Former Bill Clinton political guru James Carvllle hit out at the ‘noisy identity left’ Democratic minority for being too interested in ‘somebody else’s pronouns’ rather than focusing on improving lives.
Carville, 76, said the Democrats are paying a ‘terrible political price’ for the actions of the left-wing minority, which he claimed only makes up around 15 percent of the party.
The political consultant insisted that this ‘noisy’ fringe cannot continue to define the entire Democratic Party, and urged more mainstream Dems to be more effective in their communications with voters to neutralize the rhetoric.
‘We are letting a noisy wing of our party define the rest of us, and my point is we can’t do that,’ he told CNN‘s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday.
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James Carville told CNN’s Chris Cuomo the Democrats pay a ‘political price’ for the actions of the ‘noisy identity’ left-wing minority, which he said should not define the entire party
‘Their all into language and identity and that’s all right, they’re not storming the Capitol, but they’re not winning elections.
‘And I think people sort of see this for what it is and people are way more interested in their lives and how to improve them than they are in somebody else’s pronouns.’
President Clinton’s former adviser attributed losing traction with black and Hispanic voters in the 2020 election to the party being identified with Defund the Police and the ‘language police’, insisting that is not what President Biden stands for.
He said Biden, 78, doesn’t even know what ‘wokeness’ is and argued that the Democrats pay a larger political price for their left-wing minority than the Republicans do for their ‘loony insurrectionists’.
‘Two thirds of their [Republican] party agree with these loony insurrectionists and this kind of stuff,’ Carville said. ‘Yet we pay such a terrible political price for a slightly more than fringe element of our party, where they don’t pay near the price of just totally goofy, not even on this planet, part of their party.’
Carville attributed losing traction with black and Hispanic voters in the 2020 election to the party being identified with the Defund the Police movement (pictured in September)
He said President Biden (pictured), 78, doesn’t know what ‘wokeness’ is and argued that the Democrats pay a large political price for their left-wing minority
Carville was Bill Clinton’s top political advisor and gained national attention for his work as the lead strategist of the then-Arkansas governor’s successful 1992 presidential campaign.
Carville also pointed to former NYPD officer Eric Adams’ victory in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary – where he made curtailing gun violence a centerpiece of his campaign – as an example of how defund the police is a losing issue for other candidates.
Adams is the favorite to win November’s general election, where he faces Republican Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels. Democrats outnumber Republicans 7-to-1 in the city.
On Sunday, Adams criticized Democrat lawmakers in their stalled efforts to curb gun violence.
‘I believe those priorities, they really were misplaced. And it’s almost insulting what we have witnessed over the last few years,’ Adams told CNN’s State of the Union, when asked about his party’s priorities.
‘Many of our Presidents, they saw these numbers. They knew that the inner cities, particularly where black, brown and poor people lived, they knew they were dealing with this real crisis.
‘And it took this President to state that it is time for us to stop ignoring what is happening in the south sides of Chicago, in the Brownsvilles (a neighborhood in Brooklyn), in the Atlantas of our country.’
Crime rates have been rising throughout New York City, with the NYPD reporting last week that it rose 3.1 percent over last year, with a 32.3 percent increase in grand larceny and a 16 percent increase in robberies.
Carville claimed that movements to defund the police were put to rest by the victory of former New York city police officer Eric Adams (pictured) in the Democratic mayoral primary
Earlier this year, Carville said Democrats need to stop tweeting that about abolishing the police because ‘almost no one wants to f*****g wants to do that’
Earlier this year, Carville, who was made famous for his proclamation during Bill Clinton’s winning 1992 presidential campaign – ‘It’s the economy, stupid!’ – argued that ‘wokeness is a problem’ that could cost Democrats in future elections.
Carville said there’s too much ‘faculty lounge’ politics among the Democratic party – for example using phrases like ‘Latinx’ for Latino or ‘communities of color’ for black people.
‘You ever get the sense that people in faculty lounges in fancy colleges use a different language than ordinary people? They come up with a word like ‘Latinx’ that no one else uses,’ he told VOX.com.
‘While there’s nothing wrong with phrases like that,’ he said, ‘this too cool for school sh*t doesn’t work, and we have to stop it.’
For that to happen, Carville said Democrats need to incorporate more rural white voters, which they won’t do unless they start talking like ‘ordinary people’ and stop tweeting about abolishing the police because ‘almost no one wants to f*****g to do that’.
He suggested the Biden administration to crack down on party leaders using ‘jargon’ phrases.
That doesn’t mean the party can’t talk about race, he added.
‘We should talk about racial injustice. What I’m saying is, we need to do it without using jargon-y language that’s unrecognizable to most people – including most black people, by the way – because it signals that you’re trying to talk around them.’