"Michael Moore, in town for the premiere of his new movie, stopped by a rally at the offices of Public Citizen on Tuesday to deliver a stark warning to any congressional Democrats who would dare oppose a government-run insurance plan as part of health-care legislation. "I and a lot of other people have every intention of removing you from Congress in the next election if you stand in the way of health-care legislation that the people want," the beefy filmmaker roared. "We will come to your districts, and we will work against you, first in the primary, and if we have to, in the general election. . . . You think we're going to go along with you just because you're Democrats? You should think again!"
The last time the Michael Moore / Ralph Nader / Phil Donahue / Village Voice crowd decided to challenge the Democratic establishment for insufficient radicalism was in 2000. Their third party votes defeated Al Gore (now, one of their heroes) and elected George W. Bush. How'd that work out?