The center? Gravitational center, maybe.
After his correct prediction that Trump would win in 2016, you’d think he might be a little more self-aware than this.
He seems to be repeating the same mistake that Hillary made, assuming that some loud voices that agree with you represent the majority.
Here is Michael Moore claiming he is the ‘center’ of who the Democrat Party ‘really’ is.
Far-left activist Michael Moore: “I am the center. I am the mainstream now of the Democratic Party”
Moore claims the majority of Americans agree with him and socialist Bernie Sanders on "all the issues" pic.twitter.com/jSiDyuzv1i
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 21, 2019
Moore rejects the idea of his party needing to be ‘more moderate’ or ‘moving to the center’.
It’s pretty obvious right now that the Left is groping for its moral center, trying to determine who they are, what their priorities are, and where to go from here.
We see this process of revolt, refreshing or renewal (depending on your perspective) from time to time within parties on both sides of the aisle.
The nomination of Trump, for example, indicated a sharp break from the songsheet Republicans had been singing from since somewhere back in the GHW Bush or Clinton presidencies, and a reordering of priorities. Neither McCain nor Romney were able to generate the moral center, vision, or messaging needed to really rally a party behind them.
We saw the same thing after the Dems got hammered in ’84. Their hard-left tendencies were slapped, hard. They crawled back to a corner, gave their heads a shake and tried again with Bill Clinton who presented more of a ‘moderate’ position. That gave him two terms.
Obama, whatever his actual policy was, presented himself to the country as a moderate and “uniter”. And now, even Obama is warning his party to pump the brakes on embracing their party’s more fringe and extreme tendencies. Some in his party clearly already see him as ‘yesterday’s news’.
Michael Moore sees the activists and the energy in his party and has concluded that represents his party as a whole. If enough others share his view, that could make Trump’s work in seeking reelection a lot simpler.
It doesn’t seem to occur to him that this loud and energetic group of activists are only part of the party. Election day is still a long way off, and a lot of ordinary Democrats are not the fire-breathing show-up-at-every-protest sort of voter.
If Democrats swing too far left, they could leave a lot of voters stranded in the middle, either voting for the other candidate or not at all.
But hey — if you guys are so intent on self-destruction, don’t let us stand in your way.