We Killed the Red Wave
You know, it's funny. I turned on NPR this morning to find out the results, and after hearing about one Democratic victory after another, and then I heard something like "Well, these races and those races are still too close to call. The Republicans still could win those seats. It's still possible they could pull it off. They could have a victory... (and on and on like that for several unnecessary sentences), but it just doesn't look like they're going to have the big red wave they were supposed to have. Let's discuss this."
I said, "Let's not," and turned it off.
I see what you mean.
I haven’t gone to bed either, but I’ve been at work. Thank you for your 40 days of fighting for Democracy and Women’s Rights!
Couldn’t be prouder of my PA!! I
Thank you for keeping our spirits up Michael and for your undying devotion to democracy and truth. We still have a lot of work to do in Georgia and Texas but we will continue to stand strong and fight. Get some rest.
Thank you, thank you Michael for giving us the reality!
You saw through all the noise. Thank you so much for sharing your insights and for all you do. I just subscribed.
Such heartening news Mike! I worked all day yesterday as an election inspector in a small rural, very conservative upstate NY community... the voting numbers were sky high compared to other elections. This is an extremely Republican district - probably 5 to 1 - and I felt it was a small example of what must be happening throughout the US and it worried me a little bit. In that very Trumpy, very poor community they talked about inflation and economy as their motivation for voting. They even made sure that their children - first time voters - registered and voted! It was difficult work, but I was able to get a sense of how these individuals think and how their lives are affected on a daily basis.
It was a long, long day (17 hours) but my husband and I felt it was a privilege to do this work... we were exhausted at the end of the day and went straight to bed. So it was with some trepidation that I turned on the news this morning only to be pleasantly surprised! Thank you Michael for keeping hope
alive these last few weeks.
I would like to give a shout out for election inspectors... in our conservative community, Democratic inspectors are in short supply so we get moved around! This was our first major election and we are committed to the process. Think about signing up for this task! It is exhausting work but I feel privileged to do it!
Sad about Tim Ryan’s loss in Ohio. We’ll need to keep pushing forward there. God knows Texas is a problem and yet Beto sure keeps an eye on the prize. Micheal, you too keep keeping on despite the nay, Nate Cohens. Onward we go!
Hugs, Michael. Thanks for all you do.
Thank you Michael Moore. Your “Blue Tsunami” language was so successful that Republicans copied it. You helped us make it through this tough election.
What a relief. Thank you for being there.❤️
Get some sleep Michael, you deserve a good nights/days sleep. Democracy is still alive and ready to thrive again. We all believed and made it happen. Much love for inspiring us to be our best selves.
I’m in PA — and I fell into bed at 4 am. To say I love ❤️ you, Michael, would be an understatement. I knew you were sadly right in 2016, and I was praying you were correct in 2022. Don’t know how to thank you enough — you got me through this stressful time. Every time I got despondent about democracy, I repeated my secret mantra, over and over, which was “Michael says it’s going to be okay” and — you know what— it was! Thanks again a trillion times — and onward! Very sad about Tim Ryan and Beto because those two guys are two of the very best we have. Be well and keep on keeping on because we need you now more than ever.🙏🙏🙏
Huge relief for those of us north of the U.S. border. Your valiant fight for democracy is something we need to duplicate here to ensure that government policies move away from favouring greed and environmental demise to strengthening the common good of people and planet alike.
I am thankful and heartened to see what has happened on what has been reported about the results. I think that the orange orangutan is not having a good morning in florida in spite of their huge win, now florida has turned red but they seem to be walking away from him, humiliating to say the least. I think of crime, and I see the hypocrisy of all these republicans when children get murdered in mass numbers in their schools and yet, nothing is done about this and they are so fresh as to run on crime against the dems whom are the only ones willing to do something about this. I am hopeful that when all votes are counted we will be holding the senate and that the house, if lost, is only by very few seats. I think that the American people definitely said that they do want a democracy. More work to be done, more people should decide to run for office so we can continue to build a shield that protects our country from all the bad actors. we need to make sure we preserve our way of living.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Michael-- for keeping the faith, in your usual inimitable, brillkant style.
You helped a Bernie- style progressive (and almost his age) suvrive the most toxic, bigoted, lying-- trumpian!-- campaign ever. And come out cheering!