Friday on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour,” Marxist documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said he supports Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) as being the new face of the Democratic Party, a suggestion President Trump has made in recent weeks. These four freshmen progressive Democrats are known as “The Squad” and the Democrats rebranding them as their new face is how the Dems will win according to Moore.
“Let’s hope that Alexandria and Rashida and Ilhan and Congresswoman Pressley are the face because that’s how we’re going to win,” Moore said to host Brian Williams. “We’re going to win with people who believe that climate change is real. We’re going to win by getting behind people who want to raise the minimum wage, who are going to fight for all these things that the American public wants. That’s ‘The Squad.’ They’re the force out there.”
Uh, no they aren’t and no you won’t win with that nonsense.
Moore droned on about history repeating itself in an effort to bolster his case:
“Well, first of all, Michigan has a long history, as does Wisconsin and Minnesota, the upper Midwest, of what you would call socialism or Democratic socialism or farm labor Democratic Party. We’ve never trusted the banks or the large corporations. General Motors was founded in Flint, Michigan, in 1908. A year of General Motors trying to turn this into a company town, people were so upset at it, in the next election. Flint elected a socialist mayor to remove the pro-G.M. mayor when the corporation first began. So that’s who we are. And the 13th district that Rashida Tlaib represents also has a strong history of — sadly right now it’s the third poorest congressional district in the country.”
Michael Moore breaks down why Trump is ‘scared’ of The Squad: ‘They’re the force out there!’
— Raw Story (@RawStory) August 17, 2019
“But it also has another history,” he continued. “The congressman back in 1972 — I remember this. I was a senior in high school. Charles Diggs was his name. He’s one of the founders of the Congressional Black Caucus. He represented Rashida Tlaib’s district in the ’70s. And he wanted to go and see the situation in South Africa. And the South African government would not give him a visa, and they banned him from visiting the country. So all these years later to have our congresswoman from the 13th district in Detroit facing a similar thing, what is it that they’re afraid that they’re going to see? What is it that — what doesn’t the Israeli government — I mean I watched earlier Ali Velshi had on one the refused things, one of the Israeli army veterans. And he said, I was going to be her guide through Hebron, and I was going to take her down the main street of Hebron, where it’s now vacant. All the shops are gone. The Israeli army calls it a sterile street. That’s what he said right on this network, a sterile street because there are no Arabs around. Our members of Congress need to see that, and that’s what unfortunately they’re not going to be able to.”
Trump warned Friday that Omar and Tlaib “are fast becoming the face of the Democrat Party” following the Israeli government announcing the Muslim congresswomen are barred from visiting Israel for comparing the Jewish state to Nazi, Germany and co-sponsoring a resolution defending the boycott of Israel.
Like it or not, Tlaib and Omar are fast becoming the face of the Democrat Party. Cortez (AOC) is fuming, not happy about this!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2019
According to a poll published by Axios, only 22 percent of swing voters have a favorable view of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (the leader of “The Squad”), while only 9 percent of swing voters have a favorable view of Ilhan Omar. An Economist/YouGov Poll conducted in July after Trump attacked the four congresswomen also shows “The Squad” have weak favorability ratings among a national audience.
“Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) all had net negative favorability ratings, of -7 points (24 percent unfavorable to 31 recent favorable), -8 (41 percent unfavorable to 33 percent favorable) and -9 (24 percent unfavorable to 25 percent favorable), respectively,” the Hill reported.
— Grabien (@GrabienMedia) August 17, 2019
Moore is claiming that Trump is afraid of the far-left, anti-Semitic lawmakers. “I am so glad he’s that frightened of them,” he gloated. “Both he and Netanyahu are scared of them.” Again, no they aren’t.
But Moore also said not to underestimate Trump. The filmmaker said that the Commander-in-Chief “isn’t as dumb” as he seems to make himself appear, suggesting that the Democrats treat him the way American General George Patton treated his German counterpart Erwin Rommel during the Second World War.
It’s beyond ludicrous to say Trump will lose re-election if the Democrats lurch all the way to the left and genuflect before “The Squad.” It’s never going to happen. And the Nazi military reference is contrived, unless, of course, Trump is Patton and the Dems are Rommel. That is a much more fitting analogy. The left is absolutely obsessed with the Nazis… they should look long and hard into a mirror.
America does not want socialists in control and they don’t like useful idiots such as Michael Moore trying to manipulate their votes. If “The Squad” is the new face of the Democratic Party, then Trump will win in a landslide. It won’t even be close.