Texas Democrat candidate and former Bush adviser says Jesus today ‘would be accused of being woke’

An ex-Bush campaign advisor who is now running in Texas as a Democrat for lieutenant governor said Sunday that conservatives would declare Jesus Christ today "woken".
Matthew Dowd is running for his party's nomination to take over Republican Dan Patrick. He said that he realized in church that "wokeness" today is just another term to describe human decency.


He tweeted, "As I sat down in church today, I thought that if Jesus was here today, he would have been accused of being awake." "Let's just say that it is human decency for all people to treat everyone with dignity and respect, and that all women and men are equal under the Constitution."

In a tweet, he said that he had just tweeted "Lovely service at Chapel in the Hills in Wimberley." "Let your joy reside in your journey and not in some distant goal. Let's all find meaning and service with compassion, respect and love for others. It is here that happiness can be found.

Dowd is a former ABC News political analysts and was also an advisor to George W. Bush's 2000 presidential campaign. He was also the chief strategist for Bush's 2004 reelection campaign.

Dowd's remarks came after James Carville, a Democratic strategist, drew the ire progressives by blaming Terry McAuliffe’s defeat in Virginia on "stupid wokeness” and the progressive agenda.

Carville stated, "What went wrong was stupid wokeness." "Don't look only at New Jersey and Virginia. Look at Long Island, Buffalo and Minneapolis. Even Seattle, Washington. This defunds the police lunacy. People see it. It really has a suppressive impact on Democrats all over the country. These people should consider going to a detox center or other such place.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) retorted at Carville by stating that "wokeness" is a term "almost exclusively utilized by older people these day."

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She tweeted, "And before people disingenuously claim woke is demeaning to older people," Dems talking about them like this makes it easy to see why youth turnout is falling. Everyone is needed."

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Merriam-Webster introduced the word "woke" to its dictionary in 2017. It means, "aware and actively attentive to important facts (especially issues racial or social justice). It was also adopted by the Oxford dictionary in 2017, which defined it as "originally": well-informed and up-to-date. Now, primarily: Alert to racial and social discrimination and injustice.

Many Americans view waking up as a connection to cancel culture, censorship and Critical Race Theory. This may be why the Democrats' recent defeat in Virginia was so devastating. Bill Maher, a liberal commentator, has repeatedly criticised wokeness in the past few months.