“This is what I love about Republicans. I honestly secretly really admire them because, man they have guts. They come in with both guns blazing. They take no prisoners. What I suggested to you here that played on last night’s show, about how there’s 420 bills that the House has already passed, that the Senate could pass right now because we have enough votes to do that, yet they won’t do it—I know they won’t do it—even simple bills like the Child Nutrition Bill, they won’t do it. But I’ll tell you what, if the shoe was on the other foot, if this was the Republicans in a lame duck session, dammit, they’d be passing as much of that as they could. Because that’s how they are. Because they believe in something. And that’s what Americans love about Republicans. Because they just believe in something.”—Michael Moore on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, Thursday, October 4th, 2010
Director Michael Moore, for most of his life, has supported independent political parties and candidates like Ralph Nader. In 2004, Moore returned to two-party politics after four years of George Bush raised the stakes too high for him not to support John Kerry. In this excellent interview from Lawrence O’Donnell’s show, Moore brilliantly lays into the Democrats and Obama and he’s got a stinging new petition going that you might want to consider signing. I did!
“We just voted for you, the Democratic members of Congress, in the midterms. But our vote comes with one big condition: If you do not straighten up, get a spine and do what we expect of you, we will find alternate candidates to run against you in 2012. And we mean it.
Consider yourself on notice that you have just two more years to start doing the things we elected you to do. If you move one more inch to the “center” or to the right, you will never get our vote again.”