Democrats are facing a potential shellacking in November and they know it. They are desperate to come up with a winning narrative to try and stem their potential losses.
So what is Obama proposing to help Democrats do this? He’s telling them to stop focusing on woke issues so much because they are alienating people and hurting them politically.
In this podcast clip, Obama is literally telling Democrats to stop focusing on identity politics because people are tired of getting lectured that they are the bad guy, and it’s causing them ‘difficulties’:
I think where we get into trouble sometimes is when we try to suggest that because some groups historically have been victimized more, that somehow they have a status that’s different than other people, and we’re going around scolding folks if they don’t use exactly the right phrase; that identity politics becomes the principle lens through which we view our various political challenges.
To me, I think that for a lot of average folks that ends up feeling as if you’re not speaking to me and my concerns…
The less we’re leaning into an argument that says ‘we’re deserving of consideration and you guys are the problem’ – however you want to frame ‘you guys’ – yeah I think most people don’t want to be lectured to in that way and I think that can cause us some difficulties.
Democrats really turned on the woke-ism in the 2020 election and they haven’t looked back since. But now that they are about to lose hold of their power in Congress, the prevailing wisdom is to dial it back so they can win elections again.
That may sound like a good strategy but I’m afraid that rabbit is out of the hat and it ain’t going back in. Democrats are far too entrenched in wokeism to go back now. It would probably split the Democrat party if they tried.
But even so, it’s amazing that this is what their most popular leader in modern times is telling them to do, especially when he pushed them all in this direction.
Go woke, go broke.