UPDATED 12:27 PM PT – Monday, November 8, 2021
Far-left lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) slammed a Democrat political strategist for blaming the party’s losses in Virginia on progressive “wokeness.”
Ocasio-Cortez ripped into former Bill Clinton campaign strategist James Carville in a tweet on Friday, accusing him of causing division in the Democrat Party through his comments. She asserted Carville and other “old people” use the term “woke” to denigrate voters under the age of 45.
Her comments come after Carville blamed Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s loss to Glenn Youngkin on “stupid wokeness.”
“Woke” is a term pundits are now using as a derogatory euphemism for civil rights & justice.
Making up a “woke” problem results in putting civil & voting rights on the backburner. In a year state legislatures are planning out GOP majorities & voter suppression, that’s dangerous
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 8, 2021
“Well, what went wrong is this stupid wokeness. Alright? Don’t just look at Virginia and New Jersey. Look at Long Island, look at Buffalo, look at Minneapolis. Even look at Seattle, Washington,” said AOC. “I mean, this defund the police lunacy, this take Abraham Lincoln’s name off of schools, that…people see that. And it’s just really has a suppressive effect all across the country to Democrats.”
Carville’s comments appeared as others in the party have also questioned the appeal of progressive policy goals.