Michael Moore's Final Words
Tomorrow, Election Day 2004, will either be the eve of destruction or the eve of a brand new day. I am not sure I will get an ounce of sleep tonight (or tomorrow night if the returns don't show a decisive win - by somebody). By EOD, I plan to post my last thoughts before the most crucial election of my lifetime (except for the one in 1964 when I was only four years old). But, for now, Michael Moore has published his final appeal and advice to voters, non-voters, first-time voters ... and to decent conservatives and recovering republicans:
In your heart of hearts you know Bush is a miserable failure. From having no plan on what to do in Iraq once he conquered Baghdad to the 380 missing tons of explosives that could be used to kill our brave young men and women, this guy doesn’t have a clue how to fight and win a war. You should see the mail I’ve been getting lately from our troops over there. They know how much the Iraqi people hate them. They are sitting ducks anytime they go out on the road. Many believe we are not that far away from a Tet-style offensive inside the Green Zone with hundreds of Americans and Brits killed.
Bush refused to go after and capture Osama bin Laden. He fought, every step of the way, the investigation into the 9/11 attacks. Who on earth would oppose such a thing? If 3,000 people died at your place of work and your boss said we don’t need to find out why or how it happened, he’d be thrown out on his ear. Bush’s behavior after this great tragedy alone is reason enough for his removal.
You already know that George W. Bush is the farthest thing from a conservative. He’s a reckless spender who has run up record-breaking deficits and the biggest debt in our history. He believes in having the government pry into everything from your library records to your bedroom. He has hit you with hidden taxes with his tax cuts for the rich.
I know many of you don’t like Bush, but are unsure of Kerry. Give the new guy a chance. He won’t raise your taxes (unless you are super-rich), he won’t take your hunting gun away, and he won’t make you visit France. He risked his life for you many years ago. He’s asking for the chance to do it again. Scott McConnell at The American Conservative magazine has endorsed him. What more do you need?
Thanks Michael! You have certainly taken active citizenship to new levels and your "treasonous" movie has opened the eyes of many people who've been asleep for many election cycles. No matter who wins, I think the masses have realized how important their vote is and that it actually does count.