Is Michael Moore still really considered a leader in the progressive movement? If nothing else, he certainly seems to think so. Still apparently unaware that things have changed over the past few months, the rotund filmmaker issued yet another action plan for liberals and progressives around the nation this weekend. The goal, as he none too subtly put it, is to “make Trump toast again.” (Fox News)
Michael Moore shared his 10-step plan to “stop” President Donald Trump and make him “toast again.”
The liberal filmmaker took to Twitter Tuesday to share the “easy-to-follow” plan which includes “continu[ing] to skewer the president with mocking humor.”
Moore introduced his plan by saying, “Let’s acknowledge what we all know to be true: Trump is in deep, deep trouble.”
The linked coverage only hits a few of the points in this plan, so you will need to go to his Facebook page to view the entire masterpiece in its entirety. I will just say up front that it is understandable for liberal “thought leaders” such as Moore to want to rally the troops after such a depressing election cycle. And if you don’t look too deeply into the details, he’s talking about some of the usual things you would expect activists to engage in during a rebuilding season. Still, the way this scheme is laid out provides some opportunities for unintended humor.
1. THE DAILY CALL: You must call Congress every day. Yes – YOU! 202-225-3121. It will take just TWO MINUTES! Make it part of your daily routine, one of those five things you do every morning without even thinking about it:
1. Wake up.
2. Brush teeth.
3. Walk dog (or stare at cat).
4. Make coffee.
5. Call Congress.
It is impossible to overstate just how much power you have by making this simple, quick DAILY CALL. I know from firsthand experience the impact it has. These politicians freak out if they get just 10 calls on an issue. Imagine them getting 10,000! Holy crap – the dome will pop off that building!
Step one, while not falling into the aforementioned humor category, is not nearly as clever or efficacious as Michael Moore probably thinks. Yes, everyone tells their followers to call their congressman and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But it is also worth remembering that an avalanche of phone calls really doesn’t carry the same impact that it did a few generations ago. Members of Congress are very good at reading their poll numbers and taking the pulse of their voters. If they represent a state or district which Trump managed to carry and where conservatives do at least moderately well, daily phone calls from disaffected liberals are not going to be changing any votes. That is just a free tip to keep in mind if you happen to be a follower of Michael Moore and are considering altering your morning routine in the fashion suggested.
Point five is titled, “The Women’s March Never Ends.” In this section, Moore calls on all of his devoted followers to continue protesting and cluttering up the streets. I would like to join him in suggesting the Democrats do precisely that. Much like the Black Lives Matter movement, the public’s patience for such disruptions, traffic delays and all too frequent violence is very limited. If such things were truly effective they would not have lost the election. So go ahead and keep making everyone angry. I can’t wait to see how many votes that wins over to your side.
The sixth item on the list involves taking over the Democratic Party and kicking out the old leadership. I can’t really quibble with that one since it’s pretty much lifted line for line from the Tea Party blueprint. But it’s also worth noting the section where Moore heavily emphasizes, “you must do two things.” This is then followed by numerical list of precisely… one thing.
There’s so much other comedic goodness in here that we could go on for quite a while, but I really don’t feel like taking up your entire day. Go ahead and read through the Facebook post and I’m sure you’ll find plenty more on your own. Well done, Mr. Moore! With a battle strategy such as this I’m sure you’ll be back in control of every aspect of the government in two shakes of a lamb’s tail.