A new Axios report claims many Democrats are sounding the alarm that progressives are driving voters away by acting too radical and woke — and Republicans like former President Trump are reaping the benefits.
The report said, “These Democrats warn that by jamming politically correct terms or new norms down the throats of voters, they risk exacerbating the cultural wars — and inadvertently helping Trumpian candidates.”
One recent example is Eric Adams winning the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City. His pro-police views helped him with voters. The view stands in strong contrast with the defund the police view held by radical Democrats.
Axios said, “Moderate and swing-district lawmakers and aides tell Axios’ Margaret Talev and Alayna Treene that the party could suffer massive losses in next year’s midterms if Democrats run like Sen. Elizabeth Warren is president.”
It added, “One former Senate aide said it’s ‘bye-bye majority’ if Democrats run on ‘extreme wokeness.'”
The Blaze reported House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the No. 3 House Democrat, agrees.
According to Clyburn, if Democrats run on a platform that includes “Medicare for All, defund the police, socialized medicine,” then Democrats will lose future elections.
Democrats will need to reevaluate midterm campaign strategies as conservatives push their opponents as all opposing police and pushing socialism. The damage may already be done, however, as progressive Democrats have created a label that will be difficult to change.