Michael Moore called it in 2016. Could he be right again?
Or so asks Sophia McClennen in Raw Story:
Remember when everyone thought Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election? . . . One GOP insider declared that for Trump to win, “it would take video evidence of a smiling Hillary drowning a litter of puppies . . .”
There was, however, one lone voice of dissent: Michael Moore. . . .
Fast forward and we find ourselves in a similar scenario, but turned upside down. . . . Moore isn’t just echoing the widespread notion that Democrats could hold the Senate while losing the House. He is suggesting that voters “are going to descend upon the polls en masse — a literal overwhelming, unprecedented tsunami of voters — and nonviolently, legally, and without mercy remove every last stinking traitor to our Democracy.”
Could he really be right?
To make his point, Moore is going beyond armchair punditry and sending out what he is calling a “tsunami of truth,” where each day leading up to the election he offers one specific factual reason why he is right and why it makes sense to be optimistic.
This is our chance, America.
Yes, we absolutely need to deal with inflation and crime and immigration* . . . and with climate, inequality, and so much more . . . but let’s do it with sensible people (in both parties), not with cultists who chant “Jews will not replace us” — who believe that there were “some very fine people” on both sides that night — who believe Democrats are Satanists and that it’s okay to steal top secret documents from the White House, lie about having them, and then refuse to give them back.
Let’s do it with hard-right Republicans like Liz Cheney (and moderate Republicans, may their tribe increase) who believe in the peaceful transfer of power once 61 out of 61 judges, many of them Trump-appointed, find no evidence of fraud in an election Biden won by 7 million votes.
*If only the bipartisan immigration that passed the Senate 68-32 in 2013 had not been denied a vote in the House! There were enough Republican members to join Democrats in bringing it to Obama’s desk for signature. But if the G.O.P. is good at anything, it is blocking progress.