones that are worth millions and millions of dollars.
So, with the backdrop in the last two years of congressional leadership under Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid ... the Pull Our Troops Out, No-Surge, NO-DRILL twins ... Michael Moore muses, “The Democrats appear to be professional losers. They are so pathetic in their ability to win elections, they even lose when they win!”
Maybe it is the political positions the Democrat leadership cleave onto in the face of the drive for self-reliance and freedom - do ya' think?
Depiction of Michael Moore, F.A.G., from the movie “Team America” - Image Credit: Team America via firstfriday.wordpress.com
This excerpted and edited from the upcoming issue of the Rolling Stone -
How The Democrats Can Blow It ... In Six Easy Steps
A blueprint for losing the most winnable presidential election in American history
By Michael Moore / Rolling Stone – To Be Posted Aug 21, 2008 9:09 AM
For years now, nearly every poll has shown that the American people are right in sync with the platform of the Democratic Party. They are pro-environment, pro-women's rights and pro-choice. They don't like war. They want the minimum wage raised, and they want a single-payer universal health-care system. The American public agrees with the Republican Party on only one major issue: They support the death penalty.
So you would think the Democrats would be cleaning up, election after election.
So when you hear Democrats and liberals and supporters of Barack Obama say they are worried that John McCain has a good chance of winning, they ain't a-kidding. Who would know better than the very people who have handed the Republicans one election after another on a silver platter? Yes, be afraid, be very afraid.
In an effort to help the party doofuses and pundits — and the candidate himself — spare all of us another suicide-inducing election night, as the results giving the election to the Republican pour in, here is the blueprint from the Democrats' past losing campaigns. Just follow each of these steps and you, the Democratic Party establishment, can help elect John Sidney McCain III to a four-year extension of the Bush Era.
1. Keep saying nice things about McCain.
Keep reminding a country at war that he, and he alone, is a war hero. That he's been "good on global warming" and campaign finance. Say that enough, and you know what happens?
That way, if you keep praising him, you can send a mixed message to the less informed, who are simply not going to figure it out. When they walk into a voting booth, they will see two names on the ballot:
☐ BARACK OBAMA
☐ WAR HERO
Trust me, this ain't Sweden you're living in. War Hero wins every time.
2. Pick a running mate who is a conservative white guy or a general or a Republican.
Yes, it will seem like smart politics at first. Shore up Obama's lack of military experience with a hawk.
Make a pitch to the purple states of Virginia and Indiana by putting one of their own on the ticket. Or make the red state of Ohio happy by handing the vice presidential slot to its governor. Just so long as Obama's running mate screams "same old, same old," making it harder for him to attract the new voters he needs to win.
But when I hear pundits say things like, "He has to pick a Catholic," well, John Kerry was a total Catholic, and the Catholic vote went to Mr. W. I mean, here's one of the largest groups in the country — 66 million Catholics — and they/we have only allowed one Catholic to be president in 219 years. You would think they would have been flocking to Kerry in 2004. THAT IS NOT THE WAY PEOPLE THINK. IT IS THE WAY PUNDITS THINK. Keep listening to them and you can help elect John McCain the next President of the United States.
3. Keep writing speeches for Obama that make him sound like a hawk.
Here's what Obama said in front of the American-Israeli lobbying group the day after the final primaries:
"The danger from Iran is grave, it is real, and my goal will be to eliminate this threat."
And: "Let there be no doubt — I will always keep the threat of military action on the table to defend our security and our ally Israel. Sometimes there are no alternatives to confrontation."
Sounds like a speech McCain would give. Sounds like he's ready to invade Iran.
The implied message of all of this is that the Republican plan is a good plan. So why would voters want to elect the candidate imitating the Republican when they can get the real thing?
4. Forget that this was a historic year for women.
Obama should be making a speech about gender like the brilliant one he gave on race back in March. Millions of people, especially women, had high hopes for the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. Attention must be paid.
But within weeks of the end of the primary season, the handlers stepped in to deal with the "Michelle problem."
What problem? She speaks her mind?
Her biggest sin, according to the punditocracy, was to say that, as a black woman, this may be the first time in her adult life she's been really proud of her country.
Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton both lost the white-male vote but won the White House. They did so by winning the black, Hispanic and female vote. That HAS to be Obama's strategy to win. Otherwise, Cindy McCain will be our new First Lady.
5. Show up to a gunfight with a peashooter.
Convince yourself that the Republicans are just going to roll over and play dead because there is simply no life left in their party. Convince yourself this one is in the bag! Convince yourself that if you play by the rules, the Republicans will too.
Believe that the truth shall prevail, that good people will see what the Republicans are up to.
If they say you should quit your church, quit your church! If they explode over your speaking the truth about the anger and despair of the white working class, take it all back! If they ask you to stand on your head and do the hokeypokey, snap to it and do it with a smile on your face — and don't forget to apologize for not doing the hokeypokey earlier; you meant no disrespect, and please don't take it as any indication that you do not love your country, your flag and your Christian God.
Maybe they'll pick up a six-pack on the way. Maybe there's a new episode of Deal or No Deal on tonight. That would be nice. The girls are pretty, especially the blonde in the third row. Wait, they're all blond. No, not that one — THAT one! Oh yes, I see her. She is pretty. But the Man in the Booth has picked up the phone! He's calling down to you. Deal? Or no deal? No deal! No deal! Don't do it! Hey, I'm outta beer! Why didn't I pick up a case? Now I gotta spend eight bucks on gas to go buy more beer! Aaaaarrrggggghhhhhh!!!! HOWIE MANDEL ISN'T WEARING A FLAG PIN!! U-S-A! U-S-A!
6. Denounce me!
Obama, at some point, might be asked this question: "Michael Moore has endorsed you. But he recently said (fill in the blank with some outrageously offensive line taken out of context). Will you still accept his endorsement, or do you denounce him?"
And he better denounce me, or they will tear him to shreds.
I remember poor John Kerry not even being able to admit, when asked by Larry King, if he had seen Fahrenheit 9/11. "No," he said, "I haven't. . . . I don't plan to, right now." But he had indeed seen it. I sat there watching him say this, and I just felt sorry for him and for the election he was about to lose.
So Barack, by denouncing me, you can help McCain get elected. Because when you denounce me, it's not really me you're distancing yourself from — it's the millions upon millions of people who feel the same way about things as I do.
Elections have been lost by just 537 votes. I don't want that to happen to you.
We all know that in Michael Moore's mind, this whole article was written because of step #6; but alas, he does not have a movie to promote so he is left with just promoting himself.
Maybe Michael Moore must have gotten a hold of the memo from the DNCC, the one that said - Do not let Michael Moore sit in the Presidential box at the convention in Denver, especially not the seat next to Jimmy Carter!
America, follow these steps and, thankfully, we will not have to endure Carter’s Second Term.