It’s a well-known fact that mockumentarian Michael Moore is a self-aggrandizing gasbag, but perhaps right now we should be thanking him. In keeping with the filmmaker’s love of shooting his mouth off, he recently “outed” ObamaCare in Rolling Stone Magazine. “If a true public option is enacted — and Obama knows this — it will eventually bring about a single-payer system, because the profit-making insurance companies won’t be able to compete with a government-run plan and make the profits they want to make. I probably shouldn’t be saying this, but I’m counting on the fact that Republicans won’t be reading Rolling Stone.”
Moore made no bones about the fact that he supports the single-payer system that exists in “every other Western democracy.” Clearly, he had not done his research on the quality of health care in England and Canada, and he most certainly does not realize (or care) that, if Obama gets his way, there will be nowhere to run for those in other countries who are acutely ill and not receiving treatment in a timely manner.
“Capitalism: A Love Story,” Moore’s new film, is doing about as well as the market will bear. On its opening weekend, it came in seventh among commercial releases, bringing in only $4.8 million from 962 theaters. This is a far cry from the unfortunate success of “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Perhaps Americans are onto Moore and looking for real facts this time, not Moore’s twisted version of them.
So, Mr. Moore, first of all, some Republicans do read Rolling Stone Magazine. Perhaps they know it’s prudent to keep abreast of what the leftist propaganda machine is cranking out; perhaps they just like pop music. Second, it’s not just Republicans who are fighting ObamaCare — it’s every Patriot willing to stand up and fight for what we as a nation hold dear: self-determination.