Michael Moore. (photo: unknown)
14 October 15
ocumentary filmmaker Michael Moore said late Tuesday that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won the first Democratic presidential debate.
“Chris Matthews nails it: Sanders won,” he tweeted, echoing the MSNBC anchor’s assessment of the event in Las Vegas.
"Never be4 @ a mainstream debate has a Prez candidate dared 2 question the core system of wealth & power,” Moore said of Sanders’s performance.
“History was made tonite: A conscientious objector running 4 Prez, who believes in democratic socialism, stood & spoke & was wildly applauded,” he added.
Moore praised Sanders’s handling of both fiscal and racial issues.
“Thank you Bernie for just saying it: Black Lives Matter,” he wrote. "And for mentioning Sandra Bland – killed in a cop’s jail in Texas.”
“Quote of the night – Sanders: 'Congress doesn’t regulate Wall Street, Wall Street regulates Congress,” Moore said. "Huge applause.”
Moore also charged that Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s is not capable of resisting wealthy special interests.
“Well, any of you with a good sniffer knows what I know from what we all just heard: The banks are going to love President H. Clinton,” he said.
“Clinton said she told the banks to ‘cut it out’ – yeah, that worked,” Moore then quipped.
Moore additionally charged that the GOP presidential field lacks the substance of their Democratic counterparts.
“Get ready for something we’re not used to in a 2016 presidential debate: Decency. Smart people. Facts. Tons of facts,” he wrote of the Democratic contest.
“Parental warning to Republicans watching this debate: These people believe in evolution, science and a woman’s right to her own body,” Moore tweeted.
“These are candidates who know the USA is nearly 75 percent women, people of color or young adults,” the “Fahrenheit 9/11” director added of the Democratic contenders. "They know that’s the only way to win.”
Clinton and Sanders met former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) and former Govs. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) and Lincoln Chafee (D-R.I.) during Tuesday night’s event. The next Democratic National Committee debate is scheduled for Nov. 14 in Des Moines, Iowa.