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James Carville Rips Democrats Over Election Losses: Some Need ‘Woke Detox Center’

I don’t take domestic American politics seriously. While I write and comment about it, I view myself as the equivalent of a sportswriter or an entertainment writer, and not as someone who believes there is genuine value to all of this nonsense. While there are peripheral exceptions, it’s basically different tribes within the global 1% whining about how oppressed they supposedly are.

By Lee Moran, Yahoo News

Democratic political consultant James Carville on Wednesday bluntly pointed the finger of blame for Democrats’ election losses in Virginia and beyond at what he called “this stupid wokeness.”

Carville, appearing on PBS’ “NewsHour,” said Democrats were alienating themselves with what he’s previously described as “faculty lounge” politics.

It was “really having a suppressive effect” for Democrats in races nationwide, Carville said.

“Some of these people need to go to a woke detox center or something,” said Carville, who advised former President Bill Clinton. “They’re expressing language people just don’t use and there’s a backlash and a frustration at that.”

Carville noted how suburbanites “pulled away a little bit” from the Democrats in this week’s elections.

“We’ve got to change this and not be about changing dictionaries, and change laws,” he told host Judy Woodruff. They were “hurting the party” and “the very people you want to help.”

Check out Carville’s comments from the 17:30 minute point here:

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