When Michael Moore starts getting panicked, you know times are getting tumultuous for the left and the Democratic Party.
The anti-corporation, sometimes conspiracy theorist documentary filmmaker aired his frustrations about the current health care reform predicament. Congressional Democrats have gotten themselves into a mess with time running out as the midterm election cycle fast approaches and Moore said he was worried. According to Moore, who appeared on MSNBC’s March 10 “The Rachel Maddow Show,” if the Democratic Party doesn’t make strides in getting their liberal agenda passed – it’s bleak times ahead for them.
“Well, we see what it's led us to, to the fact that one out of eight homes now in America is in foreclosure or delinquency,” Moore said. “One out of eight home and, of course, the millions that don't have health care and everything else it’s – how do you get yourself out of bed every morning to do this show with just the despair of how – the hope that we all had a year, year and a half ago. And now it's like, I just feel like the Democrats are – they're in for an ass-whooping of Biblical proportions in November if they don't get off the dime and do the job they were sent there to do. I mean that. I mean, it – don't they see that?”
Although some would argue these dire political conditions are a result of overstepping boundaries in enacting some of their policies, Moore suggested they should double-down on their agenda and not be weak-kneed.
“They could avoid it by having the courage of their convictions and doing what the Republicans do when they take power,” Moore said. “You know when the Republicans come into town, they get in the Hummer and they drive down Pennsylvania Avenue, mow down everybody in sight. They walk into Congress with both guns blazing and they say, ‘We were sent here to do a job,’ and then they do the job. Democrats come in and I mean by an incredible majority in the Senate and the House, in this historic election with Obama in the White House. Democrats come in and go, ‘Oh hi, hi, umm – I guess we don't need universal health care for everybody. You know, we can compromise. It's OK.’”
“You know, they used to at least just sing ‘Kumbaya,’” Moore said. “Now they go in like frightened animals. I don't understand it. What is it about them that they can't do the math?”
He explained he was perplexed that Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., a strident no vote on health care without specific abortion language, was able to hijack the entire health care reform legislative process. He likened the current conditions to a boat taking water and urged the Democrats to start bailing water before it was too late.
“It's kind of like, OK, the boat is taking in water,” Moore explained. “Do we just sit here or do we pick up the Dixie cup that's over here and start bailing? I mean, we may not make it, you know, but do something! Do something, Democrats. Are you listening to me?”
Moore has been one of the leading left-wing proponents of nationalized health care. In his documentary “SiCKO” that favored the socialist health care systems of