Attention all Democratic wusses! Hey, Obama! You want to pull off the Mother of All Upsets on 2 November? Give the pundits cardiac arrest? Give the Republicans the shellacking they so “richly” deserve? This is not a pipedream. Here is what you have to do, and it’s straight from the mouth of the guy Republicans hate almost as much as they profess to hate Obama, as laid out by Michael Moore. Yes, that Michael Moore.
1- Immediate Wall-to-Wall TV Ads, Internet Videos, and Appearances Hammering Who the H**l Put Us in the Misery We’re In. This is necessary because Americans have short memory spans. Moore says “I don’t know a single person in Hollywood who wouldn’t shoot those spots for you for FREE. Dems: Do not pull a single punch on this…. the public will be astonished that you’ve found your courage and your spine.”
2- Indict the Criminals. This means, not only those who caused the economic collapse but also those who became war profiteers. It was, after all, organized crime. RICO will come in handy here. Make ’em pay!
3- Announce a Moratorium on All Family Home Foreclosures. It’s coming to light that the Big Banks don’t have the paperwork right and can’t even prove they own the houses they are seeking to foreclose. Just issue a decree.
4- Announce a New 21st Century WPA. Business isn’t hiring, so ‘THE GOVERNMENT IS HIRING!” Hire people immediately to work on our infrastructure, and fund it by “taxing the richest 1 percent who have more financial wealth than 95 percent of Americans combined!” Think you can’t get it passed? You won’t know until you try—- make the Republicans actually go through with their inevitable threat to filibuster; let the American middle class see them for what they are, they won’t last a day.
5- Declare that No Democrat Will Accept ANY Wall Street Money in the Next Election Cycle. All the Democrats in Congress should stand on the Capitol steps with President Obama and “pledge that if America allows you to retain control of Congress, none of you will take a penny from Wall Street for the 2012 election. Instead, promise to accept donations of only $2, $5 and $10. You will also pledge not to take a job as a lobbyist or lawyer for ANY corporation for ten years after you leave Congress.”
Also, says Moore, use humor and go after those Republican and Tea Party candidates and their agenda, ridicule them—- they’re hilarious, aren’t they? And, by the way, stop complaining about the base not helping you—- if you do something to earn that help, you’ll get help. Incredible amounts of help.
Ah, if only……
If I had to choose, I’d pick 1, 3, and 5 as the most likely to come to pass, and the most spectacular. Go for it!