Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, whose documentary “Sicko” turned 5-years-old on Friday, literally had The Last Word on MSNBC last night, explaining that “there’s no going back now” on President Barack Obama’s health care reforms.
“This victory really should be a mandate for all of us now to just keep moving forward so that everyone is covered and so that private, profit-making insurance companies are not running the show,” he said. “They’re still running the show. That piece of it is going to screw this thing up somewhere down the line. People are still going to be hurt on some level, because the decision about the bottom line is still gonna be there. That has to be removed.”
“There’s no going back, though,” Moore added. “We’re on the path leading toward this universal health care. We’re not on the path back to Oliver Twist. Those days are gone and the Republicans and conservatives are sitting around thinking tonight, ‘Yeah, we’re going to turn this thing around.’ I’m telling you, friends, this is a huge locomotive. As the American public experiences the parts of this bill that are really great, they’re not going to want to turn that train around. So, you better get on that train or watch your party implode.”
This video is from MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, broadcast Thursday, June 28, 2012.
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