Over the summer, far-left documentarian Michael Moore turned prophet and presented one of the most lucid explanations of Donald Trump’s appeal and issued a leftist-world-shaking prediction that we would soon be calling him “PRESIDENT TRUMP.” Moore’s sympathy with Midwest Trump voters was on display again on Friday when he smacked down a cynical, typical leftist attempt to disparage Trump voters as racist.
In a panel discussion on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday, Moore pointed out the absurdity of claiming the same people who elected Obama not once but twice in the Rust Belt suddenly became card-carrying members of the racist “basket of deplorables.”
Moore’s defense of Trump voters came in response to Princeton University’s Eddie Glaude Jr., African American department chair, who said “deep racial animus” was a central issue in the election result. “What I’m trying to get at, is at the heart of this country is some deep racial animus that animates the very communities we’re trying to lift up,” said an impassioned Glaude.
Co-host Joe Scarborough wouldn’t let the claim slide, pointing to clear electoral data that blows up the racism smear. “I have to repeat it again because it’s maddening,” said Scarborough. “People who live by data should die by data, and the data according to Nate Cohn of the New York Times says this, and let those who have ears to hear, hear: The very people who helped elect Barack Obama president of the United States twice just elected in Wisconsin, in Michigan, in Ohio and Pennsylvania, Donald J. Trump. It’s the data.”
“You have to accept that millions of people who voted for Barack Obama, some of them once, some of them twice, changed their minds this time.”
Moore agreed, boiling down Scarborough’s point for his left-wing colleagues. “You have to accept that millions of people who voted for Barack Obama, some of them once, some of them twice, changed their minds this time,” said Moore. “They’re not racist. They twice voted for a man whose middle name is Hussein. That’s the America you live in.”
During the discussion, Moore went into detail about the kinds of issues that have led to the disconnect between the Democratic Party and Midwesterners, including President Obama coming to Flint, Michigan five months ago and drinking the water as if everything was miraculously fixed, when of course it was not, and using citizens as props for political purposes. African Americans from the economically depressed areas, particularly Detroit, suggested Moore, had lost faith in their Democratic leadership.
Shortly after Moore dropped the bomb in July on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher that Trump would be our next president, he published an article on his website detailing the “5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win.” The highlights from his prescient analysis:
1- Midwest Math, or Welcome to Our Rust Belt Brexit. I believe Trump is going to focus much of his attention on the four blue states in the rustbelt of the upper Great Lakes – Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Four traditionally Democratic states – but each of them have elected a Republican governor since 2010 (only Pennsylvania has now finally elected a Democrat)
2- The Last Stand of the Angry White Man. Our male-dominated, 240-year run of the USA is coming to an end. A woman is about to take over! How did this happen?! On our watch! There were warning signs, but we ignored them. Nixon, the gender traitor, imposing Title IX on us, the rule that said girls in school should get an equal chance at playing sports. Then they let them fly commercial jets. Before we knew it, Beyoncé stormed on the field at this year’s Super Bowl (our game!) with an army of Black Women, fists raised, declaring that our domination was hereby terminated! Oh, the humanity!
3- The Hillary Problem. Can we speak honestly, just among ourselves? And before we do, let me state, I actually like Hillary – a lot – and I think she has been given a bad rap she doesn’t deserve. But her vote for the Iraq War made me promise her that I would never vote for her again. To date, I haven’t broken that promise. For the sake of preventing a proto-fascist from becoming our commander-in-chief, I’m breaking that promise. I sadly believe Clinton will find a way to get us in some kind of military action. She’s a hawk, to the right of Obama. But Trump’s psycho finger will be on The Button, and that is that. Done and done.
4- The Depressed Sanders Vote. Stop fretting about Bernie’s supporters not voting for Clinton – we’re voting for Clinton! The polls already show that more Sanders voters will vote for Hillary this year than the number of Hillary primary voters in ’08 who then voted for Obama. This is not the problem. The fire alarm that should be going off is that while the average Bernie backer will drag him/herself to the polls that day to somewhat reluctantly vote for Hillary, it will be what’s called a “depressed vote” – meaning the voter doesn’t bring five people to vote with her. He doesn’t volunteer 10 hours in the month leading up to the election. She never talks in an excited voice when asked why she’s voting for Hillary. A depressed voter. Because, when you’re young, you have zero tolerance for phonies and BS.
5- The Jesse Ventura Effect. Finally, do not discount the electorate’s ability to be mischievous or underestimate how any millions fancy themselves as closet anarchists once they draw the curtain and are all alone in the voting booth. It’s one of the few places left in society where there are no security cameras, no listening devices, no spouses, no kids, no boss, no cops, there’s not even a friggin’ time limit. You can take as long as you need in there and no one can make you do anything. You can push the button and vote a straight party line, or you can write in Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. There are no rules. And because of that, and the anger that so many have toward a broken political system, millions are going to vote for Trump not because they agree with him, not because they like his bigotry or ego, but just because they can. Just because it will upset the apple cart and make mommy and daddy mad.
Partial transcript via The Daily Caller.