MIKE'S MESSAGE: "Why Don't We All Just Cut the Crap Right Now?"FEEDBACK FROM THE BBBR RESISTANCE FIGHTERS
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RIGHT UP MY ALLEY...
From: <Elizabeth A.>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 7:54 PM
Subject: [BBBR] Re: Michael Moore
Hey, Michael Moore:
May barbarians invade your personal space.
I couldn't even read most of this, but from what I managed to take in, I already have complaints. One, Republicans also say they want to help the environment. They say they aren't in the pocket of big business, really. Wait, they're not in the pocket, they *are* the pocket. Ha ha! My mistake. Two, the study on arsenic wasn't finished until almost the end of Clinton's term. You can't blame him for not doing in 1995 what he didn't get the scientific impetus to do until 1999.
The list of issues that Al and George differ on is so huge, and anyone who's been paying attention knows that. I know that some of Clinton's policy's were last minute things that hadn't gone into effect. I also know that if George could do all the things he wants, he *would* be doing more harm, and that his budget and tax cut which will pass in some form are hideously awful.
Michael Moore is trying to assuage his own guilt for enabling Nader. And he can kiss my ass.
From: "Ken B."
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 11:07 PM
Subject: [BBBR] Michael and Me
I just wish you would use more of your power (yes, power--you have the ears and respect of a lot of voters) and pulpit to help us fight the Republican agenda, instead of trying to cover your butt and convince us that there's no difference between the two major parties and that therefore you didn't screw up big time by helping Nader spoil the election. And you constantly overlook the fact that for six years Clinton had to deal with a venomously right-wing congress whose prime objective was to nail his ass to the wall by any means available.
We can put some real Democrats into congress next year, but we'll need all the help we can get. So you can either sit in the corner and scoff at everybody or you can do some real good.
Remember, 49 million Americans voted for Dubya, so the chances of achieving real liberal reform in this country are pretty slim right now. Let's do what we can, what's doable, instead of getting set back and then complaining about it.
P.S.--Have you been supporting Granny D? She deserves it.
P.P.S.--Voter March in D.C. and S.F. on May 19--will you be there, or are you afraid to show your face?
From: <Mindy> MORE MOORE: THE DIVA'S REPLY-IN-PROGRESS
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: [BBBR] Michael Moore
While I agree that Michael Moore has made some good points, I also want to say that he fails to remember that the Republicans made sure they opposed even the most fundamental policies coming from the Clinton administration. They kept him occupied with law suits during much of his term. Yes, I do wish Clinton had been tougher with environmental policies, but he DID do a lot in trying to preserve this nation's wilderness areas while met with tremendous pressure from the Republicans. It's amazing the man was able to do all the things he did. I also think that people find Nader distasteful because of his arrogance. It's easy to have a self-righteous attitude, but this 'winner take all' attitude is BS--Nader had no chance in hell of winning the last election, and rather than step aside and endorse Gore, who we all know would not have carried out the aggressive assault on the environment Bush is now doing--he's shown that he is willing to sacrifice the environment to prove his point.
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