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article imageMichael Moore message to Obama: 'Take off your pink tutu'

By Michael Krebs     Nov 14, 2010 in Politics
Appearing on Bill Maher's HBO show, filmmaker Michael Moore expressed his disappointment with President Obama's performance against Republican opposition, suggesting Obama is being too soft.
Democrats sustained heavy losses in the mid-term elections, ceding control of more than 60 seats in the House and seeing their majority in the Senate pared back. The Obama administration now faces emboldened Republican resistance across numerous issues - resistance that is increasingly fueled by the far more conservative Tea Party movement.
Under this backdrop, Michael Moore had a message for President Obama. Speaking on HBO's Bill Maher show, Mr. Moore suggested Obama is being too soft with Republicans.
"I would like to say to him with all due respect to please take off your pink tutu, because it's time to put on the boxing gloves and go fighting for the people," Moore said.
Mr. Moore's comments come on the eve of what is looking like a considerable compromise by President Obama on the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts, an issue that - prior to the Republican mid-term victories - Obama and his Democratic allies in the congress were unwilling to budge on.
Michael Moore is more than willing to share his opinions - particularly when it comes to political matters. He has done so repeatedly with films like "Roger and Me," "Sicko," "Fahrenheit 9/11," and "Capitalism: A Love Story."
Mr. Moore's perspectives are coming decidedly from the left. The son of a Detroit factory worker, Moore identifies with working class themes - and he has openly criticized the Republican Party as the architects behind America's broad dismantling.
As a peripheral voice of the Democratic Party, Moore recently chided Democrats for continuing to blame the former Bush administration for the many woes facing the nation, a theme Democratic strategists had followed leading into the recent mid-term elections.
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