Friday, November 05, 2004

Michael Moore responds

Moore has begun his recovery from public humiliation. On his site he lists 17 reasons not to get too depressed following the election, not all of them serious, most of them as dishonest as his films.
#17 Finally and most importantly, over 55 million Americans voted for the candidate dubbed "The #1 Liberal in the Senate." That's more than the total number of voters who voted for either Reagan, Bush I, Clinton or Gore. Again, more people voted for Kerry than Reagan.

I presume this is true, but like his films, it leaves out the more important fact - more people voted for Bush than voted for Kerry.
Apropos my last post, Moore and his ilk cannot get their heads around the fact that they lost, fair and square. They continue to blame their defeat on stupid white middle American voters or focus on spurious claims of division to cover up their own inadequacies. They played the personality card and found that it was their own pompous liberalism that more people disliked.

Moore continues with a list of all the servicemen killed in action and their faces merged with Bush's. No doubt this is effective propaganda. I have family serving in Iraq, so I am not unsympathetic here, but there is no draft. Bush did not force these men and women to go to Iraq. They joined the army voluntarily and a career in the army is not a safe option. It is completely duplicitous for Moore to directly link grieving families with Bush (or any politician) as he does here and so shamefully in his last film.
I can’t say I am surprised that Moore has not conceded gracefully, given the huge hole he dug for himself, but if there is such a dreadful division in America, Moore is as much to blame as Bush. His "I am but a humble servant of the people" charade is belied by a lack of humility and decency.

1 Comments:

Blogger Joe said...

Yeah, no shit man.

People cite the rallying cause of homophobia as good for motivating the far Right.

But when the election was this close (i.e. one state), I can't help but think that the folks the Dems affiliated themselves with turned off a lot of swing voters.

8 November 2004 at 16:25  

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