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AOC: It Is Dangerous To Suggest Democrats Have A ‘Woke Problem’

Ocasio-Cortez claims that the term “wokeness” is “almost exclusively used by older people these days”




Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to top Democrat strategist James Carville’s argument that the recent elections went poorly for Democrats because the party has embraced “wokeness,” saying that it is “dangerous” to claim that Democrats have a “woke problem.”

Ocasio-Cortez initially claimed that the term “wokeness” is “almost exclusively used by older people these days.”

“Like the average audience for people seriously using the word ‘woke’ in a 2021 political discussion are James Carville and Fox News pundits, so that should tell you all you need to know,” she claimed. “And before people disingenuously complain ‘woke’ is denigrating to older people, it’s actually pundits like Carville using terms like ‘woke’ to insult voters under 45 that’s denigrating.”

The next day, she expanded on her thoughts, saying that it is dangerous to suggest Democrats have “woke problem.”

“One dangerous aspect of thinking there’s a ‘woke problem’ is that Dem chances for re-election or majorities in House, Senate, & WH rely on the racial justice issue of voting rights. Dems distancing from racial justice makes protection of voting rights less likely, ensuring losses,” she said. “‘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.”

She added, “People think Fox News is just about indoctrinating right-wingers, but it’s also about conditioning Dems on what to run away from. Framing racial justice as ‘controversial’ is key to delaying the protection of voting rights (& others) until it’s too late. We shouldn’t indulge it.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s comments come in response to Carville warning last week that Republican dominance in the elections were a result of “stupid wokeness.”

“What went wrong is this stupid wokeness,” Carville said. “Don’t just look at Virginia and New Jersey. Look at Long Island, look at Buffalo, look at Minneapolis. Even look at Seattle, Washington. 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 have a suppressive effect all across the country to Democrats. Some of these people need to go to a woke detox center or something. They’re expressing language that people just don’t use. And there’s a backlash and a frustration at that,” he continued. “And we have got to change this and not be about changing dictionaries, and change laws. And these faculty lounge people that sit around mulling about I don’t know what are — they’re not working. Look what happened in Buffalo, again, Seattle. I think the Republicans may have won a city attorney’s race in Seattle, the autonomous zone.”

“Who could even think of something that stupid? And they’re suppressing our vote,” Carville concluded. “And I have got news for you. You’re hurting the party. You’re hurting the very people that you want to help.”

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  1. Bob Weisberger

    November 8, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    Don’t want anybody calling me old so i’ll use the term – Stupid
    AOC and her like minded idiots are stupid!

  2. Bob Rowe

    November 9, 2021 at 9:07 am

    I have come to realize that when AOC speaks she speaks to the mindless and not to the people who pay the taxes. The majority of people paying the taxes are over the age of 30 and most can think on their own. Her attempt at programming our youth will fail and she will be put on the back burner.

  3. Linda Hardy

    November 9, 2021 at 9:48 am

    Progressive Dems have a socialism/communism goal problem! The idiots promoting this are unAmerican and should be forced to live in Cuba, North Korea or Venezuela to experience it firsthand. I bet their tune will change when or if they are allowed to return.

    Let’s Go Brandon!

  4. Jim

    November 9, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Sorry AOC. Regardless of any political judgements, declaring speech “dangerous “, is the language of and threats of despots. Dictators often say it’s “dangerous” when you disagree with them. It is dangerous to question orthodoxy.
    Think Stalin!

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