Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton warned Democrats not to make transgenderism a cornerstone problem, advising them to focus on winning elections instead.
Speaking with the Financial times Last Friday, Hillary Clinton gave a rather non-awake response to the question of how much Democrats should focus on transgender issues.
“Democrats seem to be doing everything they can to lose elections by elevating activist goals, especially the transgender debate, which is only relevant to a small minority. What’s the point of portraying JK Rowling as a fascist?” the reporter asked.
Hillary Clinton said winning the next election is too high of a priority to get sidetracked on pet issues.
“We are on the verge of losing our democracy and everything that everyone cares about disappears out the window,” Clinton said. “Look, the most important thing is to win the next election. The alternative is so scary that anything that doesn’t help you win shouldn’t be a priority.”
As noted by Fox News, Clinton’s caution against far-left politics follows comments she made in late 2021 when she advised Democrats to really think about what issues actually win elections.
“I think it’s a time to think carefully about what wins elections, and not just in deep blue districts where a Democrat and a Liberal Democrat, or the so-called Progressive Democrat, will win,” Clinton said at the time. “I understand why people want to advocate for their priorities. That’s what they were chosen for, they think.”
“Look, I’m all for a vigorous debate. I think it’s good, and it gives people a chance to be a part of the process,” she added. “But at the end of the day, it means nothing if we don’t have a Congress that gets things done and we don’t have a White House that we can count on to be healthy and sober, stable and productive. †
Hillary Clinton is not the only prominent Democrat to warn against walking on a platform of awakened extremism. Last year, when Republican Glenn Youngkin handily won the Virginia governor’s race, Democratic strategist James Carville accused the outcome of “dumb vigilance.”
†[W]what went wrong is just being stupid awake,” said Carville. “Don’t just look at Virginia and New Jersey. Look at Long Island, look at Buffalo, look at Minneapolis, even look at Seattle, Wash. I mean, this defund the police madness, this is taking Abraham Lincoln’s name off the schools. I mean that – people see that.”
“It’s just real — has a suppressive effect across the country on Democrats. Some of these people have to go to an ‘awakened’ rehab center or something,” Carville continued. “They’re expressing a language that people just don’t use, and there’s backlash and frustration.”
Carville’s comments sparked outrage from hardcore left-wing Democrats such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who said Democrats who believe in an “awakened problem” will hurt their chances of reelection because they “rely on the racial justice issue of voting rights.”
“One dangerous aspect of thinking there is a ‘wake problem’ is that Dem’s chances of reelection or majorities in House, Senate and WH depend on the issue of racial justice of voting rights,” she tweeted. “Dems who distance themselves from racial justice makes the protection of voting rights less likely and causes losses.”