Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) called out DNC strategist James Carville for putting the blame on Democrats’ bad election day showing in a number of states on the left’s “stupid wokeness,” with the “Squad” member stating that the phrase is popular for older people.
“Like the average group seriously using the word ’woke’ during a political discussion are James Carville along with Fox News pundits so that should let you know all you need to know,” Ocasio-Cortez said inside a Twitter post recently.
“And before anyone disingenuously complains that ‘woke’ is denigrating to older Americans, it is actually pundits such as Carville using the term ‘woke’ to insult American voters under 45 that is denigrating,” she continued. “Do not wonder why youth turnout lowers when Dems say this kind of stuff. We have to have everyone.”
This comes after James Carville, who managed former President Clinton’s 1992 campaign, said during his interview on “PBS NewsHour” recently that liberal Democrats’ cultural politics led to the party’s lackluster showings on Tuesday.
“Well, what went very wrong is this dumb wokeness,” he said. “Just look at New Jersey and Virginia.”
“Just look at Long Island, Buffalo, Minneapolis. Even at Seattle. I mean, this ‘defund the police’ insanity, this ‘take Lincoln’s name off of schools,’ people see this,” he said before stressing that progressives should go to a “woke detox center.”
GOP Glenn Youngkin won Virginia’s governor race over Dem. Terry McAuliffe despite President Biden winning the state by 10 percentage points during the 2020 election. Meanwhile, NJ Democrat Governor Phil Murphy narrowly succeeded in reelection when he was expected to win in a landslide.
Republicans also defeated Democrats in Virginia’s races for attorney general and lieutenant governor, and got control of the House of Delegates. The party also succeeded in states like Texas, New Jersey, and Ohio.
Also, voters in Seattle and Minneapolis shot down the idea of defunding the police after some anti-police protests hurt their cities after the death of George Floyd. Minneapolis defeated a measure to replace police while Seattle elected GOP member Ann Davidson for city attorney in an election against anti-police Dem Nicole Thomas-Kennedy.
Author: Scott Dowdy