[Guest post by DRJ]
Michael Moore thinks he is well-equipped to replace Rahm Emanuel as President Obama’s Chief of Staff:
“I don’t know what your team has been up to, but they haven’t served you well. And Rahm, poor Rahm, has turned into a fighter — not of Republicans, but of the left. He called those of us who want universal health care “f***ing retarded.” Look, I don’t know if Rahm is the problem or if it’s Gibbs or Axelrod or any of the other great people we owe a debt of thanks to for getting you elected. All I know is that whatever is fueling your White House it’s now running on fumes. Time to shake things up! Time to bring me in to get you pumped up every morning! Go Barack! Yay Obama! Fight, Team, Fight!
I’m packed and ready to come to D.C. tomorrow. If it helps, you won’t really be losing Rahm entirely because I’ll be bringing his brother with me — my agent, Ari Emanuel. Man, you should see HIM negotiate a deal! Have you ever wanted to see Mitch McConnell walking around Capitol Hill carrying his own head in his hands after it’s just been handed to him by the infamous Ari? Oh, baby, it won’t be pretty — but boy will it be sweet!
What say you, Barack? Me and you against the world! Yes we can! It’ll be fun — and we may just get something done. Whaddaya got to lose? Hope?”
Moore believes Obama’s 2008 election was a mandate proving Americans want universal health care and “oppose the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and want the bankers punished.” Moore seems to have forgotten Obama supported the war in Afghanistan, and I guess he believes Obama’s Presidential waffling is a result of bad advice from his Chief of Staff. Moore has also forgotten he trumpeted progressives’ 57-million person “mandate to to be as radical and liberal and steadfast as we need to be” after President Bush was re-elected in 2004 with 62 million votes.
Shorter Michael Moore: Democrats rule and Republicans drool.