Everybody’s favorite fake-umentary maker, Michael Moore, showed up on the set of “The Rachel Maddow Show” Wednesday night to pout viciously about Republicans finally growing a pair. The Republicans in Wisconsin have taken a page from the Democrat playbook and used the rules to get around the fugitive senators holding the legislature hostage. So sorry to break up the water park party boys and girls, but some elected officials still think their job is to see to the business of the state (even if it means foregoing a ride on the Ragin’ Rapids.) The Wisconsin Republicans went around the quorum problem legally (contrary to the opinion of MSNBC) and passed the restriction on collective bargaining for benefits without the rest of the bill or the missing miscreants. One imagines them streaking home in a mad fury still wearing their water wings.
Acting according to precedent set by Democrats (as evidenced by the passing of the “health-care” bill at 3am) is totally unacceptable to Democrats–when it’s Republicans following the precedent. Is there any doubt they would have done the same if they were in the majority? Michael Moore is the king of going to any length to get the results he wants including, but not limited to, fraudulent editing, outright lying, and misrepresenting the words of injured war heroes. But more importantly, Moore is now advocating war. Throwing caution (and the memory of the Arizona shooting) to the wind, Moore declared to Maddow this new strategy with foam forming around his tiny mouth.
This is war.
The Left has finally found a war they like! Class war. Maddow predictably said nothing about the vitriolic and uncivil rhetoric Moore was using but sat across from him, head nodding like a bobble-head doll. It is possible The True Twit was just rendered speechless after gleefully predicting Governor Scott Walker was “caving” on collective bargaining restrictions just the night before, complete with giant graphics declaring “Wisconsin WINS!” While Moore was spraying Maddow with spittle, we were treated to footage of protesters breaking into the capitol of Wisconsin. Where are the guys with the tear gas when you need them? I understand that police might be on the other side of this argument, but do we just let people break into state buildings now?
Moore also produced a set of handcuffs in the interview and started waving them at the camera declaring, “You took our money and we want it back!” He said he was talking to “rich people,” and if that’s the case, he should have handcuffed himself to his chair because he is usually the richest guy in the room. Then, Moore hung his head and cried going into a commercial. Seriously. Whatever the Republicans did to cause that was worth it in my book. Of course, I’m not naive enough to believe it was a genuine sniffle. It was quite laughable to watch him force his face to crumble to show solidarity with the hurting “little people” in Wisconsin. What a laugh! According to a New Yorker profile of Moore:
His employees expected him to be the ideal boss—after all, he was the defender of the little guy.
Moore’s employees would shortly be very disappointed.