Why ‘wokeness’ is the biggest threat to Democrats in 2022

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As Democrats gear up for the 2022 midterms, they know their biggest challenge likely comes from within their own party: the rise of “woke culture” on the far left. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how Democrats need to navigate this self-made minefield and push back on Republicans’ anti-woke messaging if they want to score big wins in the upcoming election. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: James Carville thinks woke warriors in his party are simply 'naive' https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/15/politics/james-carville-wokeness/index.html This could be Democrats' kryptonite in 2022 https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/06/politics/crime-biden-2022-election/index.html What Is the Green New Deal? A Climate Proposal, Explained https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/21/climate/green-new-deal-questions-answers.html Rep. AOC, 34 Members Urge Biden to Reform Immigration Policies https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-aoc-34-members-urge-biden-reform-immigration-policies If you hate the culture wars, blame liberals https://jabberwocking.com/if-you-hate-the-culture-wars-blame-liberals/ http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/NPR_PBS-NewsHour_Marist-Poll_USA-NOS-and-Tables_Civility_1812051719.pdf#page=3 https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2021/05/05/4-political-correctness-and-offensive-speech/ https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/ct/news/documents/2021-05/Topline%20Axios%20Hard%20Truth%20Civil%20Rights%20052321.pdf https://static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2021/05/Fox-News-Poll.pdf http://maristpoll.marist.edu/npr-pbs-newshour-marist-poll-results-analysis-6/#sthash.jwpd8k6Y.8Sgeqzm2.dpbs https://twitter.com/aedwardslevy Donald Trump CPAC 2021 Speech Transcript Dallas, TX https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/donald-trump-cpac-2021-speech-transcript-dallas-tx MLB moving All-Star Game from Georgia after state passes new restrictive voting laws https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/02/us/mlb-all-star-game-moving-atlanta-spt/index.html Kevin McCarthy: "Wokeness Has Got To Stop" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKQIPRFrtaw McConnell warns businesses of 'serious consequences' after many condemn Georgia's restrictive voting law https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/06/politics/mcconnell-businesses-georgia-elections-law/index.html About me: I was named "best dressed" in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN's editor at large and author of the daily "Point" newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Tuesday and Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics. CREDITS Writer: Chris Cillizza Producer: Moira Donohue The Point Editor: Leigh Munsil Video Editor: Steven Sevilla #CNN #Cillizza #2022Midterms
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