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Posted: 9/11/2005 1:37:08 AM EDT
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A Letter to All Who Voted for George W. Bush from Michael Moore

To All My Fellow Americans Who Voted for George W. Bush:

On this, the fourth anniversary of 9/11, I'm just curious, how does it feel?

How does it feel to know that the man you elected to lead us after we were attacked went ahead and put a guy in charge of FEMA whose main qualification was that he ran horse shows?

That's right. Horse shows.

I really want to know -- and I ask you this in all sincerity and with all due respect -- how do you feel about the utter contempt Mr. Bush has shown for your safety? C'mon, give me just a moment of honesty. Don't start ranting on about how this disaster in New Orleans was the fault of one of the poorest cities in America. Put aside your hatred of Democrats and liberals and anyone with the last name of Clinton. Just look me in the eye and tell me our President did the right thing after 9/11 by naming a horse show runner as the top man to protect us in case of an emergency or catastrophe.

I want you to put aside your self-affixed label of Republican/conservative/born-again/capitalist/ditto-head/right-winger and just talk to me as an American, on the common ground we both call America.

Are we safer now than before 9/11? When you learn that behind the horse show runner, the #2 and #3 men in charge of emergency preparedness have zero experience in emergency preparedness, do you think we are safer?

When you look at Michael Chertoff, the head of Homeland Security, a man with little experience in national security, do you feel secure?

When men who never served in the military and have never seen young men die in battle send our young people off to war, do you think they know how to conduct a war? Do they know what it means to have your legs blown off for a threat that was never there?

Do you really believe that turning over important government services to private corporations has resulted in better services for the people?

Why do you hate our federal government so much? You have voted for politicians for the past 25 years whose main goal has been to de-fund the federal government. Do you think that cutting federal programs like FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers has been good or bad for America? GOOD OR BAD?

With the nation's debt at an all-time high, do you think tax cuts for the rich are still a good idea? Will you give yours back so hundreds of thousands of homeless in New Orleans can have a home?

Do you believe in Jesus? Really? Didn't he say that we would be judged by how we treat the least among us? Hurricane Katrina came in and blew off the facade that we were a nation with liberty and justice for all. The wind howled and the water rose and what was revealed was that the poor in America shall be left to suffer and die while the President of the United States fiddles and tells them to eat cake.

That's not a joke. The day the hurricane hit and the levees broke, Mr. Bush, John McCain and their rich pals were stuffing themselves with cake. A full day after the levees broke (the same levees whose repair funding he had cut), Mr. Bush was playing a guitar some country singer gave him. All this while New Orleans sank under water.

It would take ANOTHER day before the President would do a flyover in his jumbo jet, peeking out the widow at the misery 2500 feet below him as he flew back to his second home in DC. It would then be TWO MORE DAYS before a trickle of federal aid and troops would arrive. This was no seven minutes in a sitting trance while children read "My Pet Goat" to him. This was FOUR DAYS of doing nothing other than saying "Brownie (FEMA director Michael Brown), you're doing a heck of a job!"

My Republican friends, does it bother you that we are the laughing stock of the world?

And on this sacred day of remembrance, do you think we honor or shame those who died on 9/11/01? If we learned nothing and find ourselves today every bit as vulnerable and unprepared as we were on that bright sunny morning, then did the 3,000 die in vain?

Our vulnerability is not just about dealing with terrorists or natural disasters. We are vulnerable and unsafe because we allow one in eight Americans to live in horrible poverty. We accept an education system where one in six children never graduate and most of those who do can't string a coherent sentence together. The middle class can't pay the mortgage or the hospital bills and 45 million have no health coverage whatsoever.

Are we safe? Do you really feel safe? You can only move so far out and build so many gated communities before the fruit of what you've sown will be crashing through your walls and demanding retribution. Do you really want to wait until that happens? Or is it your hope that if they are left alone long enough to soil themselves and shoot themselves and drown in the filth that fills the street that maybe the problem will somehow go away?

