Wednesday, December 16, 2009

This Is Just Priceless

From the local WFSB news, apparently Michael Moore has threatened to boycott Connecticut if Senator Joe Lieberman is not recalled.

In his Tweet, Moore said, "People of Connecticut: What have u done 2 this country? We hold u responsible. Start recall of Lieberman 2day or we'll boycott your state."

Does that mean Michael Moore would refuse to come to Connecticut, even for a Ned Lamont rally? Would it mean Michael Moore would give up his Aetna Health Insurance? I'm not really sure what it means, but the even more interesting part of this story involves Connecticut representative Rosa DeLauro:

Politico reported Tuesday that Rep. Rosa DeLauro called for the recall of Lieberman.

DeLauro said, "No one should hold health care hostage, including Joe Lieberman, and I'll say it flat out, I think he ought to be recalled. I know that may not even be an option in Connecticut, but 45,000 people die every year because they don't have health care. We don't have the luxury to hold up a bill that could make a difference in people's lives. This is what we were sent here to do."

The state has no recall law for officials, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

You've just got to love the concise way these news websites can bring you a story. Forget about Michael Moore for a second and we've got a sitting member of the House accusing a sitting Senator of a willingness to let thousands die, calling for that same Senators recall when Connecticut has no mechanism for recall. As I said, just priceless.

Lieberman's been hit hard this week for his health care stances and you've got to wonder how long politicians and policy wonks can get away with such hyperbole. I mean isn't this just what the left accused Bush of doing, time and time again: Calling for drastic action with no time for honest intellectual debate, because, damn it, lives are at stake. You could be the biggest lefty on the planet and that doesn't mean you'd think that Congress needs to pass the hundreds upon hundreds of pages of health legislation right now, with no questions asked. I can even understand the urgency that people feel in regards to the need to cover those without health insurance, but if there are hundreds of different ideas about how to do just that, shouldn't we want the best possible one?


Blogger McMc said...

Since when is Michael Moore the voice of the American people?

And who is this Rosa DeLauro? If we don't have the luxury to hold up this bill, how come it took this long to even get written up? How come I heard no call for health care overhaul until Obama was elected president? Does this woman actually think that health care overhaul will save 45,000 lives every year?

And just to prove how messed up priorities are: A "progressive action group" called MoveOn has raised over $1 million to fund an anit-Lieberman campaign when he runs for re-election in 2012. They did this very quickly and I'm sure they'll have a lot more. They did this because of Joe's stand on health care. If they cared that much, why not give that fundraiser money to people without insurance?

This is how stupid America is. At some point it stops becoming about an issue and just becomes attacks on elected officials or ideologies. If MoveOn actually gave a damn about people without health insurance, they wouldn't waste money on an ad campaign against a guy who is up for re-election likely after health is reformed. Dumb dumb dumb.

3:51 PM  
Anonymous rose said...

I don't know, but if Michael Moore is powerful enough to convince a bunch of his douchebag followers to stay out of Connecticut, he's my new favorite person.

4:18 PM  
Blogger lonely libertarian said...

Great point Mc Mc. It's like thje abortion rights advocates who decry the lack of access to abortions, yet spend their resources on political campaigns rather than helping poor women get access to abortions.

9:32 AM  

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