Democratic political strategist James Carville said “stupid wokeness” is to blame for his party’s recent losses and weak performance in state elections.
Carville’s comments came during an appearance on PBS NewsHour when host Judy Woodruff asked Carville what went wrong for the Democratic Party in the Virginia gubernatorial race between Glenn Youngkin and 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 Youngkin, who never ran any ads against President Joe Biden, let Democrats “pull the pin and watch the grenade go off.”