Former DCCC Chair Warns Dems That Voters ‘Don’t Want To Talk About The Woke Culture’

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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The former Chief of Staff for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) warned Democrats Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that voters don’t want to hear about “woke culture” issues.

Elrod told host Joe Scarborough that Democrats “are the ones who are passing the Inflation Reduction Act, which put more money in the pockets of middle class families,” but the party’s messaging is not effective.

“For some reason, there’s a disconnect. I think a lot of it does have to do with the culture wars that Trump elevated,” Elrod said.

Scarborough then said he’s heard a lot of people around the country saying they agree with Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on certain policies, such as the Parental Rights in Education Act.

“There are all of these social issues, where it seems to me the 5% of the Democratic Party that’s very progressive, their views have somehow been seen as balanced out and dominant in the entire Democratic Party,” Scarborough said.

“That is a real concern for working-class voters,” he continued. (RELATED: Bill Maher Tells Bill Burr ‘Woke Culture’ Is Why GOP Will Do ‘So Well’ In Midterms)

“To an extent, what we saw in this midterm election is that voters told us they want effective, moderate governance in many respects,” Elrod responded. “They don’t want to talk about the woke culture, they don’t want to feel that they’re going to be criticized for saying something that might be a little off, or that they didn’t mean to intentionally say … and I think, again, that’s what we saw in this last election.”

Elrod added that while several Trump-backed candidates lost during the midterms, so did several Democratic candidates.