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Riveting breaking news from michael moore….who is michael moore anyway.
I hope he’s right, for once.
For the first time, and likely the last time, I agree with Michael Moore.
Though I will have to add that the irony of Moore, who is estimated to have a net worth of $50 million, talking disparagingly about “the rich” quite funny. Someone should let him know he is the 1%.
@ 1:30 mark, is Michael insinuating that democrats will get more than 1 vote, ala ACORN busing folks across state lines for multiple votes (don’t know if this is true, I didn’t drive the buses)? Who knows, he made a lot of fact-based arguments in this clip.
Michael Moore is wrong about most things but right about this opinion. It will be a landslide victory for Romney even though the mainstream liberal media will try their best to make people think it is very close. You won’t be surprised by anything these people will pull out of the hat in the next couple of months, i.e., lies, inuendos, mischaracterizations, yada yada. But you are not going to fool the majority of the American people this time. Just the freeloaders and entitlement folks because they don’t care about anything but the next handout.
The first decent thing he has ever put on a screen.
This is pretty hilarious.
@3 Katie: Michael Moore is in the 1% if you are measuring money, but he is more a part of the 99% because he uses that money to work against the uber rich who own everything and see common folk as their equipment. How many other wealthy people have devoted their lives to uplifting the peasantry?
And his wealth was largely accidental, for his string of excellent documentaries were not expected to do as well as they have. In the past 20 years he has done more to advance progressive causes in the United States that any other citizen I can think of. Hopefully, he will continue to do so.
It’s called firing up the base, like choosing Paul Ryan.
I didnt take that comment that way at all.
My take-away was that many monied Republicans
are pissed that despite their wealth they only
get to pull the lever one time.
That at least was my take.
The right GREATLY resents progressives who are successful and wealthy, because it exposes the RWer lie that you can’t attain success and money without being a hardass who demonizes the poor. They also hate successful progressives because they don’t treat success as a ego trip.
Oh Dan. So sad that you generalize. I was pointing out his status as a 1%er. I do not hate Moore for it. I appreciate all success regardless of whether or not that person and I agree politically. And as for the 1%, it is mathmatics. No exemptions because they align with you politically.
The fatass isn’t right very often, but he’s right about this.
Art Hill is right. This guy is all about goosing people to get their attention with what he puts on screen. If this gets a few more votes for Obama, this little PSA of his has done its job.
Dan, do you really believe what you say? Who demonizes the poor? What has Obama done for the poor? Put them on food stamps, welfare, etc.? That’s helping the poor? The left resents success…especially success for blacks and Hispanics. The left prefers to keep them on government programs to secure their votes. The left despises Condi Rice, Marco Rubio, etc. because they are not where the left thinks they should be…poor and on food stamps.
@12 – Exactly Katie. Well said.
What I think the right resents the most about LWer’s like Moore is the incredible hypocrisy of a grossly obese man who is part of the 1% that spends his time lecturing us on the evils of overconsumption and capitalism… (not to mention his “movies” full of lies and propaganda)
Katie, as usual dead on!
A couple of things:
1) Most of the northeast liberal elite inherited their wealth from their conservative ancestors; whereas conservatives generally earn their wealth from scratch, like Mitt Romney did after giving his entire inheritance away.
2) The conservative wealthy are by far the most generous of their personal resources towards the poor. Much more so than the greedy self-centered i-didn’t-earn-it elite
3) Only someone who has never earned much money would claim you have to piss on people to get rich. It’s the opposite. You have to treat people really well.
Dan says, “They also hate successful progressives because they don’t treat success as a ego trip.”
Question for Dan: What do you call a liberal FAILURE with an ego-trip?
“And his wealth was largely accidental, for his string of excellent documentaries were not expected to do as well as they have”
It’s funny that you act like success is a disease and that somehow Michael Moore would be less in your eyes if he was actually trying to be successful. What is it about being at the bottom of the barrel that is so appealing?
Michael Moore has been wrong on every prediction he ever made.
In real news, GOP voter suppression Laws have been stuck down in Federal courts this week in Texas, Florida and most importantly, Ohio.
Game over, Obama wins. Suck on this romoney nuts:
Democracy wins, Gopper thugs lose.
Pull focus for a moment and consider: no matter which “party” wins the presidency, the too-wealthy to mention will always win in such an arena. They just have to pull the puppet strings a bit differently depending upon which puppet is dancing at the moment. No puppets dance in any gummint without that influence–rogue puppets don’t last.
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:06:31 +0000
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