My thoughts on Michael Moore
They pretty much mirror what many other conservatives say about him but I wanted to get them posted here (reposting my thoughts from a political forum):
What pisses me off about Moore (that should piss off EVERYONE) is the fact that we’re in a war here and he’s playing fast and loose with the facts as they pertain to that war. In fact, I’m not even sure Moore knows what a ‘fact’ is. He’s a man who is openly rooting for the enemy yet he’s being lionized and regarded highly by *some* on the left as some paragon of truth when he’s anything but! I think the only soldiers and families of soldiers he’s concerned with are the one’s who are against the war. That’s how I honestly feel. Think about it. He vehemently opposes this war. Do you think he cares what a pro-war soldier or family thinks? His whole purpose in making the film wasn’t to push any “peaceful” alternative solution to future conflicts but instead to make a mockery of what the US is doing in Iraq and to score political points against a president he despises with every fiber of his being.
Yes, this is the US and we’re guaranteed freedom of speech here. It’s a right men and women died for. But that doesn’t make what Moore’s done and doing right at all. Not one bit. As far as I’m concerned, what Michael Moore is doing is as unAmerican as one can get and anyone here who knows me well enough knows that I’m loathe to use that term on anyone but that’s how strongly I feel about what he’s done. We’ve got soldiers over there risking their lives daily, trying to help install some form of democracy in order to spur the Middle East on to possible future peace (or some form of it), and over here we’ve got a loud mouth fact twisting radical left jerk who, IMO, denigrates that mission every time he opens his mouth. If Michael Moore really cared about America, he’d bring up legitimate facts (God knows there are plenty out there) to use against the President and what we’re doing in Iraq, not trump things up and distort them in order to score political points at the expense of the troops. I wouldn’t even attempt to speak for any of the troops in Iraq, but I can tell you right now how I’d feel if I was one and heard someone say something like this:
“The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not “insurgents” or “terrorists” or “The Enemy.” They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow — and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush?” – Michael Moore 4/14/04
I’d be disgusted and angry.
That’s reprehensible. For all the attacks the likes of Coulter, etc, have made against decent Dems, unfairly questioning their patriotism, playing the Communism card, etc, I can’t of anything I’ve heard that’s worse than the above. Stupidly calling a liberal a Communist is disgusting but at least it doesn’t give aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war. What this man is doing is actively rooting for the insurgency to win against US troops and he’s deliberately distorting the facts about a war we are still fighting. Why? Because he hates President Bush. It’s pathetic. It’s no wonder Dems like Tom Daschle want to distance themselves from the likes of this clown. I would, too.