Wokeness killing Democrats – lesson for next year’s hate speech fight?

Carville blames ‘stupid wokeness’ for Democratic losses

Democratic political strategist James Carville blamed his party’s recent losses and weak performance in state elections on “stupid wokeness” on Wednesday.

“PBS NewsHour” host Judy Woodruff asked Carville what went wrong for the Democratic Party in the Virginia gubernatorial race in which Republican Glenn Youngkin beat former Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

“What went wrong is just stupid wokeness. Don’t just look at Virginia and New Jersey. Look at Long Island, look at Buffalo, look at Minneapolis, even look at Seattle, Wash. I mean, this ‘defund the police’ lunacy, this take Abraham Lincoln’s name off of schools. I mean that — people see that,” Carville said.

“It’s just really — has a suppressive effect all across the country on Democrats. Some of these people need to go to a ‘woke’ detox center or something,” he added. “They’re expressing a language that people just don’t use, and there’s backlash and a frustration at that.”

Carville said that suburbanites in Virginia and New Jersey “pulled away” from such “wokeness.” He pointed out that Youngkin never ran any ads against President Biden and suggested that the Republican candidate had simply allowed Democrats to “pull the pin and watch the grenade go off.”

“We got to change this and not be about changing dictionaries and change laws,” Carville said. “These faculty lounge people that sit around mulling about I don’t know what. … They’re not working.”

For Virgina to swing so hard against Biden who took it by 10points only a year ago is extremely concerning for a race seen as the bellwether for mid terms.

Biden’s inability to get anything done and the disaster of the Afghanistan collapse are mixing with the alienating inclusion via exclusion woke activists.

Carville  is critical of defund the Police and wanting to remove Abraham Lincoln’s name from schools because he argues most people are more concerned with economics than social justice mantras that come across as cult like to the middle voter.

The woke can’t help but alienate because they are more focused on micro aggression policing trigger free safe spaces than actual debate.

This backlash because of culture war is ripe for next years Hate Speech fiasco.

The threshold for what the NZ Twitterati consider hate speech and what everyone else does will be light years apart and being told these woke puritans will gain the power to have you investigated by the Police for something you posted on Facebook 3 years ago will see ACT gain more and more recruits.

This is where ACT will level and pull ahead of National.

The woke can’t help but be toxic and alienating, unfortunately they will have an enormous platform to share their cancellation fantasies to a terrified NZ.

Labour really need to pull the pin on this nonsense now or risk handing ACT even more ammunition than the woke have!

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