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Michael Moore proves he's an idiot or a turncoat
06-29-2012, 01:53 AM,
Michael Moore proves he's an idiot or a turncoat
I just received this in my email inbox:

Quote:More Than a Victory, the Decision Today Was a Mandate for Us to Act end zone dance from Michael Moore

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Dear Friends,

Even though it's been a few hours now, I'm guessing you're still pinching yourself to make sure you're not dreaming. But yes, it happened. At 10:07 this morning, the conservative Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Roberts, not only joined with the liberal justices to completely uphold almost every single part of the Obama health care law, he wrote the majority opinion himself! In fact, he went even further. When he realized that the government had poorly made its constitutional case to the court, he went searching for a clause in their argument and the constitution that would give him the justification he needed to back the administration and to insure that his decision would hold up legally. In other words, even though he is on the opposite side of the political fence, he wrote the Dems' paper for them. Stunning.

The other four justices? They didn't just vote to overturn the individual mandate part of the law, they all voted to kill the entire Act.

The media is already spending much time talking about the mandate being the "centerpiece of the law," but the real news is that if you ever have a pre-existing condition, you cannot now be denied insurance. If you are a young adult without health insurance, you can now stay on your parents' plan until age 26. The insurance company can no longer say there is a lifetime cap to your coverage. The insurance companies are now required to spend 85 cents out of every dollar they take in on actual reimbursement for your health care – not on profit or "administrative costs" (some companies have been taking over a 30% cut; Medicare's total percentage of their budget for administrative costs: 2%).

I know that our side is not used to victories and so we're not quite sure how to respond when we get one out of the blue. For some of us, the first inclination is to point out just how weak the Obama law actually is, that it doesn't provide true universal health care (26 million will STILL be uninsured), and that it leaves control of the system in the hands of the vultures, otherwise known as the health insurance companies. The individual mandate was a huge gift to the private insurance companies, guaranteeing them billions more from millions of new customers. And many of the key provisions of this law don't even take effect until 2014 – and if the Republicans win in November, you can kiss all of that goodbye.

So, yes, the bill is highly flawed and somewhat wrong-headed – but what it IS is a huge step in the right direction. And today's court decision cements that. The right wing knows this and they are probably unraveling in some not-so-pretty ways right now. And that's why today is a great day. The Right has been smacked down by one of their own! They know what we all know — that the path of history has been, and will continue to move toward the basic human right that all people are entitled to see a doctor and NOT have to worry about losing their home because they can't afford to pay the medical bills. Those days are over, or will be soon, and that is where civilization is headed. It's not headed back to the days of Oliver Twist. Today's victory is momentum, it's forward motion, and we WILL have true universal health care in this country in the not too distant future.

So take some time tonight to celebrate; this is a victory for the people. Actually, more than a victory, it is a mandate that all of us must now make sure that a second-term Obama continues to move the ball down the field, toward a system like they have in every other First World country on the planet. He simply has to improve Medicare and then expand it to every citizen in the country. The countries that do this, their people live an average of two to four years longer than we do. Is there a reason anyone doesn't want an extra four years of their lives? Or that our babies would have a better chance of surviving their first year like they do in the 48 countries that have a better infant mortality rate than we do? Exactly who is opposed to this? You'd have to be a bit…crazy.

And that, I've come to believe, is the true divide in this country. It's not blue state vs red state, liberal vs conservative, Democrat vs Republican. The split we have in America can be boiled down in its simplest form to this: On one side are the people who believe Adam and Eve rode on dinosaurs 6,000 years ago – and then there's everyone else. On that first side are the people who've been fed a diet of fear and lies and hate. And who is feeding them? The 1%. The richest people in the country, the ones who aren't done with us yet because they still don't have enough wealth, have done their best to dumb down the population through destroying our educational system and using media to provide them with a vastly distorted sense of reality. The rich's only obstacle is that they only hold 1% of the votes in the country. So they have to try to get a slim majority of Americans to vote their way. And fear, plus keeping them stupid, usually works.

So that's the battle ahead of us: Organizing and mobilizing the majority of Americans to push for true universal health care, Medicare for All. At one time, back in Illinois, that was the position held by Barack Obama. He will not make this happen on his own. He will only be able to do it when the mass of American people rise up and demand it. Demand it. Why not start tonight?

Five years ago this week, my health care documentary, Sicko, opened in theaters across the country. I have spent the better part of the decade on this issue, and for me, personally, fully aware of the current law's limitations, I am very happy with today's news – not because of its specifics or nuances, but because it is a road sign, and that sign points in the correct, humane and sane direction. THAT makes this a great day.


Michael Moore

This jackass is either even dumber than he looks, or in the pocket of big business.
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06-29-2012, 06:46 AM,
RE: Michael Moore proves he's an idiot or a turncoat
Heh, Moore is a pathetic idiot incapable of any cognitive thought, probably because he is worth $50,000,000 or so for being an idiot. While I do not care much for Alex Jones, I rather enjoyed this video:

Really sad people actually listen to this guy. Oh well. With all that is going on right now, leaving this country seems more and more like a great idea...
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. - Henry L. Mencken

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. - Henry L. Mencken
06-29-2012, 07:18 AM,
RE: Michael Moore proves he's an idiot or a turncoat
Fascism, YES "FASCISM", at its finest. We've never seen a better example, even in Italy. Orwell's 1984 government would be proud... Orwell, on the other hand, would be laughing his ass off, if it hadn't already rotted off and got eaten by worms and maggots.
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06-29-2012, 05:06 PM,
RE: Michael Moore proves he's an idiot or a turncoat
To be fair to Moore, he seems to understand that this is a gift to the insurance companies. He says so in this Democracy Now! interview. He says that this is only a step forward on the way to universal single payer health care which he says ultimately has to be without insurance companies at all.

He says the best way to get rid of the insurance companies is to make it so everyone has to have health care, so the insurance companies will back away since it will no longer be profitable for them. What he fails to understand is that there is no chance that the insurance companies will do anything voluntarily. They own the industry. They wrote this legislation. If the government passes a law mandating that everyone is covered, the insurance companies will structure it so that the unprofitable cases will be covered by the taxpayer and the profitable ones by the individual through extortionate insurance.

It already sucks to be a USAnian these days. Now it sucks even worse! Poor buggers...
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06-29-2012, 05:34 PM,
RE: Michael Moore proves he's an idiot or a turncoat
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06-29-2012, 10:07 PM,
RE: Michael Moore proves he's an idiot or a turncoat
I always think of that video of Pelosi. It just cracks me up how people actually think there is a chance to "get our government back". I show them that video, it always makes me smile.
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. - Henry L. Mencken

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. - Henry L. Mencken

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