James Carville has been right about this for months.
He also has the best take that I have seen anywhere on the 2021 election results. The Republicans didn’t do anything to recapture power in these races except harness another round of backlash politics. The Republicans just allowed Democrats to “pull the pin and watch the grenade go off.”
In Minneapolis, Mayor Jacob Frey was reelected and the referendum on abolishing the police went down in flames. In Seattle aka CHAZ/CHOP, voters elected Ann Davison as Seattle city attorney who is a Republican over Nicole Thomas-Kennedy who ran as a police abolitionist. In New York City, Eric Adams who is a cop who opposed defunding the police became the new mayor. In Buffalo, a socialist who won the Democratic primary lost the mayoral race. In Virginia, Terry McAuliffe lost to Glenn Youngkin who ran on law and order and getting CRT out of public schools. McAuliffe ran on Trump and “white supremacy.” In San Antonio, some Hispanic Republican was elected who ran against illegal immigration.
This is the strategy that I have recommended. Donald Trump lost the 2020 election. It radicalized his followers. It also gave these people the national spotlight and the platform to try to implement their absurd agenda which was inevitably going to be hamstrung by the Senate. They are discrediting themselves. We should relax, take some time off to regroup and enjoy the show. They are the ones who push White people to their limits and in our direction. It has always been that way.
Note: It is not just wokeness. Even if wokeness wasn’t such a big issue, the Democrats would be losing anyway because of the economy. Gas prices are soaring. This is going to make the backlash even more explosive because working class people can’t afford for this to continue.