“Nicholas Kristof: “Insults and rage impede understanding.” Amen.
About the Michael Moore movie, Farenheit 9/11. I haven’t seen it and I don’t plan to. I’m an American before I’m a member of any political party, and I have more invested in the intelligence of our decision-making process than in any one decision. I’d rather re-elect Bush than elect a president based on Moore’s politics.
Yesterday on NPR they played an excerpt where he confronts members of Congress and asks if they would send their children to fight in Iraq. What a ridiculous question. No parent will say yes to that question. You could have asked that question on the Capitol steps during World War II and they still wouldn’t say yes. See how this cheapens the question of whether we should be in Iraq? In a smart world, we wouldn’t be there, but it isn’t because Congress people won’t say yes when confronted by a camera crew.
Moore is the worst of American politics, an opportunist, an anti-intellectual.
Vote no on Moore.”
All I’ll say is, he starts out by saying he hasn’t seen the movie.
Hacked on Wednesday, Dave Winer Misses The Point With Fahrenheit 9/11. (Read the following comments, and learn a bit about where much of the country is at on these things.)
“Okay, Murphy-willing, I’m going to go see Farenheit 9/11 today. And I’m also going to see the new Spiderman movie.”
Why do SO MANY PEOPLE who are supposedly ON OUR SIDE spend time discussing whether Moore goes too far dissing Bush? And the ones who do that usually haven’t even seen the movie! Which means they are reacting to what is being said about the movie. Which means they are being fed opinions by the elite media. Which means … NO WONDER THERE WAS A WAR!
Once again, I suggest people tune in to Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity occasionally and learn what the Republicans are saying! After the shock and awe of THAT settles down, see if you have any energy for dissing fellow moderates and Progressives. Maybe you’ll instead recognize that the country is in an emergency.