Veteran Democratic strategist James Carville blamed “stupid wokeness” for a number of Democratic losses and close calls in Tuesday’s elections.
Carville made a Wednesday appearance on “PBS Newshour” to discuss major losses in Virginia – from control of the House of Delegates to the governor’s office – as well as other losses and near misses across America. (RELATED: ‘This Benefits Us All’: Tulsi Gabbard Cheers McAuliffe’s Loss As A ‘Victory For All Americans’)
🚨“There’s backlash and a frustration.” Democratic strategist James Carville blames “stupid wokeness” for Democrat election losses. He says “these people need to go to a woke detox center”. Democrats, he’s talking about you. pic.twitter.com/rqzsTFw0tM
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Host Judy Woodruff asked what Carville thought the problem was, and his answer was simple: “Stupid wokeness.”
“Don’t just look at Virginia and New Jersey,” Carville said, pointing to Republican wins everywhere from Long Island, New York, to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Seattle, Washington.
“This ‘Defund the Police’ lunacy, this ‘take Abraham Lincoln’s name off the schools’ – I mean, that – people see that,” Carville continued. “It just really has a suppressive effect all across the country. The Democrats, some of these people need to go to a woke detox center or something. They’re expressing the language that people just don’t use and there’s a backlash and a frustration at that.”
Carville went on to point out the fact that even as Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe had run his campaign primarily against former President Donald Trump – and attempted to tie him to his Republican opponent, Glenn Youngkin – Youngkin had not run a single ad against Biden.
“I think what he did is just let the Democrats pull the pin and watched the grenade go off on them,” Carville added, saying that a Republican had even won a city attorney’s race in Seattle.
“Autonomous Zone,” Carville scoffed. “I mean, who could even think of something that stupid?”
Carville concluded by saying that McAuliffe, who he counted as a friend, had gotten caught up in an attempt to make his race national and capitalized on buzzwords instead of the local issues that the people in Virginia actually cared about.