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Michael Moore: Why I'm Not Now and Have Never Been the Democrats' "Rush Limbaugh"

The Republican machine kept attacking me but the American public sided with me -- not Rush Limbaugh.

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They want tougher environmental laws and believe that global warming is real, not a myth.

They believe that the rich should be taxed more.

They want to go after the crooks on Wall Street who got us into this mess and the politicians who enabled them.

They want more money invested in education, science, technology and infrastructure—NOT in more tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

They believe that, whether Democrats or Republicans have been in power, wealthy corporations have been calling the shots for the past few decades and the American people's voices have not been heard as their country has slowly been driven into the ground. Our politicians and our media have been bought and paid for by the highest bidders and we don't trust them anymore.

Finally—they want us to get the hell out of Iraq and to investigate the criminals who sent us there for fictitious reasons.

Obama and the Democrats going after Rush is a good thing and will not do for him what the Republican attack plan did for me—namely, the majority of Americans will never be sympathetic to him because they simply don't agree with him.

The days of using my name as a pejorative are now over. The right wing turned me into an accidental spokesperson for the liberal, MAJORITY agenda. Thank you, Republican Party. You helped us elect one of the most liberal senators to the presidency of the United States. We couldn't have done it without you.

Michael Moore is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker and author. He directed and produced Roger & Me , Bowling for Columbine , Fahrenheit 9/11 , and Sicko. He has also written seven books, most recently, Mike’s Election Guide 2008

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