Controversial liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Tuesday issued a warning to Democrats who have been cool to President Barack Obama’s call for meaningful health care reform: Get on board or prepare to lose your seat.
“To the Democrats in Congress who don’t quite get it: I want to offer a personal pledge. I – and a lot of other people – have every intention of removing you from Congress in the next election if you stand in the way of health care legislation that the people want,” Moore told supporters of women’s groups and unions gathered at the headquarters of the government watchdog group Public Citizen. “That is not a hollow or idle threat. We will come to your district and we will work against you, first in the primary and, if we have to, in the general election.”
This is what passes for deep thinking on the authoritarian (decidedly NOT liberal) left. Toe the line of our agenda or we will destroy you. No thought at all to the political reality that a vote for the left’s agenda might already be a vote for political suicide.
Let’s face it, Mikey, who has lived very large off the capitalism he now abhors, is a poseur. He fancies himself a man of the people while living in very nice digs paid for by those same people. In other words, he’s a happy, rather rich capitalist playing at being a populist agitator.
Mikey’s threats against Max Baucus are – completely – meaningless, incidentally. Baucus was reelected in 2008 and is not up for reelection within the memory-span of Mikey.
Bring it, Mikey. We can use all the help to unseat Democrats in 2010. Thanks for offering!