Michael Moore has had a busy year. As one of the few progressives who predicted a Trump victory in 2016 with an ear to the ground in his native rust belt where the disaffected blue-collar whites abandoned the Democratic party to buy the empty promises of a conman, Moore has spent 2017 fighting hard to reverse the consequences of that victory.
One way he did it was through The Terms of My Surrender, an anti-Trump dramatic monologue, that was Moore’s one-man show and Broadway debut. That got under Trump’s skin enough that the President felt compelled to criticize it as a failure on Twitter, despite the fact that it grossed $4.2 million. Moore’s reply to Trump’s tweet burned up the internet for days.
Now Mr. Moore has returned to Twitter with a New Year’s Eve request for his followers.
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One last favor for me in 2017– help me get rid of the Trump-loving Republican who represents my Michigan district in Congress. We’ve got a progressive who can WIN. He needs your help. Even if it’s just $5 or $10. Help me end this year with hope for 2018. https://t.co/CqKopwrYzM
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 31, 2017
Moore’s plea for help in defeating the representative in his own district is the kind of grassroots politics that needs to happen all over the country next year to replace the Republican majority in Congress that engineered the massive transfer of wealth to the already wealthy that they call the Republican “tax cut.”
The plus side of making a last-minute contribution to a political campaign in the waning hours of 2017 is that it will still be a deductible expense on this year’s taxes. After all, Michael Moore has contributed so much to the resistance this year, why not consider doing him a favor?