Longtime Democratic operative James Carville looked at the Democratic electoral massacre in Virginia last week and lamented the impact “stupid wokeness” had on the race.
Race-hustling MSNBC host Tiffany Cross and frequent guest Roland Martin, as well as other members of the show's panel on Saturday, did not appreciate Carville's take and wished that “whining” white men like him would “shut the F up.”
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The day after Republicans shocked Democrats statewide in Virginia, the Democratic incumbent governor of New Jersey barely hung on, and a left-wing socialist candidate for mayor of Buffalo who appeared to be a shoo-in lost to a write-in candidate, Carville told “PBS Newshour” that the election was evidence of the toxicity of “wokeness.”
“What went wrong is just stupid wokeness. All right, 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. I mean that — people see that,” Carville said emphatically.
“It's just really — has a suppressive effect all across the country on the Democrats. Some of these people need to go to a ‘woke' detox center or something,” he continued. “They're expressing a language that people just don't use, and there's backlash and a frustration at that.”
Cross — who last month infamously went after black former ESPN host Stage Steele for not being a legitimate “black voice” and accused her of “spewing … nonsense” from “powerful white Americans” — had Martin on to discuss the Carville PBS interview.
In response to the clip, Martin declared, “I think Carville should shut the F up, because I'm sick of these white men whining and complaining about wokeness when you like it when black folks and Latinos and young white voters and Asians are voting for candidates. How about this, James Carville? How about you go learn how to cut some Lincoln Project-type ads for the Democratic party?”
He wasn't done.
“How about creating some actual memes?” Martin continued. “Where is the video this morning of the infrastructure bill? How about you go raise money to run those ads on OAN and Fox News and Newsmax and telling those broke white folks in those various states how the infrastructure bill is going to benefit them? I'm sorry, James, I need you to shut up and do your job and stop trying to pin it on people who are doing the work.”
Cross replied that she felt the same way and shared her apparent resentment of white people, noting that when people of color are the majority and whites are the minority, “it's going to be uncomfortable for a lot of people.”
“We're comfortable making people uncomfortable,” Cross added.
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