Michael Moore Speaks out: My vote for Obama

April 21, 2008 at 9:35 pm | Posted in Politics | 5 Comments
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I have been watching the Clinton/Obama web war and the whole issue that was set up around Jeremia Wright with a mix of fascination and disgust – and read Michael Moore’s latest (actually: the first one during the primaries) intervention with some sense of relief. I hope America will be able to rid itself from Republican rule, and I couldn’t agree more:

I know some of you will say, ‘Mike, what have the Democrats done to deserve our vote?’ That’s a damn good question. In November of ’06, the country loudly sent a message that we wanted the war to end. Yet the Democrats have done nothing. So why should we be so eager to line up happily behind them?

I’ll tell you why. Because I can’t stand one more friggin’ minute of this administration and the permanent, irreversible damage it has done to our people and to this world. I’m almost at the point where I don’t care if the Democrats don’t have a backbone or a kneebone or a thought in their dizzy little heads. Just as long as their name ain’t “Bush” and the word “Republican” is not beside theirs on the ballot, then that’s good enough for me.

I, like the majority of Americans, have been pummeled senseless for 8 long years. That’s why I will join millions of citizens and stagger into the voting booth come November, like a boxer in the 12th round, all bloodied and bruised with one eye swollen shut, looking for the only thing that matters — that big “D” on the ballot.

I hope the majority will go for the D on the ballot (but I am also afraid the elections might be rigged, and that the majority might not count in the end – is the UN thinking of sending some observers?).

But the question I keep hearing is… ‘can he win? Can he win in November?’ In the distance we hear the siren of the death train called the Straight Talk Express. We know it’s possible to hear the words “President McCain” on January 20th. We know there are still many Americans who will never vote for a black man. Hillary knows it, too. She’s counting on it.

Pennsylvania, the state that gave birth to this great country, has a chance to set things right. It has not had a moment to shine like this since 1787 when our Constitution was written there. In that Constitution, they wrote that a black man or woman was only “three fifths” human. On Tuesday, the good people of Pennsylvania have a chance for redemption.

Read Michael Moore’s full article here!


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  1. Redemption, well, maybe not. Had Obama won PA it wouldn’t have righted the “three fifths” wrong. There is no redemption. Three good reasons to vote for Obama are that he can beat McCain, that he’s got a good shot at getting us better healthcare, and that’s he’s committed to international dialogue. I’ll vote for Clinton, of course, if she manages to prevail in the primaries and with the superdelegates (despite Pa, still an unlikely outcome) but I think Moore is correct to believe that we stand a better chance of getting the big D with the big O.

  2. Yeah… I take it the big D is a Democratic rule. I just so so so much hope it works out. Some of the things H. Clinton said sounded really nasty – I didn’t expect it would get that dirty.

  3. It has gotten rough. The real crime of late has been the idiotic questions from the ABC (owned by Disney) moderators during the prime time debate in Philadelphia. Hendrik Hertzberg is good on this theme:

  4. Yes we will win. We are actually fighting back this time! Thank God.

    I hate when people say the 2006 Senate has done nothing and blame it on the Democrats. Our majority is slim, and Lieberman has proven he’s no friend. That’s why we have to get out and VOTE VOTE VOTE BLUE!!!

  5. Even Michael Moore got fooled by Obama 😦

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