Carville: Dems Hurt By ‘Urban Smugness’ and ‘Arrogance’

Carville: Dems Hurt By ‘Urban Smugness’ and ‘Arrogance’

May 27, 2021

Wednesday on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time, former Bill Clinton adviser James Carville called out his fellow Democrats for exhibiting a “metropolitan arrogance” and “urban smugness” that was detrimental to Democrat efforts.

“Biden understands what a lot of Democrats don’t,” Carville began. “He understands that people who work with their hands, people who work with their back, people who farm are entitled to the same dignity as people who sit in front of a computer screen all day. But that’s not always the attitude of the Democratic Party. I think there’s a price to be paid for that.”

Carville added, “I think speak plain English and just what David said if the nature of being a Democrat is you respect everybody and particularly respect people’s labor. So often, Democrats come across with this metropolitan arrogance, urban smugness that people feel, and it hurts us. By the way, it even hurts us with people that live in cities that don’t speak this jargony faculty language. The people in South Chicago do not speak the same language that the faculty at the University of Chicago speaks. It’s just that simple. We’re Democrats, and we’re trying to persuade people, and we have to persuade a lot of them because you’re right. Eighteen percent of the country elects 52 senators. We have to be communicators, and we have to take every chance to communicate as precious and communicate with everybody and don’t be so smug about everything.”

For once, Carville is right. The first step to unite the country is for Democrats to stop displaying their contempt and hatred for flyover Americans.

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