Hillary Clinton: Transgenderism shouldn't be the main issue for Democrats

Hillary Clinton, a former presidential candidate, told Democrats not to make transgenderism a key issue. Instead, she told them to focus on winning elections.

When asked by the Financial Times on Friday how much attention Democrats should pay to transgender issues, Hillary Clinton gave a pretty non-woke answer.

"It seems like Democrats go out of their way to lose elections by bringing up activist causes, like the transgender debate, that only affect a small number of people. "Why would it make sense to say that J.K. Rowling is a fascist?" asked the reporter.

Hillary Clinton said that the next election is too important to let personal issues get in the way.

"We are on the edge of losing our democracy," Clinton said. "When that happens, everything that everyone else cares about goes out the window." "Look, winning the next election is the most important thing. The alternative is so scary that you shouldn't care about anything that doesn't help you win."

Fox News says that Clinton's warning about far-left politics is similar to what she said in late 2021, when she told Democrats to really think about what issues win elections.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 14: Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) speak to members of the media July 14, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Clinton is visiting the Hill today and she had a meeting with the House Democratic Caucus earlier in the morning. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speak to members of the media July 14, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

“I think that it is a time for some careful thinking about what wins elections, and not just in deep-blue districts where a Democrat and a liberal Democrat, or so-called progressive Democrat, is going to win,” Clinton said at the time. “I understand why people want to argue for their priorities. That’s what they believe they were elected to do.”

“Look, I’m all about having vigorous debate. I think it’s good, and it gives people a chance to be part of the process,” she added. “But, at the end of the day, it means nothing if we don’t have a Congress that will get things done and we don’t have a White House that we can count on to be sane and sober and stable and productive.”

Hillary Clinton isn't the only well-known Democrat to say that running on a platform of woke extremism is a bad idea. James Carville, a Democratic strategist, said that "stupid wokeness" was to blame for Glenn Youngkin's win as governor of Virginia last year.

“[W]hat went wrong is just stupid wokeness,” said Carville. “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.”

“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,” Carville continued. “They’re expressing a language that people just don’t use, and there’s backlash and a frustration at that.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a hard-core left-wing Democrat, said that Democrats who believe in a "woke problem" will hurt their chances of getting re-elected because they "rely on the racial justice issue of voting rights."

“One dangerous aspect of thinking there’s a ‘woke problem’ is that Dem chances for re-election or majorities in House, Senate, & WH rely on the racial justice issue of voting rights,” she tweeted. “Dems distancing from racial justice makes protection of voting rights less likely, ensuring losses.”

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