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Capitalism Crusader Tom Tancredo Begs For Handouts From Michael Moore: ‘Send Me A Check’

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Fox News is beginning its assault on the Michael Moore’s new documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story.” In his new documentary, Moore concludes, “You have to eliminate [capitalism] and replace it with something that is good for all people and that something is democracy.”

Yesterday, Fox News hosted former Congressman Tom Tancredo, who bashed Moore and derided the perils of a welfare state. But after calling Moore “stupid,” “kind of a goofball,” and “a freaky guy,” Tancredo ironically begged Moore to send him a check:

TANCREDO: Hey, Michael, Michael, look at — look at me. To each according to his needs, from each according to their abilities. Buddy, you have got more money. I need some of it, OK? We had a rough winter here.

SULLIVAN: Yes.

TANCREDO: It’s been tough. So, spread the wealth a little bit. Of course he isn’t. He is a hypocrite on top of it. But who in this administration feels like he does?

SULLIVAN: He does donate — he does donate a good percentage, but he should…

TANCREDO: Yes.

SULLIVAN: But, if he believes that, he should donate it all.

TANCREDO: That is exactly right. It’s to each according to his needs. And, believe me, there are a lot more people in this country who need it more than he does. I am one. Send me a check.

Watch it:

Both host Brian Sullivan and Tancredo acknowledged they hadn’t yet seen Moore’s movie. But that didn’t prevent them from making judgments about it.

Fox has taken the lead in bashing Moore’s previous documentaries. After the release of SiCKO, Brian Kilmeade said, “What makes you think Michael Moore would do anything except to make this country look bad.” After the release of Fahrenheit 9/11, Kilmeade called him “the documentarian who makes stuff up,” and Bill O’Reilly compared him to Hitler’s minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels.

Transcript:

BRIAN SULLIVAN, GUEST HOST: Michael Moore’s brand-new movie, premiering yesterday, it is a country clear attack on the American economic system of capitalism.

Ironically, Moore is bashing the same capitalistic system that helped make his movies more than $170 million and make him a very wealthy guy. But I digress.

Two years ago, his Sicko film pushed health care reform. Should our free markets be worried they’re next?

Here now, former GOP presidential candidate Tom Tancredo. Tom, welcome to Your World. It’s Brian Sullivan.

Thanks for joining us.

TOM TANCREDO (R), FORMER U.S. CONGRESSMAN: Sure. It’s a pleasure.

SULLIVAN: Michael Moore, it seems to me — and he — he said this in Venice, I believe — capitalism is evil. Or that is the end of the movie.

I mean, he is striking right at the heart of what made America America.

TANCREDO: Yes. And I am surprised, in a way, that this has come out from him before. It has in other ways in other movies. You’re right, attacking the health care system.

But this is Michael Moore. This is what he believes in. It’s not only Michael Moore, of course. It’s the president of the United States. I believe he looks at it exactly the same way. That’s the scary part.

Michael Moore is just an appendage. He’s just a sycophant for this administration. And, frankly, I’m more worried about people in the administration who feel the same way. I think, when the president of the United States sees this particular movie ,he is going to love it.

And that was — is — that worries me a heck of lot more than what this goofball thinks.

SULLIVAN: And one of the taglines of the film is something like love, passion, and 14,000 jobs lost every day. Do you think that Mr. Moore — and I have not seen the movie. I mean, it just came out. I will check it out.

TANCREDO: I haven’t either.

SULLIVAN: But you do think that Mr. Moore understands that, in order to lose 14,000 jobs, which is tough — and nobody should lose their job — that we have had to have created 14,000 jobs a day in the first place? There had to have been those jobs before those jobs could be lost?

Who does he think is going to create the jobs?

TANCREDO: The government.

I used to go to the old Soviet Union. My wife taught Russian for years for — in — in the public schools here in Colorado. We used to take our kids over the old Soviet Union all the time, because it would — we wanted them to see what he thinks is good. We wanted them to see communism in action, the antithesis of capitalism. We wanted them to see what it was like to be in a country where the most famous little catchphrase was, they — they promised to pay us, and we promised to work, but nobody does either.

And — and when you have to — when — when roofing material, because they had to make so much, they gauged it by how much they made in a period of time, so that it got thinner and thinner to meet the quota. And the same thing with chain-link. It got bigger and bigger, because it was — the quota was in tons.

And all this is idiotic. And nothing was productive. And nobody — you know, the place was falling apart at the seams. And, as a result, they finally could not compete with the United States or with capitalism. They collapsed.

He is too stupid to see that. But I’m telling you again, what worries me is that he is just kind of a goofball. Everybody knows that he is a freaky guy. What I’m concerned about is, how many people in this…

SULLIVAN: It takes millions of dollars to make a movie, right?

TANCREDO: Sure. Sure.

(CROSSTALK)

SULLIVAN: And he’s making a lot of money on these movies.

TANCREDO: And what does he do with it?

SULLIVAN: Is he giving it all away? Is he giving every dime of profit away?

TANCREDO: Hey, Michael, Michael, look at — look at me. To each according to his needs, from each according to their abilities.

Buddy, you have got more money. I need some of it, OK? We had a rough winter here.

SULLIVAN: Yes.

TANCREDO: It’s been tough. So, spread the wealth a little bit.

Of course he isn’t. He is a hypocrite on top of it. But who in this administration feels like he does?

SULLIVAN: He does donate — he does donate a good percentage, but he should…

TANCREDO: Yes.

SULLIVAN: But, if he believes that, he should donate it all.

TANCREDO: That is exactly right. It’s to each according to his needs.

And, believe me, there are a lot more people in this country who need it more than he does. I am one. Send me a check.

SULLIVAN: And you know what a great car the Lada was.

Tom Tancredo, thank you very much.

TANCREDO: You bet.

Update

Moore recently said he is saving his profits so he doesn’t have to get funding for future movies.

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