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Michael Moore’s inner totalitarian peeks out

Michael Moore, the “documentary” film maker who has pushed various liberal causes with extraordinarily slanted films, has called on President Obama to “show some guts” and arrest the head of Standard & Poors.

“Pres Obama, show some guts & arrest the CEO of Standard & Poors. These criminals brought down the economy in 2008& now they will do it again,” Mr. Moore wrote.

Yes, it’s all S&P’s fault. Somehow the 100% of GDP debt, 4 trillion of which was heaped on the pile within the last 3 years, was an S&P plot. Apparently Moore is of the opinion that credit rating agencies ought to align themselves politically and if they don’t, or won’t, well they’re open to arrest. S&P obviously should have just kept to itself and supported the outrageous spending this administration has committed itself too.

It seems in Moore’s world the rating agency’s job is to turn a blind eye to actions and activities which, for any other country, would have earned a downgrade quite a while ago.

It it is telling that on the liberal side of things, the first inclination is to attack the messenger. And that inclination is driven by one primary thing – politics.  Specifically the politics of personal destruction.  The downgrade obviously hurts Obama politically. And all the spinning in the world doesn’t change that.

Because they see this as a desperate situation, the mask slips a bit and you see the true face of "liberalism". Imagine, in a Moore approved regime, how dissent would be handled if he’s now calling for the arrest of the CEO of S&P.

Mr. Moore went on to note that the “owners of S&P are old Bush family friends,” continuing a theme he has developed through several films about capitalism as essentially a crony system for the rich and Wall Street, especially the Bush family.

He went on to link approvingly to an article last week in the Guardian, a left-wing British newspaper, about a police raid in Milan against the offices of S&P and fellow ratings agency Moody’s. Italian police were searching for evidence on whether the rating agencies, in the words of a local prosecutor, “respect regulations as they carry out their work”.

Two more interesting points – somehow it is “Bush’s fault” (there’s a surprise).  Additionally it is “important to respect regulations” when these agencies carry out their work. Of course Italy was downgraded by Moody’s and the reaction there by government has been much the same as here – “what us? How dare you”.  Fallback?  Government regulations, of course. 

Naturally Moore doesn’t bother to point out that the government of Italy is run by a right-wing Prime Minister who, at any other time, he’d now be calling a “fascist” for doing that.

Vintage Moore. Vintage liberalism. Liberalism in very deep trouble. And that’s always when its inner totalitarian usually begins to show.


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16 Responses to Michael Moore’s inner totalitarian peeks out

  • I wonder if this is an extension of the shame based vs. guilt based culture.  We’re becoming shame based.  What people popularly believe is more important to what a individual considers truth than the truth itself. 

    If they can somehow trivialize S&P’s downgrade as an irresponsible opinion, there somehow isn’t a problem and we can get back to God’s work. 

  • Huh…
    Arrest the S&P execs for doing what they do…
    But make the Wiki-leakers cult heroes.
    Yep.  Typical Collectivism.

  • What is so telling here is that there is no “Plan B.”  None, except kick and scream like little children.
    Imagine what this would be like if Congress had sent Obama a “clean bill” and then S&P downgraded.  They would be calling the Tea Party hypocrites.  It’s never them .. it’s always the other guy who is wrong.
    By the way, 100% of GDP debt .. once you add in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which S&P downgraded yesterday because they dependent so heavily on the federal government, it’s more like 135% of GDP.

    • Like the line in the movie M*A*S*H, it’s always God’s will or somebody else’s fault. Except that these guys don’t believe in God.

    • Seems I got my answer

      “Blame the Tea Party? Geez, no wonder Kerry did so well in an election. If it wasn’t for the Tea Party, they would have passed the debt ceiling thumbs up, we would have been rated BBB.”

  • Moore must really have a very high opinion of his own security detail.

    Also, when a serial traitor starts talking about having other people arrested it’s goose/gander time.

  • Perhaps the answer to our economic ills is to take the money from the rich – you know, like, Fatso Moore.

    • Actually, there is a lot of legal precedent for a special tax…or removing tax breaks…on Big Movie…
      As noted above, “Sauce for the goose…”

  • The U.S. Senate Banking Committee is looking into the decision by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the nation’s credit rating for the first time in history, according a committee aide briefed on the matter.
    Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, a South Dakota Democrat, is gathering more information on the Aug. 5 decision, which has been criticized by Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and other officials in President Barack Obama’s administration, according to the aide, who declined to be identified because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

  • Did anybody bother to ask Fat Mikey just what the S&P heads should be arrested FOR?  I realize that Fat Mikey probably doesn’t have the criminal code memorized, but I believe that the police generally have to have credible belief that an actual crime has been committed to arrest somebody.  A fat, rich socialist phony screaming, “Arrest that man!” doesn’t quite rise to that level.

    Would it be out of line to suggest that Fat Mikey was really thinking that Captain Bullsh*t should “show some guts” and have the S&P heads shot?

    • Distabalizing confidence in The One is a crime in itself.  Nothing more needs to be said or investigated. 

    • I can only imagine that “The Big Man” would cite “terrorist threats” or, the all-time favorite, “conspiracy” as the crimes.

    • Doc, the crime is obvious.  It’s a crime against “The state”, and sure, it rises to the level of terrorism.
      And all those liberal progressive movies, accusations, articles, protests and threats against the Bush administration’s various ‘crimes’?
      Why, freedom ringing, of course.

      • Your half right, but you’re gonna slap yourself when you finally realize the real underlying crime.

        Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.
        S&P violated the 14th Amendment by questioning the federal debt.  It’s unconstitutional to have less than AAA.

        I’d be surprised if there is a judge hearing about this before the day is out.

      • Moore and his peeps are still smarting that the Obama administration did not launch criminal proceedings against Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld in 2009.

  • Hugo & Fidel are proud!