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Moore writes: "Trump had to know this day would come. That a tsunami of women and young people and people of color would show up in record numbers at the polls."

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

This Is the Reckoning

By Michael Moore, Michael Moore's Facebook Page

06 November 18


HIS IS THE RECKONING! Trump had to know this day would come. That a TSUNAMI of women & young people & people of color would show up in record numbers at the polls. Millions showed up in DC twice - women & students - to warn him what today would look like. Now add in all the older white dudes who “get it”. In 12 hours we’ll know.‬ SO EVERYONE TO THE POLLS! TEXT EVERY FRIEND TO REMIND THEM! Tell them don’t miss out on the coolest most friggin’ awesome day in our history when we brought a crazed president to his knees! You will want to say “I WAS THERE!! I DID IT!! WE DID IT!!” A story so amazing and so powerful, you will tell your grandchildren. It’s completely and totally in your hands. It is, in fact, the only day every two years when you —YOU —outnumber all your bosses, all the millionaires and billionaires combined, all the politicians, the generals, the pundits, the pollsters and the entire white male patriarchy (now at only 34% of the population!) — this is the only day you legally get to tell THEM what to do! It’s why they make voting so hard for so many because they are so outnumbered. And they are frightened to death of you. Trump is scared sh*tless today of you. Take advantage TODAY of the POWER you hold.

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+10 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-11-06 16:00
I don't see a tsunami coming. but Demos will take control of the House and possibly the Senate. That will be a good thing. Trump will be a lame duck for two years, unless impeachment shortens that. Trump has had his "honeymoon" with republican control of all three branches of government. Now Demos will retake control of just one branch.

Controlling one branch can put an effective "check mate" on Trump and the neo-cons who control him, except that the Democratic leadership supports the neo-cons.

But MM is correct. There are some very good young, female progressives who will win this time. It is very good to have them in government. Best wishes to them. They will need to be strong in order not to be co-opted and eaten up by the swamp monsters in DC.

+7 # Porfiry 2018-11-06 17:24
Here's hoping that a) they will not be blocked from voting and b) their vote will mysteriously disappear.
+1 # Wise woman 2018-11-06 21:04
Here's hoping and praying.
+4 # librarian1984 2018-11-08 10:08
Bill Maher's convinced Trump won't step down as president in six years. Since a week feels like a year in the Trumpverse, six years is akin to three centuries. A lot can happen in three centuries, Bill. More immediate problems. (Maybe we can oust Trump in two years. Let's work on that.) Maher talks about this a lot. Way more than it deserves. He's become fixated on one idea, a classic coping mechanism.

Moore's gone the same route but his idee fixe is that we must run a well-loved celebrity in 2020. That worries me because Moore (and Maher) has a big megaphone and I think he's dead wrong.

How pathetic is it to say that in our entire party we can't find the right candidate, that no professional is up to the task? Or that we have to dazzle voters because they can't make a decision based on issues. Yikes.

Moore wants the Democraps to run Oprah or Sully. Does he not know Sullenberger is a conservative, or does he not care?

Of course the Democratic Party has someone in its ranks. But it's probably not Kamala Harris or Biden, and it isn't Tom Hanks, or even Susan Sarandon.

What I want from the DNC, DCCC and DP leadership is -- KEEP THE HELL OUT OF THE NOMINATION RACE.

Let the people decide if they want change, Nancy.
Let the voters choose the candidates, Steny.
Let the finances and tactics be transparent, Tom.

The 2020 Senate map looks great for Democrats. We should not lose hope now. Instead we should reform and be rational.
+3 # kyzipster 2018-11-08 23:56
What do you think of Elizabeth Warren? Looks like she's preparing to run. I think she could win, she at least talks the talk. The Pocahontas shtick has run its course.

I'm not sure celebrities are a bad idea, but not for the presidency. Ashley Judd was going to run against Mitch McConnell and the Democrats sabotaged her. Nothing else works here in Kentucky to Ditch Mitch, I think they should have endorsed her. They always run the most boring, milk toast conservative Democrat to run against McConnell, it doesn't work. Dolly Parton would be great! But she's in TN.
+2 # librarian1984 2018-11-09 21:17
I'm not dead set against celebrities, as long as they know what they're talking about. Cynthia Nixon seemed okay, though she'd be a bit at the mercy of pros once she got in to office. Celebrities can be helpful but governance isn't for dabblers. Schwarzennegger did okay, though, and (ack) Reagan.

Wasn't there a good, plausible challenger to MMcC last time? It seems like she did pretty well.

Warren is not progressive enough for me but she might be the compromise between progressives and the establishment, and would presumably have a more left-leaning cabinet? But she's pretty hawkish. Still, I'd rather have her than Kamala Harris.

If HRC had chosen Warren for VP she might have won.

lol yeah I think, even though the timing was bad, that she's put the Pocahontas troubles to bed.
0 # DongiC 2018-11-10 04:22
The Democrats have a brilliant and charismatic star of the first magnitude. - Oprah Winfrey. She electrifies voters like no one I have ever seen except for Bobby Kennedy. Wonderful speaker, extraordinary life, very many accomplishments , can see and identify
with the problems of the poor and oppressed, Oprah is heaven sent and a perfect candidate to be the first woman president. I think it is her destiny. It would be my honor and privilege to work for her campaign. Money, service (shamanic) and all the energy that this old body can muster. In a few days I will be 85!
+1 # kyzipster 2018-11-10 11:49
I think Oprah could win easily, Obama had those qualities and Oprah has much more. Decades of familiarity, a real gift for speaking to everyone. I think she could appeal to many across the aisle. With Trump, it might be worth considering just to get rid of him.

The question for me would be if she would turn to the Dem establishment for governing like Obama or turn to the left and embrace the growing progressive sentiment in the Dem base.

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