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Moore writes: "Run your own candidates locally, do the grassroots work and get them elected."

Filmmaker Michael Moore. (photo: Sacha Lecca)
Filmmaker Michael Moore. (photo: Sacha Lecca)

The DNC Will Cost Us the Election in 2018 Unless You and Others Run for Office

By Michael Moore, Michael Moore's Facebook Page

16 December 17


t the DNC, a Bernie supporter goes off on the corruption of the party hacks who... spent over $700 million on 5 consultants?! (Watch video below.)The DNC will cost us the election in 2018 unless you and others get out there and run for office on your own. I drove for miles and miles around northern Michigan in October of 2016 and never saw a single Hillary yard sign. When I asked why, local Dems said the party told them they were not sending any more signs to Michigan because — get this — “too many Hillary signs might remind Trump voters that they have to get out there and vote against Hillary!” Can u fucking believe this? I heard the same kind of thing from Wisconsin. Hillary lost Michigan by an average of only TWO votes per precinct!!!!!! Her campaign and the DNC just tossed Michigan and Wisconsin away! My friends, if we let the old guard, the party hacks of the Dem party call the shots next year, we are doomed. The DNC didn’t want to give a dime to Doug Jones in Alabama. They want to save their money and spend it only on the old time Dems who’ve already been in Congress for years and who don’t want to lose their cushy jobs. WE ARE THE MAJORITY! Run your own candidates locally, do the grassroots work and get them elected. There is a rumble taking place across the land. The people want the Republicans OUT! We can do this. The Dem party hacks won’t. No more whining about them. Buy some poster board, cans of spray paint, wooden stakes and a hammer. Then save the hammer for the next Dem Party meeting. Maybe a stake, too - to drive it right into the heart of an apparatus that lost the White House with a victory of more than 3 million votes! Pathetic. your social media marketing partner


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+110 # Brice 2017-12-16 14:22
Michael Moore really has a great feeling for what is going on in the country.

When I saw the lineup of Dems who turned like rabid dogs on Al Franken without giving him a moments thought on due process or justice, I was sickened by the Democratic establishment.
+45 # shulie 2017-12-16 18:50
Apparently the DNC did spend quite a bit of money for Doug Jones, getting out the vote and making sure people got to the polls. If so, that's what they should be doing. One can only hope that they will continue to help pick good candidates and get them elected.
+25 # Ronnybabby 2017-12-16 23:15
Quoting shulie:
Apparently the DNC did spend quite a bit of money for Doug Jones, getting out the vote and making sure people got to the polls. If so, that's what they should be doing. One can only hope that they will continue to help pick good candidates and get them elected.

I'm afraid they had little to do with it but was rather the efforts of grass roots organizations like Democracy for America that pulled him thru.
+19 # RLF 2017-12-17 06:14
Listen to what you're saying! It is not the Democratic party that selects candidates. That was the problem with Hillary! It has to be the Democratic voters that select the candidates not a bunch of Clintonian/Obam ian establishment types selecting for us!
+7 # Saberoff 2017-12-16 19:40
Right. I'll get right on that...

A little reality might work out well, too; I can't run just now.

What office are you running for, Mike?
+15 # p4136bl 2017-12-16 19:43
It's a peculiar trait of human groupings - that the power, success and even 'sense of family' of Republicans comes from disallowing dissenting voices, versus the desire for diversity and acceptance of dissenting opinions with Democrats, becomes a major liability - the inability to find a fair consensus and support candidates with one voice. Democracy seems to be humanity's best current answer, but damn, it's full of huge potholes.
+1 # kyzipster 2017-12-17 11:55
Interesting point. Democrats are often criticized for being much less cohesive than Republicans. IMO, that's what democracy is supposed to look like, it's the Republican Party that is much more cult-like.

This bickering between Sanders supporters and Dem establishment supporters looks like healthy democracy to me. Unfortunately, the opposition benefits the most. That's where we find ourselves.

At least Trump is motivating people in a big way to vote against something. That will potentially benefit the Democratic establishment in the short term but they will continue to fail if they don't move away from corporatism, imo.

Ideally we would have 4 healthy political parties to better reflect the public. There's potential in the Libertarian and Green parties to provide that. There may be too much apathy for that to manifest.
+9 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2017-12-16 20:24
$700 million on 5 consultants must be a typo or mistake. But it may be correct. This is how the Clintons campaign. They think paying millions to consultants will win elections. It does not. The Clintons have been losing elections for democrats since the 90s. They pay millions of other people's money to their friends.

Moore is right. Retail politics still works. Republicans right now are better at it than democrats. But democrats can change. They have popular support if they will just use it and address the issues people care about.

Hillary's advisors like Robby Mook are just blind. He hired all of his gay friends and addressed the campaign disproportionat ely to the LBGTQ crowd. Very few people were impressed with this. But it made Mook happy and he felt important. That's one big reason why Hillary lost. It wasn't the Russians; it was Mook.

Moore is correct in saying that the Clinton democrats that have controlled the party since the 90s need to go. They have nothing of interest to today's people. They are now only in it for their own self-preservati on --and, of course, the money. They are dragging the party down. Time to dump them all and move on.

Eric -- are you reading Michael Moore? See, I'm not the only one saying we need dump Hillary and move on.
+2 # Billsy 2017-12-17 12:41
The problem with Mook wasn't so much a matter of hiring his LGBTQ friends. The chief problem with them was their affluence, their inability to identify with and support the numerous less fortunate members of their communities. It was appalling. Any attempt to discuss the failures of the DNC establishment and its failed neoliberal economic policies were met with the most breathtaking condescension and charges of naiveté.
0 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2017-12-18 08:07
Bills -- yes, I agree. They were so filled with themselves. Still, they are indentity politics extremists. Their affluence is another one of their identities.
+9 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2017-12-16 20:34
Nomiki nails it. She is exactly right. And the same democrats who spent $700 million on 5 consultants are now pushing the Russiagate bullshit to the exclusion of all other discussions. They don't want to talk about how the democratic party has abandoned people like the woman in Arizona Nomiki mentinos. They only want to talk about how Russia meddled in the 2016 election.

