While trying to paint Republicans as “condescending” for thinking women care more about the price of feeding their families and putting gas in their car than being able to abort their babies, left-wing activist and filmmaker Michael Moore showed how truly disconnected he is from the average American.
Despite numerous polls showing that abortion is not at the top of the list of concerns for average Americans when it comes to choosing who to vote for in the November 8 midterm elections — and many other polls indicating that Republicans are poised to retake both the House and the Senate — Moore insists that Democrats will keep majorities in both chambers of Congress solely because of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.
During an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Beat” on Thursday, the filmmaker confidently asserted that Republicans are “not going to win next Tuesday.”
“I know it seems like I take a minority position on this because the media is full of a lot of how the Republicans are surging and the Republicans are doing so well, and so this race we’re going to lose,” Moore said.
“Actually, we’re not going to lose,” he claimed. “There’s more of us than there are them, and to believe that we’re going to lose on Tuesday, they’re going to take over Tuesday, you have to believe certain assumptions.”
Moore went on to try to dismiss skyrocketing inflation as simply “a can of Campbell’s soup is up 27 cents,” and claimed that women aren’t just going to abandon their “reproductive rights” to “spend less at the gas pump.”
“You have to believe what the pollsters have been telling us since the Roe decision, women were very upset back in June when the decision came down, but now they’ve kind of collected themselves, and they’re not so upset because they’re thinking more about the price of a gallon of gas or a can of Campbell’s soup is up 27 cents,” he said.
“You know how women are once they hear that soup has gone up 27 cents a can or the gas,” Moore continued. “What’s gas this week now? It’s about 22, 20 cents over last year at this time per gallon. Right away, women are like. I don’t need these reproductive rights. I want to spend less at the gas pump. I mean, it’s so condescending.”
The left-wing activist went on to question whether “pundits and pollsters” actually “know any women,” despite the fact that women are represented in these polls that have concluded that the economy is the most pressing issue to voters at the moment.
“So I just wonder, as I watch the news and listen to the pundits and pollsters, do they know any women?” Moore asked. “Is there someone at home that’s a woman? Have they talked to anybody really since June? Do people watching this right now, when I say people, I’m talking about men watching this right now, do you really think that women are just over it? Over Roe?”
While Democrats appear to be scrambling to defend congressional districts across the country, suggesting that they fear a significant loss in the midterms, they do appear to agree with Moore on the messaging — as many Democrats have focused their campaigns on the issue of abortion, despite polling showing that the issue is not as important to voters.
Meanwhile, even California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has admitted that Democrats are “getting crushed” and there will likely be a “red wave” in the midterms. The governor blamed the Democrats’ likely defeat on the party not doing enough to compete with Republicans on “messaging.”
Gov. Gavin Newsom slams Democrats' midterm messaging: 'We're getting crushed' https://t.co/RqGxIznEct pic.twitter.com/vlwjnpnf0A
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