Michael Moore Rages at Democrats after Ossoff Loss: ‘Get a Friggin’ Clue’

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Documentary filmmaker and leftist activist Michael Moore took to Twitter Wednesday to express his frustration with the Democratic Party after Jon Ossoff lost to Republican Karen Handel in Tuesday night’s special election for Georgia’s sixth district congressional seat.

In a series of tweets, the 63-year-old Where to Invade Next director said the Democratic Party has “no idea how to win” elections following the November election of President Donald Trump. Ossoff’s loss Tuesday marked the fourth such loss for Democrats in special elections since Trump became president.

“If u think the party who’s won the vote in 6 o last 7 Prez votes but hold ZERO power &is now 0-4 in 2017 votes is going to win next year… get a friggin’ clue [sic],” Moore tweeted. “The DNC&DCCC has NO idea how 2 win cause they have no message, no plan, no leaders, won’t fight &hate the resistance[.]”

“I say this to my 7.5 million ppl on social media & the millions who watch my movies & read my books: Are we going to sit by &let this happen? [sic]” he added.

Moore — who released a surprise anti-Donald Trump documentary during the closing months of the 2016 race — has been critical of the Democratic Party in the past, despite his own left-wing politics. In October, the filmmaker said he does not believe that Americans “trust” the Democratic Party anymore, citing Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s strong showing during the presidential primaries.

“If Hillary Clinton and the Democrats had a difficult time with him, that should have been the red flag to everybody, that there is a mood out there where people are upset at the Democrats and the Republicans,” he said on NBC’s Meet the Press.

In February, Moore threatened Democrats who refused to filibuster the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, warning that any lawmaker who failed to do so would be met with a primary challenge from a “true progressive.”

Moore has been one of the most outspoken celebrity opponents of President Trump, despite being one of the first in Hollywood to accurately predict his successful election.

Last month, the Oscar-winning filmmaker made his own endorsement in the 2020 presidential race: actor and former professional wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.


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