11/11/2004

Moore of the Same

Michael Moore gives in to the patronizing fiction that Bush voters were uninformed.

Fifty-one percent of the American people lacked information (in this election) and we want to educate and enlighten them.
One can hardly blame Moore for looking at things this way. The alternative - that pretty much every voter had access to all of the same information (including Moore's silly-ass movie) and a majority chose Bush - would mean accepting that reasonable and intelligent people disagreed with him.

This view - that the election was decided by idiots, ignorant hillbilly rednecks, bigots, homophobes and Nazis - does not help the Democratic cause; it weakens it. How many times can you call someone a moron before they stop listening to what you have to say?

The Democrats have run against Bush twice by turning their party into a cult of hatred for the man. Result? Oh-for-two. Four more years of decrying how those dopes in the red states turned over our country to the HALLIBUSHITLER will not help the Democrats crack the G.O.P's southern fortress; it will only strengthen the walls.