Schlockumentary filmmaker Michael Moore believes that the older generations of white people are all racist because they didn't vote for Barack Obama in 2008.
In his warped view - sadly espoused at Thursday's Symposium on Poverty hosted by PBS's Tavis Smiley and aired on C-SPAN - because "the only white age group that President Obama won was 18 to 29 year olds," all older Caucasians must be racist (video follows with transcript and commentary):
MICHAEL MOORE: And that's younger people also, because they're not as racist as the previous generation. I mean, can I just, can I just throw out one statistic? The only white age group that President Obama won was 18 to 29 year olds. He lost every other white age group. So, I know that may sound depressing, but the hopeful part of it is our young people. They are going to fix this. You know this. Those of us my age, our kids, they're not bigots, they're not homophobes. They don't look at it the way that the grandparents and the great-grandparents did. This is going to get better with the next generations, I believe it.
As you probably imagine, racism likely isn't a factor in this at all. Although the 2004 exit polls didn't delineate age and race as a category, they did find that the only age bracket Kerry won was - wait for it! - 18 to 29 year olds. In fact, Kerry got the exact same percentage of 18 to 29 year olds as Obama got white 18 to 29 years - 54.
As such, any intelligent pollster would conclude that young people just tend to be more liberal thereby being more likely to vote for the Democrat in a national election.
Isn't it wonderful that a clueless, hateful, anti-American filmmaker like Moore is invited to participate in a symposium about poverty in this nation and make misinformed claims about bigotry and the root causes of the problem?
Do you imagine anyone on this panel including Moore addressing the links between poverty and the various entitlement programs that ensure generations of poor people destined to never climb the income ladder as a result?
No, instead folks like Moore are there dishonestly blaming the problem on old white people.
Sick-making, isn't it?
(H/T Breitbart TV)