Hillary Clinton, a former presidential candidate, warned Democrats against making transgenderism a cornerstone issue, instead recommending them to focus on winning elections.
When asked how much Democrats should focus on transgender problems, Hillary Clinton delivered a decidedly non-woke answer to the Financial Times this past Friday.
“Democrats appear to be going out of their way to lose elections by emphasising activist causes, such as the transgender debate, that only a small fraction of people care about. “How does it make sense to portray JK Rowling as a fascist?” the reporter inquired.
Hillary Clinton stated that winning the upcoming election is far too important to be distracted by pet problems.
“We are on the verge of losing our democracy, and everything else that matters to everyone else goes out the window,” Clinton added. “Look, the most essential thing is to win the next election,” says the speaker. The alternative is so terrifying that everything that doesn’t help you win should be a low priority.”
Clinton’s warning against far-left politics echoes statements she made in late 2021, when she recommended Democrats to think about what issues actually win elections, according to Fox News.
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 14: Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) address the media in Washington, DC. On Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 14, 2015. Clinton is on Capitol Hill today, and she met with members of the House Democratic Caucus earlier in the day. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images/Alex Wong)
Hillary Clinton, a Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State, and House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speak to members of the media. On Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 14, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images/Alex Wong)
“I believe it is past time for some thoughtful consideration of what wins elections, not just in deep-blue districts where a Democrat and a liberal Democrat, or so-called progressive Democrat, will win,” Clinton remarked at the time. “I can see why people want to dispute over their priorities. They believe they were elected to accomplish just that.”
“Look, I’m a firm believer in healthy debate. I think that’s a terrific idea, and it allows people to participate in the process,” she continued. “But, at the end of the day, none of that matters if we don’t have a Congress that will get things done and a White House that we can trust to be sane, sober, stable, and productive.”
Hillary Clinton is far from the only senior Democrat who has warned against running on a woke extremist platform. When Republican Glenn Youngkin won Virginia’s governor’s election by a landslide last year, Democratic strategist James Carville blamed the result on “stupid wokeness.”
“What went wrong was dumb wokeness,” Carville stated. “Take a look at more than Virginia and New Jersey. Take a peek at Long Island, Buffalo, Minneapolis, and even Seattle, Washington. I mean, this “defund the cops” nonsense, this “remove Abraham Lincoln’s name from schools” nonsense. That’s what I’m saying — people notice.”
“It’s just — it has a suppressive effect on Democrats all around the country.” Carville continued, “Some of these folks ought to go to a ‘awake’ detox centre or something.” “They’re using a vocabulary that most people don’t use, and it’s causing a reaction and frustration.”
Hardcore leftist Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) reacted angrily to Carville’s remarks, claiming that believing in a “woke problem” will hinder Democrats’ reelection chances since they “rely on the racial justice issue of voting rights.”
“One problematic element of thinking there’s a ‘woke problem’ is that the Democratic Party’s chances for re-election or majority in the House, Senate, and White House are dependent on the racial justice issue of voting rights,” she tweeted. “The Democrats’ distance from racial justice makes it less likely that voting rights will be protected, resulting in losses.”