Skip to comments.McCain mauls Moore
Posted on 08/31/2004 1:22:54 AM PDT by kattracks
John McCain unleashed the big guns on Michael Moore last night, unleashing pent-up partisan fury on the Bush-bashing filmmaker as he sat in the hall.
McCain called Moore, whose "Fahrenheit 9/11" drew unprecedented crowds for a documentary, a "disingenuous filmmaker who would have us believe that Saddam's Iraq was an oasis of peace."
"I'm just trying to do my job," Moore said as the rabid Republicans pointed his way and booed for several minutes.
As the crowd broke out into chants of "Four more years," Moore stood, grinned and flashed an "L" sign with his fingers, meaning "loser," to the crowd jeering his presence.
He also appeared to respond "two more months"
McCain was tickled at the spontaneous reaction his comments about Moore, who is at the GOP convention writing a column for USA Today, received and exclaimed: "That line was so good, I'll use it again."
The delegates went wild, thrilled that in such a public forum they could show the filmmaker just how angry at him they are.
And while he was happy to bash Moore, McCain once again drew the line at bashing his friend John Kerry and other Democrats as he praised President Bush.
McCain focused on making prime-time peace with his party by applauding Bush's wartime leadership.
Bush "has not flinched from the hard choices," he said in an address aimed at burnishing the GOP's national security credentials. "He will not yield, and neither will we," McCain said of Bush's post-9/11 stewardship of the war on terror.
Bush "has been tested and has risen to the most important challenge of our time, and I salute him," McCain said.
But the maverick senator, who battled Bush for the party's nomination four years ago, pointedly did not join in the crowd-pleasing bashing of Kerry that was routine for other speakers on the podium.
McCain, a Vietnam POW, never mentioned Kerry, the Vietnam War or the questions that have dominated the campaign in recent weeks over whether Kerry deserved his war medals.
Instead, McCain said "my friends in the Democratic Party" assured him they are also committed to winning the war on terror, but there are differences on tactics.
"I don't doubt the sincerity of my Democratic friends," McCain said, "and they should not doubt ours."
McCain called 9/11 "the moment when the hinge of history swung toward a new era. What our enemies have sought to destroy is beyond their reach. It cannot be taken from us. It can only be surrendered."
McCain's star turn was meant to shore up the main plank in the GOP platform calling national defense a President's "most solemn duty" and affirming that "George W. Bush has kept that charge."
But McCain, along with other moderate convention headliners, has firmly opposed the platform's calls for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage and Bush's restrictions on stem cell research.
McCain has also opposed the President on tax cuts and has repeatedly called for the administration to send 40,000 more troops to Iraq. But he and aides have brushed aside his differences with the administration to hone the GOP's appeal to moderates and independents.
Originally published on August 31, 2004
Oh, yes. "Two more months," indeed.
Truer than that foul, shambling bonobo of the far left could ever possibly know.
"Two more months"... until the final disintegration of your failed collective of traitors and appeasers, masquerading as an American political party.
"Two more months"... until the Supreme Court is finally and ultimately ours.
Two. More. Months, Moore... you wretched, deceitful golem; you oafish resentment pimp; you failed, porcine Leni Riefenstahl homunculus.
Learn to sleep with one eye open, as the clock ticks ever louder, into November.
I want to do so much more than that... but I'm a pretty peaceful person. I do have a couple of very large cousins who would like to pound Michael Moore to a pulp... These cousins are bouncers, bigger than bouncers you see on tv.
This is wonderful. It further establishes Moore as the official spokesman of the 'rat party. On MSNBC Moore was the only opposition voice in the headline story about the convention. His venom and anger were a stark contrast to the smiles, good cheer and optimism of the Republicans.
Its just too bad nobody watches MSNBC.
When Moore flashes the "L" sign he's identifying himself as a Larda$$
That's how I felt watching it. It's been nothing but Bush-bash after Bush-bash this year in the media, and it was fantastic to have McCain, of all people, slam the king of the Bush-bashers!
Michael Moore's article in USA Today
I don't have much use for McCain, but that was brilliant.
Unfortunately, this kind of denunciation just feeds Moore's ego, and puts a feather in his cap for use amongst his Leftist sycophants: "I stood up to those GOP Convention Troglodytes and came out a winner!"
The way to beat Moore is to ridicule and marginalize him, not treat him as the serious threat to the Republic he feels himself to be. The GOP should have hired a comedian to dress up in a fat suit, stand next to McCain, and parody Moore's public statements - I guarantee Moore would have stormed out of the hall in a huff. ;)
Money. That's what it comes down to for the RINOs. They do work hard and have been squeezed even harder to make ends meet. They blame Democrats for wanting to take their money. Never mind that it's Republican tax cuts for the rich and billions spent on the Iraq war that have created the largest deficits in history and will put all of us in hock for years to come.
Conservatives can live with taxation for which they've given their consent; taxation that adheres to constitutional principle. What we abhor is the confiscation of our property without our consent; confiscation that does not adhere to constitutional principle. Government is a contract, Mr. Moore.
Is your brain surrounded by as big a wall of impenetrable fat as your bones are?
Perfect marginalization of Moore.
Does anyone have a link to the video of McCain's speach last night? Unfortunately, I missed it. :'(
Nothing against your cousins........
I was just trying to visualize it.......
Pounding Moore just might give new meaning to the term "bouncer".