I know you know better. You gave the country and the world a man who wasn't up for the job and all he does is hire people who aren't up for the job. You did this to us, to the world, to the people of New Orleans. Please fix it. Bush is yours. And you know, for our peace and safety and security, this has to be fixed. What do you propose?

I have an idea, and it isn't a horse show.

Yours,
Michael Moore
www.michaelmoore.com
mmflint@aol.com

Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:46:09 AM EDT
I just sent this:

Mike,

You corpulent socialist weasel…can you PLEASE just go ahead and have your Myocardial Infarction and get it over with? Or, at least have the common courtesy to just STFU??

I’ve once again perused, with great delight, yet another of your anti Bush screeds, this time concerning the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. I’m going to make this brief, since you and the snot nosed, Che T-shirt wearing junior socialist in your employ who’ll actually read this e-mail, don’t really warrant too much of my time.

By now, I’m sure you’ll have noted, that the press are beginning to rescind the “get out of jail” card your Democratic friends in LA, namely Mayor Histrionics and Gov. Head Up Her Ass had been given the first few days after Hurricane Katrina. Only now are we beginning to see the depth of their utter incompetence and malfeasance in office during this time of crisis. It is quite interesting to note that there is not one mention of these two ass clowns in your little missive to the unwashed. Why is that, Mikey? Honestly, how many folks do you think would be alive today if they had done their jobs with even a modicum of professionalism?

You are living proof that you can fool some of the people all the time. That’s cool…as P.T. Barnum was reported to have said, “no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people”, and you have every right to fleece them to your heart’s content…but PLEASE, for once, try to do so with a speck of integrity…take a look at what really happened in New Orleans, and at least acknowledge the breathtaking level of dereliction of duty displayed by state and local officials.

Well, I must dash…I feel an overwhelming desire to go watch Team America again.

Ciao….


Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:52:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 7:00:22 AM EDT by raven]
Do I feel safer? Yes I do, as a matter of fact. And I love that all Moore can do is sneer and bitch because he and those like him are out of power, despite their best attempts to change that.

It's interesting to see how Moore reverts to almost the same criticisms of Bush over the hurricane that he used in Fahrenheit 9/11; how Bush dithered around on vacation while America was in an emergency crisis. "Oh, if only Bush wasn't eating cake or giving speeches in San Diego, then maybe he could have single-handedly saved New Orleans!" It's so similar to "Oh, if Bush hadn't paused for 7 minutes in that elementary school, he could have saved the WTC from collapsing!" It's such lame rhetoric.

And the federal government has not been dismantled under Bush. Moore is a liar or an idiot if he thinks so. The federal budget has swollen and the scope of the government's power over our lives has only increased under Bush. He's been endlessly criticized on the Right for rubber stamping the spendthrift Congress and growing deficits.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:04:08 AM EDT
Wait. Does he finally admit Bush was electedand is the President?

Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:11:11 AM EDT
Clinton never served either, right?
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:15:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pighelmet:
Clinton never served either, right?



Abraham Lincoln and FDR were never in combat, either. Yet they led us through two of the three most important wars in our history.

JFK was in combat. Does that mean Moore thinks JFK's move to increase US involvement in Vietnam was more qualified and well advised because of JFK's wartime experience?
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:24:01 AM EDT
moore is a socialist. no matter what he says his goal is to create a socialist government in america.

only a fool feels safer in a a socialist run country.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:29:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By pighelmet:
Clinton never served either, right?



Abraham Lincoln and FDR were never in combat, either. Yet they led us through two of the three most important wars in our history.

JFK was in combat. Does that mean Moore thinks JFK's move to increase US involvement in Vietnam was more qualified and well advised because of JFK's wartime experience?

JFK drove a boat, said boat got cut in two. He got a new boat. He retired. Yeah he served but I hope no one uses that service to qualify him to as any better than any other politician to lead us into war.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:41:51 AM EDT
he raises some interesting points, however his solution to the problem would have been much worse. bottom line Bush is not a good leader, but he's still light years ahead of anything the dems have to offer
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