Tuesday, April 27, 2021

James Carville: “Wokeness is a problem and we all know it”

President Clinton's former adviser James Carville was interviewed by Vox.

Here are some key snippets:

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. Or they use a phrase like “communities of color.” I don’t know anyone who speaks like that. I don’t know anyone who lives in a “community of color.” I know lots of white and Black and brown people and they all live in ... neighborhoods.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with these phrases. But this is not how people talk. This is not how voters talk. And doing it anyway is a signal that you’re talking one language and the people you want to vote for you are speaking another language. This stuff is harmless in one sense, but in another sense it’s not.


Wokeness is a problem and everyone knows it. It’s hard to talk to anybody today — and I talk to lots of people in the Democratic Party — who doesn’t say this. But they don’t want to say it out loud.

Make no mistake about it, Carville is a hardcore Democratic operative but a deep thinking libertarian once had drinks with him and came away with the impression that personally, Carville is good on a lot of issues. 

Which raises the question: Why does he advise Democrats?



  1. What's more interesting is that he seems to understand that the problem is what's coming out of the universities, and also the media, i.e., the Cathedral.

  2. He advises democrats because pf what Harry Browne called The Identity Trap.

  3. After witnessing the absolute flood of money from the new democratic administration far greater than any other administration is there any doubt that Carville goes where the money is.

  4. Nauseating the second it delves into the other side lies but ours doesn't, what can we do about it, nonsense. All the more ridiculous following the understanding of their caricature as arrogant elitists.

    Lack of self awareness may be the defining trait of the political motivated.

  5. "Which raises the question: Why does he advise Democrats?"
    that is an easy one when you give it a little consideration. Look at his wife. She advises the red tie crowd and even, like James worked in the Bush regime if I remember correctly. Think of these people like lawyers. Lawyers are hired across the spectrum and once the client?attorney relationship is forged the lawyer then fights for the position of the individual or entity that pays their fee. It is as simple as acknowledging that Carville is learned in the ways of political achievement and thus COULD advise anyone across the political spectrum with said knowledge. But unlike something as simple as say contract law or tort or even criminal law where the attorney is bound by his professional ethics and would face sanction for not doing their duty, the political advisor is sort of stuck with the assumed allegiance to a side, and ideology, etc. Perhaps a younger Carville actually believed in the Party Line or was convinced the right person(s) elected could accomplish things in which he believed. Then suppose that like anyone with the ability to observe, grow, and learn, Carville has as he has aged begun to see many things in a different light. But he is stuck on Team Blue Tie and can still cash in. So he stays advising Dems.
    The other possibility is that he and the wife are just acting their part in the giant sham of American politics as cooked up by the lamestream media and the two largest criminal entities known to politics, THe DNC and the RNC.