One of the more solid and salty takes on the Democrats’ election night debacle comes from one of the party’s most successful consultants: James Carville.

Carville is having none of the excuses. He says the Democrats’ problem is rooted in a mad obsession with “wokeness”:

“What went wrong is just stupid wokeness. 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’ lunacy, this take Abraham Lincoln’s name off of schools. I mean that — people see that,” Carville said.

“It’s just really — has a suppressive effect all across the country on Democrats. Some of these people need to go to a ‘woke’ detox center or something,” he added. “They’re expressing a language that people just don’t use, and there’s backlash and a frustration at that.”

People see a lot of things that analysts and strategists miss. That goes double for those a few steps removed – the theorists, academics, and social media activists who are great at shouting down dissenting viewpoints, but not much else.

Would a waking from wokeness help Democrats in future elections? That’s for them to decide. Though voters will help make the decision for Democrats in 2022.