The Airing of Grievances
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Michael Moore - A Slacker Rallying Cry!
Michael Moore is Imploring Democrats not to lose heart because of the post-RNC bump in Bush's Poll numbers. As is typical with Moore, 90% of it makes sense and 10% is rambling garbarge. We at AofG sort the wheat from the chaff for you, our reader. Speficially:
"They are relentless and that is why we secretly admire them -- they just simply never, ever give up. Only 30% of the country calls itself "Republican," yet the Republicans own it all -- the White House, both houses of Congress, the Supreme Court and the majority of the governorships. How do you think they've been able to pull that off considering they are a minority? It's because they eat you and me and every other liberal for breakfast and then spend the rest of the day wreaking havoc on the planet.
Look at us -- what a bunch of crybabies. Bush gets a bounce after his convention and you would have thought the Germans had run through Poland again...Suddenly it's like, "THE END IS NEAR! THE SKY IS FALLING!"
No, it is not. If I hear one more person tell me how lousy a candidate Kerry is and how he can't win... Dammit, of COURSE he's a lousy candidate -- he's a Democrat, for heavens sake! That party is so pathetic, they even lose the elections they win! What were you expecting, Bruce Springsteen heading up the ticket? Bruce would make a helluva president, but guys like him don't run -- and neither do you or I. People like Kerry run."
Moore continues on for pages and pages, then hits a few high notes:
"Traveling around the country, as I've been doing, I gotta tell ya, there is a hell of a lot of unrest out there. Much of it is not being captured by the mainstream press. But it is simmering and it is real. Do not let those well-produced Bush rallies of angry white people scare you. Turn off the TV! (Except Jon Stewart and Bill Moyers -- everything else is just a sugar-coated lie)."
"The polls are wrong. They are all over the map like diarrhea. On Friday, one poll had Bush 13 points ahead -- and another poll had them both tied..., most of the polls are weighted with too many Republicans, as pollster John Zogby revealed last week. You are being snookered if you believe any of these polls."
All in all, pretty good stuff from the Stay-Puft Documentarty Man. In particular, Cozmo recommends you check out the article from John Zogby, former poli sci professor for alma mater. It's pretty shocking how these polls can be subtlely maniputlated if you haven't taken advanced statistical analysis (like Frank).
It's enough to make you think that someone is behind it all. Karl Rove, anyone?