After Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) came out on Tuesday Mar. 19, 2013 and announced that he is turning down the measure by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) for an assault weapons ban, filmmaker Michael Moore appeared later that night on CNN’s Piers Morgan and unloaded on Reid and the caving Democrats.
Moore was absolutely livid at Reid for what he described as a cowering response to one of the most important issues facing this country. Moore felt that Reid and the Democrats should be ashamed of themselves for just throwing in the political towel and refusing to fight—accusing some of them of being “weaselly Democrats” on the NRA’s payroll.
Moore was so incensed at Reid’s uninspiring statement and his delicate resolve that he even went so far as to praise the Republicans saying that the one thing that he does admire about the GOP is their rigid resolve to stay the course no matter what.
He then described the cowardly Democrats and the progressive left as a nonchalant, non-fighting, non-passionate bunch of patsies that are so afraid of standing up to the pressure of the Republicans and the NRA that they just go away and hide whenever the Republicans even threaten to filibuster.
“There will be an Aurora next month and there will be a Sandy Hook the month after that, and this is just going to keep going on and on and on until people rise up, until people take Harry Reid by the collar and say, ‘Who the hell do you think you are? This is our country!”
Morgan responded back by saying that Reid “should be ashamed of himself.”
Later Moore bluntly asked the question: “How many more Newtown’s will it take?” How many more shootings will it take for Reid and the Democrats to find the political courage to force a vote and make the Republicans go on record and vote against the assault weapons ban or gun control overall?
He told Morgan that if Reid’s grandchildren or some other politician’s children or grandchildren suddenly got mowed down into pieces by some unconscionable creep with a Bushmaster how likely is it that Reid would have still rejected the idea of an assault weapons ban, because he felt that he wouldn’t have the votes?
According to Moore and Morgan, the answer to that question is absolutely not. And speaking as a former Democrat, the criticisms of the Democrat’s reluctance to stand up to the Republicans and stand up for the people on most issues are not unfounded, and that goes from the top of the Democratic ticket all the way down to the bottom.