The whole letter is wonderful, but this is my favorite part.

Have we all just given up? What are we waiting for? Forget about the 20% who support the Tea Party — we are the other 80%! This decline will only end when we demand it. And not through an online petition or a tweet. We are going to have to turn the TV and the computer and the video games off and get out in the streets (like they’ve done in Wisconsin). Some of you need to run for local office next year. We need to demand that the Democrats either get a spine and stop taking corporate money — or step aside.


I honestly believe that most Democrats are like  a spouse that should know that their partner is cheating – the late nights, smell of perfume on their clothes, evasiveness…all of the signs are there, but instead of investigating, the betrayed spouse accuses their own mind of paranoia and jealousy. Anything to avoid the god-awful images the questions threaten to bring to to the forefront of their psyche.
I went through this process with Obama myself during the HCR “debate”. I was so sure that he’d stab the bad guys in the back at the last minute somehow.

I knew the insurance companies had given Obama far more money than McCain, and I watched as the insurance industry willingly played bad cop at all the perfect times to get the ACA passed in a way that seemed suspiciously scripted.  I believed in some really outlandish ideas about what sort of deals he might have made with the industry (let the CEOs administrate the public option? Appoint their upper management to sit on the rationing panel? And for you rationing denialists – I don’t want to hear it. Outside of making money, covertly rationing health care is insurance companies’ raison d’être.)

Anyway, I was wondering when Michael Moore would be willing to call out the corporate Democrats and consider a divorce, if you will, if they don’t cut the crap. I knew it was coming. Denial can’t last forever for those who follow politics even remotely closely.


Also, pretty cool that he’s promoting October2011 there at the bottom, isn’t it?