Note To Michael Moore; You Got What You Voted For

One thing I can appreciate about Michael Moore is that he is consistent. He is consistently wrong about things but that does not stop him. He makes “documentaries” that are incorrect and in which he uses out of context information to paint inaccurate portrayals of things taking place. In some of them his hypocrisy is unbelievable. His anti capitalism movie flies in the face of the fact that he is very rich and got that way because of, with for it, CAPITALISM.

Looks like Michael Moore, who licks the boots of liberals, is not so happy with the person he voted for to occupy the White House. Moore wrote an open letter to Obama begging him not to send more troops to Afghanistan. This is how the letter opens:

Do you really want to be the new “war president”? If you go to West Point tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8pm) and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president. Pure and simple. And with that you will do the worst possible thing you could do — destroy the hopes and dreams so many millions have placed in you. With just one speech tomorrow night you will turn a multitude of young people who were the backbone of your campaign into disillusioned cynics. You will teach them what they’ve always heard is true — that all politicians are alike. I simply can’t believe you’re about to do what they say you are going to do. Please say it isn’t so. Michael Moore

Moore is a talented writer and he writes a well reasoned letter. Regardless of what any one person might think about the war in Afghanistan, Moore is entitled to his opinion and he expresses it very well.

There is one big problem though. Moore is using his well honed skill of painting a picture that is not accurate. Moore’s letter is based upon the premise that Obama campaigned on a platform of ending the war in Afghanistan and bringing our troops home. If Obama had actually campaigned on that then Moore would have a case and his open letter would make sense. The problem is, Obama campaigned on the exact opposite of that and he was very clear about it.

Barack Obama told us that the war in Iraq was a mistake but the war in Afghanistan was the war of necessity. Obama said he would send more troops to Afghanistan. An article at Boston.com from July 2008 discusses the candidates’ stances on the wars and this is what it reports:

While Obama called for sending two more brigades to Afghanistan, McCain called for sending three. [emphasis mine]

CNN reports this (also from July 2008):

“I think one of the biggest mistakes we’ve made strategically after 9/11 was to fail to finish the job here, focus our attention here. We got distracted by Iraq,” he said.

Obama said troop levels must increase in Afghanistan.

“For at least a year now, I have called for two additional brigades, perhaps three,” he told CBS. “I think it’s very important that we unify command more effectively to coordinate our military activities. But military alone is not going to be enough.” [emphasis mine]

I could continue to find where Obama called Afghanistan the war of necessity, claimed that al-Qaeda and the Taliban must be defeated, and stated his intent to increase troop strength but these two examples make it clear that Obama was upfront about his plans and that Moore has no basis for the impression he paints in his open letter.

In other words, quit crying Michael, you knew what you were getting when you voted for him.

That’s right Michael, Obama told you what he was going to do and you still voted for him. Therefore, you have no standing when you whine and complain about Obama actually doing what he said he would do. I know that it might be surprising that Obama is doing what he said (and that is likely more to do with his desire not to be perceived as weak) but the reality is, you Michael (and millions like you), believed every word Obama said and you worshiped him. You should not now cry when he is doing exactly what he told you and the rest of kool aid drinkers he was going to do.

Your letter claims that the hopes and dreams of millions of young people who voted for Obama will be destroyed if he sends more troops. Since they voted for him knowing full well that he said he was going to send more troops then sending those troops MUST have been their hopes and dreams. You cannot destroy something that did not exist and the hopes and dreams of the youth that Obama would bring our troops home from Afghanistan DID NOT EXIST because he did not tell them he would do that.

He told them quite the opposite.

This is classic Michael Moore. Paint a picture that is untrue and then attack that picture.

Michael, you got exactly what you voted for.

If you are having buyer’s remorse then just say so but do so without the lies and deception. I know that is hard for you but give it a try.

Big Dog

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2 Responses to “Note To Michael Moore; You Got What You Voted For”

  1. Jen says:

    Apparently Mikey doesn’t always like it.
    On a related note, Obama may have wanted to get troops into Afghanistan before he was elected but he sure is taking his sweet ole time getting them there now that he is in office. Apparently basketball games and dinners that anyone can get into, if dressed properly enough, are more important than the troops he is the “Commander-In-Chief” for.

  2. Circa Bellum says:

    Moore prolly figured Obama was lying about Afghanistan just like he was lying about everything else. It’s an honest mistake. You shouldn’t be so hard on MM…