Obama Called Upon to Reject Michael Moore, MoveOn.org endorsements
Obama’s acceptance of Moore, MoveOn.org support is an insult to our Armed Forces and nation
by Bill Levinson
To: media “at” barackobama.com, watchdog “at” barackobama.com, info “at” barackobama.com
cc: Multiple Internet blogs, with encouragement to copy to other blogs and circulate as viral E-mail
Dear Mr. Obama,
The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States commands the obedience of our men and women in uniform by law, but we are confident that you also appreciate the need to command their respect. We bring to your attention the endorsement of filmmaker Michael Moore at his Web site.
I don’t get to vote for President this primary season. I live in Michigan. The party leaders (both here and in D.C.) couldn’t get their act together, and thus our votes will not be counted.
So, if you live in Pennsylvania, can you do me a favor? Will you please cast my vote — and yours — on Tuesday for Senator Barack Obama?
…I guess the debate last week was the final straw. I’ve watched Senator Clinton and her husband play this game of appealing to the worst side of white people, but last Wednesday, when she hurled the name “Farrakhan” out of nowhere, well that’s when the silly season came to an early end for me. She said the “F” word to scare white people, pure and simple. Of course, Obama has no connection to Farrakhan. But, according to Senator Clinton, Obama’s pastor does — AND the “church bulletin” once included a Los Angeles Times op-ed from some guy with Hamas! No, not the church bulletin!
Your pastor, Jeremiah Wright, did indeed publish an opinion piece from a Hamas terrorist named Marzook (July 22, 2007). Your pastor also welcomed a piece with a blood libel of Israel, to the effect that Israel developed an “ethnic bomb” that worked only on Black people and Arabs (June 10, 2007). Your pastor personally wrote “state” of Israel, as in “So-called state of Israel,” in his church bulletin (July 8, 2007). Furthermore, your pastor does indeed have connections to Louis Farrakhan, and this is not just according to Hillary Clinton. Jeremiah Wright accompanied Farrakhan to Libya to meet with dictator Moammar Khadafy, and you knew this before you joined his chuch.
We digress, however, from the problem at hand: Michael Moore’s endorsement of your candidacy. Should you become President of the United States, it is your duty to command the trust and respect of our men and women in uniform as well as their obedience. This will be impossible unless you promptly and unequivocally reject Mr. Moore’s support. In 2004, Mr. Moore posted material that praises the terrorists who are murdering American service members as “Minutemen” who “will win.” This material is still online at his Web site.
- The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not “insurgents” or “terrorists” or “The Enemy.” They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow — and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush?
Those small town Pennsylvanians who cling to their guns and religion have something else in common that you forgot to mention. They, and millions of decent Americans like them, support our men and women in uniform even if they disagree with the war. Decent Americans have NO use for ANYBODY who cheerleads for terrorists who murder our service members. We use the word “murder” deliberately because only a uniformed enemy combatant who is fighting in accordance with the laws of war can legally kill an American soldier. Any of Mr. Moore’s “Minutemen” who disguises himself as a civilian for this purpose is guilty of murder.
Mr. Obama, voters need to know whether you are with our Armed Forces or the terrorists. If you reject Michael Moore’s endorsement without hesitation or equivocation, you are with our men and women in uniform. If you fail to do so, voters will be fully justified in drawing their own conclusions.
Next we come to your solicitation and acceptance of MoveOn.org’s support. In 2007, MoveOn.org published a large ad in the New York Times with a picture of General David Petraeus, a distinguished officer whose numerous service ribbons and skill badges underscore his dedication to our country’s Armed Forces. Under his picture were two defamatory statements: an accusation that he was “cooking the books” for the White House (i.e. lying, cause for expulsion from the U.S. Military Academy) and “betrayal.” MoveOn.org is still displaying this insult at its Web site, as of April 22 2008. Your solicitation and acceptance of MoveOn.org’s endorsement makes you a party to this insult to General Petraeus, and therefore an insult to every decent American who understands the meaning of “Duty, Honor, and Country.” If you continue to stand with MoveOn.org, the concept of an officer and gentleman like General Petraeus, or even a buck private, having to call you “Sir” is sickening.
We therefore call upon you to reject and denounce without equivocation the endorsement of MoveOn.org, and apologize to General Petraeus, the Armed Forces of the United States, and the country in general for soliciting it in the first place. To be quite frank, we do not expect you to do so. This is clear from the fact that Tim Russert and Hillary Clinton had to back you into a corner during a national debate before you would “reject” the support of Louis Farrakhan. It is clear from your statement that you “would have” resigned from the Trinity United Church of Christ had Jeremiah Wright not retired. You could have resigned before his hate speech became a liability to your campaign, and we think the latter consideration–expedience as opposed to right and wrong–is the principal consideration in everything you do. It is therefore only fair to invite you to prove us wrong by rejecting the support of Michael Moore and MoveOn.org.
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