It is time to clean house in the democratic party. They best way would be for everyone to leave and join the Green party. When the democratic party reforms, people can come back.
0 # RMF 2017-12-17 15:38
How would that AL senatorial race have gone had there also been a Green Party candidate on the ticket?
+15 # Jazzbo 2017-12-16 22:14
I have read that the DNC eventually did buy advertising for Doug Jones, but THEY DIDN'T PUT PEOPLE ON THE GROUND, and that is symptomatic of the problem: to get out the vote, you have to talk to people; you have to tell them why they should bother to vote (the turnout in the Alabama primary was 35%); and why they should vote for your candidate. Most of the relatively few people doing canvassing were not sent by the DNC.
+21 # PABLO DIABLO 2017-12-16 23:01
Don't stop Nomiki. More people need to hear you. Get the "super delegates" and the Clintons out of the Democratic Party. Without them we would have President Sanders today.
0 # vicnada 2017-12-18 20:46
You'll get no argument on this from me. And for Franken's willingness to fall on his sword, he is the one and only superdelegate who has my full pardon. I wait for every other one to commit a self-sacrificin g act with good "reason" before I can forgive their "treason". I would vote Franken back in a heartbeat--this time to pull for Bernie's side. And Michael Moore? What kind of Presidential candidate would he make? The debates would be sell-outs worldwide!
+12 # tm7devils 2017-12-17 00:14
Yes it is pathetic...want ing to replace serial liars and cheaters(the GOP) with serial killers(the war party Democrats - especially Hillary)...neit her one of which could be considered a moral, ethical or democratic entity. If truth be told.
The propaganda that the American people have been blanketed with for, at least, the last 70 years had the effect of keeping us from forming a perspective of reality that we could use to make intelligent and informed decisions needed to run our society for the betterment of ourselves and mankind. And, at the other end of the spectrum, they just don't inform us of what is really going on in the World around us(mostly their nefarious deeds or criminal behavior). I would call that 'double jeopardy'.
The situation this country is in now can only be changed when a majority of the American people perform due diligence on the BS we are fed, or not fed, and hold our leaders feet to the fire.
Alas, I am sorry to say - understanding one aspect of human nature - the tendency to believe that their beliefs and truth(or reality) are inseparable.
IMO, I believe this tendency will be the downfall of mankind...since critical thinking is not Homo Sapiens Sapiens forte.(Homo = man, Sapiens = wise...A double oxymoron?)
Only time will tell...
+8 # trimegestus 2017-12-17 00:42
Michael Moore is right on target. The Clinton campaign organization wasted or misappropriated millions of dollars.

Perhaps the real cause of Clinton's defeat is the bandits and parasitic consultants in the campaign organization.

In October 2016 my brother was disturbed to see Trump lawn-signs everywhere; but Hillary lawn-signs were nowhere to be seen. I made a few phone calls, and then told him to pick-up a Clinton lawn-sign at a campaign office in Doylestown in suburban Pennsylvania. The campaign office "SOLD" my brother a Clinton lawn-sign for $8.

Does anyone have any other examples of campaign blunders that they can share with RSN readers?
+10 # banichi 2017-12-17 03:01
This is hardly news. I lost a lot of respect for Michael Moore in the last year or two. Now suddenly he is telling us what Bernie Sanders supporters like myself learned the hard way through the 2015-2016 campaign? Where was he when the DNC, DLC, Democratic party establishment as a whole were rigging the election a full year and more in advance?

The meeting some months ago where Nancy Pelosi and George Soros were in attendance chose Kamala Harris, the new senator from California (my state) as the next presidential candidate, on the basis of sketchy polls that said Harris polled better than Sanders by maybe 2%.

That's BS. First, she's a relative unknown. Second, she has NO experience in national politics, which may well have been why she really got picked. Third, why was Soros, who is primarily a major donor, present at the meeting?

The Democratic Party stinks, Moore is right about that. He's more than a little late the gate on this, though.
-1 # RMF 2017-12-21 11:49
You say "The Democratic Party stinks."

I suppose that means you prefer the GOP (and Trump.)
+14 # relegn 2017-12-17 07:35
The reliance on inside-the-belt way analysis of what is going on in the field is always going to prove to be ineffective in winning elections no matter how much you spend on consultants. For the DNC to remain relevant to democratic voters the DNC must be "updated" with new members who are willing to do the leg work of connecting with democrats in the field throughout America.
+15 # Solomon Davidson 2017-12-17 09:31
Thank goodness for Nomiki Konst and those like her who stand up for the rights of the rank and file in the face of the massive corruption at the top of the party that has been committing suicide via greed, incompetence and sabotage of their progressive candidates for the past thirty years.
+1 # futhark 2017-12-18 18:30
My recollection of the 2016 presidential campaign is that the first thing Ms. Clinton did was to start lining up events at which deep pocket capitalists would be encouraged to donate to her campaign, the larger the contribution the better. Relatively little time or energy seems to have been devoted to listening to what the people wanted or to developing programs that would address their needs and desires. Senator Sanders did that, but only failed to secure the nomination because the rules had been engineered to mitigate against nominating a candidate with his approach. In the end, it seems to me that Ms. Clinton's continual appeals for funds from rich donors insured her ultimate loss in November.

I voted for a candidate with integrity and a program that would make this world a better place, Dr. Jill Stein.

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