Appearing on MSNBC with Brian Williams on Tuesday, Democratic strategist James Carville said that the “defund the police” crowd was likely responsible for the party having a worse night that the polls anticipated. Carville, who has been critical of the radical leftists currently infecting the party with their insanity, said that Democrats might have expanded their House majority and even taken the Senate if it hadn’t been for the more idiotic elements of the base.
“Some of these woke people need to take a nap,” Carville said.
Williams asked if Democrats are still even looking for the support of working-class voters who aren’t exactly enthralled with socialist policies and anti-police movements.
“Hell, yeah,” he replied. “We’ve got some good candidates out there. We lost some close races and we’ve got to get back up and win those two races in Georgia. But we’d win more races if we spoke to all of America and not just one sliver of America.”
Carville pointed to Biden’s victory in both the primaries and the general to prove that the Democratic Party’s more moderate messaging “resonated more” with Americans that “the more extreme elements” of the party.
Well, we don’t have any doubts about that. Unfortunately for people like Carville who would like to see a saner, more inclusive Democratic Party, many liberals are more interested in pandering to Woke Twitter and the multicolored-hair activists in the streets than they are in reaching middle America. And now that Biden is the president-elect, we’re going to witness an all-out fight for supremacy in the Democratic Party. The start of that fight will be the population of Biden’s Cabinet, and it will continue as House Democrats decide whether or not they want to retain Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.
Make no mistake: We’d love to see the Democrats implode into their own nuclear wokeness. We’d also like to see reason and sense win out. What we’re afraid of is a kind of middle ground where Biden makes “compromises” with the far left that really aren’t compromises at all. When you start on the left and negotiate with the radicals, you wind up somewhere between “too liberal” and “outright insane.” And if that’s the place from which Biden plans to govern, we’re in a lot of trouble for the next four years.