On Wednesday, Mayor Adams accused “woke” Democrats of alienating minority voters by adopting a talking point commonly advanced by Republicans.
Adams appeared on MSNBC and stated, “There is a hemorrhaging of our Latino community, our AAPI groups, that are leaving the traditional Democratic base because we have enabled the loudest and those who consider themselves to be “woke.”
“Some of us never slept, and we hear and talk to people directly, and I think the party now understands that we have to speak at those issues that are important: Jobs, public safety, educating our children, good health care, just these everyday kitchen table issues,” one member of the party said.
While commenting on President Biden’s State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night, Adams launched a barrage against several of his fellow Democrats.
The centrist mayor argued that Biden did a decent job of shifting away from “woke” language and focused on real-world political challenges in his speech.
The mayor, who was a Republican from 1997 to 2001, did not go into further detail about what he meant by “awake” or which specific Democrats he blamed for spreading that message.
A mayoral official did not immediately answer Email follow-up queries.
Adams echoed Republican talking points when discussing the Brooklyn Democratic Party, according to Tony Melone, a spokesman for the left-leaning New Kings Democrats.
Maybe New York City’s Democratic mayor shouldn’t echo Republican talking points on TV, right? Melone posted this on Twitter.
In the middle of the 2010s, the Black Lives Matter movement gave birth to the phrase “wake,” which encourages individuals to be vigilant against systematic racism and police brutality in their daily lives.
The phrase has primarily evolved into a conservative slur against liberals, who they perceive as too concerned with inclusivity and “politically correct” terminology since that time.
Notably, Republican governor of Arkansas Sarah Huckabee Sanders attacked “awake” Democrats in her party’s response to Vice President Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
In her nationally aired speech, Sanders argued that the Biden administration “seems more engaged in woke dreams than the brutal reality Americans face every day.”
Most Americans just want to live in freedom and peace, but we are being attacked in a left-wing culture war we didn’t start and never intended to fight.
Sanders, like Adams, did not detail what being “awake” means to her.