Liberal activist and filmmaker Michael Moore slammed the Democratic Party as leaderless and rudderless Wednesday following the party's special election loss in Georgia this week.
Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in Tuesday's special election runoff for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to replace former GOP Rep. Tom Price, who is now secretary of health and human services.
Moore took aim at the party’s leadership following the loss, arguing that they have “no message, no plan, no leaders.”
He said that people who think the Democrats can regain seats in next year’s midterm election need to “get a friggin' clue” because the party “has NO idea how [to] win.”
Moore also said that the Democratic Party’s leadership “hate the resistance,” a term activists opposed to Trump use to describe their protest efforts.
If u think the party who's won the vote in 6 o last 7 Prez votes but holds ZERO power &is now 0-4 in 2017 votes is going to win next year...— Michael Moore (@Michael Moore)1498068614.0
...get a friggin' clue. The DNC&DCCC has NO idea how 2 win cause they have no message, no plan, no leaders, won't fight &hate the resistance— Michael Moore (@Michael Moore)1498068913.0
I say this to my 7.5 million ppl on social media & the millions who watch my movies & read my books: Are we going 2 sit by &let this happen?— Michael Moore (@Michael Moore)1498069207.0
The Georgia special election was the most expensive House race in American history. Ossoff’s loss raised questions for some Democrats about the party’s platform and strategy as they seek to regain congressional seats in the 2018 midterm elections. Democrats saw the Georgia special election as an opportunity to flip a long-held Republican congressional seat.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a whopping $56.7 million was spent on the special election. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spent about $5 million in independent expenditures on Ossoff's behalf. Planned Parenthood spent about $820,000 in support of Ossoff.
(H/T: The Hill)