Michael Moore on election results: Democratic party 'failed us miserably'
Filmmaker Michael Moore weighed in on Facebook with a to-do list for Americans unhappy with Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the presidential election.
Moore, who previously laid out exactly why he felt a Trump win was within grasp in Michael Moore in Trumpland, put together a five-point plan as a call to action — calling out the Democratic party and mainstream media for its part in putting Trump in the White House.
“Take over the Democratic Party and return it to the people. They have failed us miserably,” Moore wrote. “Fire all pundits, predictors, pollsters and anyone else in the media who had a narrative they wouldn’t let go of and refused to listen to or acknowledge what was really going on. Those same bloviators will now tell us we must ‘heal the divide’ and ‘come together.’ They will pull more hooey like that out of their ass in the days to come. Turn them off.”
Moore also called for Democratic members of Congress “to fight, resist and obstruct in the way Republicans did against President Obama every day for eight full years” — or else “step out of the way and let those of us who know the score lead the way in stopping the meanness and the madness that’s about to begin.”
The Oscar-winning director argued anyone using “stunned” or “shocked” to describe what happened on Election Day was living “in a bubble and weren’t paying attention to your fellow Americans and their despair.”
“YEARS of being neglected by both parties, the anger and the need for revenge against the system only grew. Along came a TV star they liked whose plan was to destroy both parties and tell them all “You’re fired!” Trump’s victory is no surprise. He was never a joke. Treating him as one only strengthened him. He is both a creature and a creation of the media and the media will never own that,” he wrote.
He closed the note by citing how more Americans voted for Clinton than Trump, as the Democratic nominee topped her opponent in the popular vote. “If you woke up this morning thinking you live in an effed-up country, you don’t,” Moore wrote. “The majority of your fellow Americans wanted Hillary, not Trump. The only reason he’s president is because of an arcane, insane 18th-century idea called the Electoral College. Until we change that, we’ll continue to have presidents we didn’t elect and didn’t want. You live in a country where a majority of its citizens have said they believe there’s climate change, they believe women should be paid the same as men, they want a debt-free college education, they don’t want us invading countries, they want a raise in the minimum wage and they want a single-payer true universal health care system. None of that has changed. We live in a country where the majority agree with the ‘liberal’ position. We just lack the liberal leadership to make that happen.”
Read Moore’s full post below.