Moore: A Liberal's Pledge to Disheartened ConservativesWhatAMaroon: A response to deluded lefties
Me: Dear dismayed conservatives:
Moore: I, and my fellow signatories, hereby make these promises to you:WhatAMaroon: Just me, and me alone, am commenting here on your thoughts to conservatives.
Me: I hereby make these promises to you.
Moore: Should a mass murderer ever kill 3,000 people on our soil, we will devote every single resource to tracking him down and bringing him to justice. Immediately. We will protect you.WhatAMaroon: Our military has been protecting you for years. Not just since Nov 7 2006. And conservatives consistently support them and their mission.
Me: We will protect your lives and livelihoods.
Moore: We will always respect you for your conservative beliefs.WhatAMaroon: Respect us for our beliefs? Since when? How many books have been written bashing conservatives? Let's see, you mean like Stupid White Men? or Worst Person? or Lying Liars? to name just three. Or how about the movies like Death of a President?
Me: We will listen to and respect your beliefs.
Moore: We will respect your religious beliefs, even when you don't put those beliefs into practice. // We will let you marry whomever you want, even when some of us consider your behavior to be "different" or "immoral."WhatAMaroon: Oh really? Captain Fantastic and Gandalf disagree.
Me: We will never try to force you to change your religion, sexual orientation, or first language.
Moore: We will never stick our nose in your bedroom or your womb. What you do there as consenting adults is your business. We will continue to count your age from the moment you were born, not the moment you were conceived.
Me: We will do our best to reduce the number of abortions in our country.
WhatAMaroon: EEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't want that picture in my head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get it out!!!!!! Michael Moore's nose in someone's womb!!!!!!!!!!!! Either way, empty promises. Abortion on demand at taxpayer's expense. I guess they missed the part in the Constitution where the people decide those issues, and who pays for what. The debate was never engaged, just foisted on the American people by an activist Supreme Court. And does Michael Moore think he is a god, who is HE to determine when life begins? Let's see he says in one breath we will respect conservative's opinions, but not on this issue?
Moore: We will not tolerate politicians who are corrupt and who are bought and paid for by the rich.
Me: We will have no tolerance for corruption and cronyism, even in our own party.
WhatAMaroon: Let's just start with Clinton, shall we? Let's not even get into Carter, Pelosi, Murtha, Kennedy, et al.
Moore: And we promise you we will go after the corrupt politicians on our side FIRST.WhatAMaroon: See above.
Me: ESPECIALLY in our own party.
Moore:We will never, ever, call you "unpatriotic" simply because you disagree with us. In fact, we encourage you to dissent and disagree with us.WhatAMaroon: Disagree? You think treasonous behavior is simple disagreement?
Me: We will never tell you that you are unpatriotic. We will never tell you that your opinion doesn't count.
Moore: When we soon bring our sons and daughters home from Iraq, we will bring your sons and daughters home, too. They deserve to live. We promise never to send your kids off to war based on either a mistake or a lie.WhatAMaroon: Neither a mistake nor lie this war be. How is fighting terrorism a war for power? How about thinking of this a war as a struggle for EMpowerment? Thank you.
Me: We will never waste your lives for power.
Moore: We will go after any elected leader who puts him or herself ahead of the people.WhatAMaroon: See above.
Me: We will hold our leaders to a high ethical standard and when they succumb to lust for power, WE WILL HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.
Moore: If we fail to do this, we need you to call us on it.WhatAMaroon: You have already failed. I am reminding you. Note to Dems: Murtha is a BAD choice for House Majority leader. Failure one. Failure two: Calls to defund the war.
Me: If we forget this, please, please, please, remind us.
Moore: You are every bit as American as we are.WhatAMaroon: Prove it. So far, you haven't. Don't ask again.
Me: We need you to do this. You are America as much as we are. Let's go.
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