Many progressives are beginning to lose their “wokeness” after the victories of Republicans in Virginia. However, Democrat NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, cautioned her fellow Dems against using the term to distract from issues of “racial justice,” and warned them not to use it.
Ocasio Cortez rejected the use of the term “woke” by critics in an attempt to demonize the agenda of her and her colleagues. She also claimed the term “woke” is “almost exclusively used in older people.”
Ocasio Cortez responded in a tweet, “Woke” is a term pundits now use as a derogatory metaphor for civil rights and justice.” She claimed that making up a “woke” problem results in civil and voting rights being put on the backburner. In less than a year, state legislatures plan to create GOP majorities and voter suppression.
Many analysts, however, concluded that the Dems’ “woken” agenda was disaster in their Virginia election autopsies. Terry McAuliffe, his supporters, and others appeared to support schools’ progressive agendas, while parents voiced their concerns about graphic material, and the use critical race theory in classrooms.
Some conservative Twitter users encouraged the progressive congresswoman not to stop doubling down on a strategy that they claimed was unsuccessful in Virginia on Tuesday.
Democrats such as Rev. Al Sharpton, a Democrat like Rev. Maureen Dowd , a columnist for the New York Times, suggested that Democrats’ “wokeness” could lead to them being “derailers” in future elections. If they don’t take it easy or retreat completely,
“What went wrong was stupid wokeness,” Democratic strategist James Carville also stated about McAuliffe’s crushing defeat.
Dan Bongino, Fox News host, wondered whether Ocasio Cortez had viewed the Virginia exit polls that showed education was a top concern for voters, or if she was too “dumb to process it.”
Bongino stated Monday that ” Fox & Friends” will tell people that “critical race theory” or any other euphemism is going to be the foundation of education going forward. “We’re going use race essentialism to judge people as oppressors or oppressed solely based on their skin color. They are aware of this. They know this.”