I strongly agree with James Carville.
As a White Independent voter, I obviously think the woke messaging is extremely repulsive. The wokeness + class framing is still repulsive. The class framing is their best pitch.
“Should the Democratic Party focus on race or class when trying to build support for new initiatives and — perhaps equally important — when seeking to achieve a durable Election Day majority?
The publication on April 26 of a scholarly paper, “Racial Equality Frames and Public Policy Support,” has stirred up a hornet’s nest among Democratic strategists and analysts.
“Despite increasing awareness of racial inequities and a greater use of progressive race framing by Democratic elites, linking public policies to race is detrimental for support of those policies.”
The English-Kalla paper infuriated critics who are involved in the Race-Class Narrative Project. …
Among independents — a key swing group both in elections and in determining the levels of support for public policies — English and Kalla found “positive effects from the class frame and negative effects from both the race and class plus race frames.”
I’m not a Democratic base voter though.
The Democratic base is composed of race-conscious minorities and woke progressives who are animated by anti-white grievance politics. This is why they are pushing systematic racism theory. These people are the strongest Democrats who are really into the culture war issues while other Democrats have more conservative and moderate views on social issues, but vote on the basis of economics.
The systematic racism nonsense is a dealbreaker for me. While it might energize the Democratic base and drive higher turnout, I suspect it is having the opposite effect with White Independents. The Republicans obviously think that wokeness is a powerful culture war wedge issue for them. I believe they are correct on that point. Everything that I have seen suggests to me that wokeness whether in politics or culture is a toxic brand that has a deep, but narrow appeal to certain personality types.